(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley)
“Treasure” is a fun book to read, a concentrated lesbian romance between a shy college freshman and a stripper from her sister’s bachelorette party. The two connect immediately, initially when one of the revelers pays for eighteen-year-old Alexis to enjoy a private-room dance with the stripper of her choice. She chose the girl known as Treasure.
Treasure’s real name is Trisha, and when the two turn out to have the same Computer Science class at the local university, they find themselves drawn to each other. Friendship comes first, followed by an unabashed physical relationship. Throw in a little family drama on both sides, some difficult past issues, and you have the makings of a short, sweet ride of a novel.
I’ve read some other of Rebekah Weatherspoon’s work–I gave a five-star review to her novel “At Her Feet”–but this one was a purely fun read. I loved how Ms. Weatherspoon seemed to be having a ball writing this story of two scared, scarred young women meshing perfectly.
The romance was portrayed sweetly, and the sex was steamy without going over the top (much was hinted at, if not described into graphic detail).
Best of all, this is an easy novella to knock out during a lazy afternoon or evening. I loved both Trisha and Alexis, and how their mutual yearning for love and friendship enabled them to span their different backgrounds.
This book is not for everyone (if you have a problem with lesbian relationships, you should’ve stopped reading this review a few paragraphs ago and moved on) but for fans of well-written LGBT romance–hell, or romance in general–“Treasure” is…a treasure. (Sorry, but I had to do that)