I requested Lore Graham’s Trial By Fire from Netgalley for one reason. The fact that this book features lesbian relationship and a trans character. See, I promise myself that I will try to read more outside my MM-romance comfort zone with cisgender characters. So this sounds like a perfect option!
I thought the relationship between Elena and Lacy felt naturally progressed. While the time-span was actually pretty quick but somehow I could feel the chemistry between the two that it didn’t really matter. They just ‘clicked’ somehow. I adored the two of them. I even liked all the talks about what they liked to do during intimate moments, which was probably caused by Lacy who transitioned and have yet all the surgeries yet. It felt different for me.
I still skipped the sex scenes though *oops*. Nothing to do with ‘lady-bits’, I just don’t like reading about sex that much being an asexual (I skip MF or MM sex too most of the times)
But I did feel the whole superhero and villain world-built to be a little lacking, even if I appreciated the big action near the end. Or maybe I admit that I’m just not into superhero stories, and prefer to see it on big screen.
The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.
Title: Trial by Fire
Author: Lore Graham
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Lesbian / Trans
Length: 32,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: May 31st, 2017