Lesbian Fiction Reviews - September 2013
Yak by Lois Cloarec Hart is a fantastic
lesbian romance where mystery and humor are mixed
perfectly to create a supernatural story that caught
me since the first page until the last one.
Leni is a young woman whose love life is null and
her desperation to meet the right one is equal to
her desire to have a room for her own in the plagued
house where she lives surrounded by noisy brothers
and sisters, her parents and her aunt. Two things
keep Leni sane, her friend Yvonne and her new job
at Jester's Court, one the best places in the little
and boring town where she lives.
The job is fine, the pay is fair but there's something
weird in Jester's Court, something about a strange
woman who works there and with whom the staff members
wouldn't socialize even if their lives depended
on it, as if there would be something wrong with
her. Leni's curiosity and incapability of staying
away will confirm what everyone in town says, that
she should keep distance with Aislin Fergus, better
known as Yak, because Yak is more than a quiet woman
who works in Jester's Court kitchen and prefers
reading to chat with her co-workers. She's an enigma
Leni's more than willing to solve.
The story is told in Leni's point of view, something
that adds a personal touch to the plot and increases
the perception of the situation. You'll feel Leni's
interest in the elusive woman who barely talks but
whose eyes tell a different story, and her frustration
because nobody wants to share with her what's really
happening with Yak to treat her as a pariah.
The book has everything I needed to have a great
time, humor, mystery, tension and a bit of passion.
The author enthralls you with great characters that
you love almost instantly because they're fresh
and funny, the enigma that wraps Yak and her unique
ability to create an aura of mystery that catches
you instantly. There is just one problem with Yak
by Lois Cloarec Hart, that the story is so great
that the book is no long enough!