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  • Kindle Edition
  • 204 pages
  • Something in Return
  • Michele L. Rivera
  • English
  • 13 January 2019

My apologies to the author but I did not care for this story.She succeeds in creating such an unlikeable character that when agreeable aspects of the character s personality are shown in bits and pieces as the story moves on I felt it was too late for me I didn t like the character She falls for her roomate which was based on what They had no compelling connection or chemistry between them and then the realization hit that I had no connection to the story All of the people in it were irritating in a way, all swirling around a woman who wanted to just F the town after getting hurt in a previous relationship. Loved itI read this immediately after I read and enjoyed NOT MY TYPE, my first book by Michele Rivera Now I m not sure which book I like I may be leaning slightly toward this one I am definitely a fan of this author now and will seek out her other works I you haven t yet read these stories, do yourself a favor and purchase them now I checked these out on Kindle Unlimited but then decided to purchase and keep them afterward because they are that good Rivera tells stories with real, believable emotion and dialogue as well as likeable characters I couldn t put these stories down. Sweet story.I loved watching Taylor growing into the woman she became This book was very fulfilling because we got to see the romance bloom and you cheered for their happily ever after. I read this book after Taking the Lead hoping to read just as great a book but I was a bit disappointed to be honest not to say you shouldn t read it, because it was most definitely not a bad book I felt the lead characters in Taking the Lead had chemistry compared to Taylor and Zoey It seemed a bit rushed towards the end and so I didn t feel that the relationship evolved in the same great manner as in Taking the Lead I wish this book was longer with and LONGER interactions between Taylor and Zoey It was just too brief However, the setting for Something in Return is one of my favorites roommates falling in love I guess I was hoping for something as great as Melissa Brayden s Just Three Words but this book did not quite deliver that same depth, and that s absolutely okay To those that are looking for a book filled with cuteness this is the one Michele Rivera nailed it again As a follow up to Rivera s first book, Taking the Lead , her second book Something in Return is another great book about love Something in Return is an easy read that will make you laugh and provide hope in love, relationships and life Even though this is a fiction book, there are many real life lessons that can be learned and incorporated into our own lives Love is a central concept in this book, which is so refreshing given that true love can be hard to experience and sometimes hard to believe in People need love, but not everyone knows how to show or receive it Rivera s old soul and generous heart shine in this book, and she teaches all of us how to be considerate, generous and romantic She teaches us how to show and receive genuine love, which is one of the greatest lessons in life Rivera gently teaches us about true consent, both emotionally and sexually When a relationship is truly consensual, everything is better Conversations are better Intimacy is better Sex is better Everything is better True love requires reciprocity Something in Return shows what reciprocity can do and how we can give and receive it Rivera has proven to write two beautiful books touching on different life issues, both ultimately about love I cannot wait to read whatever Rivera comes out with next. SweetThis a sweet, romantic story Zoey and Taylor are so good together, from roommates to friends, and from friends to lovers The characters are charming and shows how you can heal, and make your dreams real with the right, true love by your side, when you surrender your fears and let love in. Nineteen Year Old Taylor Has Life Under Control, Content With A Routine Of Work And Casual Encounters, Until The Day A Prospective Roommate Shows Up At Her Apartment And Challenges Taylor To Share Than Just The Spare BedroomTaylor Silva Abides By Her Own Set Of Rules She Is Careful To Avoid Intimacy And Does Not Allow Anyone To Get Close To Her Taylor Has Convinced Herself, Against The Wishes Of Her Friends, That Being Unattached Will Save Her From Inevitable Heartache However, This All Changes When Zoey, A Representation Of Everything That Taylor Is Not, Moves In With Her The Zoey Accepts Taylor For Who She Really Is, The Taylor Worries That Zoey Could Fulfill Her Secret Desire For True Human Connection Now, A Frightened Taylor Must Decide Whether She Is Willing To Reevaluate Her Sense Of Happiness And Redefine It With Zoey, Even If It Means Running The Risk Of Being Broken In The End Something In Return Is A Story About Learning To Let People Into Our Lives, As Oftentimes Getting To Know The Stranger Among Us Requires Getting To Know The Stranger Within Us It Is A Tale Of Self Preservation And Self Definition It Is About Breaking Down The Confines In Which We Live That We Typically Have Built Ourselves, Because It Is Only Then That We Are Free And Able To Love Truly Fantastic follow up to Taking the Lead Something in Return has a whole new set of characters, but the author s talent still shines through Something in Return is a really cute story about some girls falling in love I love how Michele normalizes the idea of same sex relationships in this book The dialogue is well crafted and flows very well You feel like you re watching a movie unfold, and you really get connected to the characters I couldn t put this book down once I started Highly recommend Loved this book I had read With a Purpose before starting this and I must admit I found the large amounts of dialogue difficult to get used too.But not with Something in Return It was funny, sweet, thought provokingTaylor s life is shaken up when Zoey moves into her apartmentis a bit of a shake up always bad You ll have to read to find out.I haven t given a book 5 stars in a while but I had to with this one Everything about this book made me love it. If taking the lead was good, this book was awesome I related so much to zoey that i couldnt help picture myself getting my own similar happy ending as well This novel is well written, has good descriptions and the story is captivating and inviting.


About the Author: Michele L. Rivera

Michele Rivera is a Massachusetts native who has been writing creatively since her childhood As a lesbian and humanist, she tries to normalize love in all of its forms in her stories She is a dreamer, ally, and hopeless romantic Through her writing, Michele strives to open the minds and hearts of her readers by tackling societal stereotypes both within and outside of the LGBTQ Community, not s