Mini-Review: Bookends by Brenda Murphy

After a chance encounter leaves them wanting more, they might need to take the plunge?

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

The life of university librarian, Amari Foster, life is neatly cataloged. Work, home, and securing a future for her daughter are her focus. Hard-edged and handsome, she manages her private life with ruthless precision, cutting ties, and maintaining distance to protect her battered heart.

Plumber Thalia Makris has given up her dream of long-term love after a series of bad relationships. Desperate to have her own business, Thalia fills her days working overtime and her nights with fantasy novels.

After a chance encounter leaves both women wanting more than a one-night stand, they find themselves on the precipice of love. Will they take the plunge?

Warning: abuse of an adult child by a parent, abuse of a child, cancer death, death of a sibling, grief, homophobia

Read an excerpt here.

My thoughts

I love the “University Square” series for its diverse characters. Brenda Murphy has the rainbow plus a sexy character that is disabled. This book also introduces a character who is neurodiverse. Never mind the Square has a plethora of culturally diverse people living there.

Murphy is always breaking stereotypes and the characters in Bookends are no different. A sexy woman plumber who is submissive meets a studly librarian domme. I have to confess that how Murphy describes Amari wearing her suit got me a little excited – I love bow ties.

There is nothing not to love about a Murphy romance. I don’t want to repeat myself so just read Bookends and see what I mean.

I received a free copy of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Books in the University Square series can be found here.

Further Details:

Publisher: NineStar Press, 978-1-64890-365-6, September 13, 2021

Series: University Square, Book Three

Word Count: 64600

©Bookends by Brenda Murphy © 2021 All Rights Reserved

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