Monday, 14 October 2013
Book: Side Saddle by Alice K Cross
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In order to talk about the thing that most struck me about Side Saddle, I am going to have to include a major plot spoiler during my review, you have been warned!
You see Side Saddle is primarily a romance, but what makes it different to any of the romances that I have read is that it is between two women, one of whom (Sam) wants to be a man. And he even went as far as to create a certain body part for himself as well as dressing and acting like a man.
Personally I didn't even notice a change in the dynamics between Lucy and Sam once it was revealed that Sam was a woman, there was still a great deal of attraction between them, and that came across in the writing. Saying that I am unsure whether it is because of my own personal views (i.e. love is love and it doesn't matter who it is between) is why I didn't read the story any different because Sam wanted to be a man and wasn't one, I think what I'm trying to say is that I continued to read Sam as a man.
I must admit that, though I saw the falling in love with the stable master coming, I did not see Sam being a woman coming at all. Kudos to Cross for actually managing to surprise me!
A quick, easy, Victorian romance with a twist!