The second serial in Delilah Fawkes new series, Lush Curves, is breathtaking. In my review of the first, I mentioned some problems: jarring point-of-view switches, the characters almost reading the same, a nervousness in the writing style, but Fawkes has once again risen above things that seem to fault her, taking reviewer's words in mind and stepping back up to the plate intent on knocking this next serial out of the park.
Which she does, and the ball lands in the next town over.
Lush Curves left us with a cliffhanger ending in one perspective only to start us off with the other. Aolani is the same, cute, sensible, flowery, real, and the opening to this serial has enough steam to keep any train going for some time to come.
The real eye-opener here is Gavin. He's been re-written with a voice that's distinctly male and also moneyed Scot, brusque, brash and high-spoken. It's a delight reading his passages. Through his eyes we see what Aolani can't, what she's missing, and how his very real attraction to a beautiful woman of size is doing to him both inside and out.
It's hard not to say more without spoiling parts of the story, but this latest segment had me turning up the fan and wishing for a part 3. Immediately.
(reviewed the day of purchase)