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Kiki Archer is a UK-based lesbian fiction novelist and winner of the Ultimate Planet’s Independent Author of the Year Award in 2013. She also received an honourable mention in the 2014 Author of the Year category.
Kiki won Best Independent Author and Best Book with Too Late... I Love You at the 2015 Lesbian Oscars.
Her debut novel, the best-selling But She is My Student, won the UK’s 2012 SoSoGay Best Book Award.
Its sequel, Instigations, took just 12 hours from its release to reach the top of the UK lesbian fiction chart.
Kiki topped the lesbian fiction charts in 2013 with her best-selling third novel, Binding Devotion, which was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist.
One Foot Onto The Ice broke into the American contemporary fiction top 100 as well as achieving the US and UK lesbian fiction number one.
The sequel When You Know went straight to number one on the Amazon UK, Amazon America, and Amazon Australia lesbian fiction charts, as well as number one on the iTunes, Smashwords, and Lulu Gay and Lesbian chart.
Her latest novel Too Late... I Love You has been her most successful to date winning the National Indie Excellence Award for best LGBTQ book, The Gold Global eBook Award for best LGBT Fiction and making that transition into the mainstream contemporary romance charts. It was also a Rainbow Awards finalist and received an honourable mention.
on March 22, 2013 :
Twenty nine year old Andi Armstrong is the CEO of Proud Unity, the UK’s largest LGBT campaigning organization. Andi is an icon, she’s a hands on, tireless campaigner and public speaker and her employees adore her. Her seven year civil partnership is as solid as a rock. Or is it?
Andi has spent seven years fighting for equal marriage rights for same sex partners. The thought that her own civil partnership may be disintegrating is unthinkable. When Andi made her commitment to her wife, she made it for life, it is legally binding. She will do whatever it takes to honor that commitment.
But.....Will the pull of an unexpected attraction prove to be the undoing of all Andi’s beliefs and ideals? Will Andi do an about turn on everything she’s always believed in? Will she give up everything, including her wife, for her own excitement, happiness, desires and above all, love? Or will Andi carry on honoring her commitment and keep on wanting what she is denying herself and the woman who loves her right back?
This is Kiki Archer’s third book and I’ve loved them all. Binding Devotion is different to her first two books. However, it’s her best book yet. Unlike the first two books, this one has a more serious theme. That is not to say there isn’t the usual Kiki Archer humor throughout that I’ve come to expect and love in her books. It adds a nice touch of light heartedness to the story as a whole.
I was pulled right into the story from the very first page. The opening lines just grabbed me and I couldn’t stop reading. With the opening lines of- “Just shove it in sweetie!” “I’m trying.” “No! Not like that! You have to shove it in and out quickly, or it won’t work.” Who would not be pulled in?
All the characters are multidimensional, interact well together and compliment each other. Rather than feeling like I was reading a book, it was like watching a film as the story evolved.
This book is far more than a fluffy chick-lit romance. It focuses on very real issues and there are quotes from very real people. There is an intricate plot woven throughout the regular story, with so many twists and turns and ups and downs, it evoked a rollercoaster of emotions for me. Never in a million years would I have guessed how this book was going to end.
I have no intentions of putting in any spoilers. I want you all to enjoy this book as much as I have. But I will add one thing, there is a poignant message in this book. One that has the entire story teetering on an axis. No matter what each of us thinks of the rights or wrongs of the characters actions in this book, the message in this story is real, true to life. The story itself may be fiction, but the message is not.
Kiki Archer has surpassed herself. Her writing here is honed to perfection. She has joined the ranks of a small group of excellent writers here in the UK and I’m pleased to notice that her books are also being well read in the USA too.
If you want an enjoyable read that you won’t be able to put down, look no further. I’m envious of all who haven’t read this yet. You’ve got a plethora of delights ahead of you. The only drawback now is........How long do I have to wait for the next Kiki Archer book?
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on March 10, 2013 :
This is a winner! Wow, what a great read...no spoilers from me. Kiki has spun yet another wonderful tale!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)