Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)

Alyssa Cole

fiction Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Romance
funny lighthearted fast-paced
Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!

While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she's determined to rediscover her joy--so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.

When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.

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lighthearted 89%
hopeful 63%
funny 47%
emotional 31%
relaxing 26%
reflective 15%
sad 15%
inspiring 10%


fast 88%
medium 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | N/A: 5% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 18%

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