Small Change is a big hit in my book! Ginger and Christopher were amazingly well-crafted, completely relatable, and sizzling hot in their chemistry. I was so sad when I came to the end!
Oh, Ginger, how I adore thee. With your foul language and artistic eye, you completely won my heart. The dichotomy of her large, brash attitude and the ever-present fear of failure made her such a compelling character that I identified with right away. I’ve felt that fear. I’ve had to be the bitch to be heard and taken seriously. She’s the type of person I’d want to hang out with on the regular and see what kind of trouble we could stir up.
Then there is sweet Christopher. At first, I didn’t think I’d like him as much as I loved Ginger. Don’t get me wrong–there’s nothing about him I didn’t like. It’s just that he’s so…wholesome and I usually like a bit more grit with my characters, ya know? But, just like Ginger, I was making an assumption about Christopher and he had so much more going on than what you see on the surface. He won me over just like he did Ginger.
One of my favorite things about Roan’s writing is the way she tackles social issues in a completely authentic way. Ginger is constantly fighting as a woman in a male-dominated industry, as a small business owner that’s never taken seriously because of her gender, and a woman with an online presence who faces harassment. These are real problems faced by real women everywhere.
Guys, I could go on and on about how awesome this book is and how you are going to love it. Seriously. Instead, why don’t you go check it out yourself? Then jump into Roan’s M/M series, Middle of Somewhere, where we first met Ginger and Christopher and you can see Ginger’s bff, Daniel, fall for the hunky Rex. Trust me–totes worth it.
This review is based on a review copy.
Ginger Holtzman has fought for everything she’s ever had—the success of her tattoo shop, respect in the industry, her upcoming art show. Tough and independent, she has taking-no-crap down to an art form. Good thing too, since keeping her shop afloat, taking care of her friends, and scrambling to finish her paintings doesn’t leave time for anything else. Which … is for the best, because then she doesn’t notice how lonely she is. She’ll get through it all on her own, just like she always does.
Christopher Lucen opened a coffee and sandwich joint in South Philly because he wanted to be part of a community after years of running from place to place, searching for something he could never quite name. Now, he relishes the familiarity of knowing what his customers want, and giving it to them. But what he really wants now is love.
When they meet, Christopher is smitten, but Ginger … isn’t quite so sure. Christopher’s gorgeous, and kind, and their opposites-attract chemistry is off the charts. But hot sex is one thing—truly falling for someone? Terrifying. When her world starts to crumble around her, Ginger has to face the fact that this fight can only be won by being vulnerable—this fight, she can’t win on her own.
Small Change is the first book in a series that will include M/F and M/M romances.
Publisher: Monster Press
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Length: 258 pages