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Lee Winter

Autor(a) de Breaking Character

22+ Works 408 Membros 53 Reviews 2 Favorited

Séries

Obras de Lee Winter

Breaking Character (2018) 66 cópias, 7 resenhas
Requiem for Immortals (2016) 62 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Brutal Truth (2017) 52 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Red Files (2015) 49 cópias, 11 resenhas
Hotel Queens (2020) 30 cópias, 3 resenhas
Shattered (The Superheroine Collection) (2017) 25 cópias, 5 resenhas
Changing the Script (2019) 23 cópias, 1 resenha
The Awkward Truth (2021) 19 cópias, 2 resenhas
Under Your Skin (2018) 18 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sliced Ice: Lee Winter's Iconic Ice Queens (2021) 10 cópias, 3 resenhas
Love is not Nothing (2017) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
Chaos Agent (2023) 8 cópias
Language of Love - A Flirty, Festive Anthology (2018) — Editor — 6 cópias
When DC Met Iowa 4 cópias

Associated Works

Laid Bare: A collection of erotic lesbian stories (2019) — Autor, algumas edições14 cópias
After Happily Ever After (2021) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias, 2 resenhas

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Australia

Membros

Resenhas

Found this book from a list of readers' recommendations - can't remember what for unfortunately.

By choosing to pick up this one, I've come out on top because I haven't read anything like this book - and my goal is to work my way through the subgenera of romance.

I'm 40% of the way through and it feels like I've been reading for hours, but it is about 4 3/4 hours with 7 hours to go. Not sure I can last that long, which is why I'm making a note now. Probably will, as it is well written, and narrated expertly by Angela Dawe.

Wannabe reporter Maddie is a marvellous character, empathetic, who works for the "brutal" boss, Elena, head of a self-made media empire.

The novel is written from Maddie's pov. At first Maddie is not impressed by Elena, then decides she's occasionally human, which is worth exploring. Then she begins to fall for her boss - it has an implausible ring. But it does set up the drama for a romance plot.

Elena is an ice queen, and apparently the power and authority of an ice queen is one of the themes that people go for in this subgenre. Too icy for me, but still, interesting to know that this is something people are drawn to. Another theme, the slow burn, is well done here, because there's plenty happening to entertain along the way. However, the novel is exceptionally long for a romance, which I'm usually quick to criticise, but I'll reserve judgement!

Yet another talented Australian author I've never heard of until I swam into romance land:
"Lee Winter is an award-winning veteran newspaper journalist who has covered courts, crime, news, features and humor writing for almost three decades around Australia. Now a full-time author and part-time editor at Ylva, Lee is also a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and a triple Golden Crown Literary Award winner."
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Okies | outras 7 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Avete presente le mie geremiadi sui romance tutti uguali, con personaggi stereotipati e situazioni assurde? Ebbene pensavo di esserci cascata un’altra volta – e già avevo la lamentela pronta per il tweet di The Lesbian Review che mi aveva fatto notare Requiem for immortals – quando Lee Winter mi ha letteralmente preso a calci in culo.

A mia discolpa dirò che all’inizio c’è una scena assurda che mi ha fatto davvero pensare di star leggendo una stupidata. Insomma, un’assassina professionista super-qualificata ha appena ammazzato un tizio, va in un vicoletto oscuro a recuperare la sua moto per darsela a gambe, viene attaccata da una collega e che fa? Ci amoreggia. Ci amoreggia? Sul serio!?

Voi capite come mi fosse già partito l’acido: mi era quasi venuta voglia di mandarlo a spendere. Invece, ho tenuto duro, e meno male! Requiem for immortals è proprio un bel romanzo (non so cosa gli sia preso a Winter per farlo iniziare così, ma va be’), che a metà mi ha riservato un’altra sorpresa (della quale non vi parlo, altrimenti che sorpresa sarebbe?).

Quello che rende questo romanzo così particolare è Requiem, la protagonista (tranquill*, è un nome “d’arte”, non sia chiama davvero così): come ho già detto, è un’assassina di professione, la migliore del suo campo, e, come copertura e lavoro “ufficiale”, è una violoncellista. C’è quindi molta (bella) musica in questo romanzo e un’atmosfera di oscura grandezza segue Requiem dovunque vada.

Questo perché essa stessa si considera una sorta di Mietitrice onnipotente, che quasi non si ritiene parte della specie umana: quest’aura di tracotante superiorità, però, non la rende antipatica perché il suo comportamento è da contestualizzare in una vita molto particolare che, per sopravvivere, l’ha portata ad avere un certo atteggiamento.

Tutto ciò si ripercuote sulla storia d’amore che nasce nel corso di uno dei suoi incarichi: Requiem, infatti, non si converte a cuori e fiori solo perché ha visto un bel faccino, ma rimane una donna dura e con l’empatia sotto la suola delle scarpe, incapace di ammettere che un’altra persona è riuscita a toccarla in quelle profondità dove pensava ci fosse solo buio. E questo è meraviglioso: ho davvero adorato questo personaggio… benedetti i tweet di The Lesbian Review!
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lasiepedimore | outras 9 resenhas | Sep 22, 2023 |
I tried to like this one but just couldn’t.... I enjoyed Alison’s character and I wish she had more limelight over all.... I’m frustrated that her pov was only used as flashback to prop up the facts.

The whole Requiem/Natalya thing made me think it was a multiple personality disorder or something and not just a persona thing.... in that trying to make Requiem be such a cold heartless badass I mostly just found her unlikable. I found myself wanting to stuff a gag in her mouth. I think it was just trying way too hard. The character was there and just waiting to shine through.... which she finally did in random moments and it’s the main reason I stuck through this one.… (mais)
 
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MiserableFlower | outras 9 resenhas | Apr 10, 2023 |
I personally loved this story. Unlike most Hollywood based books, the characters didn’t fall into bed and then figure shit out.... it’s nice to note that most lgbt characters aren’t willing to admit or think over their attraction to another.... let alone wait for things to line up and not act like they’ve been “friend zoned” in the mean time. You should feel the attraction in the characters and their chemistry.... I think some of the sex scene fizzled a little. But still a very good story.… (mais)
 
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MiserableFlower | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 10, 2023 |

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Obras
22
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Membros
408
Popularidade
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Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
53
ISBNs
51
Idiomas
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