Friday, October 18, 2013

Spotlight + Review: Indelible by Jove Belle

Title: Indelible
Author:  Jove Belle
Genre: Lesbian Romance/Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: December 1, 2010
Review Source: ARC eBook provided by Author for review
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Angie Dressen’s goal in life is simple. She wants her son, Oliver, to have the childhood she never had. She remembers coming in second to the never-ending stream of girlfriends her father brought home, and she wants Oliver to know he comes first. Besides, between working full time as a waitress, struggling to finish her degree one class at a time, and raising her son, Angie doesn’t have time for love. Or so she thinks.

Luna Rinaldi is the wild-haired, leather-wearing embodiment of all Angie’s relationship fears. She’s a well-respected tattoo artist with a long list of past lovers and a reputation for leaving in the middle of the night. She’s also kind, thoughtful, and adventurous, with a serious soft spot for Angie and Oliver.

The two enter into a tenuous relationship, one that leaves Luna wanting more and Angie resisting the promise in Luna’s eyes. When they are together, though, Angie wants to believe in love, trust, and the possibility of forever.


This is my second book from this author. I have to say I was not disappointed at all. Jove Belle does a good job of writing a story and keeping you hooked wanting the couple to work through all the feelings that they are fighting and unsure of . She also does a very good job of pulling in some of the issues that lesbian couples have to overcome in order to find that true love and happiness.

Indelible is a story of Angie, a single mom, raising her son Oliver with the help of her hippy father. Angie’s best friend is constantly encouraging Angie to go out and find her someone to be with, but Angie is determined not to get involved with anyone because she doesn’t want to take away from Oliver or put him in a position to get attached to someone that will not stay around. Angie is willing to put her needs and happiness on the back burner to insure that Oliver has no doubt that he is loved and her first and foremost priority, unlike when she was a child and her father who was always with a different woman.

Angie meets Luna, a tattoo artist who she believes is a love’ em and leave’em woman, when she goes with her best friend Tori to get a tattoo. The attraction between the two flares instantly as soon as they meet. Unfortunately Luna is involved in a sex only relationship with another woman named Ruby. Tori sense the attraction between Angie and Luna and pushes the topic even after they leave the tattoo shop. Tori starts seeing Perez who is Luna’s friend and assistant at the shop that she owns which helps to bring Angie and Luna together on a couple of occasions allowing Luna the chance to finally ask Angie on a date. From here the evolve where Angie starts spending time with Luna. Still keeping Luna at a distance from Oliver, Angie starts trying to figure out her growing feelings and what to do with them. Not wanting to trust in the fact that Luna could possible be a long term, thing which scares Angie to death, because she thinks forever just doesn’t happen.

After a short period of time Luna knows her feelings for Angie are more than just lust, that she has fallen in love and wants to become a more constant figure in Angie and Oliver’s lives things take a twist in the opposite direction. Ruby manages to play all of Angie’s insecurities in her favor at a dinner party that they all are attending. After this confrontation takes place, Angie pulls herself away from Luna even though she doesn’t want to. Luna tries several times to get Angie back even though her attempts fail. It takes an accident involving Oliver getting hurt and Luna being there to hold Angie and comfort her for Angie to finally realize that Luna is in it for the long haul and not just as a sexual conquest. After this Angie finally puts her fears to rest the love and reassurance of Luna.

This was one of those books that will make you stop and think about your true feelings and how you accept them. It also makes you realize that no matter how strong of trust issues you may have that if you let that one special person in you can find the true love that you deserve, are worthy of, and that we each can have that happily ever after.


Jove was born and raised against a backdrop of orchards and potato fields. The youngest of four children, she was raised in a conservative, Christian home and began asking why at a very young age, much to the consternation of her mother and grandmother. At the customary age of eighteen, she fled southern Idaho in pursuit of broader minds and fewer traffic jams involving the local livestock. The road didn't end in Portland, Oregon, but there were many confusing freeway interchanges that a girl from the sticks was ill-prepared to deal with. As a result, she has lived in the Portland metro area for over fifteen years and still can't figure out how she manages to spend so much time in traffic when there's not a stray sheep or cow in sight.

She lives with her partner of seventeen years. Between them they share a collection of six children, one dogs, two cats, a mortgage payment, one sedan, and a cushy SUV big enough to hold the Lesbian Brady Bunch on their family outings. One day she hopes to live in a house that doesn't generate a never ending honey-do list.

Incidentally, she never stopped asking why, but did expand her arsenal of questions to include who, what, when, where and, most important of all, how. In those questions, a story is born.

Her books include Love & Devotion, Edge of Darkness, Split the Aces, Chaps, and Indelible.


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