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by Karin Kallmaker
Setting out on the vacation of a lifetime, Marissa Chabot is well-provisioned with sun block, rum and a stack of good books. As one of the founders of the successful, high-tech “soul-mate matching service” Finders Keepers, Marissa knows from experience that vacation romances are nothing short of hopeless.
When the tall, dark and beautiful Linda Bartok sweeps her off her feet, Marissa yields to the magic of moonlit walks on the beach and longed-for whispers of passion. Though it hardly seems possible that the Amazonian, adventurous Linda could be truly interested in a desk-bound computer geek, their erotic encounters soon bring about Marissa’s complete and total surrender.
Vacations end. Real life resumes. Waiting for the phone to ring, Marissa wonders if what she had seen in Linda’s eyes could have possibly been true. Was it just a vacation romance? Or was she going to end up losers weepers?
Lambda Literary Awards
Finders Keepers - Finalist, Best Lesbian Romance
GCLS Goldie Awards
Finders Keepers - Finalist, Best Lesbian Romance; Finalist, Ann Bannon Popular Choice
The Lesbian Review
Finders Keepers…is a vacation romance and so much more. Despite dealing with difficult, unusual subject matter, it still pulls off a beautiful, emotional story and had me rooting for the two leads all the way.
Just About Write
April, 2007: If you long to read a life-affirming, feel-good-about-the-body-you've-got tale, that includes information and motivation for improving your lifestyle choices, then Karin Kallmaker's Finders Keepers is for you. The icing on the permissible small sliver of cake is the sexy and truly romantic love story. Finders Keepers is deservedly a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award 2007 and Karin Kallmaker is truly a gifted romance writer... In addition, we get to enjoy two admirable women's tales of triumph in the face of critical mothers, the skewed importance of beauty, and the world at large, in a truly inspirational novel.