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One Small Step

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* I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Stroke books in exchange for a honest review.
I have to say that being that this was a debut book from the author she did a great job. The friendship and chemistry between the two MCs was fantastic and if you are ok with a really slow burn then you best be patient when reading this book. I will have to say it did get a little slow towards the middle and could’ve maybe been a  tad bit shorter but overall it was well written.
I for sure look forward to more books from this author.
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* I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

I was intrigued just from the summary of this book and at the end I was so happy that I took a chance with it. To think that it's the authors debut novel makes it even more impressive.
The book was not perfect but the writing and the chemistry between the MCs felt so real that I just couldn't put it down.
Both Cam and Iris were flawed but likable characters and the built up plus the sexual tension between them felt so natural and believable.
Totally loved the angst as well (and believe me there is a lot of delicious angst in this book). Only major issue that I had was the length, I think the author should have cut a couple of chapters cause after the 70% of the book some situations or inner dialogues started getting repetitive. 
Other than that, it's a highly recommended book from a new and promising author.
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I always loved those "straight until you" novels. I'm even ready to close one eye on some minor weaknesses... So I'm a biased reader on this topic.
I liked this book. I like both Iris and Cameron and I think their chemistry was good enough to create nice angst and rooting for them to be together.
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If you enjoy the slow burn of romance with plenty of angst, then One Small Step is just right for you. Much of the book centers on the burgeoning friends to lovers relationship which is quite lovely to observe. There’s plenty of longing glances, witty and fun dialogue, and contemplations of “does she or doesn’t she like me.” Whether or not you will like the last few chapters after true feelings are revealed is entirely up to your preference. Both women struggled mightily with maturity, communication, and responsibility within the confines of their given situation. This would be an interesting book to discuss within a book club to debate the finer points and the differences of opinions that would surface in the face of Cam and Iris’ predicament. Lastly, I absolutely adored the cover. It immediately pulled me in and I wanted to read it. I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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After reading the short description about this book, I was eager to read it. I tend to enjoy a romance where one person is mostly straight and has to come to terms that the person they have feelings for is of the same sex.  I thought that Binfield did a really good job on this one.  I found myself liking both MCs for the most part and liked the interaction between the two. The writing was good and the overall story was put together well. I did find that this romance is too long. If the author had not made this so angsty, it probably would not have been sloooowwww. If you have read any of my other reviews, I have a hard time staying focused and find the book to be a bit boring. My other issue is that Iris is beating herself up over her past failed relationship and it wasn't even her fault and I would have thought the breakup was a few years ago when it was more recent. Those two things did bother me.  

So despite the fact that I had a few issues including the pace of the romance, I still found it likable. 3.5 stars
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I’m very happy that I picked this book not knowing the author, and I believe as a debut novel, this was quite a nice surprise :)

This book is full of angst, and because this is something I love, I really had such a good time reading this. There’s a bit of soccer there, mixed with office romance and a good amount of interesting supporting characters! 

The connection between both MCs is incredible and it was very believable for me! The sex scenes were really hot as well! Again, because this is a debut novel, I found the overall storyline quite impressive! Even the dialogue was done quite well! 

This book kind of reminded me a bit with the movie “imagine me and you” so if you liked that movie, I’m sure you will really enjoy this read :) 

I would’ve preferred it to be slightly shorter than that to be honest as sometimes I felt that some scenes didn’t add a lot to the overall plot. 

Overall I was pleasantly surprised, very entertained, had a small crush on Iris (one of the MCs), hated Jess (one of the supporting characters), liked the dad, was really annoyed with the mom, and most importantly, loved the angst again! :)

I recommend this book to everyone who appreciates angst and wants a pleasantly frustrating read that has a very cute happy ending :)

My rating is a solid 4 and I will be looking forward to the next read by this author! 
“I received an ARC for an honest review.”
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It feels like a lot of authors are capitalizing on the popularity of women's soccer (or football for the rest of the world!), and I love it!

It took me a little bit to get into this one at first, but once it got going I really enjoyed it.  I've never really been a part of a company that sponsored multiple sports teams, so that was a bit strange at first.  It's not really a normal thing around here so that took a bit of getting used to for me, but wasn't confusing or anything.  I think this may be a debut novel for Binfield, and at times it felt like it.  

I loved the idea of the story, but it did feel a bit clunky at times.  Not to say that this was bad, but it felt like a debut novel at times to me.  For example, secondary characters felt a bit one dimensional, and some felt more like they existed more for plot devices as opposed to real and tangible characters.  The attraction felt real, but at times it was a little more tell than show with dialogue taking a back seat to thoughts in the character's heads.  Monologue versus the first blush of attraction.  The angst in this one is off the charts, so angst fans will be happy!

I really loved Binfield's writing style and will absolutely pick up her next novel, but this one fell a touch too much like a debut for me to really get lost in it overall.  3.75 stars.

**Many thanks to Bold Strokes for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
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Iris is single by choice after crashing and burning post-breakup.  Cam is in London with her fiance, Ryan.  The two meet playing on the same soccer team and strike up an immediate friendship.  It is obvious that there is also an attraction and romantic interest between the two women, but it is complicated by both women's pasts.  The idea for the story was a good one, and I enjoyed how detailed the characters were, including the other members of the soccer team.  Ryan was a bit two-dimensional, but it felt like he existed more as a plot device than as an actual character in the story.  I think some of the obstacles the two faced and a little bit of the angst was a bit clunky, but the book was, overall, a nice romance with some robust bedroom scenes tossed in.
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I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review. 

Iris just came back from a working trip when she rejoin her soccer team she notice a woman she never met before. She learns from her friend Hazel that her name is Cam and that she replace her on the team while she was away.

Cam is still new to London where she move with her fiance Ryan because of his job not wanted to live off Ryan she gets a job and join their soccer team to make friends. 

When they are introduce they both instantly like each other it wasn't until they ran into each other at poetry outing they realize they have a lot in common so decide to become friends and hangout. As Iris is attracted to Cam she tries to not let it go any futhur bit when she starts spending more time with Cam the more her feelings starts to become too much. Cam starting to realize her relationship with Ryan is not all that great especially when she has to beg him to spend time with her and when start feeling more then she should for Iris.

There was a lot of asgnt because you have Iris trying keep her feelings in check because she doesn't think Cam will feel the same way also because she believes she doesn't deserve happiness because of how her relationship with her ex Amanda ended even though Amanda the one cheated and she spiral out of control with drinking and sleeping around. Cam who is struggling with her feelings start to wonder does she want her life the way her mother wants it she already gave up one relationship for mother because she didn't have courage to stand up for herself or does she do want she wants.

I really enjoy this book the characters was well written even though I didn't like the character of Jess who would badmouth Iris any chance she get because she mad and jealous that Iris won't give her want she want which is her. I like that Cam would stick up for Iris to Jess while Iris friends Hazel and Casey and the rest of the team ignore Jess and I like that Iris finally said something to her because I really don't like when someone throws people past in their face.
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