Class 21/22 Giveaway: Perfect Blend (Dahlia Springs) by Lee Blair


The Class 21/22 Giveaway on Prolific Works is offering 20 FREE stories from authors that have published for the first time in either 2021 or 2022.

Each of these 20k or fewer novellas are able to be read as a standalone, but you might find a new author that you love and want to check out their backlist!

Our review team is checking out a few of them and letting you know their thoughts. The link to the giveaway will be below.

Jacquie read Perfect Blend (Dahlia Springs) by Lee Blair

From the blurb:


The Dahlia Springs Pride festival is my favorite time of year. The bonus this year? Mikey—my high school crush and gay awakening—is in town to cover it for his queer magazine. When he knew me nearly 20 years ago, I was about as outgoing as a scared turtle. Now? I organize and perform in the festival’s annual charity amateur drag show.

Mikey ignites feelings in me I thought I'd left behind when the ink on my divorce papers dried. He's the first person I've opened up to since I met Bricker last year in an online divorced queers support group. Bricker has become my confidant, outlet, and friend. Sometimes I wish I hadn’t insisted on keeping our personal details out of our conversations. But it's hard to think about that when Mikey is here with me. If only I could pinpoint why there's something so familiar and comfortable about him...

This is a standalone novella set in the Dahlia Springs universe. No cliffhanger, HEA guaranteed!

Jacquie's Review:

Perfect Blend made me want to go read more stories in the Dahlia Springs world.

Although short, like all of these giveaway novellas are, it manages to give a sense of the town (which I really liked the sound of), the complicated back stories for each main character, and a sense of their mutual crushes on the other.

I loved that they were honest and communicated with each other when it would have been all to easy to hide things.

Slow burn and told in dual pov

Rating: 4.5 Stars

You can pick up Perfect Blend or any of the other stories that catch your attention at this link: