Women’s tennis, the Australian outback, love, passion and hot sex. What more could one ask from a lesbian romance? Cheyenne Blue has written another heart-achingly beautiful love story, with all of the intense feelings, the desire and the ache of a forbidden relationship. Viva Jones just wants to keep winning but her injured wrist makes it look unlikely. It doesn’t help that she feels cheated out of her last match by a bad call from a line judge. Meeting up with said tennis official brings out a side in her that she doesn’t recognise. Can she ever get past it and admit that she rather likes Gabriela Mendaro? Maybe more than likes her. Even if she can forget the line call, relationships between players are officials are forbidden. I really enjoyed this story. I could feel the need the two women had for each other. The want was palpable. The background of the women’s tennis circuit made it all the more interesting for me. Viva’s outback life was fascinating and I love that aspect of Cheyenne Blue’s novels. The women were operating on very different levels of the game and they both had to find a way of understanding the effect their relationship could have on the other’s professional life. ‘Code of Conduct’ was a lovely story and sure to fill many a heart with joy.
I was given this ARC by Ylva Publishing in return for an honest review.