Let’s just get one thing out of the way up-front: I am a sucker for anything Spanish. So when I found a romance—a literary erotic romance—set in Mallorca, Spain, I was pretty much sold. And when I started actually reading The Lemon Grove
by Helen Walsh, I wasn’t “pretty much” sold, I was completely sold.
Walsh’s prose is gorgeous. The beach town setting is the perfect backdrop for this sultry book. Through lines like “the dark hangs damp in her lungs. Sea dampness: salty and lucid and nicked with the scent of pines,” Walsh makes Deia into another character, a town buzzing with heat and sexual energy. Though the story takes place in the lazy, sexy heat of a Spanish summer, the characters create plenty of tension themselves.
Jenn and Greg are a… Continue