Bingo Love

Bingo Love

Bingo Love is a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their love for one another. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had f Bingo Love is a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings...

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Author:Tee Franklin
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ISBN:New Jersey (United States)

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  • Dov Zeller
    Mar 22, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

  • Lois
    Jun 24, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

  • Sara
    Apr 10, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

  • Ran
    Mar 28, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

  • Erica
    Apr 05, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

  • ambyr
    Dec 15, 2017

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

  • Laura
    Mar 06, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don?...

    A bittersweet - though heavy on the sweet - romance that succeeds in spite of some odd and unnecessary sci-fi elements and a tendency to asterisk parts of the tale and shunt those events off into digital side stories not included in this volume. ...

    5 stars for concept and the superb art, but the execution of the storytelling left me wanting. I wish this had been a lot longer to give the story room to breathe. It was very rushed. ...

  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    Feb 04, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

  • Devann
    Feb 04, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

  • Danielle
    Mar 02, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Sep 04, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

  • Sara
    Mar 15, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don?...

    A bittersweet - though heavy on the sweet - romance that succeeds in spite of some odd and unnecessary sci-fi elements and a tendency to asterisk parts of the tale and shunt those events off into digital side stories not included in this volume. ...

    5 stars for concept and the superb art, but the execution of the storytelling left me wanting. I wish this had been a lot longer to give the story room to breathe. It was very rushed. ...

    This is so adorable. ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 01, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don?...

    A bittersweet - though heavy on the sweet - romance that succeeds in spite of some odd and unnecessary sci-fi elements and a tendency to asterisk parts of the tale and shunt those events off into digital side stories not included in this volume. ...

    5 stars for concept and the superb art, but the execution of the storytelling left me wanting. I wish this had been a lot longer to give the story room to breathe. It was very rushed. ...

    This is so adorable. ...

    A sweet queer POC love story for every generation. Two black women, Hazel "Elle" and Mari, first met in a church bingo hall and then at school in the 1960s. After a few years of being close friends, a chance kiss finally made them admit their true feelings for one another, going be...

    What a great story that proves in the end that love dies win! ...

  • Carol Tilley
    Dec 26, 2017

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

  • Melissa
    Mar 07, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

  • Claire
    Feb 16, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Feb 25, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

  • Fabian
    Dec 18, 2017

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

  • Artemis
    Feb 28, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don?...

    A bittersweet - though heavy on the sweet - romance that succeeds in spite of some odd and unnecessary sci-fi elements and a tendency to asterisk parts of the tale and shunt those events off into digital side stories not included in this volume. ...

    5 stars for concept and the superb art, but the execution of the storytelling left me wanting. I wish this had been a lot longer to give the story room to breathe. It was very rushed. ...

    This is so adorable. ...

    A sweet queer POC love story for every generation. Two black women, Hazel "Elle" and Mari, first met in a church bingo hall and then at school in the 1960s. After a few years of being close friends, a chance kiss finally made them admit their true feelings for one another, going be...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jun 25, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

  • Rod Brown
    Aug 01, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don?...

    A bittersweet - though heavy on the sweet - romance that succeeds in spite of some odd and unnecessary sci-fi elements and a tendency to asterisk parts of the tale and shunt those events off into digital side stories not included in this volume. ...

  • Chad
    Nov 12, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

  • Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
    Jun 22, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

  • Chelsea
    Jun 16, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...

    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art. ...

    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo h...

    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I?m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took ...

    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don?...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jan 10, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

  • Kay
    Aug 20, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

  • Natasha
    Mar 11, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    Sep 11, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

  • Krista Regester
    May 09, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

  • nova ryder ♥
    Sep 22, 2018

    My heart ?? this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It?s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it...

    MY HEART IS EXPLODING ...

    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me. The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman li...

    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times. ...

    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families th...

    3.5 ?PoC F/F LOVE? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: ??Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1. The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems. Let?s start with the things I enjoyed. I ...

    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a littl...

    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it. ...

    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story? ...

    Review also on my blog ? Twitter ? Bookstagram Rep:f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mc Trigger warnings:homophobia Bingo Loveis a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly s...

    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters. ...

    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the sto...

    Well. That's a depressing beginning. 2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love. Is there no hope? I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope! If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book. ...

    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss This was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again ...it was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sa...

    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead. ...

    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic lov...

    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change fro...

    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ? All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ?? ...more ...

    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot. ...

    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I?m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn?t connect to any of the characters. The...