Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5) by Alyssa Cole

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)

Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series! While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months ...

Details Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)

TitleOnce Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)
Release DateJan 8th, 2019
PublisherAvon Impulse
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Novella, Lgbt, Fiction, Glbt, Queer

Reviews Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)

  • alexis
    Once Ghosted, Twice Shy reminded me that, yes, the Reluctant Royals universe IS THAT GOOD.Original Review Post & Giveaway on Lacy LiteracyI could spend 17 books in this universe and want more. Alyssa Cole does an amazing job with contemporary world-building. Reluctant Royals feels distinctive enough from our own world to enchant, but not in a way that makes you want to pick apart the differences. I can't think of a contemporary series that feels ...
  • Richelle Robinson
    After reading “A Princess In Theory” I always wondered what happened with Likosti and her mystery date. So it’s pretty much safe to say how excited I was to read this book! “Finding a sexual partner is easy,” Likotsi replied. “Finding someone that makes you need to know more about them is not.”The story was told in past and present tense which I really enjoyed. It’s nice to have a backstory and be “there” when the couple fall ...
  • Geri Reads
    This book releases today! ARC provided by Avon
  • nick
    Alyssa Cole has been nailing it with this series. All of the books have been charming beyond words and this sweet little novella was no different. It's a second chance romance that made my heart soar! I already knew and adored Likotsi from the first book, but I grew to love her even more here. I don't quite know how Ms. Cole did it, but she managed to create fully fleshed-out characters in this short novella. That's a sign of an excellent author....
  • b.andherbooks
    Back in NYC for a well-deserved break from her demanding job managing the affairs of the Prince of Thesolo, Likotsi is also hoping to finally forget the woman she met the last time she was in NYC a year ago.A stalled subway train and a chance check-in to a dating app puts Likotsi right back where she left off, scared to death the woman she fell in love with a year ago, the woman who was just supposed to be a fling, is going to hurt her again.Igno...
  • Stephanie
    Any heroine who refers to herself as “Likotsi Adelele, mother of schedules and slayer of inefficiencies” wins my heart immediately. :) And this was such a delightful, fun romance novella! It's part of the Reluctant Royals series, but it stands alone perfectly - you could certainly read this story first. Likotsi and Fabiola had three intense and amazing dates last year, both fell head-over-heels in love...and then Fabiola cut Likotsi off witho...
  • Kate Olson
    I’ll always prefer a full length novel to a novella, but that’s just because I want MORE! I loved the relationship between these two women and it was written in a way conducive to the brief format, but I still would love a full length story of their romance and the events while they were apart. Can’t wait for the series to continue!
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    SDKDHDKDDJ they're so cute and now we finally know what happened!!!
  • charlotte
    "Well, you're the woman I've fallen a little bit in love with," Likotsi said, easily. "I think you can do anything." Also published on my blog. Galley provided by publisherRep: black lesbian mc, black bi mcYou know how sometimes you've been waiting so long for a highly anticipated book and then it turns out to be just as good as you were expecting and everything is kind of perfect? Once Ghosted, Twice Shy is an example of one of those. (Not...
  • Sarah
    3.5 stars. This sweet and sexy butch-femme romance novella was the perfect snack to tide me over while I wait for the novels Alyssa Cole has coming out later this year. And omg, that cover! 😍 I'm never totally satisfied with romance novellas, because they move so fast and it always feel like something is getting left out, but for this length of story, this was fantastic! *Used for 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge prompt "A book told from multip...
  • Elley Murray
    Rating: 4.5 starsThis has such an interesting set up! It's told in the third person limited POV and alternates between following Likotsi in chapters that take place in the present (Winter) and then Fab in chapters that are a sort of flashback to when they met (The Previous Spring). Normally I'm not a fan of a dual timeline/storyline, but as this is a novella the timeframe for the Winter chapters is only a day or so and The Previous Spring is not ...
  •  ᴍɪᴄs ✖amante de los spoilers✖
    I think Likotsi is a strong character, and even as a secondary character she stole my attention so I was really excited to read her story. Unfortunately for me I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought.I personally don't like flashbacks. I have problems reading books with flashbacks and in cases like this one where the flashbacks are an important part of the plot, it's difficult for me to enjoy the book. The novella switched between past and present...
  • Natalie
    As amazing as expected! I loved Likotsi in A Princess in Theory so I was thrilled she was getting her very own HEA. Likotsi is as dapper as ever and I loved Fabiola. The two make such a great pair! After Fabiola ends their date a day early due to reasons Likotsi doesn't know they're both feeling all the feels about each other for months! I loved seeing Likotsi vulnerability. Alyssa did a great job exploring that. And these two meeting up again wa...
  • Katherine Locke
    How is Alyssa Cole so fucking good at this and so consistent? Everything she writes is gold.
  • Myth
    Was it all a tad convenient? Yeah. Was everything resembled pretty easily? Definitely.Did I enjoy the hell out of it? You bet your ass.
  • Amanda Mae
    I love this series so much. This was a great little interlude!
  • Helen Kord
    Ah this was incredible!! Full review to come closer to publishing date, but this is definitely one of my favourite f/f romances ever. Sweet, raw, touching, with Likotsi being an absolute butch dreamboat making me swoon and Fab a relatable sweetheart. So, SO good
  • Gaele
    Seven months ago in the spring, Likotsi met Fab and her world was turned upside down. A chance ‘swipe right’ on a dating app when she had been ordered to take a day off by her boss the Prince, she’d chanced a note to Fabilola, and the two found instant chemistry, a connection and for Likotsi, love was in the air. Sure with her job, that she didn’t yet dare to speak on, things would be difficult, and long distance isn’t a great option, b...
  • Nikki S
    Review to come.**EDIT 01/10/19**You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away...I wasn't originally review this because it was a novella, but it was so well written it felt like a full length story. A story I didn't know I needed until I started reading it. Such a nice back story that I hope to see revisited in the next installment of the series. First off, I LOVED the characters. Likotsi was so SMOOTH y'all! lol She was trying t...
  • Monica (Tomes Project)
    If you like romance books and you're not reading Alyssa Cole, you've got to. The Reluctant Royals series is the only romance series I've found that works for me in its entirety. These books are part of a modern romance series, and Alyssa Cole really does make you feel like it's modern. For this story, in particular, it made my heart soar that we were dealing with two black women falling in love with each other, and while they had circumstances th...
  • Sharonda Isadora
    Now, if you read my review of A Princess In Theory, then you know I said I wanted a book about Lakotsi. She was such an integral part of Thesabo's story, we NEEDED her story...or at least I did, lols. Oh, this story was so cute! and relevant. Both Lakotsi and Fabiola were such re-latable characters. From their initial awkwardness of running into each other on that train to finally realizing that maybe a second chance at love is something worth gr...
  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    Likotsi gets her second chance at the love she left behind (from book one). We get to see another side of Likotsi. She still polished, sophisticated, dedicated, but this time around she gets a second chance. She finally learns why things happened the way they did when she was in New York last. We get to see the woman that dimmed the light that had Likotsi shined brightly before she left New York. The meeting of Fab at the beginning was different ...
  • Rhode
    Happy sigh. Most of the novella takes place over one day in Manhattan as the two heroines eat dim sum, walk, explore new places including an awesome tiny museum, and walk some more. Which is absolutely my dream date. It was a pleasure dating vicariously through these two. I also loved how each one framed metaphors through her own personality. An ill fitting suit, a spider’s web, and more. This thoughtful writing brought the characters alive for...
  • Darcy
    I liked how this one started out and then how the story was laid out. The surprising meeting was a great way to introduce these two women to us, along with the wanderings around a great way to see how both have regrets about the past. I really liked that by the end of the work they both told what they were hiding and how by the end of the book they figured out ways to make things work for them.
  • Miss
    the best thing about this book is the cover. and i don't mean that in an insult way, i mean the cover is just that good. look at them! that's likotsi and fabiola right there!!anyways, thought cole did a great job selling them as a couple in the limited space and i kinda want a short story about fabiola's aunt lise 3.5 stars