All I cared about when I decided to read Life Rewired was that it was the third book in Galli’s Aspen Friends series and that I’d loved the first one and enjoyed the second one a lot too. I didn’t read the blurb, so I was a bit surprised (in a good way) to find that one of the MCs was Molly, who was a rather peripheral character in the previous stories and who totally deserved her own book.
Molly is a very sweet outdoors guide who keeps falling for rather feminine women. Not the gorgeous ones, the pretty ones. So when she meets Falyn, who is as butch as she is, all she sees is the opportunity for a new friendship. And they do become good friends, buddies who bike and hike together and drink beers while watching sports. Both women are taken by surprise at the chemistry a small goodnight peck reveals between them.
As unsettling as it is to realize what you thought you liked is not what you crave, they’re both wise enough to give it a shot and discover that easy friendship is a pretty good basis for a relationship.
I like how Lynn Galli seems not to be fooled by her own romances. Clichéd Love : A Satirical Romance is the best example of that, as it’s both satirical and a real romance, but this state of mind filters in most of her novels. It’s rather flagrant in this one, especially in the parts told from Falyn’s POV. There’s also another dimension to Falyn’s character, in that she’s an ex-con, who is doing her best to turn her life around. As in the previous books, she meets the best people and everything goes well in a rather unrealistic way, but I don’t mind. It’s nice to see people finding peace and kindness sometimes.