Powder and Pavlova by Jay Hogan

Powder and Pavlova

Southern Lights #1

Jay Hogan

285 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance emotional slow-paced


ETHAN SHARPE’s life is a hot mess. His mother has died, his fifteen-year-old brother is going off the rails and the café he’s inherited is failing. The last thing he needs is another complication—like the man who just walked into his café. A much ...

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emotional 100%
funny 50%
hopeful 33%
lighthearted 33%
reflective 33%


medium 100%

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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