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A butch lesbian parolee. The pretty pansexual nurse who got away. Is this their second chance at a happily ever after? Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. Having no job, no car, and no place to sleep except her cousin’s couch? Not so great. Plus, her felony theft conviction isn’t doing wonders for her employment prospects, so she can’t afford her migraine meds wi A butch lesbian parolee. The pretty pansexual nurse who got away. Is this their second chance at a happily ever after? Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. Having no job, no car, and no place to sleep except her cousin’s couch? Not so great. Plus, her felony theft conviction isn’t doing wonders for her employment prospects, so she can’t afford her migraine meds without the public clinic. The last thing she ever expected was for the gal who stole her heart to come walking down that clinic’s hallway: Vivi, the manicure-loving nurse who spent two years fighting the prison system to get proper medical care for her patients, including Finn. Finn could never believe she imagined the attraction and affection between them. But acting on that in prison, especially as nurse and patient, had been a serious No Way. She’s had eight months to get over Vivi, who abruptly left her job without saying goodbye. Finn is over it. Honest! It’s totally and completely fine. Except Vivi, here and now, doesn’t seem fine. And Finn couldn’t live with herself if she didn’t try to help. Is fate offering Finn a second chance? Or is finding love as likely as finding a job with health insurance? An f/f contemporary romance novella with a guaranteed HEA. Cover Artist: Laya Rose


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A butch lesbian parolee. The pretty pansexual nurse who got away. Is this their second chance at a happily ever after? Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. Having no job, no car, and no place to sleep except her cousin’s couch? Not so great. Plus, her felony theft conviction isn’t doing wonders for her employment prospects, so she can’t afford her migraine meds wi A butch lesbian parolee. The pretty pansexual nurse who got away. Is this their second chance at a happily ever after? Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. Having no job, no car, and no place to sleep except her cousin’s couch? Not so great. Plus, her felony theft conviction isn’t doing wonders for her employment prospects, so she can’t afford her migraine meds without the public clinic. The last thing she ever expected was for the gal who stole her heart to come walking down that clinic’s hallway: Vivi, the manicure-loving nurse who spent two years fighting the prison system to get proper medical care for her patients, including Finn. Finn could never believe she imagined the attraction and affection between them. But acting on that in prison, especially as nurse and patient, had been a serious No Way. She’s had eight months to get over Vivi, who abruptly left her job without saying goodbye. Finn is over it. Honest! It’s totally and completely fine. Except Vivi, here and now, doesn’t seem fine. And Finn couldn’t live with herself if she didn’t try to help. Is fate offering Finn a second chance? Or is finding love as likely as finding a job with health insurance? An f/f contemporary romance novella with a guaranteed HEA. Cover Artist: Laya Rose

30 review for Get It Right

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lex Kent

    This was a super cute, romance novella. After reading Kilaen’s great WLW fantasy novella Glorious Day, I could not wait to get my hands on her next release. Since this WLW modern romance was a completely different genre than her last, I was really interested to see if this story would also work for me. I’m happy to say that yes, I really enjoyed this sweet novella. I’m not sure what it is about ex-con storylines, maybe I like a good redemption arc I don’t know, well whatever the reason they just This was a super cute, romance novella. After reading Kilaen’s great WLW fantasy novella Glorious Day, I could not wait to get my hands on her next release. Since this WLW modern romance was a completely different genre than her last, I was really interested to see if this story would also work for me. I’m happy to say that yes, I really enjoyed this sweet novella. I’m not sure what it is about ex-con storylines, maybe I like a good redemption arc I don’t know, well whatever the reason they just always seem to work for me. It always adds an interesting twist to a potential romance and this story was no exception. I also really liked that Kilaen gave these characters a history. We get to read part of it ourselves, but we know there is plenty more we didn’t see. The reason I really liked this, is that it made the romance more believable for me. This is a novella and there is not a ton of time to develop a romance from day one. If characters have a built in history, quickness doesn’t resemble insta-love but instead it feels more like a believable romance. I like when authors make smart choices for a novella story. I found both characters to be very likeable and I liked how diverse, from body type to a wide range of LGBTQ+ characters, this novella was. This is the first story that takes place in this city, with other characters getting a chance to star in the following books. I also liked that this was a feel good romance. It’s very low on angst, but still with some conflict to drive the story, plus a bit of a holiday feel too. I would easily recommend this novella to people looking for cute, low angst, feel good reads. With the light holiday vibe it’s the perfect time of year to read this novella. This is only the second story that Kilaen has written but both have been really good. I think she is an author to watch. A copy was given to me for a honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Skye Kilaen

    Release Day! My contemporary F/F romance novella is out today, yay! Finn's a butch lesbian. Vivi's a pan gal who loves nail polish. They fell in love but couldn't act on it, and now they have a second chance. Thanks so much to ARC readers who have reviewed it. Your time is precious and I am grateful you chose to spend some of it on my story. Detailed content warnings are available if you need them, head over to my author site: https://skyewritesromance.com/books/g... Release Day! My contemporary F/F romance novella is out today, yay! Finn's a butch lesbian. Vivi's a pan gal who loves nail polish. They fell in love but couldn't act on it, and now they have a second chance. Thanks so much to ARC readers who have reviewed it. Your time is precious and I am grateful you chose to spend some of it on my story. Detailed content warnings are available if you need them, head over to my author site: https://skyewritesromance.com/books/g...

  3. 4 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    What, me finally reading something despite the reading slump of the century?! This was adorable. We forever support shy, nervous butch girls in this house. ♥ RTC

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jude in the Stars

    I think I have to start by saying how much I enjoyed reading a story with real diverse characters. One of the mains is a butch lesbian, the other is pan, secondary characters are bisexual, straight, whatever. None of it feels forced, it’s all normal. Which doesn’t mean they aren’t confronted to homophobia and such, but the characters themselves fit very organically in the story. And that, in itself, is exciting. That’s not all that’s exciting about this novella, however. Get It Right is a very sw I think I have to start by saying how much I enjoyed reading a story with real diverse characters. One of the mains is a butch lesbian, the other is pan, secondary characters are bisexual, straight, whatever. None of it feels forced, it’s all normal. Which doesn’t mean they aren’t confronted to homophobia and such, but the characters themselves fit very organically in the story. And that, in itself, is exciting. That’s not all that’s exciting about this novella, however. Get It Right is a very sweet second-chance romance. Finn met Vivi in prison. Finn was doing time for felony theft and Vivi was the nurse making sure inmates were treated correctly. Because of that context, nothing could happen between them. Then Vivi disappeared from Finn’s life. A few months later, Finn gets out on parole, but without a job or income, has to rely on her cousin’s generosity and his stepsister’s couch. She doesn’t want to outstay her welcome but no way is she going back to her parents’. The last person she expects to meet at the clinic where she’s trying to get her migraine medication is Vivi. At first, Vivi doesn’t seem sure about rekindling their friendship (or is it more?) and Finn wants to respect her boundaries. Except Vivi really seems to need a friend (or more?). Kilaen (whom you may know as a reviewer here on Goodreads) never romanticizes jail nor the difficulties faced by Finn once she gets out. Finn’s conviction is not minimized either and Finn doesn’t try to justify it. Her time in prison is part of who she is now, as much as the migraines she gets. That’s another thing I liked, the way chronic illness and its consequences on one’s daily life are acknowledged. I loved Finn and Vivi, they’re both sweet in different ways. I even loved their difficulties to communicate, they make a lot of sense in their situation. I also liked the secondary characters a lot, from Hollis (Finn’s cousin) to Nora (Vivi’s sister) and her boyfriend Will. There’s a prequel about these two, and even though I don’t usually enjoy m/f romance, I really want to read it. I also missed Skye Kilaen’s debut, Glorious Day, last summer, so that’s another story to look forward to. I received a copy from the publisher and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    MZ

    A super sweet romance. This was a quick but cute read about Finn, the butch ex-con, and Vivi, the pan girl that loves pink and glitter make-up. There is a lot of diversity in this book which all felt very natural and at the beginning of the book is a list with trigger warnings for those who prefer that. For two years Finn and Vivi worked together as staff and inmate in the prison infirmary, not allowed to show any affection (to Finns great frustration). Finn does not expect to ever see Vivi agai A super sweet romance. This was a quick but cute read about Finn, the butch ex-con, and Vivi, the pan girl that loves pink and glitter make-up. There is a lot of diversity in this book which all felt very natural and at the beginning of the book is a list with trigger warnings for those who prefer that. For two years Finn and Vivi worked together as staff and inmate in the prison infirmary, not allowed to show any affection (to Finns great frustration). Finn does not expect to ever see Vivi again after she is released from prison, but the unexpected happens. She runs into Vivi at the local clinic where Vivi now works, but it seems that now perhaps Vivi needs some help. Obviously, the romance is the star of this novella, but it also shows the difficulty of reentering society after having been in prison in a very careful manner. The daily struggles and the hopeless situations that people can get into because of the system in place. Especially for those who don’t have a safety net of people that can or will help you. Besides her prison history, Finn also deals with chronic migraines, making things even more complicated. That being said this book is not depressing to read, in fact I felt hopeful and was rooting for Finn to get her life on track (with Vivi of course). The romance between Finn and Vivi was sweet, but a bit quick once they actually get together. They knew each other for quite some time of course, but due to all the restrictions in prison I wondered how well they really knew each other (they didn’t even know the feelings one had towards the other). So, I would have liked them to get to know each other a bit better before the I love you’s came. However, their circumstances are pretty special, so I didn’t mind too much. I could for sure read more about them :-) I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  6. 4 out of 5

    Althea

    4.5/5 Stars As I’ve already mentioned, I already love Skye Kilaen’s writing, no matter the genre – I’ve equally loved her fantasy/sci-fi bodyguard/princess novella and her fluffy and funny contemporary prequel to this book, Knock Me Down, so of course I was highly anticipating her first contemporary sapphic romance, and I was not let down! This short but sweet novella follows Vivi, a fat, pansexual nurse, and Finn, a butch lesbian who is just out of prison and is trying her hardest to secure a jo 4.5/5 Stars As I’ve already mentioned, I already love Skye Kilaen’s writing, no matter the genre – I’ve equally loved her fantasy/sci-fi bodyguard/princess novella and her fluffy and funny contemporary prequel to this book, Knock Me Down, so of course I was highly anticipating her first contemporary sapphic romance, and I was not let down! This short but sweet novella follows Vivi, a fat, pansexual nurse, and Finn, a butch lesbian who is just out of prison and is trying her hardest to secure a job. The two quickly became close friends when Vivi was working in the prison Finn was being held in, but after she suddenly disappears from Finn’s life, Finn loses all hope of seeing her again. That is, until Finn, newly out on parole, is getting her migraine medication and unexpectedly bumps into Vivi at the clinic. But will sparks fly once again? Skye Kilaen’s writing always feels like a warm hug from a friend. It feels safe and comfortable and I felt right at home as I dived into this story. Kilaen’s writing is very simple and straight to the point, which worked so well for the oftentimes difficult topics brought up in this book, such as abortion, the prison system and financial insecurity, but always has you rooting for the characters and really feeling for them through their bad times, as well as their good. This book was heartbreaking, funny and sometimes hit so close to home (hello endless job hunting!) yet never felt like the author was trying to go down too many alleys all at once. Perhaps my favourite part of the book was the characters. Vivi is a fat, pansexual nurse, and is so, so fiercely proud of being all three of those things. As soon as I saw the cover for this book I squealed out loud, as, sadly, it’s not often you get to see fat women on the covers of sapphic romance novels, and I think Skye managed to capture her so brilliantly and so sensitively throughout. Without spoiling anything, Vivi is going through a rather tough time in her life, with some big decisions needing to be made, and she’s always thinking of others opinions and thoughts throughout. She’s a big softie but will also never hesitate to immediately shut down your bigoted and outdated ideas. Throughout the novella, Finn is trying her best to gain some financial stability and freedom after her stint in prison for stealing. Finn is your classic, oblivious lesbian that I’m sure so many of us can relate to (including myself – I didn’t think my girlfriend liked me even when she explicitly asked me out on a date!), and I loved the butch rep! She’s trying her hardest throughout the book to not have to rely on people anymore and I really saw myself in her. The side characters were also great! Of course I was soo happy to see Nora and Will again (you can meet them in Knock Me Down which is out Nov. 1!) and throughout the book I had my fingers crossed that the next book would be following Vivi’s other sister, Allie, and I’m so happy to see that it will be! I also hope we get to see more of Oliver (poor pining baby!) and Dr Choi too! As I mentioned, the book does deal with some difficult topics, like abortion, the prison system and financial instability, and it did so very respectfully and sensitively. Despite that, I think the one tiny flaw I could find in this novella is that I would’ve liked a tad more plot. We follow Finn trying to find a job again after prison and Vivi and her storyline (I’m trying to not give any spoilers!) and about the two of them coming back together again, but I wanted a little more (although I do love to see a guaranteed HEA). Overall, I really loved this latest novella from Skye Kilaen and I’m so excited for the sequel and her future works (did someone say a bisexual romance?)! I highly, highly recommend you pick this one up when it’s released on December 1! Thanks to the author for providing me with an eARC in return for an honest review!

  7. 5 out of 5

    pipsqueakreviews

    Love it! I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. The first thing that drew me to the book was the blurb. It was different from the other f/f romances I've read and indeed I found this book refreshing. First is the fact that the main characters met in prison and while real-life romances and crushes are not uncommon in prison, I have not read one in the f/f romance section yet. Second, the book start off right smack into what would have been the middle part of most Love it! I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. The first thing that drew me to the book was the blurb. It was different from the other f/f romances I've read and indeed I found this book refreshing. First is the fact that the main characters met in prison and while real-life romances and crushes are not uncommon in prison, I have not read one in the f/f romance section yet. Second, the book start off right smack into what would have been the middle part of most romance books - Both main characters already have some unspoken feelings for each other. Pros and cons. It might have been nice to see Finn and Vivi met and built a friendship. On the other hand, I sometimes find myself impatient with some authors who take their time with relationship buildup. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't have to read half the book just to get to the parts that make my heart twinge (in a nice way). As Finn is the primary main character, I find myself understanding her a whole lot more than I did Vivi. Finn is a good kid who made a mistake but did her time for it. Her struggles post-prison are real. The stigma is real. That's why recidivism rate is high everywhere in the world because people just give up and end up back in prison just to survive. Vivi is like the perfect girl - a guardian angel to Finn in prison and so very sweet. And it is comforting how Finn's criminal past didn't matter to her at all. Finally, I love how the author approached a sensitive topic like abortion and how Finn gave no opinion, no pressure and no undue influence to Vivi and instead chose to stand by her no matter what. Beyond being a sweet romance story, I think this book can bring just a little bit of hope to people seeking second chances in life. I love it and I'm giving it a five stars.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Joharis

    Arc provided by the author in exchange of an honest review This is a very cute and short contemporary story about a butch girl that just got out of prison and a nurse she had feelings for during her prison days. While the story had a lot of cute moments and did a great job with a fat character and talking in broad terms about the Inhumanitys committed in prison, I felt like the romance lacked chemistry between the characters. I know it's a short story but when they confessed their feelings for ea Arc provided by the author in exchange of an honest review This is a very cute and short contemporary story about a butch girl that just got out of prison and a nurse she had feelings for during her prison days. While the story had a lot of cute moments and did a great job with a fat character and talking in broad terms about the Inhumanitys committed in prison, I felt like the romance lacked chemistry between the characters. I know it's a short story but when they confessed their feelings for each other, it felt too soon for me. It was a story that made me smile and would recommend if you want something short and sweet. YouTube Instagram Twitter

  9. 5 out of 5

    jut

    "girlfriend. a word she’d need to get used to again. well worth it." hella cute second chance romance story "girlfriend. a word she’d need to get used to again. well worth it." hella cute second chance romance story

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tara

    Vivi and Finn are already in love with each other when they meet up again. That means the romance is about them figuring out that the strong feelings they already have are entirely mutual, rather than watching feelings develop on one or both sides. This worked well for me, because Get It Right is a novella, so it only has so much space to convince me of their HEA. Full review (TLR): https://www.thelesbianreview.com/get-... Full review (SBTB): https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/r... Vivi and Finn are already in love with each other when they meet up again. That means the romance is about them figuring out that the strong feelings they already have are entirely mutual, rather than watching feelings develop on one or both sides. This worked well for me, because Get It Right is a novella, so it only has so much space to convince me of their HEA. Full review (TLR): https://www.thelesbianreview.com/get-... Full review (SBTB): https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/r...

  11. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella

    Thank you to Skye Kilaen for the ARC! Wow, I loved this book. It was basically the perfect romance novella. I loved Finn and Vivi so much...especially Finn! Yes, I would have loved to have had more, but the story was not lacking at all and was so dang complete. Kilaen puts so much content and so many feelings into 130 pages. I cannot wait to read more of Kilaen’s stuff — I’ll be reading Glorious Day sometime soon!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Rusnack

    I love how Vivi is always really to fight for those who are in need. Finn may have a lot of things working against her but she keeps trying and knowing she has Vivi on her side makes it worth staying positive. This seems like a really great group of characters and I look forward to reading more of their stories.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword

    this looks so CUTE!! 😍😍

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I received an early copy from the author. This in no way influences my review; all words, thoughts and opinions are my own. This is such a cute, sweet contemporary f/f romance and I highly recommend picking it up when it comes out! Skye does a phenomenal job at sweet and romantic while also having enough tension to keep the story moving. I really enjoyed this and hope many more will as well!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Skip

    4.5 stars. This is my first work by Kilaen and I really enjoyed it. The writing is fantastic and I enjoyed meeting all of the characters. I was sad when this one was over - for all the right reasons. This is a friends/colleagues to lovers story with an added element of power dynamics due to them having previously known each in a prison environment, where Finn was an inmate and Vivi a nurse. There’s a prologue where we need them both in the prison infirmary but the main part of the narrative take 4.5 stars. This is my first work by Kilaen and I really enjoyed it. The writing is fantastic and I enjoyed meeting all of the characters. I was sad when this one was over - for all the right reasons. This is a friends/colleagues to lovers story with an added element of power dynamics due to them having previously known each in a prison environment, where Finn was an inmate and Vivi a nurse. There’s a prologue where we need them both in the prison infirmary but the main part of the narrative takes place once Finn is released. I like both of the MCs but I especially loved Finn. Nearly all of the mentionable characters in the book are queer, in diverse ways and it was great to have a narrative about queer people living their lives - looking for work, running businesses, having relationships, normal family tensions etc. There are some queer related difficulties mentioned and some other difficulties such as trauma from an accident that are also encountered in the storyline, but none are used for drama, all just for expression of ordinary people doing ordinary things. Judging by the teaser of the second book in the series about one of Vivi’s sisters, we’re going to get more from this world and I sincerely hope we’re going to get the next part of Finn and Vivi’s story. The ending of this is a good place to leave the story, especially if it was always intended to be a novella - but there’s so much more story to tell and I hope one day Kilaen wants to tell it. I would happily recommend this to any queer romance lovers. I received an e-ARC directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Super diverse f/f/ read! It was nice, but didn't quite meet my expectations. Super diverse f/f/ read! It was nice, but didn't quite meet my expectations.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Emmalita

    There are plenty of problems to go around. Challenges are abundant, so why not take a chance on love? Ellen “Finn” Finnegan is newly out on parole after serving 5 years of her sentence for felony theft. She’s trying to find a job so that she can pay her parole fees and find housing that isn’t her cousin’s stepsister’s couch. While she was in prison, she worked in the infirmary and fell in love with Vivian Curiel, the prison nurse who treated her like a real person. A relationship between them wo There are plenty of problems to go around. Challenges are abundant, so why not take a chance on love? Ellen “Finn” Finnegan is newly out on parole after serving 5 years of her sentence for felony theft. She’s trying to find a job so that she can pay her parole fees and find housing that isn’t her cousin’s stepsister’s couch. While she was in prison, she worked in the infirmary and fell in love with Vivian Curiel, the prison nurse who treated her like a real person. A relationship between them would have been impossible as well as inappropriate, so she never spoke about her feelings and didn’t know how Vivi felt. Vivi left her job at the prison without warning. Hundreds of miles away from the prison where they met, Finn didn’t expect to run into Vivi, and she certainly didn’t expect it to be so awkward. Each of their miscommunications makes perfect sense, and they keep trying to find their way back to the friendship they built, at the very least. Even without the current pandemic too many people live one crisis from total disaster. In Get it Right, Vivi, Finn, her cousin and his stepsister are each dealing with their own crises. Skye Kilaen conveys the eggshell fragility of Finn’s post-prison life. She balances Finn in this precarious place and still delivers a soft, lovely romance. My heart gently ached for so many of the characters. Get it Right is a holiday romance going from just before Christmas to New Year’s Day. It’s also wonderfully unromantic about the holidays. Kilaen is planning a series centered around Vivi’s older sister’s queer friendly coffee shop, The Knockdown. I’m looking forward to more stories and getting a chance to check in on Finn and Vivi. Get it Right is out December 1. I received this as an advance reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    lauraღ

    Finn hadn’t known she liked pink so much until Vivi showed up in her life. This was so cute! The kind of novella where the characters already have history and a deep connection, so it makes telling their story in a short amount of time feasible and believable. And I really liked the premise, with Finn being an ex-con, and the friendship that they'd cultivated during prison being the foundation for their relationship. I loved the chronic illness rep and the commentary on health care and the pr Finn hadn’t known she liked pink so much until Vivi showed up in her life. This was so cute! The kind of novella where the characters already have history and a deep connection, so it makes telling their story in a short amount of time feasible and believable. And I really liked the premise, with Finn being an ex-con, and the friendship that they'd cultivated during prison being the foundation for their relationship. I loved the chronic illness rep and the commentary on health care and the prison system. I usually don't love when pregnancy and related topics come up in romance (of any kind) but it's inclusion here didn't bug me at all, and made for an interesting plot line. The romance itself was freaking adorable and made me smile a lot. We only get Finn's third person POV, but I didn't mind, as it was swoon city over here. My biggest problem was that, given that we sort of got dropped into the the middle of their story, from the very beginning there were a million side characters and people being name-dropped that I had to remember, and in a book as short as this, that got old and a little confusing quick. And even for women who've known each other for more than two years, they moved pretty fast. This also did a bit of that 'white ppl making fun of themselves' thing that I honestly find irritating more than anything else (self-deprecation isn't activism!) but it wasn't a lot, thankfully. A great first read from this author! I look forward to reading more. <3

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kate (Reading Through Infinity)

    3.5 stars Content warnings for unplanned pregnancy, discussions of abortion, homophobia and queerphobia, migraines, scenes of a sexual nature, poor treatment of inmates in prison hospitals. This was a fun sapphic romance between a pansexual nurse and a lesbian parolee who are both trying to find their feet after unexpected events. Finn is kind, selfless, and absolutely whipped for Vivi. She doesn't want to be a burden to others in her family so she's trying to find a job and her own apartment afte 3.5 stars Content warnings for unplanned pregnancy, discussions of abortion, homophobia and queerphobia, migraines, scenes of a sexual nature, poor treatment of inmates in prison hospitals. This was a fun sapphic romance between a pansexual nurse and a lesbian parolee who are both trying to find their feet after unexpected events. Finn is kind, selfless, and absolutely whipped for Vivi. She doesn't want to be a burden to others in her family so she's trying to find a job and her own apartment after leaving prison. Vivi is sweet and smart, but struggling to decide what to do about her unplanned pregnancy. After several misunderstandings, the two begin to realise that they're both falling for each other and confess their feelings. Although this is a pretty short novella, we're introduced to a lot of different characters and we find out Finn's backstory of how she ended up in prison. The narrative is critical of homophobia and pro-choice for pregnancy, and we also get discussions of pain relief and pain management relating to Finn's migraines. The cute romantic moments were some of my favourites in this story and I really liked the fact that we had a pan MC and a lesbian MC as the two leads.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jerusha

    I have never before read migraine representation in a book, and as someone who has had headaches/migraines almost everyday since childhood, I really appreciated reading it. I also just really loved the causal queerness, especially just how many people were queer in this story. A lot of the time there are only a couple LGBTQ+ side characters in queer romances, when in real life we often tend to group together, lol.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jenica

    I know things in novellas move fast, but this moved FAST emotionally. But I really loved all the commentary and I enjoyed the novella overall.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ellie

    DNF at 40% I am not rating this book because I quit at 40% since it was not working for me. I went in expecting cute, fluffy story (yes, I am aware one of the MCs just left prison and is bound to be in a rough spot, but still) and what I read felt too heavy for me. The book has detailed content warnings, including one for surprise pregnancy, but it's not indicated in any way in the blurb, and I was not prepared for it when I picked the book. It's a hard line for me and I just couldn't continue. I DNF at 40% I am not rating this book because I quit at 40% since it was not working for me. I went in expecting cute, fluffy story (yes, I am aware one of the MCs just left prison and is bound to be in a rough spot, but still) and what I read felt too heavy for me. The book has detailed content warnings, including one for surprise pregnancy, but it's not indicated in any way in the blurb, and I was not prepared for it when I picked the book. It's a hard line for me and I just couldn't continue. I don't want to discourage people from trying this book, I see lot of positive reviews, it just wasn't the right book for me presonally.

  23. 5 out of 5

    A.E. Bross

    Note: I was given a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I fell in love with this novella when I first saw the description, so when given the opportunity to give it an advanced review, I jumped at it. We begin our story with Finn, a migraine-suffering butch lesbian fresh on parole from a prison sentence for crimes that most of us might find less a crime and more a civic duty (but no spoilers). She's trying to get her life back in order, and before anythin Note: I was given a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I fell in love with this novella when I first saw the description, so when given the opportunity to give it an advanced review, I jumped at it. We begin our story with Finn, a migraine-suffering butch lesbian fresh on parole from a prison sentence for crimes that most of us might find less a crime and more a civic duty (but no spoilers). She's trying to get her life back in order, and before anything else, that means getting her chronic migraines under control. I feel this aspect so hard, as a former chronic migraine sufferer myself, so I instantly felt a kinship with Finn that only strengthened throughout the length of the novella. And thus we stumble into the way of Vivienne Curiel, nurse, fighter of the good fight, and lover of manicures. Known as Vivi to her friends, she and Finn knew each other when Vivi was the prison nurse and Finn signed up for work in the hospital/medical wing as often as she could just to be near her. This was Vivi, who Finn had been head over heels for. You can imagine that this presents an opportunity for Finn. Perhaps also an opportunity for Vivi. But things aren't always simple, and between her own emotions, Vivi's, and everyone else that's looking on to see Finn get her life back on track, it's a challenge for these two (adorable, I have to say) characters to make it work. I really enjoyed this read. I would go as far as saying that I loved this read. Finn and Vivi were likeable, and more importantly, they felt real and flawed. Add to that the rich texture of the families around them, supporting them (sometimes in their own flawed ways), and this story feels deeper than most novellas in the exploration of how important others are to us. Also, this novella took me by surprise when I finished it and felt a sense of completion. I know, this sounds silly, but so many of the novellas I read leave me saying, "The author should have gone in deeper here and here" or something along those lines. In this instance, I honestly felt that Kilaen had just the right balance, and while there's certainly room for sequels and continuation, there was still a delightful and content sense of closure that really left me feeling all warm and cozy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gargee | Wilder Girl Reads

    This is a novella that tells the story of Finn, who has just been released from prison. She deals with chronic migraines and used to volunteer at the prison clinic which is how she met Vivi, a nurse who worked there. Finn had feelings for Vivi but it was the wrong place, wrong time and the power dynamics might have put her in a bad position; but she bumps into Vivi after she is out and sparks don’t exactly fly. I liked the story but there were some inconsistency issues. It gave us too many detail This is a novella that tells the story of Finn, who has just been released from prison. She deals with chronic migraines and used to volunteer at the prison clinic which is how she met Vivi, a nurse who worked there. Finn had feelings for Vivi but it was the wrong place, wrong time and the power dynamics might have put her in a bad position; but she bumps into Vivi after she is out and sparks don’t exactly fly. I liked the story but there were some inconsistency issues. It gave us too many details at certain points and not enough at others. The characters were well developed but since their attraction to each other was cemented off-page, I didn’t get the gratification I expected from this romance. I liked the fact that Vivi is fat, but at the same time it felt like Finn constantly talks about how beautiful and hot Vivi is because of that fatness that it almost seemed fetish-y to me. Although I am sure that was not the intent, it seemed similar to the rhetoric of “you can be beautiful in spite of your fatness” to me. But it was a cute little story nonetheless, it was very queer and heartwarming which definitely upped my enjoyment factor. I was provided an e-ARC by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. Find me elsewhere: Blog | BookTube | Instagram | Twitter | The Story Graph

  25. 4 out of 5

    Scooby2

    “Get It Right” is book one in the Love at Knockdown series and I can’t wait for the rest to come out next year. “Get It Right” is my first read by Skye Kilaen and it will not be the last. I loved that Skye Kilaen didn’t glorify prison and showed how hopeless re-entry can be for some. I also loved that a chronic illness was portrayed accurately, which was nice, it wasn’t tossed to the side or easily cured. This was a cute fast paced love story, that had a lot of diversity, and all of the characte “Get It Right” is book one in the Love at Knockdown series and I can’t wait for the rest to come out next year. “Get It Right” is my first read by Skye Kilaen and it will not be the last. I loved that Skye Kilaen didn’t glorify prison and showed how hopeless re-entry can be for some. I also loved that a chronic illness was portrayed accurately, which was nice, it wasn’t tossed to the side or easily cured. This was a cute fast paced love story, that had a lot of diversity, and all of the characters were likable. I loved Finn and Vivi finding their way back to one another, and can’t wait to hear more about Nora, Will, Allie, Matt, and maybe Hollis in future books. If you’re looking for a diverse fast paced love story, with just a touch of angst, give this one a go. I give this book 3.5 stars. This review is based on an advanced copy received from the author.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shruti Ramanujam

    ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. A sapphic second chance romance? Consider me sold! ❤️ And that cover?! I will wage wars for it. I went into this novella with a lot of expectations and it did deliver on some fronts. Get it Right has a cute, holiday vibe throughout and you can’t help but root for the shy and awkward butch MC, Finn (I LOVE HER YOUR HONOR). Unfortunately, the romance itself didn’t work for me as much. It was lacking a little in chemistry and didn’t have th ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. A sapphic second chance romance? Consider me sold! ❤️ And that cover?! I will wage wars for it. I went into this novella with a lot of expectations and it did deliver on some fronts. Get it Right has a cute, holiday vibe throughout and you can’t help but root for the shy and awkward butch MC, Finn (I LOVE HER YOUR HONOR). Unfortunately, the romance itself didn’t work for me as much. It was lacking a little in chemistry and didn’t have the extent of angst we usually see in second chance romances. But despite this, Get it Right is a fast-paced, cute novella to read. I definitely recommend it if you like short, heartwarming stories.

  27. 5 out of 5

    JWG1973UK

    Great read This is a new author for me and I picked a great book to start with from her. I don't usually go for butch women, but ... Finn. She is absolutely adorable. Yes she made a mistake and paid for it and now has a criminal record but she has a caring side, would help you and do anything for you if she could. I just fell in love with her. Vivi was great too, but Finn is most definitely my favourite. Great storyline and great characters. Lookng forward to the next one in the series and checking Great read This is a new author for me and I picked a great book to start with from her. I don't usually go for butch women, but ... Finn. She is absolutely adorable. Yes she made a mistake and paid for it and now has a criminal record but she has a caring side, would help you and do anything for you if she could. I just fell in love with her. Vivi was great too, but Finn is most definitely my favourite. Great storyline and great characters. Lookng forward to the next one in the series and checking out the authors other work.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ally Machala

    Get It Right is a very sweet, second chance at love novella between an ex-con and the prison nurse who cared for her. While the story covers heavy topics, such as toxic parenting, homophobia from a parent, and the struggles ex-cons face when released from prison, Finn and Vivi’s story was low-angst and deeply caring. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    This was the most charming, sweet f/f book. It definitely dealt with some heavy topics and kudos to the author for providing a thorough list of CWs upfront. I just really loved Finn and Vivi and this was just the softest, loveliest book about second chances.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lesbian Romance Reader

    I am so glad this is a series. I can't wait to see what Skye Kilaen has in store for Knockdown. It is so refreshing to read a story with an ex-con and a nurse, a diverse cast. Decisions to be made. Moving on and moving forward. A nice novella, that I consider part of my holiday theme binge because part of it takes place over Christmas. I am so glad this is a series. I can't wait to see what Skye Kilaen has in store for Knockdown. It is so refreshing to read a story with an ex-con and a nurse, a diverse cast. Decisions to be made. Moving on and moving forward. A nice novella, that I consider part of my holiday theme binge because part of it takes place over Christmas.

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