Perfect Rhythm

Can a burned-out pop star and an asexual woman find the perfect rhythm together?


Pop star Leontyne Blake might sing about love, but she stopped believing in it a long time ago. What women want is her image, not the real her. When her father has a stroke, she flees the spotlight and returns to her tiny Missouri hometown.

In her childhood home, she meets small-town nurse Holly Drummond, who isn’t impressed by Leo’s fame at all. That isn’t the only thing that makes Holly different from other women. She’s also asexual. For her, dating is a minefield of expectations that she has decided to avoid.

Can the tentative friendship between a burned-out pop star and a woman not interested in sex develop into something more despite their diverse expectations?

A lesbian romance about seeking the perfect rhythm between two very different people—and finding happiness where they least expect it.


Publication date: September 2017
Length: 107,000 words / 298 pages

  • GCLS Literary Award (Contemporary Romance – Long Novels) 2018
  • IPPY Award (bronze) in the Best Romance/Erotica E-Book category 2018
  • eLit Awards 2018 (silver) in the LGBT Fiction category

Kam’s Queerfic Pantry

“I gave it a 5/5. I would even give a 6/5. This book can, and will shatter your preconceptions on life, love and sexuality.”

The Lesbian Review

Perfect Rhythm by Jae is a wonderful story that provides a beautiful representation for the asexual community. “

The Romantic Reader Blog

“You don’t want to miss this one, it’s a fabulously written romance that pulls at your heart strings.”

The Lesbrary

“I totally fell for the characters, and ended up falling for the plot too”

C-Spot Reviews

“Jae is a master at the slow building romance while giving the reader plenty of time to get to know the characters.”

Les Read Out Loud

“How Jae describes pictures, music, passion, and energy with her words is a downright devilish treat for the senses.”

Lesbian Fiction Reviews

“You will fall in love with Holly and Leo’s story… and you won’t sleep for two days in a row to read the book wishing it would never end.”

Kitty Kat’s Book Review Blog

“An excellent read that I highly recommend.”

Jasmine Belle

“This book was a perfect romance story in every sense of the word. I cannot recommend this more to romance lovers out there and fans of Jae’s writing.”

Les Rêveur

“This novel floored me. I’ve got nothing but admiration for Jae’s novels but after reading this my acclaim has doubled.”

Love Bytes

“Not only is Perfect Rhythm story about sexual orientation, but also one of mending bridges with loved ones. Would I recommend it to other readers? Hell yes.”

Lez Review Books

“The book goes beyond the romance and also touches issues such as parents’ expectations, friendship and self-realisation.”

Alex Reads Books

“If you’re looking for a great lesbian Romance to read, I highly recommend Perfect Rhythm. And if you’re not looking for one you should read it anyways, because it’s really good and trust me you want to.”

Lesbian Reading Room

“This was refreshingly different.”

Queerly Reads

“I loved the characters. Every person in this story, from the main cast to the side characters, are fleshed out and real.”


“It’s definitely worth a read, especially if you’re into romances that showcase not only a beautiful romance and lead-up to a relationship, but also the thoughtful communication that keeps relationships going. Swoon!”

Bran Lindy Ayres

“What I got was a lovely, blossoming relationship between two amazing women. When I first started I braced myself, unsure if I’d be able to connect with Leo Blake, the main protagonist. I needn’t have worried. She is wonderfully down to earth and relatable for a pop star. … While I love Leo, Holly was the one I really connected with for obvious reasons. I really appreciated how Jae handled Holly’s asexuality.”

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