“Look, uhm… So, I’m having an affair. Was having an affair.”
Dear future readers: Don’t read the first two chapters of this book and decide it isn’t for you. PRESS. There are nuggets of gold within these pages. You will adore this novel!
I may be biased, since I enjoy all of Christina’s work, but an author that gets me to read short stories is a darn good author. I forced myself to read Twelve Tribes of Hattie, which is also a short story collection where the stories are intertwined. Maybe it was the length of this book, maybe it was the subject matter or the author or that I have……..grown……since Twelve Tribes, but I enjoyed this novel and I’m still working my way through Christina’s backlist.
Pick this one up if you like funny, romantic, sexy reads featuring black characters.
The other day, I woke up and, as per usual, I reached for my phone. I have a bookmark that goes right to Kindle Direct Publishing. Some days I am surprised. Some days I suck my teeth in disgust and toss the phone away as if it has offended me. On this partcular day, I logged into KDP reports and said, “Oh my GOD!”
I fancy myself a serious reader of literary fiction and a thoughtful reader of upmarket women’s fiction, but darn if I am not entranced by a fun, sexy romp such as this novel.
Overall, a great read. If you enjoy fast paced thrillers with twists and turns and a bit of a surprise ending, you’ll enjoy You Can Trust Me!
The sequel to Maybe Baby and Maybe Tonight is coming soon! What happens when the honeymoon is over and real life gets in the way? Laney & Mads are about to find out… Maybe Forever by Kim Golden – coming 15 May 2015 in ebook and 1 June in paperback. More details available at kim-golden.com! Like this:Like Loading…
Today I am sharing a snip from Ruby’s, which is a glimpse into her life with her father, Bernard, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. If you enjoy it, I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Brunch at Ruby’s, available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iBooks, Kobo and in paperback via Lulu.com!
I flipflopped on whether I wanted to read this book because while I enjoy thrillers and mysteries and a book about serial killers is my TOTAL crack laced catnip, I’ve also read enough of the genre (or subgenre, some might say) that I know what makes a good one, or one that’s going to keep my attention.
I know I need a story line that SCREAMS… it can’t lollygag along. I don’t have the patience and the suspense doesn’t hold up if the author meanders his/her way through the plot.
I know that I need a compelling main character who is decidedly not normal but SEEMS normal and that’s what’s so frightening.
I need that main character to have a clear reason for doing what he’s doing– no matter how twisted that reason might be, no matter how vehemently this character believes in it, it must be a clear impetus for his actions.
Lastly, I need the story to build to a crescendo and an almost impossible– yet plausible– ending.
I have read everything Ms. Genova has published and I continue to be both entertained and educated by her poignant, moving portrayals of people who could be you or me or my next door neighbor, going through a journey that some would describe as horrific. Genova has written about Alzheimer’s Disease, traumatic brain injuries and autism. Now she is back to bring us into the world of Huntington’s Disease by introducing us to the OBrien’s.
Joe is a Boston Cop, Blue to the core and proud of it. His son, JJ is a firefighter; son Patrick runs a bar, daughters Meghan and Katie are both artistic. He calls his wife Rosie his bride and he’s looking forward to retiring from the police force and enjoying life with her and his kids nearby. As in her previous books, small instances become frequent occurrences and incidental behaviors become noticeable, until Joe is being accused of abusing alcohol or taking drugs.
Muscle spasms, involuntary movement, mood swings, decreased motor function– Joe thinks it’s all because he’s getting older, and that one time he messed up his knee. A trip to the doctor begins an avalanche of specialist appointments and exams until the unexpected diagnosis is confirmed: Huntington’s Disease.
Also, hereditary. Joe has four children that he’d stand in front of a moving train to protect. Has he given them all a death sentence?