Having It Both Ways represents, to me, a tearing down and a building back up. I think Yves and Elijah met and fulfilled a need for each other, so many books ago. But I also think that relationships reach a place where you have to grow… either together or apart, but it has to [i/go somewhere[/i]. The split was heartbreaking to read about, but I also think it was necessary for the two of them to explore away from each other to realize what they truly meant to each other. Unfortunately this discovery happened at the expense of the love and adoration of other people, but as that quippy saying goes, the heart wants what it wants.
Monthly Archives: February 2016
Good Sunday morning to ya! And a blessed Sample Sunday, when we authors tease and titillate readers with snips of our works in progress. I am pleased to share a sample from Dinner at Sam’s, the followup to Brunch at Ruby’s (yes, FINALLY). I’ve JUST started writing this, so don’t get your hopes up for a pub date soon. But I have started writing it.
For those that don’t remember from Ruby’s, Sam’s Bar & Grille is next door to Lorraine Gladwell Books, the bookstore that Renee owns. Dinner at Sam’s will focus primarily on Vanessa, Maxine’s real estate agent with the husband who was living a double life. Warren Jackson left her and her daughters flat broke and destitute. She needs a divorce lawyer– and fast– but she can’t afford one. She picks up some extra work at her uncle’s restaurant and that is where she meets the man that will change her life.
Let’s get a look at how Vanessa’s life went off the rails. Of course, subject to change (and probably will). Enjoy!
I am yet still alive and making noise. I just have NOT had time to even think coherent thoughts, let alone sit down and form them into sentences. I started a new job February 1 and it sapped ALL of my energy and creative forces. I do feel like I’m settling in though and my mind is beginning to return to writing and reading. You know, the NORM.
This book is written well– Johnson pulls you into the deep end and you’re drowning before you know it. Felicia is a compelling, sympathetic character and her plight is palpable. Her husband, her children, the peripheral characters seem three-dimensional and realistic. I always say if the book plays out like a movie in my head, it’s a good one.
I must say, there are few authors that I would read despite the fact that I know, going in, that I’m going to fight with myself over the trope. In Romancelandia, we have certain ‘arrangements’ or couplings. The ‘Pretend to Date’ trope is one I almost never read, so ONLY FOR FARRAH would I pick up a book that I think I am going to dislike and actually read it.
Today I am sharing another snip from my new second chance, loves to enemies… to lovers romance. I hope you’ve picked it up and already enjoyed the story of Preston and Angie who are too stubborn to see that they are still perfect for each other until they’re forced to work together to put on a spectacular event for their closest friends