Series: Moments in Maplesville
Published by Amazon Digital Services on June 14, 2016
Genres: African American Romance, Small town romance
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I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine!
If you’ve been following me or my blog for any amount of time, you know I stan for Farrah and the Bayou Dreams and Moments in Maplesville series. There’s just something about a quaint small town where the writing is so good you can smell the food and feel the breeze on your face and picture yourself in these quirky establishments that seem to fit right in. It’s one of those places, like Christina Jones’ unique Serendipitous Love neighborhood where you’re medium-key mad that these places don’t exist so you can go visit.
I digress. Any Time You Need Me is the story of Sam and Aubrey, high school sweethearts destined for each other… to a point. Sam wanted to go away to college; Aubrey wanted to move to LA and be a popstar. At odds about their future as a couple, the two split in heartbreaking, tumultuous teenage fashion. Very soon after, Aubrey is caught up in a scandal that has her afraid to ever step foot in Maplesville — and to ever face Sam– again.
Sam has his own demons. Having recently lost his father, he can’t sit still and he can’t move on. He has a job offer that he can’t decide if he’s going to take and and as much as he (still, after ten long years) hates Aubrey, he’s not over her and he can’t stop thinking about her. So when his old high school love shows up in Maplesville, his heart is torn in two- one half full of pain and malice, the other half longing for what might have been.
This novel is classic Farrah Rochon: sweet southern couplings set in the gentle heat of Louisiana, with lots of added steam from the bedroom. I think readers will really like Aubrey. The past ten years in LA have taught her so much about life — lessons she can pass on to her niece who’s about to follow her into the business– and her trials are timely and realistic. “I thought that’s how it worked!” Girl, we all thought that.
To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement and I’m already waiting on the next one! Snap this one up and enjoy!