I think one of my favorite parts of the book is the letters. They let the story play out, in the words of Roy and Celeste, even though they couldn’t be in the same room. Ms. Jones recently shared a piece about how technology can affect and script communication between characters; sometimes a novel has to be set in a time and a place that makes communication difficult. At one point in the book, there’s no way for one character to contact the other, leading one to walk right into a trap, per se… the tension that that situation built was palpable and effective.
Today is #WIPWednesday but, gloriously, I do not have a WIP. Yesterday I decided that aside from a fun story for the fanfiction archive, I am done writing for publication for the year. I am tired, my brain is tired, I would have loved to publish four books this year, but my miiiiiiiiinds tellin’ me nooooooo.
Aannyway, I wanted to share a snippet from Curl & Dye with ya’ll. If you haven’t read it and need some convincing, look no further than Reading Romance In Color’s review of Curl & Dye. She enjoyed the small town but still black centered dynamic and the grown & sexy aspect of KC and Leslie’s relationship. Speakin’ of grown & sexy…
Saidah’s Christmas memories have been warped by personal tragedy. A chance encounter brings her unexpected love and a new outlook on life.
Here’s to finding love where you least expect it!
Bill’s plan does not go unfulfilled. Being away from DC gives Janelle the perspective she needs and had not considered. Her mind begins to turn– about the “safe” direction that her life was taking and whether that path was as safe as she considered it; and about whether a woman could fall for a man completely different than she’d ever known.
The writing is excellent, happy to see this story continue, this was still a GREAT read… but I expected, wanted more action from Jordan. Maybe the scene is being set for the next book? Perhaps.
I am a total sucker for a music/musician romance and I could. not. stop. drooling. over the cover to this book (I MEAN LOOK AT IT) so when she sent a call out to people interested in reading the book for review, I slid into those DM’s to shoot my shot.
See, Twitter can be used for good!
Super tight, stellar writing, the whole thing played out like a movie as I was reading it. Excellent choice if you need something for putting in your face!
Lemme tell you that TRUST ME not only contains a bit of intrigue as we try to figure out just who the corrupt politician is, but there’s a sweet enemies to lovers story wrapped up in this fight to do what’s best for the town of New Orlean’s and Mackenna’s district.
I wouldn’t steer you wrong– this one is face worthy! Grab it when it’s on sale May 25th!
Okay, so first, I’m SO HAPPY I read this book because it is relevant to my current pursuit, which is my WIP, about a woman who used to be a dancer. It was great to read this and get in the mindset of the lifestyle. I’ve already been thinking about going over my WIP and setting the mood and atmosphere right, so this book was so helpful.
This book follows Shelly Ellis’ tradition (from the Gibbons Sisters on down) of turning out books full of family drama, sizzling sex scenes and page turning, rapid fire action. I love books that make me want to pop a bag of popcorn to eat while I read. It’s like a Soap Opera, but it’s a book. This entire series is FIRE, and I already need the next book.