by DL White Genres: African American Romance, Contemporary, Romance Format: eBook Source: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ibooks, Kobo Good morning and happy Writing Wednesday! It’s a super day, and I’ll tell you why: my holiday short, Unexpected, is live and kicking! I have never kicked off the holiday season so early, but I really needed it, and I hope others that need some holiday cheer will find it in my cute and fun little ditty. A few people may recognize this short from a story I posted on my website a few years ago. It’s been niggling at me because… whatever happened to Will and Saidah?? So I took it […]
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!
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.
Sometimes I read a book by a well-loved author and I think,”wow, that was their best yet!” and sometimes I think, “wow, that was so classic [author]”. This book is classic Slaughter to me. Gritty, compact, twisted and complex.
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Ellis and Devorah (or Bee, as she is affectionately called by friends and family) have known each other for years (he’s her ex-boyfriend’s brother and a close family friend) and have even tried the relationship thing a time or two. Ellis’ notorious playboy ways have always landed him square in the “Not Him” column. Not to mention, Bee doesn’t want to be the girl that has dated both of the Everett boys.
While it doesn’t have the high emotion of a literary fiction novel nor the nail biting punch of a thriller or the swoon of a romance, Stepping Into a New Day was as pleasant as I imagine a day in Henry Adams to be.
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!
I have always loved McMillan’s laid back style. It’s more like having drinks with a girlfriend than reading a novel. You’re friends with the main character practically before you meet her and get the inside scoop on her life. She’s a single woman in her 50’s with two grown children, an Optometry practice and a line of men in her wake that she may or may not want to get in touch with again.
I also feel like McMillan’s characters are full and three dimensional, very realistic on the page, from Georgia Young’s neighbors to her best friends to her children and the men in (and out of) her life.
There’s a fair amount of mystery in this book but nothing really surprising, no twists or ‘oh crap’ moments, really. Some steamy sex scenes and engaging B-stories in which both Mrs. Price gets to move on with her life.
A bit of a slow start but overall an enjoyable read with a few spots of action, intrigue and sex.