to @jane_igharo on the release of her TIES THAT TETHER, from @berkleyromance!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When 12 year old Azere’s father was dying, he made her promise she’d marry a Nigerian man. Even though she’s now an adult with a career, his voice (along with her mom’s frequent reminders to be a good, obedient daughter) still rings in her head. So, naturally, after she falls fast and furious for white Rafael, she feels torn and extremely guilt stricken. Will she let her parents’ wishes overpower her own hopes and dreams? Or, will she listen to this advice from her best friend, Christina?
“Let go of the life you’ve planned and accept the life that’s waiting for you.”
To say that I enjoyed this impressive and touching debut is an understatement! It was in turns, romantic, fun, steamy, original and at times, heart wrenching bringing tears to my eyes several times. Last but not least, the pop culture references were a welcome surprise. If you’ve ever questioned your own decisions due to someone else’s voice in your head, then give this delightful rom-com a try!
“I believe in destiny, but I strongly believe destiny isn’t all-powerful; it gives a portion of its influence to us. We have the choice to accept or reject its plans.”
Location: Toronto, Canada
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.