Title: Seven Days in June
Author: Tia Williams
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: June 1, 2021
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer, who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award-winning literary author who, to everyone's surprise, shows up in New York.When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their past buried traumas, but the eyebrows of New York's Black literati. What no one knows is that twenty years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. They may be pretending that everything is fine now, but they can't deny their chemistry-or the fact that they've been secretly writing to each other in their books ever since.
Over the next seven days in the middle of a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect, but Eva's not sure how she can trust the man who broke her heart, and she needs to get him out of New York so that her life can return to normal. But before Shane disappears again, there are a few questions she needs answered. . ."
My Two Cents:
Oh, this book!!! I loved it! I loved the story of Eva as she grappled with trying to deal with a lot in her personal life while trying to maintain her hot book series. She is a devoted mother and a great author who seems to have forgotten how to live for herself. Shane shows up out of nowhere and reminds her of the passion that she used to have and the love that was theirs for seven days at least. This book explores how one woman is able to pack away fear and trepidation and finally start realizing how to live for herself and embrace the love that finds her!
I LOVED the character development in this book! Our main characters, Eva and Shane, are fantastically drawn. The author does a great job of making them feel like people you could know and run into. You're cheering for them the whole way! I love how we get to see both the hardships that they faced so early in life and how it has affected them as adults. Some of it was really hard to read but made the action of the book more understandable and the ending particularly sweet!
Not only are our main characters fantastic, the secondary characters are fantastic as well! They don't just fade into the background but really make the story. I particularly loved Eva's daughter and Ty (oh, Ty!!!). These characters really made this book stand out for me!
One of the highlights of this book for me was how the author was able to capture dialogue. It is vivid and made me able to see the action more clearly. I love how the author writes and how she was able to give each character a distinctive voice!
I really want to go back and read other books by Tia Williams now! What a book to start out the year with!