Hues by Anita Davis

Hues by Anita Davis

 

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Supermodel, Liv Summers, better known as Phaedra Winters to her hometown, is esteemed by the industry and her fans for her flawless beauty and matchless runway and shoot presence. Ten years in the limelight and hiding her true identity has kept her from getting close to anyone other than her assistant. Landing gigs, ripping runways, and nailing ads is never a problem for her, but keeping her identity intact and ignoring her growing attraction for a certain photographer is turning out to be the hardest parts of her career to date.


World-renowned photographer, Parker Anderson, has his annual shoot and exhibit coming up during New York’s fashion week. While he’s known to make any subject or setting he captures come alive, no ordinary model will do for him. There’s just one hiccup to making the concept for his annual spread transition from a dream to reality; Liv Summers won’t agree to do it. Not only is he pressed to get Liv to do the shoot, but in spite of vowing never to date another model, the pull towards her is too strong to deny. Will he find the right angle to win her over for the shoot and capture her heart?

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“I would never seek to embarrass you.” His Words and the sincerity in his voice touched her.

Hues is the type of story that all of us are all too familiar with whether we admit it or not. We might not be “supermodel, drop dead gorgeous,” but we have all seeked someone that would look past our exterior and really see us. Anita Davis puts a fresh spin on an old narrative.

Davis’ writing style makes the story seem believable and extremely relatable. Hues is a great illustration on facing your insecurities and finding someone that truly loves you flaws and all. And, more importantly, it is about being your true self and accepting it. This is the second book I’ve read by Davis and it definitely won’t be my last!

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Seeking Sarah by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Seeking Sarah

 

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From the national bestselling and award-winning ReShonda Tate Billingsley comes this gripping and emotional exploration of the complex bond between mother and daughter.

From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father’s funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn’t fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career…and a brand new family. Stunned, Brooke doesn’t know if she wants answers or revenge against the mother who abandoned her. When she meets Sarah’s husband, Tony, Brooke sees the perfect way to make her mother pay. But her plan for revenge just may leave everyone in danger, and end up costing Brooke more than she ever bargained for.

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Sometimes a book is hard to read. It is hard to digest. It is hard to not to take it personally and think objectively. And, then it is hard to write a review. That is how I feel about Seeking Sarah. I’d read a few pages and then would need to take a break. Read a few more pages and then take another break. This book could have easily been read in one sitting, but it took a few days because of that.

I rolled my eyes and angrily wiped the tears from my face. “There is nothing for you to say. Complicated or not, you don’t abandon your kid. End of story.” I gritted my teeth. “You have no idea what you’ve done to me.”

Folks will learn one way or the other the damage they create when they decide to abandon their child. I’m not saying what is done in this book is right, but I understand. Seeking Sarah will have you feeling some type of way and make you wonder about your own morals because you understand Brooke and her actions. Family ties, rejection, and revenge are the perfect ingredients for an interesting and emotional plot. ReShonda Tate Billingsley proves once again why she is so well-respected within the literary community and why so many readers love her. Well done, ReShonda!

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Dangerous Destiny by Sean D. Young

Dangerous Destiny

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Domestic violence survivor, Victoria Johnson is running from her past.
The most difficult decision she ever had to make in her life was to leave her child.
She takes a job as a nanny thinking it is the perfect hiding place. But, the last thing
she expects is to fall for her new employer.

James Anderson didn’t have much luck with love and marriage. Reeling after his wife
walked out on him and his young son, James is left to pick up the pieces. Hiring
Victoria is a big decision and he soon finds himself attracted to her.
Despite discovering his new nanny has been harboring a dangerous secret, he offers his help.
But first, he must let go of the bitterness he’s been holding onto and forgive his ex-wife
so that he and Victoria can have a chance at Happily ever after.

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Known for her romance novels, Dangerous Destiny is Sean’s first venture into the romantic suspense genre. Domestic violence is a serious topic and while it was respectfully discussed the writer could’ve delved a little deeper describing the backstory and the lasting effects on the main character’s life. This book was quite touching when you think about the lengths that someone will go to keep them and their loved ones safe and to know that there are some good people that will help along the way.
Dangerous Destiny was a little far-fetched but it was still entertaining. It’s always neat to see authors push themselves and try something outside of their comfort zone. Young is an excellent romance novelist and it is my hope that she will continue writing in this new genre!