About the Book:
Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget and seven days to get it all back again… From the author of The Perfect Find, this is a witty, romantic, and sexy-as-hell new novel of two writers and their second chance at love.
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. . .
With its keen observations of Black life and the condition of modern motherhood, as well as the consequences of motherless-ness, Seven Days in June is by turns humorous, warm and deeply sensual.
”How can I say I’m a plugged-in cultural force, when I’m surrounded by so much useless affluence?”
Seven Days in June is a gritty yet humorous second-chance romance between Eva Mercy and Shane Hall, two people with damaged pasts. The plot uses flashbacks and alternating POVs to explore the complicated relationship between these two damaged souls.
Lots of contemporary topics are explored in this book including family, friendship, addiction, parenthood and the details of life as a famous author. Even though there are some very weighty topics the author manages to keep a fairly light tone especially with Eva’s relationship with her extremely precocious daughter.
Eva and Shane are both well-known writers and cross paths after many years apart. I loved their reunion! Eva had believed they’d be together forever so she still has very deep feelings for Shane.
”One thing,” she whispered, her lips by his jaw. She didn’t want anyone to overhear. “Before I forget.”
“Stop writing about me.”
Eva and Shane must now explore whether they can make things work this time. Both of them have their own issues and I did like how the author created a believable ending for these characters. I thought Eva’s daughter Audre was not a completely realistic tween and acted more like a 21 year old than a young girl.
I enjoyed Tia Williams’ lively writing style so definitely pick this one up to see what all the buzz is about!
(Thank you to the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.)