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Review: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams



Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
My Review:
Wow, I was not expecting this.  I read and really liked Tia Williams' debut, The Perfect Find, but this book just blew me out of the water from its first page!  The longing, the past to present written seamlessly, the storytelling, the romance .... I wouldn't change one thing about this book!  I read it in one day and I definitely suggest you do the same -- this was the perfect second chance romance wrapped in struggle, beauty, and literature.  You will love these characters and their story!

Seven Days in June comes out next week on June 1, 2021, you can purchase HERE! I loved this book so much and it reminded me of some of my absolute favorites The Opportunist and I Almost Forgot About You!
Instead, he watched her from the window as she stormed down the sidewalk lining Eastern Parkway, getting smaller and smaller, until she turned a corner and disappeared. With every step she took, the years melted away. Shane was hurtling backward into his teenage self, before the books, the success, the travel. Back in the dark ages, when his loneliness was like quicksand, when he'd ruin himself to make it stop-- and the only bright spot in all of this was loving a beautiful girl with demons ferocious enough to slay his own.
For seven days a million Junes ago.

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