Seven Days in June – Published 2021
“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. . .” – Goodreads
Thank you, Grand Central Publishing, for the gifted copy of this book!
I regret waiting as long as I did to read this gem! The beginning had me laughing out loud, especially Eva and her daughter’s witty banter, but by the end I was deeply invested in these broken characters’ lives. The chemistry is intense, and their characters are so beautifully developed that you’ll cruise through this book quickly, wanting to know what happens next.
This book addresses disabilities, particularly those that are invisible, painful, and debilitating. This was handled with care and added another layer of depth in an already fierce story.
I am so sad this book is over. All of the stars.