Denene Millner and Nick Chiles are authors of the Essence best-seller Love Don’t Live Here Anymore. In Love and War is the tale of fiery college administrator, Zaria Chance, and strong-willed teacher and basketball coach, Kenneth Roman. The two may seem to be opposites, but they can’t ignore an attraction as fierce as theirs. With a lively narration by Dion Graham and Caroline Clay, this novel will enthrall listeners with its honesty, sensuality, and playfulness.
I've been a fan of Millner and Chiles before they started writing novels. I've always enjoyed the he/she style of their writing. I was prepared to be throroughly entertained with this book. And I was for about half of the book. The story is basic and predictable but Denene and Nick have a way of making the predictable, funny and engaging.
I was enjoying the book when boom! It was over! I felt slighted. Sometimes when you watch movies, you expect for things not to always be resolved, so you go and read the book. Well I felt like this book was the movie. I was left hanging. I started searching for part two (because I was listening to the audio book) but I was already on part two. I then thought, there has to be another book but could not find one.
This book leaves a lot of loose ends. No prologue, nothing. I was dissappointed. I really hope that the authors think about doing a follow up to continue and complete the story. It's a book, it can be as long as you need it to be, not a movie.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Very entertaining! The perfect love story for summer reading. Everyone will recognize something in the story and connect with Daria and James.
Would you try another book from Nick Chiles and Denene Millner and/or Caroline Clay?
Yes. This book was interesting enough to make me want to try another.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
It started off well, but then it was too slow.