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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

Two-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist Bernice L. McFadden has also been twice honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. One of Library Journal's 25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, this heartbreaking tale follows two damaged but hopeful souls as they struggle to find love despite the ravages of their pasts.

©2003, 2015 Bernice L. McFadden (P)2003, 2015 Recorded Books

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Beautiful emotional novel

I resonated most with how hard itvis to get the voices of family members out of your head.

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Thorny Story

I enjoyed the story and how their lives, were so in twined together, it made for a very rocky story of highs and lows. I would love to know what happened to Donovan.

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Good Read / Horrible Ending

The ending was horrible, it left the reader hanging unless there is going to be a part II

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Okay

It was okay. I am not fond on the way it ended. I guess I was looking for a happy ending for Campbell.

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Left me with my mouth hanging open

I loved how Bernice weaved the characters together as well as how she touched on the real things, the human things that we have all been, experienced or know someone who is or has. The use of imagery is perfection!

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An okay story

The story was very descriptive but slow and somewhat boring. It left much to be desired. The graphic nature of the sexual abuse was hard to listen to although necessary. A good story but by far not my favorite.

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Joy and sorrow share the same cup.

Gibran said the same cup that holds your joy also holds your sorrow. This is a story of hope and hopelessness. One of the saddest books I’ve ever heard or read. Will read more of her work. Marvelous performance.

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Really?

I love her style of wrting. The ending was a big disappointment. Great narrator voice

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Realistic!

This was an amazing, realistic love story. I would love to have a part 2 of this book. Well written and narrated!

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I hope there is a part 2 to this story!

Ending leaves the reader unfulfilled and just hanging with a bunch of questions about the main characters. The story itself was a page turner. there seems to be lots of male bashing which I am tired of reading