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Publisher's Summary

A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK!

“Tia Williams’ book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely loved it.” (Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT best-selling author of The Book of Two Ways and Small Great Things)

Seven days to fall in love, 15 years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again...

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 novelist, 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 buried traumas, but the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that 15 years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can't deny their chemistry - or the fact that they've been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years.

Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect - but Eva's wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered...

With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy‑as‑hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.

©2021 Tia Williams (P)2021 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

“If this cover doesn't raise your temperature a few degrees, the story will. Grab a fan before reading this one, because it really heats up.” (Good Housekeeping)

"I can always rely on Tia Williams for a novel with a delicious plot, compelling characters, and all of the pop cultural references my heart desires. Seven Days In June is nothing short of a good time. It's funny, thoughtful in both a real and thotty way, and its protagonist Eva Mercy may not know it, but she is my new favorite pretend writer." (Michael Arceneaux, New York Times best-selling author of I Can't Date Jesus and I Don't Want to Die Poor

"Williams’ novel is a tour de force, capturing Eva’s experience as part of the Black literati in Brooklyn, her urge to hide generational trauma from her daughter while still celebrating their ancestors, and the ways in which fate brings people together. The structure of the novel is complex but ultimately rewarding and provides a portrait of a richly layered world. A hugely satisfying romance that is electrifying and alive." (Kirkus)

Editor's Pick

A second chance at love
I can count on Tia Williams to deliver a delicious plot, compelling characters, and steamy sex scenes, and her new novel, Seven Days in June, does not disappoint. As seniors in high school, Shane and Eva shared a passionate week together. Fifteen years later, now both successful authors, the two have a surprising reunion. Sure, the sparks are still there, but has too much time—and life, in the form of marriage, kids, and addiction—gone by for them to make it work as adults? Narrator Mela Lee beautifully navigates the complex story that shifts back and forth between teenage love and grown-up entanglements. I was sobbing by the end as past traumas are resolved and broken hearts are healed. —Margaret H., Audible Editor

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Perfect marriage of narrator and story

Highly Recommend! The narrator does a great job with the different characters and the book is really well written. Well worth my credit this month.

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Exceptional love story

I throughly enjoyed this story…..another excellent choice by Reece’s Bookclub. Fun, steamy, romantic, enthralling love. Great listen.

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Beautiful Black Love

I love the way the author weaved the storyline together. The characters were well written and interesting to get to know. The romance felt authentic and not forced or too mushy. I got goosebumps at times. 10/10 would recommend.

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Soooo good

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It pulls you in with such great characterization. Would def recommend.

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Wonderful book to start the summer

This was excellent and perfect book to start my summer reading! Want to read a sequel!

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Not my genre

Wasn’t my cup of tea. Should have sampled before reading. Thought it would improve as it went along, unfortunately, not the case for me.

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Great Book!

This was my second novel I read from this author. I enjoy her writing style! The narration was great! My first time hearing anything from Mela Lee. I always love a HEA and enjoyed the character cameos.

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All I thought about since starting to read this book was reading this book It is so much of my life It's crazy I let for Joy every time I would pick it up and continue to read.

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Enjoyable book

Overall, I loved the story, her daughter, Shane. I felt terrible for Eva's painful affliction. I can't imagine living with that. I hated when I finished it.

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Loved this book so much and narration

Deeper than just a love story.it's also a story about women, addiction, physical and emotional pain, abandonment and race. Very relevant and powerful. Loved it.