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Publisher's Summary

A new baby is on the way for Ethic and Alani, but the stress of her high-risk pregnancy is weighing on the couple heavily. When the routine of their love changes, Alani's hormones send them on an emotional roller coaster filled with suspicion and miscommunication. With challenges from the children they have already on the horizon and Ethic's involvement with Nyair's city council run, things in the Okafor household are in disarray. Glimpse into the everyday life of Ashley Antoinette's favorite literary family while you wait on the highly anticipated sequel to her hit novel Butterfly

They're inviting Ash Army to their baby shower, but expect some bumps along the way. Be sure to RSVP by one-clicking your copy today. 

©2020 Ashley Antoinette (P)2021 Griot & Grits Audio

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Why????

What was the point of this book? it tells about Alani's pregnancy which we already learned and read about in "Butterfly".... it goes back over Morgan's relationship/ love triangle which we already read about and in much more detail in "Butterfly".... it hit on Bella and Henny brewing relationship a little but not much more to them than we already read about. The only thing I felt was new was that Alani thought Ethic was cheating but come to find out he was just planning a surprise baby shower for her and that was already told to us in the summary. Everything else was old news and repetitive from the other books. I hoped this one would have focused more on Alani having the baby and how their lives would be after the baby came. It was kind of a waste of money buying this book and a waste of time. I guess if you haven't read the "Butterfly" series yet this would be cool but this book was made after all those so I don't get the point of why is was even published.

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I missed Ethic!! But haven't missed Morgan's confused ass. I'm waiting for the final book of Butterfly because it doesn't take this long to tell that story. Great catching up. I'm Team Meek. I can't wait for Bella and Hendrix story! Wesleigh did a phenomenal job as always!

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Bait and switch!

I will try not to reveal too much but the name of the story is completely misleading. After spending so many credits to have finality I shouldn’t be surprised by this switch. This story is more of a prelude to Morgan’s story. I’m honestly so irritated with how Ethic was broken up so much I’m not sure I even want to indulge in “Butterfly”. While Ashley Antoinette’s stories are engaging it can be repetitive and annoying at times. Audible should have merge some of these books together because independently they don’t make sense. I would say you can skip this book if you’re looking for closure. Maybe we will get more details in Butterfly.

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LOVE 💘 IT

Great book I wish I could find the order of all your books in order from first to last.

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Narrators voice annoyed and irritated me

I couldn’t even take continue listening because her voice me more uninterested with each chapter I was rolling my eyes with almost every time she went from a soft voice to a normal voice for no reason. Each character just annoyed me because of her voice pretty sure if someone else did the narration it would have been a better listen I only rated one start solidly because of the narrator but pretty sure the would be a awesome read with the voices in my head.

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Please keep them coming...

This is my absolute favorite book series of all time! I feel like I'm right there living out each moment with the characters. I love it! Please keep the books coming as fast as you can!

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We need a Bella and Henny story

I loved this, sometimes just following Morgan’s story is draining and the other characters help to refresh things.

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Great as usual.

loved the story and i cant wait to see whats next. the. narrator was amazing and like always ashley killed it👍🏾

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Narrator diminished this

This book totally took me out of Ethic and his family. The author’s decision to continue to give Moran a piss poor multi faceted character has diminished the saga of Ethic.

The only characters worth listening to/reading would be Bella, Hendrix and Easy.

Clearly Alani is the character who remains a stoic, Ethic Sex addict cry baby she remains one dimensional.

However the narrator sounds like an 8th grade female reading her first erotica novel. Maybe not enough money on budget for Nicole Smalls?? Hmm.

Not worth the $$ for audiobook. Check out from your local library

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Leaves you wondering

It was a good book, but I didn't like the ending. It left you wondering what next. It could have ended better since its called the invitation.