Thursday, September 29, 2022

Double Feature Spotlight and Giveaway: New September Releases!

Today we are pleased to feature two novels that were released this month. Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams published on September 6th and Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo published this week. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy of each for a lucky reader!

Divorce attorney RJ would never describe herself as romantic. But when she ends up officiating an unplanned wedding for a newly engaged couple in a park, her life is turned upside down. The video of the ceremony goes viral, and she finds herself in the unlikely position of being a sought-after local wedding officiant. Spending her free time overseeing “I dos” isn’t her most strategic career move, but she enjoys it, except for the type A dude-bro wedding planner she’s forced to work with.

Former pro-football event manager Lear is a people person, but after his longtime girlfriend betrayed him, he isn’t looking for love. He knows how to execute events and likes being in control, so working with an opinionated and inflexible officiant who can’t stand him is not high on his list. He’s never had trouble winning people over, but RJ seems immune to his charms.

Surrounded by love at every turn, their physical attraction pulls them together despite their best efforts to stay an arm’s length apart. Lear refuses to get hurt again. RJ refuses to let herself be vulnerable to anyone. But when it comes to happily ever after, their clients might not be the only ones saying “I do.” (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

"If, hypothetically, Denise Williams decided to establish an academy (let’s call it The University of DW) and offered courses on how to write pent-up sexual tension, steamy banter, and enemies to lovers, I would burst into the classroom and yell “TAKE MY MONEY!!” The writing is unmatched, the chemistry is on fire, and Do You Take This Man has one of the steamiest, most addictive, most satisfyingly hard-earned happily-ever-after I’ve read in ages!"
—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

Credit: D&orfs Photography 2019 
Denise Williams wrote her first book in the second grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a PhD in education, going on to work in higher education. After growing up a military brat around the world and across the country, Denise now lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, son, and two ornery shih tzus who think they own the house.

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Dunni hasn’t seen her high school boyfriend, Obinna, since she left Nigeria to attend college in America. Before their devastating separation, they vowed to find their way back to each other one day.

Twelve years later, and their vow is a thing of the past. Dunni works as a geneticist in Seattle and is engaged to a man she doesn’t love but one her parents approve of. Her future is laid out for her, and everything is going according to plan until she returns to Nigeria for a friend’s wedding and runs into Obinna. The shy, awkward boy she loved as a teenager is now a sophisticated, confident man. Things have changed, but there’s still an undeniable connection between them.

As they rediscover each other, their days filled with desire and passion, Dunni is reminded of the beautiful future she once planned with Obinna. But when devastating secrets are revealed and the reckless actions of their past bring new challenges, she’s left questioning everything, including if the love that consumed her as a teenager is still worth holding on to. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

“A sumptuous. evocative and heartfelt second-chance romance. Jane Igharo writes beautifully, and you can't help but be immersed in the romance, the culture and the richly-drawn setting of Lagos, Nigeria, and root for Obinna and Dunni as they find their way to each other.”
—Lauren Ho, author of Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic and Last Tang Standing

Credit: Borada Photography
Jane Abieyuwa Igharo was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve. She has a journalism degree from the University of Toronto and works as a communications specialist and voice over actress in Ontario, Canada. She writes about strong, audacious, beautifully flawed Nigerian women much like the ones in her life.

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Toni Laliberte said...

My favorite thing about fall is making my favorite soups and stews, for my family and friends. My favorite is stuffed pepper soup. It's delicious!

dstoutholcomb said...

I love college football, boots, sweaters, fall colors, crisp apples, cooler weather, bonfires, and my birthday.

Mary C said...

I enjoy the fall foliage and cooler weather.

Mary Preston said...

I love the autumn colors.

holdenj said...

I love the cooler temps and watching the leaves change.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I love the leaves. Especially the smell of the leaves. After the rain or crunching underfoot.

diannekc said...

I love the cooler weather and the leaves turning color.

bn100 said...

cooler weather

Linda Kish said...

My favorite thing is the weather gets cooler (still waiting).

Lelandlee said...

Love the cooler weather

Xia Lee said...

The cooler weather