Welcome to the world created by Kianna Alexander, where she follows the lives of a group of fraternity brothers and sees just how they manage to find happiness in love in their very busy lives with the first book in the Brothers of Theta Delta Theta series. Please read on for my review and an excerpt, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway where you could win a paperback copy of BACK TO YOUR LOVE (US Only). But first
Back to Your Love
Having your life in order, and finally feeling as if you are in control of your own destiny is important to Imani. Now a doctor with her own clinic, she’s overcome tremendous obstacles, personal and professional to get where she is. Of course, her mama still thinks all isn’t as it should be – her baby should be married by now, and when there are grandbabies to love and play with, she’ll know that her daughter is finally settled and one less thing to worry about, much. Now back in her hometown to be a bridesmaid, Imani is just hoping to get through this visit, celebrate, connect with old friends and then return to her own life.
Xavier is successful, driven and eyeing a seat on the City Council. What he didn’t realize until he spotted Imani is that the feelings that he’d had, since high school for her were still there. If only he hadn’t been such a jerk and broken her heart then. But, he’s grown and learned, and she’s never quite left his mind: he’s going to push, cajole, plead and charm his way back into her good graces, and get that second chance.
From the first page, this story drew me in, and the more I learned of Imani’s past and struggles, the more I wanted her to find someone like Xavier: she deserves a truly good and driven man, and he is just that. But, her hesitation is understandable, never really having recovered from that first break-up, and worried that some of her own trials and struggles won’t be easy for her to explain, she’s not ready to jump right in. But everyone, yes EVERYONE thinks (as I do) that these two are perfectly matched: from Imani’s cousin who will do anything to support, push and protect her, to Xavier’s fraternity brothers always ready with advice, problem solving and even a bit of meddling to redirect him.
So many moments in this story brought emotion, conflict, understanding and resolution, both individually and as a couple to these two. And despite Xavier’s very machismo and rather uncharacteristically harsh initial response to the events Imani shared that still burn her with shame and regret, his ability to find empathy and understanding (often with pushes from his friends) brought him to better understand her as the woman she has become, and allowed their connection to strengthen.
A wonderful story of second-chances, understanding, forgiveness and above all, love.
Title: Back to Your Love
Author: Kianna Alexander
Series: Brothers of Theta Delta Theta #1
Genre: African-American, Contemporary Romance, Multi-Cultural, Southern
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: 4 April, 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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First in a mainstream contemporary romance series featuring successful, tight-knit former fraternity brothers from Kianna Alexander.
What would you give for a second chance?
Xavier Whitted has a lot on his plate. As a hardworking businessman, mentor to troubled teens, and aspiring politician in his Southern hometown, the daily demands never let up. A weekend at the beach for his best friend's wedding is exactly what he needs. What he doesn't need is to run into the woman who broke his heart ten years ago.
Imani Grant is more beautiful, confident and intelligent than ever, and their connection is still sizzling. But Imani harbors a secret that could destroy both their blossoming careers. She knows she has to keep her distance, but Xavier is determined to win back her heart--consequences be damned.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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