Have you ever read a book with characters whom you detested during the first page turns and their ostentatious behaviors?

Here’s the thing, a book that has me speaking in tongues and yelling at my kindle, this my friends, is good. Or at the very least, the book held my full attention…

Number one on that list is a series I read last week by a new-to-me author. The Paradox Effect Vols 1-3 by K. Gibson.

The novels were like a rollercoaster ride down a steep hill while holding your wig and glasses. The story featured a rudely handsome guy named Adonis, a kingpin in the illegal weapons industry. He met one of his cousin’s classmates and decided he would go after her, then he didn’t want her, and repeat three times.

Adonis vacillated more times than a serial cheating husband trying to convince his wife he wouldn’t cheat again for the fifth time. Sage did not give a fuck and had no qualms about fighting a grown man or woman if crossed. Together they were a formidable couple in both their physical presence and mental agility.

Each journal entry to the finale kept me riveted in the way the story rumbled down the path of enjoyment. You will be upset, feel anger, sadness, you’ll laugh quite a few times, and, in the end, you’ll have to decide how you consider this story. The stories, in my opinion, were really good.

The second book to make this list also had me chomping at the bit with mischievous thoughts. Just a suggestion-read Blackbirds first.

Lily Java made this list with two very stubborn men and the fascinating women they chose to love. Ethan’s Choice: Blank Pages I and Serena’s Vow: Blank Pages II. In this two-book series, readers got the chance to meet Elliot Vance’s parents and the story behind the man from Blackbirds.

In the first story, Elliot’s parents met, fell in love, and then Ethan’s choice occurred. Before that, the full story about Ethan’s dad Theo and his uncle revealed a lot of volatile acts shroud this story. Ethan’s relationship with his brother Jerry and later his idealistic views about his life with Serena flourished in this version.

In the second book, the author captured Serena’s side of the story and co-mingled it with Elliot and Ethan’s account. Both stories in this series had me espousing offensive language that even made me blush. The tale was loving, highly sensual, and entertained with an emotional story worth reading over and again.

In the end, the story encapsulated the family’s journey with a fantastic ending for now. The author eluded to Little Laura getting a novel next year, and each top-notched tales always magnificently told. The narrative featured the 40s+ aged couples as the principal characters in a marvelous romantic love story.

The third novel added more fuel to my aggravation fires in a refreshing way. Take a Knee by Cheryl Barton was one of the most aggravating and enchanting stories I’ve read in a few days.

Kenrick Wilson was a professional football player in a nine-year relationship with his girlfriend and mother of their three children. Justine Banks was his dedicated lover and top supporter. After sustaining an injury on the field that threatened his career, the couple’s rapport changed.

Then relationship problems turned into a powder keg of situations with connections to whatever created his commitment-phobic issues. Too many times I screamed at Kendrick asking him what challenges he’d hidden beneath the surface.

The novel gave me slight ireful times, and exciting moments of joy during the tale, overall. The story was a tremendous contemporary love story.

Sistah Girls Book Club



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