Title: Caramel Surprise
I really enjoyed this one - fun, cute, fluffy, but still realistic and with a strong female lead.
The writing is also excellent - although, in places it was clear that the author needs a good proof-reader. Still, Ja'Nese Dixon is an indie author, and proof-readers don't come cheap!
I also liked the inclusion of a queer side-character, though the other character's reactions to her are sometimes a little... strained? Perhaps if this book was longer it would feel more developed.
Also could've done without the 'I have no romantic partner therefore I am sad' vibes emanating from our main action, but then, this is a romance book. *shrugs*
Things to be aware of potentially-distressing-content-wise: people threatening each other with guns, break-ins, being a lone woman with a possible intruder in the building.
I found the whole 'I carry a gun in my bag' thing weird. But then, guns are so not a part of British culture. I was also raised by hippies.
Sandi, our heroine, is beautiful, successful, and suitably complex. Honestly, she's fab.
The characters here are really vivid: so vivid that I mentally fan-cast Essence Atkins as Sandra, and Mehcad Brooks as Bruce.
All around? An awesome little story.
This book is also #ownvoices for black rep.
(This review is a slightly altered version of one which first appeared on my account on Amazon UK.)
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