HUES - Anita Davis
REVIEWER: Shirley Fleming | RATING: B+
REVIEW: Phaedra Winters better known as supermodel Liv Summers to the world has been keeping a secret for the past ten years. Her flawless beauty and single-minded dedication have made her one of the most famous models to ever walk the runway. In her quest to hide her identity, Phaedra hasn’t had any close relationships with anyone except her assistant and best friend Simone. She is too afraid of being exposed to the ridicule she experienced as a child because of her vitiligo. Her self-imposed privacy works well until her growing attraction to world-renowned photographer Parker Anderson heats up. When her secret is revealed, Phaedra’s worst nightmare comes true and she is forced to deal with her reality.
Phaedra aka Liv is still carrying around deep-rooted scars she endured as a child at the hands of others. Despite encouragement from family and friends to reveal her true self, she is still fearful of rejection from the very people who made her famous. Parker Anderson is a famous photographer who can get any model for his annual shoot except the one he really wants. Parker is very passionate about his work and wants the most celebrated model to display it.
HUES is a very interesting and enjoyable read. It delves into a subject matter that so many people are dealing with today. Anita Davis did a good job with this storyline. The title embodies the content of the book so it is very apt. The pacing is good. It’s not too fast or too slow. The characters are clearly defined. All of them are unique in their own way. Phaedra’s fear is very tangible in her reaction to revealing any part of her skin below the neck. Parker’s patience is also evident in his pursuit to get closer to Phaedra. The two of them make a good couple but I would like to have seen more passionate interactions between them. But despite that, this book is well-written.
Overall HUES was a good book. I enjoyed it very much. I haven’t read this author’s work before but I look forward to reading more in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. I especially like the little spark towards the end. I hope there will be a story coming soon involving Desmond and Simone.
19th December 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org