A LOVE OF MY OWN - Sheryl Lister
Harlequin Kimani Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Author Sheryl Lister creates some of the best family Contemporary Romance series today. The Grays of Los Angeles was, without a doubt, a memorable and well-written series. A LOVE OF MY OWN introduces the Hunters of Sacramento, whom we first met in STILL LOVING YOU, Malcolm Gray’s story. A LOVE OF MY OWN features Lorenzo Hunter, a Civil Engineer in the family construction business, and Desiree Scott, an entrepreneur who owns a thriving bath and body store.
Both Lorenzo and Desiree are doing well in their business ventures, but it’s their personal lives that are in need of some TLC. Neither of them has been lucky in the love department. Lorenzo experienced a super bad situation with his last girlfriend that causes him to be wary of helping ladies in distress. However, he can not resist Desiree when he sees her sitting alone crying. No spoilers, but the chemistry between these two is just too strong to deny. I love reading Sheryl Lister’s stories because she always incorporates a life issue into the storyline that gives her stories a realistic touch. In this story Desiree’s mother is experiencing the onslaught of Alzheimer’s disease. Kudos to the author for successfully handling this serious subject matter.
The side characters are involved on many different levels. Lorenzo’s cousin and business partner, Cedric and his sister, Alisha give advice and support. However, Desiree’s sisters are at the opposite end of that spectrum. “Back-stabbing” Melanie and “petty” Patrice are so antagonistic that you want to back hand both of them. Great characterization! I also must mention the Boney James’ song that our couple enjoyed so much. Nice touch. I’ll let you discover which one it is when you read the story. The HEA is wonderful!
I enjoyed this introductory story to the Hunters of Sacramento. Once again, prolific author, Sheryl Lister has created an entertaining and engaging family series. I can’t wait to see who’s next. In the meantime, grab a copy of A LOVE OF MY OWN and enjoy.
4th June 2019 | firstname.lastname@example.org