LILAC - D Camille
Sable SiStars Publishing
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: The Heirs Series continues with the story of Lilac Jackson, daughter of Sean and Lily Jackson, and an heir to the Black Diamond Legacy. The heirs of the Black Diamonds are committed to “protecting those who can not protect themselves”. Lilac, a brilliant young scientist, has fallen in love with Garrett Porter, an equally brilliant owner of a successful tech company. When they meet, he has no clue about Lilac’s skills as a 21st Century warrior or her family background. Some of the most entertaining scenes involve Garrett gradually being introduced to the eclectic and complex personalities who compose Lilac’s expansive family. On the other hand, Garrett’s family history is notable in its on right. He is a scion of Elijah and Sallie Madison, the protagonists of WHEN ELIJAH MET SALLIE, The Fall Black in Love Series. I suggest you read this stand-alone to acquaint yourself with Garrett’s accomplished ancestors.
The storyline is centered around Lilac and Garretts’ love journey, and the forces who are determined to destroy them by any means necessary. For all the romantics, let me assure you that their love journey is paved with many steamy and sensuous episodes that will appeal to your romantic sensibilities. Lilac and Garrett are in love, and they talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk. You’ll get that when you read the book. Because of who Lilac is, the vendetta against her goes back to an incident in time that involved her mother, aunt, father, and the Black Diamonds. You will find that story in MASTERS OF ILLUSIONS (Book #2). While Lilac exposes Garrett to her world, his business is threatened by the same maniacal people who are after Lilac. Get ready to experience another dangerous mission with Lilac and the Heirs as they once again “handle business”. As in all of D Camille’s stories, she never fails to take us to school. In LILAC, you will learn about Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, her immortalized cells, and how her story connects with this story. Kudos, once again, to prolific author, D Camille for this incredible connection that links fact to fiction. It’s a noteworthy teaching moment.
The side characters are mostly comprised of the Black Diamonds, the Heirs, some of the characters from The Uncut Series, and Garretts’ family. I love a story with villains, and the bad guys in this story are bad-to-the-bone. I would be remiss if I did not mention two of the best scenes, in my opinion, in the book. They involve Benjamin Rucker, the male and female versions. No spoilers. If you are a follower, then you are in for a treat. Get ready! There is also a great HEA.
LILAC, the sixth book of The Heirs Series is compelling, entertaining, and quite engaging. I recommend it for your reading pleasure. However, if you are a newbie to this series or any of the Black Diamond Series’ books, then I recommend that you start at the beginning with BLACK MAGIC, (Book #1), and read your way to this book. D Camille’s series are solidly connected, well-developed, and well worth your time.
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