Love Lessons by Terren Grimble

love lessonsLove is a tricky thing.  We confuse love with loyalty, lust and many different things.  There are many different things that we can call love but are we truly in love or is it just a feeling of comfort?

Stacey Jackson is a woman who is not looking for love.  She is a beautiful person both inside and out.  She has been in a few relationships in her short life but she is currently in a steady relationship with Patrick but has had her eye on Ronnie since she stepped on campus the first day of her freshman year at Howard University.

Patrick Smith is on the basketball team at Howard University and thinks that he is God’s gift to everyone especially the women.  He has captured the heart of Stacey and he thinks that he is big man on campus but with his attitude he is slowly but surely becoming the low man on the totem pole and doesn’t even realize it.

Ronnie Morgan is the man who ALL the women on campus want but he doesn’t want to them.  Ronnie is interested in his music plus playing basketball, but there is one certain woman that he has his eye on that no one can compare to.

Love Lessons is a dramatic romance novel with all the qualities of a Lifetime movie in it.  You have the drama, suspense, emotional ups and downs and the interaction with the characters that keep you interested in the novel all the way through to the end.  Grimble did an excellent job with the story line with keeping you involved and engrossed and wanting more.  I enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more from her in the future.

Love Lessons is available for purchase through (paperback and Kindle), (Paperback only) and the authors website:

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Madada Publishing (December 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974242306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974242309
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 8.6 inches

Wounded by Ben Burgess Jr.

WoundedHurt people hurt people is a phrase used regarding people who have been hurt in life by someone who they cared for and in turn they hurt people who care for them.  It is an ongoing cycle because of their previous hurt and most times they don’t even realize that they are purposely hurting people or why they are hurting them.  This type of destructive behavior happens more often than not but the real question is can it be stopped or do they WANT to stop it?

Samantha Miller from as early as she could remember has had horrible memories of abuse in her life.  Sam’s mother was a junkie and would pimp her out for a fix to any and every man who would help her.  It is no wonder that Samantha has commitment issues and issues with men in general, but because of her earlier years this has also made her put up a wall so high that only her two friends Silka and Jamie and ever get through to her.  Adding to her disdain for men, Samantha is a dancer so she really see men as nothing individuals.  Using her stage name Isis, her main goal is to convert as many women who are straddling the fence as she can and leave them broken and wanting more.  That is until Sasha started working at the club and she sets out on her newest conquest only to be thrown for a loop.  Will this cycle of hurt continue on or will “Isis” be stopped in her tracks and converted into a new woman?

Wounded is a story dealing with today’s issues ~ child sexual abuse, rape, sexual discovery, gay bashing and general gender discrimination.  Life is hard enough just LIVING without having additional issues to boot and this book takes you through some of the issues that are ongoing in today’s society that once was hidden but have come to the forefront.  I applaud Burgess for writing this type of book, it is not easy to write a book about something that you don’t have first hand experience with but is a touchy subject.  I enjoyed this story it sends you through a variety of emotions and that is one of the things that I look for in a drama novel.  The characters make you feel like you are experiencing what they are going through or have been through.  I look forward to more works from Burgess in the future!

Wounded can be purchased through (paperback and Kindle),, (paperback and Nook) and the authors website:

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Ben Burgess Jr. (April 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988374528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988374522
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches

Heart and Soul (Book 2 Heart Series) by Carla Terrell

heart and soulIt is hard to distinguish between what the heart wants and what is good for the heart, it sometimes feels like it is the same thing.  The main thing is trying to figure out if it is two different things which one should you go with and will you be happy with your decision.  These are some of the things going on in Heart and Soul book number two in The Heart series, good bad or indifferent, we will see if the heart really does win.

Carson and Seprah King are newlyweds and in total bliss!  They are enjoying their honeymoon with each other when Carson breaks it to his brand new wife that he is going to follow his calling and go into evangelism.  This doesn’t please Seprah but she loves her husband and will let him go with his following, even if it does mean that he has to be away from home frequently.  Carson loves his wife with his everything but his love of the Lord is outweighing everything else right now.  Will this new marriage be able to stand the distance or will Carson have to make one of the hardest decisions of his life?

Laramie King is still single and trying to get over his love that he had for Seprah so he is actively dating MANY women, including her sister Lonnie.  When the word gets out that criminal Cornell Hobbs has escaped, Carson entrusts Seprah into Laramie’s care.  Is this a wise decision considering Laramie’s feelings for Seprah?  Has Laramie totally gotten over his feelings because his brother and Seprah has gotten married and she is “off-limits?”  Should Carson be concerned about Laramie or should he trust him as being his brother’s keeper and watching over his wife as asked?

Heart and Soul is a book of love and life decisions.  It makes you realize that you can think with your head but ultimately don’t we really make most of our life decisions with our hearts?  The characters in this book play very well off of each other, you are reading this book like you are watching a movie and you sometimes find yourself talking to the book asking questions or telling the characters what they should or what you WOULD do.  I love the way that Terrell makes you feel when reading this book, this is any of us on any given day in any relationship.  I love the realness of this read.  I absolutely look forward to reading more from Terrell.

Heart and Soul is available for purchase through (Paperback and Kindle), (Paperback only) and the author’s website:

  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carla Terrell (April 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled