Frienemies by Janie De Coster

frienemiesIn these times, words have different meanings than what they used to have.  You can not use certain words with everyone because everyone is not deserving of the pure  definition.  Take the word friend, it used to mean something if you were called a friend.  It meant that another person trusted you enough to consider you like you were a part of their family.  With the way that society is now with everyone for themselves, the word friend is thrown around so loosely that you might as well be a stranger.  For that very reason, you have to choose your words and friends wisely or you might just end up with someone who you would consider an enemy rather than a friend.

Natasha is a beautiful, single, successful woman.  She should be every man’s dream but she seems to be striking out in the love department.  Just when she feels all hope is lost she meets Derrick Perkins.  He is a smooth brotha, easy on the eyes and Natasha is very attracted to Derrick.  Things look like they are going good between Natasha and Derrick.  Could Derrick be the one for Natasha?  Will this be her forever guy or is he going to be another one that got away?

Sloan is a very successful Marketing Director at Emerson & Stuckey.  He has worked there for years and his future is looking very bright.  Sloan just happens to works in the same office as Natasha.  Sloan and Natasha are best friends, have been since childhood.  They tell each other everything.  Sloan is protective over Natasha like she is over him and they will be friends to the end.  When Essence starts working there with them she takes a liking to Sloan.  Will this bring Sloan back to life or will he revert back to his old ways?  Is it possible to find love with Essence or will he just be alone?

Freinemies is a novel about love and trust.  The characters blend so well together that  you are engrossed in the book from the first page.  They make you want to grab and shake some of the characters and some you want to give a hug to.  De Coster captures you from early on in the novel and keeps you there until the end wishing and wanting to know more.  I look forward to reading more from this author.  Congratulations Janie on another successful novel!

  • File Size: 2426 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (January 22, 2019)
  • Publication Date: January 22, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07N1954FN
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported 
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled 

Espresso Served With Love by Sharon Blount

espresso served with loveTwo things in the world are intense ~ love and coffee.  Love is something that everyone is looking for or if they already have it they want, no they need to keep it!  Love is an addiction, just like coffee.  Those who love coffee really love and they love what they love and are hard pressed to try something different.  I know you don’t see the similarity in these two things but love and coffee are both drugs, so to speak.  Everyone wants them, once they get them it is hard to kick it.  The good thing is when you get the love that you deserve it is soothing like a good cup of coffee and it makes you happy.

Avery Greenlace works at her family business Coffee Brat Brewery where she is basically running the place.  Her parents are in charge of the actual business but Avery is the one who does everything from finding new coffee beans to naming the newest brews at their multiple locations.  Avery is one of three Greenlace heirs but she is the most vested in the Brewery.  While Avery is content she is not happy, she really wants her own happiness and that doesn’t include Coffee Brat Brewery.  That is not where her heart is, but who can get her to follow her heart?  Will she follow her heart or go with the usual program?

Mykal Collier is a hometown hero.  He started in Java City, went to college then into the NBA where he was successful.  Mykal was happy in the NBA with all the fame and fortune, or so he thought.  Mykal was struggling with events that had happened in his life and that caused him to rethink life.  Returning to Java City, Mykal has an agenda.  He is coming back to be with his loved ones and to follow through on his dream.  The question is will everything that he loves be successful or with he be chasing ghosts for the rest of his life.

Espresso Served With Love is a book about hope and faith.  Blount is writing about redemption and the way that this is written makes you root for the underdog and the underdog is YOU!  She is showing that life affects everyone and it is about how you go about getting your happiness that will make you successful.  The book could be me, you  or anyone that we might know.  This book is very relatable and for a freshman novel Blount has hit the nail on the head.  I look forward to many more novels from this independent author, she has stories in her heart.  Congratulations on your first of many novels!

Espresso Served With Love is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle edition only).

  • File Size: 1525 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sharon Blount (November 6, 2018)
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07JQDV7KT
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported 
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled