The story was nice and sweet. Let me say this upfront… If you’re looking for a lot of romance and rumpled sheets, this story will not help you with that need. But it is a sweet love story about a young couple finding themselves in an untenable situation as youths and the consequences of their actions as young adults. This story is about what lead them to the place they resided, and what’s next for them.
When Harlem became pregnant with Tage’s baby as a teenager, she did not expect him to react in the manner in which he behaved. He went away to college as he was being told by his father and to forget about his child and his young lover. Although Harlem had the support of her family with childcare assistance and her friend Charlie to be her sounding board, she was bitter about the way Tage treated her. Now fast forward a few years later… Tage had decided he wanted his girl back and to be in both their lives, I was happy and sad. Happy because he was finally acting like a man, and sad because it took him so long to respond to his child.
Harlem’s behavior was a bit youngish throughout the story. I hoped she would have progressed more in her growth as a woman. The story was a nice easy read. The connection between Harlem and Tage was evident in the story. The flow of the story was smooth most of the time, there were only a few mild bumps in the flow. Tage was more mature and carried his story much better. Moreover, Charlie helped to keep Harlem in check with sound advice and tid bits of helpful suggestion to keep Harlem from getting all in her head. The lack of intimacy was okay with me as the couple did not seem to be on the same pages during large portions of the story. A sexual act in that vein would have been disingenuous. The story was a nice sweet read.. 4.0 Stars.. You should try this one….
Carolyn M. Jackson
Book Binge Reviewer