Did you know that there is not a independent bookstore in Snellville? One Saturday, I escaped the kids and was headed to Barnes and Noble. I saw so many books that I wanted, but as I was browsing the shelves, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay Barnes and Nobles prices. I walked out empty handed, sat in the car and googled “Independent Bookstores Snellville”. Plenty of bookstores came up, none in Snellville. I would have to drive to Lawrenceville or Lilburn if I wanted to find an Indie bookstore, so I did. Those cities aren’t that far, just the next towns over. I started thinking out loud. What about all the people who don’t want to drive to the next town? What about the people who don’t even want to fight the bumper to bumper traffic on Scenic Hwy? What if there was a bookstore that could come to those people? Literally like a light bulb the idea unfolded. I arrived home and just toppled out. “Did you know there isn’t a Indie Bookstore in Snellville?” My Husband already saw where this was leading. He’s used to my impulses, whims and might I add, brilliant ideas. “I’m opening a Bookstore”. This is how Wanderlust came to be. Not all those who wander are lost, some of us like to wander.
Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer, who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award-winning literary author who, to everyone’s surprise, shows up in New York.
When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their past buried traumas but the eyebrows of New York’s Black literati. What no one knows is that twenty years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. They may be pretending that everything is fine now, but they can’t deny their chemistry – or the fact that they’ve been secretly writing to each other in their books ever since.
Over the next seven days in the middle of a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect, but Eva’s not sure how she can trust the man who broke her heart, and she needs to get him out of New York so that her life can return to normal. But before Shane disappears again, there are a few questions she needs answered…
With its keen observations of Black life and the condition of modern motherhood, as well as the consequences of motherless-ness, Seven Days in June is by turns humorous, warm and deeply sensual.
When I picked up this book, I was looking for a light read. It had been a while since I had picked up a romance book. It gave me a Lifetime feel at times. It’s a very back-and-forth, complicated romance; I think I was expecting more of a Hallmark feel. I also thought that there were more bickering and petty arguments than romance. This book is for you if you’re looking for a complicated romance book.