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Monday, June 11, 2012

The Guilt Trip

This is the first book I've read by this author, and I was very pleasantly surprised!    I didn't realize until I was finished, that this is the second book in the series.

At first, though intrigued by the book's plot, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this story. It started out a bit slow for me and as I began reading, I thought it would end up being overly predictable. The author managed to toss in a few twists and turns along the way that grabbed my attention and kept me reading.

Talise Reed, learns a hard lesson about giving too much of herself away. "Ace" Jamison is a tall, dark and handsome pretty boy, with a string of broken relationships and jilted, used, women.   As Talise is processing the fact that her "baby daddy" has gone MIA, she unexpectedly finds support in the least likely places.

By the middle of the book, I was hooked and enjoyed this story right up until the end.  The suspense and tension increased, and I found myself reading faster to see what would happen.  The author provides a diverse array of characters, and I found myself wanting a Grandma BB!  

I am looking forward to the next book in this series (Free From Guilt) - I can't wait to find out what happens with this family.

Read an excerpt here


Aaron Jamieson is living a carefree life. He’s good-looking, respectable when he’s in the mood, but his weakness is women. When a woman tries to ambush him with a pregnancy, he takes off in the other direction. Responsibility as an option is something he learned from his absentee father. Talise Rogers has a bright future ahead of her. She’s pretty and has no problem catching a man’s eye, which is exactly what she does with Ace. Their chemistry is undeniable and their passion explosive. Trapping Ace is the furthest thing from Talise’s mind, when she learns she is pregnant. She is determined to be a good parent. When Ace rejects her she lets him know, “I want nothing from you Ace, not even your name,” and she means it. But Ace’s big brother and cousins don’t plan to let the child who represents the twelfth generation descendant of a royal African tribe leave the fold. Whether Ace decides to accept his responsibility or not, his family embraces Talise and baby. As for Ace, they turn him over to the LORD. How long will he be able to endure the guilt trip he’s experiencing because of his choices’ What will it take for him to accept responsibility and turn from the going down the same path as his father?

Thank you to Janis at Moody Publishers for the free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.

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