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CALIFORNIA LOVE SERIES BOOK 1
Joy Matthews isn’t afraid of risks. She’s quit her Fortune 500 job and enrolled in culinary school, chasing her dream. Joy wants her own couture cake boutique. Pursuing her dream by day, Joy pays the bills working nights at The Hourglass—an exclusive gentlemen’s club catering to patrons who enjoy "a little extra fine on a woman’s frame." Joy’s catching up to her dream when a chance encounter reconnects her with Quinton Daley, a childhood friend. Mutual attraction throws the proverbial wrench in Joy’s relationship-phobic, happily agnostic life. A goal-oriented woman who "doesn’t do men with Bible breath," Joy sees in Quinton a whole lot of what she likes but doesn’t need. Tall, chocolate-skinned, and born-again, Quinton’s Christianity poses a risk even the tenacious Joy isn’t willing to take.
Quinton Daley isn’t fazed. He’s a man of faith who will willingly wait on Joy to come to God…and him. When love and lust heat up, Joy and Quinton face a predicament. Will they indulge? Or abstain? Join this wild mix of custom cakes, a saved, sanctified and sexy man, and an obsessed patron from The Hourglass who’s determined to make Joy’s life a sticky mess. It’s a recipe for a read that’s wickedly witty and delicious.
Publisher: SDH Books
Length: 390 pgs.
Joy has to be one of the funniest characters ever. She's sassy, bold, and very unique. Her struggle with her faith and agnosticism was real because of past tragic experiences. But I'm so glad she eventually opened her heart and let both God and Quinton in! And Quinton? Mmm, mmm, mmm. That's a good man!
This book touched on so many important aspects for people of color and women. It definitely spoke loudly for Black Women. Albeit fiction, thank you for giving voice to so many of our experiences.
This is an exciting and excellent read. Its full of adventure and spiritual truths. It's next level reading for the spiritual romantic. This and the sequel will not disappoint. I could not put it down. Thank you Suzette, you truly bring your characters to life.
Great read! This book touched on a few topics that are not warm and fuzzy. Joy, is a loveable character who had to go through some trials in order to grow and reconnect with her Father. Read. You won't be disappointed.
This is such a beautiful love story... not only between Joy and Que but between mother and daughter, and also between friends. I enjoyed how the story kept me anticipating the next move. It was more than I expected in one novel. Absolutely, loved it!