Book Review A Brooklyn Love Affair

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12184964_1681813658730541_4203379239633232016_oTitle: A Brooklyn Love Affair: Vixen and Gino’s Story

Author: Tya Marie

Genre: African-American urban fiction

Rating: A

Vixen Williams has always been known as a woman of many faces. The fiercely devoted one she uses for her best friend, the one of a lover and confidant to her fiancé, and the real one she keeps reserved for looking in the mirror and battling her inner demons. Life is fairly normal for Vixen until her verbally abusive mother reenters her life, dredging up traumatic childhood memories, and bringing a handsome stranger into the mix with her devious antics causing Vixen to reprise her role as caregiver and bread winner.

Gino Romano is infamous for many reasons: his notoriety for being one of the youngest king pins in New York City, the cold manner in which he handles business, and the notable political ties he’s managed to create along the way through “profit sharing.” However, the most prominent thing he is known for is the ice fortress he has built around his heart. Because of his past, Gino keeps women at an arms length, believing it hard to find one who could accept the scarred past he comes with. Until he lays eyes on Vixen.

Brought together for all the wrong reasons, Vixen and Gino find a common ground that not only develops into a budding friendship, but sparks a love affair. From the moment they become one they must fight to protect their love from those who plan to destroy it by any means necessary, one of which being the very reason Vixen ran away from home ten years ago in the dead of night.

Will the forces determined to see Gino and Vixen destroyed win? Or will their love prevail?

Set in a spicy Brooklyn backdrop, A Brooklyn Love Affair brings to life pain, forgiveness, and the never ending possibility of finding love.

 

Loved this story. Vixen and Gino are such an interesting couple. Vixen went through soooooooooooo much, and she’s very strong. I loved her from the start, and I wanted the best fo her. Gino was great too, and I liked how he really wanted to be there for Vixen.

I felt sorry they had so many hardships to go through though! Like they hadn’t been hurt enough in the past, their relationship was threatened almost as soon as it started too. Dying to read part two now. A book with many layers, made me sad and happy at the same time.

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