An Ames woman in love is a precarious place to be; however, Jada Channing falls in love with Aaron McKensie, a wealthy and gorgeous man she met at a recreation center where she volunteered during college. One night of passionate lovemaking results in a pregnancy, and her life takes a dramatic turn. She and Aaron plan to get married and raise their baby together, but his father interrupts their plan to be a family. Three years later, Jada and Aaron see each other again at a party in Atlanta and the sparks fly, but Jada has a secret. They have a son. A son that Aaron believed to have been aborted. Once she makes the decision to tell Aaron about their son, she fears he will take him away from her. He has another idea in mind, though. He wants to be a family.
I truly enjoyed this story. This was not your typical happily-ever-after read in which everything goes perfectly right. Jada and Aaron were in love with each other, but they also endured many obstacles such as stereotypes and racism. Jada also had trust issues with men because of the reputation of Ames women falling in love with unavailable men and being abandoned by them. For years, her grandmother had instilled this fear in her and, therefore, caused her not too fully trust men. I frowned upon this because Jada just could not enjoy a good thing.
I really liked her best friend, Shae, because she always encouraged Jada no matter what. I loved Aaron’s mom because she accepted Jada and her son. She didn’t look down on her or make her feel less than a woman. I truly despised Aaron’s father because he felt that money took care of everything and he thought Jada was a gold digger. He could not see that his actions were truly hurtful to not only Jada but also to his son.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to others because it was very moving and imparted powerful messages throughout.
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