Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
- Read an installment of a series.
- Share your review/recommendation below.
- Include the title, author and series name.
"Never mattered that he was one of the wealthiest men in the state and a lawyer to boot, and she a simple whore. Mutual pleasure and passion was their only concern." ~ pg. 6
My Series Sunday pick is Destiny's Surrender, the second book in the Destiny series by Beverly Jenkins. Andrew Yates is ready to stop sowing oats and start a family. But one last passionate romp with mistress/whore Wilhelmina "Billie" Wells turns into more. Just when Drew finds a respectable candidate for wife, Billie shows up at Destiny Ranch with a one-year-old in her arms claiming Drew is the father. Billie doesn't want scandal or Drew's wealth; she is simply seeking a safe haven for their son. Literally moments later, she is saying "I do" in a marriage ceremony. The rest of the book shows how their marriage of convenience may or may not become the sexy passionate relationship they once shared.
The book begins with an explosive orgasmic first line. From there, I was waiting for the conflict to be resolved, then looked forward to the happy times, then feared the storm I knew was inevitably coming, only to be happy again for the ending. Beverly Jenkins has a way of telling a historical romance story that takes your mind off the present and transports you to the past (year 1885 in this instance). Even though it is fiction, there are historical tidbits sprinkled throughout the pages. In Destiny's Surrender, the tale of Queen Calafia was told. Where else can you read a book for leisure and education? I'll wait...
I stand by my original statement that Beverly Jenkins' books are like a hot soul food Sunday dinner for my soul. I really enjoyed Drew and Billie's story and am looking forward to the next installment of the Destiny series which will feature Noah and a lady pirate. If you are unfamiliar with Beverly Jenkins and want to learn more about this NAACP Image Award Nominee, visit www.beverlyjenkins.net
Title: Destiny's Surrender
Author: Beverly Jenkins
Published: September 2013