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Worth Waiting For [Kindle Edition]

Delaney Diamond
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99

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Book Description

Julia Newman doesn’t have time for love. Been there, done that, and she’s got the scars to prove it. Instead, she’s focused on her career. For the past few years, she has been living the life she wants. She drives a silver Mercedes, just purchased a four bedroom house in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, and she’s on her way to becoming the youngest female partner in the history of the venture capitalist firm where she works. Life couldn’t be better. Or so she thought.

Frederico “Freddie” Mendoza is the owner of Mendoza Construction. He hasn’t given up on love, but he is fed up with women who are fascinated by the fantasy of being with a blue collar man and then relegate him to a certain part of their lives. His newest customer, Julia Newman, is the kind of woman he’s decided he’ll avoid from now on. He needs to work on expanding his business. Besides, she’s not his type. Or so he thought.

This is a sweet romance.

Product Details

  • File Size: 172 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Astraea Press (October 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WO86NW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Lives Up to the Title October 26, 2011
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Lately, I've been searching (mostly in vain) for a sweet inter-racial romance that was not erotica or an inspirational love story. I wanted something that had a plot, characters I could sink my teeth into and that little extra something to capture my imagination. While, Delaney Diamond's "Worth the Wait" doesn't hit the ball out the park completely, it is the solid read that I was looking for.

Julia Newman is a successful, 35 year old venture capitalist living in Atlanta. She is smart, attractive, wealthy and well educated. She is also alone. Julia hasn't been in a relationship for years. After being hurt by a past lover, she has poured herself into her work and shifted her focus from romance to career. Imagine her shock when for the first time in years, she meets a man that she has an instant spark with. That man happens to be her slightly younger, Puerto Rican contractor Frederico Mendoza.

Freddie Mendoza feels an instant attraction to his latest client, Julia Newman. But she is an uptown professional. He's been burned in the past when he's tried to cross the barrier of class and he isn't interested in being another professional woman's blue collar fantasy. But there is something about Julia that he is drawn to. He can't shake the feeling and after a few false starts neither can she.

I liked and respected both of these characters. I understood why they were drawn to each other and why they were initially resistant to pursue the relationship. Julia's aloof and cool exterior hid a vulnerable, lonely soul with a loving and giving heart. Freddie was a sweet, kind, handsome man who was gun shy, but ultimately knew what he wanted. And while he had patience with Julia, he wasn't a cardboard cut-out that didn't call her out when he needed to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Eh March 12, 2013
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I would give this book 2 and ½ stars if I could because it is really not a terrible book. Trite? Maybe. Cliche? Probably. But not awful. First off, in the author's defense, this is a simple short book intended to be an easy romantic read so I'm not going to complain about the length of the book or lack of details. My issue is that the writer never convinces me to care about the main characters. I didn't care if they got together, didn't care about their pasts, I didn't care if an asteroid descended from heaven and destroyed them both. In fact the latter would have probably made for a better ending! The plot is simple and contrived enough, Julie has trouble trusting men because of a previously painful relationship, while Freddie is tired of women taking advantage of him but never taking him seriously because of his occupation. Ok. We can work with that. But the issue is that this is supposed to be a love story and their aint no love in this book! She's hot and likes his body, he's hot and like hers. They practically screw each other on their first date and then again on their second date and from that we are supposed to believe that they are in love and that they should be together indefinitely. Give me a break. The author has potential, but lacks the subtlety and delicacy necessary to write a real love story so instead she plays down the sex and produces a PG-13 version of her usually risqué material. Yawn.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special October 26, 2011
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This book was just ok..The main character Julia is a successful woman focused on her career to suppress her pain of a broken heart. The (hero) Freddie is a a struggling construction company owner that also has had heartbreak, they are attracted to each other but want to avoid heartbreak. The story is typical but it had potential to be really funny with her father and his dating life. The author did two things I didn't really like, (1) she introduced the father and his dating life and Julia building the apt in the basement for him but there is no resolution or reaction to the completion, and (2) there was no closure at the end of the book. It was an okay story that had potential but was really a let down and not really page turning. I was more interested in the dad then the main characters...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring February 26, 2013
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I found this book rather boring due to the many hangups that Julia had I feel that if you like someone then you like someone. Frederico should have had more confidenece in himself he was a nice looking man making a honest living. I wanted him to be more forceful not to imtimdate but to take charge of this relationship a little bit sooner.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet read December 28, 2011
By str8Kim
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a sweet quickie. The story was good, and kept me interested, and Julia and Freddie had some powerful chemisty. This is a "sweet romance" so there are no love scenes in this one, so please don't be disappointed when it is finished and they are missing from the story. I did like the relationship between Julia and her dad, but wish there was some type of conclusion with the building of his apartment since that was a huge chunk of the story. It would have been nice to read about his reaction to it. Overall I think the author is talented, and if your looking for a fast quick read this one is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars let go June 24, 2014
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Goodread dealing with the feeling of rejection. Enjoyable read character evolution progress smoothly. I would recommend for others to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great February 15, 2014
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This book was great . It showed the true meaning of what love should be about and love should bloom.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ
I love it!
Published 3 days ago by Shaquida Booker
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
Worth Waiting For was good. Just we've been hurt and disillusioned does not mean that there is someone worth the wait.
Published 10 months ago by Eunice G Rambo
5.0 out of 5 stars "...a sweet romance that I took great pleasure in reading from start...
After narrowly escaping a disastrous relationship a few years back, Julia Newman's sole focus in life has been on advancement in her career. Read more
Published 14 months ago by MNix
4.0 out of 5 stars Love is always worth the wait.
I enjoyed the book all the way up towards the end, I did not like the ending. I felt there could have been more, the book seemed to just end. When will the remaining series follow?
Published 15 months ago by L.A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Waiting For
Interesting in an odd sort of way. To me this is something a young teen or pre-adult might get interested in to start reading romance novels.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars You HAVE to read their first kiss...
I highly enjoyed this book. It starts out as just another day in the heroine's life; she needs a contractor to renovate her basement and a sexy Freddie shows up on her doorstep. Read more
Published 23 months ago by K. Chase
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!!!
This book was a sweet short story.The things I liked was that it was well written,had a plot, and was not JUST about sex it was a romance story. Read more
Published on April 29, 2012 by Crystal Burns
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but to Short
The book started and held for being good but it needed about another 50 pages to complete the full story because it would have been excellent I believe.
Published on December 7, 2011 by N. Butler
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