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Seven Days in June Kindle Edition
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"Seven Days in June is a slow burn as Shane and Eva attempt to heal old wounds...Through this gripping love story, Williams reckons with family histories and shows the power in rewriting our origin stories."-- "BookPage (starred review)"
"This book is so spicy and romantic, and I just could not stop turning the pages. It's so good."-- "Reese Witherspoon, actress"
"A hugely satisfying romance that is electrifying and alive."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A seductive fantasy: rich friendships, star-crossed lovers, artistic fulfillment."-- "Rumaan Alam, New York Times bestselling author"
"Sparkling with delicious sensuality and an intriguing plot...overlaid with challenging themes of poverty, disability, and childhood trauma that the author fearlessly addresses with grace and tenderness."-- "Shelf Awareness" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty blog industry with Shake Your Beauty. She wrote the bestselling novel The Accidental Diva and penned two YA novels, It Chicks and Sixteen Candles. Tia is currently an Editorial Director at Estée Lauder Companies, and lives with her daughter and husband in Brooklyn.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B08KQ3KS5Y
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (June 1, 2021)
- Publication date : June 1, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 899 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 336 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,561 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So, I’m in the minority on this one, so far. Author, Tia Williams, uses quite a bit of timeline changes while telling this story and none of them are noted. I found it hard to follow and necessary to reread some sections because of that. Each of the seven days are clearly marked and chapters are uniquely titled beyond that. Would it have been so much to note the time/date changes?
Characters are definitely the strong point of “Seven Days In June”. It does take a while to untangle them in the beginning but read carefully and persevere, it’s worth it. My favorite character, by far is Audre, the precocious 12 year old stole my heart and every scene she was in. Despite her difficult upbringing, she’s a resilient, amazing kid. You’re gonna love her. Eva, her mom, Shane - they all took a lot longer to decide on; well, not mom...
Dialogue is good, mixed with e-mail and texts and all of it is loaded with foul language. The sexual scenes are mildly descriptive and there’s no real violence. There are political snipes that I found offensive, especially Shane making a comment that trashes the American flag. More BLM type comments exist that I could have lived without in a fictional book but as this is about two black authors, so be it. The flag comment, however, is an AMERICAN issue and totally inappropriate, IMO.
All things considered, lots to like about this title and a few concerns; how much they matter is up to you📚
Tia Williams wrote a quirky, witty, love story about family trauma, what it means to have an invisible disability, addiction, mental health, foster care, and how people have to give themselves permission to be loved. Eva and Shane, the main characters, are both famous writers (she, for her Twilight style series, and he, for his brooding series) had a brief (one week)teenage romance 15 years earlier, that changed the course of their lives. Eva is the divorced mom to a precocious 12year old daughter Audre, who attends a prep school where she counsels her classmates as if she were a professional therapist. Shane is the elusive darn near reclusive author who disappears from the spotlight but makes a surprise appearance at a local NY speaking engagement, much to the shock of everyone in attendance, including Eva. This is we’re the wild ride begins.
The story shifts from the past to the present, but not in a weird and annoying way. It’s done so that we get the full scope of why Eva and Shane are tragic people, broken people, who are truly unique. I really enjoyed the setting (Trendy NY) and the modern cultural references (music, reality tv, fashion). Overall, it was a true love story.
What I liked:
I loved Audre! She was an amazing character. Her and Eva were an awesome pair - and realistic. Kids now are so far ahead of their time. It was cool to have a young perspective.
I liked that the main character was human. She had an issue and it didn’t contribute or take away form the book - it was just a part of the character.
Also, black romance. Gotta love it. Very well written
What I didn’t like:
I hate when characters act like they can’t send a 2 second text. It is never okay to go missing… when you are riding to the airport you can text, waiting for the plane, text; on the plane you can text, riding to the destination, text; in the hospital waiting, text. It’s not the 1800s. I don’t care what happened, theres 2 seconds in all of that to communicate
My favorite character was Audre, and I'm so glad we got to peek into her story a little and get her point of view. I loved all of the additional characters and was so glad to see Erik and Jenna.
P.S. i would love to read the vampire/love story about Sebastian and Gia!