Seven Days In June by Tia Williams | Book Review

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Seven Days In June by Tia Williams | Book ReviewSeven Days in June by Tia Williams
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 1, 2021
Genres: African American & Black, Fiction, Romance, Women
Pages: 336
Format: eARC, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781538719114
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five-stars

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named A Best Book by USA Today • Harper’s Bazaar • Oprah Daily • PopSugar • Shondaland • The Los Angeles Times • Bustle • Good Housekeeping • PureWow • CBS News • People • BuzzFeed • Reader’s Digest 
Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by CNN • Essence • Travel + Leisure • She Reads • Women.com • Scary Mommy
Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again...
Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award‑winning novelist, who, to everyone's surprise, shows up in New York.
When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that fifteen years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can't deny their chemistry—or the fact that they've been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years.
Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect—but Eva's wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered...
With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy‑as‑hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.

I love when a book makes me feel all shouty and enthused. Seven Days In June by Tia Williams is a beautifully written book that I am so excited to talk about. When I saw Estelle recommend it during the Forever Open House webinar, I knew it would be good. BUT WOW, you guys, just WOW. At some point, I definitely want to buy a copy of this book so it is on my shelf. Also, I can totally see why the waiting list at the library is a mile long to read this book. Although I had a Netgalley copy, I also borrowed a copy from the library as sometimes I like reading the physical book. And yes, I did rush through it so someone else can get a crack at this book.

Seven Days In June follows Eva Mercy and Shane Hall, both Black authors who are very successful in their respective genres. Eva is the author of the Cursed series which is a supernatural erotic series that is extremely popular with a massive fan following. Shane Hall writes literary fiction and his work is much acclaimed. The two met senior year of high school and had quite the week together, but Shane disappeared completely out of Eva’s life. Flash forward fifteen years later. Eva is on a panel and Shane happens to be on the same panel – the air is crackling with tension. Will the two get a second chance at love? You absolutely need to read and find out.

As mentioned, I just loved this book. Eva is a single mom and she’s amazing. She does have chronic pain and the book doesn’t shy away from detailing how much that sucks. Anyways, I think one of the biggest highlights for me was just how wonderful of a mom Eva is. Her daughter Audre is a force to behold. When we first meet Audre, she’s getting in trouble with Eva because she’s providing therapy to her fellow classmates. She’s absolutely an intelligent, thoughtful kid and steals the scene every time she shows up.

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With regards to the relationship between Eva and Shane, wow, would give this a three out of five on the spicy scale. There are such fireworks between the two. Yes, this does consummate. Those scenes are totally not cheesy or awkward to read, by the way. The pain and trauma that Eva and Shane work through and overcome made me root all the harder for them to have their joy and happy ending.

On the whole, Seven Days In June is a master class of a book. Run don’t walk to your local bookstore or library and get your hands on a copy as soon as possible.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. Great review, this books sounds amazing. I’ve added it to my TBR. Thanks!

  2. My library hold is 9 WEEKS. I’m so antsy!

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