Genre: Historical Romance
Heat: Medium, Nothing Heavy
Author: Beverly Jenkins
This is first ever book I've read by B. Jenkins and I'm telling you it won't be my last. This whole story worked for me, a Historical Romance where both of the main characters are POC and Teresa just so happens to be a reformed outlaw, like...man...listen, I absolutely adored that.
I liked that Madison was such a well rounded character. The man was a former gambler and now he's a very well off businessman who owns his own bank and was helping fellow blacks with business deals and loan during Jim Crow. He was also chair of a radical group of black people back then that wanted real changes for blacks. You have got to read the book to get more but I loved that Madison was such an involved character.
Now, as far as this romance. Teresa and Madison were perfect. I enjoyed their love and I wasn't sure at first if these two wanted to kill or kiss one another, lols. But the chemistry between them was there, oh boy was it there. But with Teresa being an outlaw and Madison making sure she didn't take advantage of this mother (who sponsored Teresa when she was released from prison), this made for a much delightfully funny read. The side characters were a great add in as well, especially Madison's mother Mrs. Nance. Should I ever get married, I want my mother-in-law to be like her.
Teresa just wants to finish her time with Mrs. Nance and get back home to her family. Falling for Madison is not part of the plan. As far as Madison is concerned, he doesn't want a docile woman but he doesn't want one with who is brash and has a smart mouth either. But who exactly is the kind of woman he needs?
So much to say about this book, but I don't want to say too much and give away spoilers. There isn't really much of a big mysterious entangled plot or a lot of drama. There’s enough of romance and daily dealings that our couple have to deal with though.
I am going to finally add that Wild Sweet Love is well worth every typed word written and I highly recommend it if you have a love for diverse historical romances. It's the perfect read!
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