A Dual Review: D. Rose | Warmth and Love on Repeat


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Published: April 24, 2020
Rosebud Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: Amazon
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Warmth was a cute moments workplace romance for me...let me tell you why. 

Raj and Tessa start off as just what Tessa wants, not a romance but more of a fling. You see, Tessa doesn't want what can at times come with romance but Raj does because he is starting to fall for her the more time they spend together. The crux is getting Tessa to jump in the car and ride along. 

For the most part, I enjoyed Warmth. I do think the issues were a bit over expounded. I got where Tessa was coming from. Oh girl, I did but not once during their “relationship” did Raj prove at any moment that he was a fuck-man. He was always upfront and honest to her when they were together so her going on and on about her past relationships got old real quick. Trust, I know we carry baggage but when a man say fuck that baggage; girl drop them bags, pull up your panties and get in that damn car! Lmao. 

But at the end of it all, I enjoyed Warmth for what it was. A sexy romance with some very heated moments between our couple. Raj was on his grown man and Tessa needed to catch up a bit, it was good to see them come together at the end. 

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Published: September 2, 2020

Rosebud Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: Amazon
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First of all, this cover! Magic I tell you. It is beautiful.

Love on Repeat gives us the story of Yael and Royal, two music lovers who embark on a romance that was so sweet and pure. Royal is bae, okay. The way he took care of and continually assured Yael that he was in it for the long haul? Listen, yes this man is bae. Yael wasn’t super insecure but past relationships; intimate and familial had her moving with big caution. I got it but it damn worked my nerves while reading, thank gawd for Royal because I was like Girl

All and all, I enjoyed Love on Repeat as well. It’s another story where I felt like the issues were again over expounded but D. Rose gets us to an ending that is so beautifully done, I couldn’t even be upset anymore, lols. Yael's and Royal's romance is a stellar example of how having patience is key.

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I do like the way D. Rose approaches different subjects in both reads. In both books, she takes on toxic masculinity and how it affects men in their intimate relationships. Raj had a lot going on outside of his relationship with Tessa but he never let it affect how he felt about her and his pursuit of her. The man was tired of being the “strong” one in everyone’s life. I’m glad the author put that on page. Same thing with Royal, growing up without his father in his life… the author could have totally taken this story in another direction. I was happy to see that Royal was such a loving and caring person. Now, these women...lols. Nah, in all seriousness; I’m happy to see more messy, insecure Black women on page. Yes, we can be educated and have all the goals checked off of a list but we can still be not sure of what we want in relationships and we damn sure don’t have to settle even if the man in front of us might be it. I love that D. Rose gave us two women who weren’t so sure if happily ever after with a man was for them. She put men in their paths that were willing to show them that it could be without being misogynistic assholes. Yes, it can be much to see women like this on page (that’s the bitter hoe in me mad talking because my forever is taking...forever, lols) but I for one “love to see it”. I also enjoyed the way the author covers family relationships because chile….even family can be “a lot” and kudos to the author for spotlighting them in her stories and how they affected the way her characters moved at times. 

I’ll have to dig more into D. Rose’s catalog but I say if you love romance that might be a little messy with some sweetness mixed in, definitely give her a try. 

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