Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with
the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she
wanted…until he wasn’t.
seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced
society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.
successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless
against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly
Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is
ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind
closed doors is taunted by his own demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.
course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question
whether she can endure the journey ahead
chaos of Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Logan found each other.
happen with her…things fell apart. She has been through this before…was she
strong enough to do it again?
confidence. Many knew his name but few knew his secrets. He never expected
Brooklyn…but now she’s walked away. He knew what they shared mattered to
her…and she…she mattered to him more.
“You make all my minutes and seconds amount to everything.”
“I don’t need a list of ways to survive you anymore, because the only thing I want to do is be surrounded by you.”
“Alex sang out in an impromptu rendition of Michelle Black’s When I Do. Alex’s unsavory crooning caused other patrons in the grill to eye us as if we were lepers. I did nothing but smile and chuckle in amazement at my dear friend. Alex never got embarrassed.”
By the time we’d rinsed off, areas of my body that had been asleep for years were suddenly wide awake and tingling.”
I had not read this author’s work before so backtracked and read Unsettled as well as Surrounded to complete this review. Oh happy day, as I scored twice as hard! I am stunned to see these are Ms. Ellington’s first novels as they are both excellent reads, well written, and expertly crafted. I found the story to be moving as well as humorous, and to be far more than just entertaining. The characters were well-developed and people I would want to know – well – most of them anyway. The first book was exceptional but the second was even better. The love story was touching, the family issues were relevant, the love scenes were sizzling, and the ending a perfect HEA – I am such a happy camper.
S.C. Ellington is an African American author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.