June 17, 2019

Review: Because of Love by D. Rose

Review: Because of Love by D. RoseBecause of Love by D. Rose
Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on June 14, 2019
Genres: African American, Romance
Pages: 191
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Nina Wilkerson had a strategic plan for her life. She was following in the footsteps of her parents by becoming a physician and would eventually start a private practice. So far, everything had gone according to her plan, until she met and fell head over heels for the rapper, Mecca Watson.

Like Nina, Mecca Watson was solely focused on his music and providing for his mother and little sister, Mariah. Falling in love was the last thing he wanted to do, especially at such a pivotal point in his career, but once he fell for Nina, his priorities shifted.

What started as a summer affair led to Nina and Mecca falling into a relationship neither were prepared for. A year later, they were still trying to find balance within their work and personal lives. With work, family, and school consuming their time, the one thing that seems to keep them grounded was their love for one another.

But was love enough?

When it seems everything and everyone is pulling them apart, will the undeniable bond they share be enough to keep them together?

I got a new book bae and it is Mecca Watson.

In Because of Love, Nina and Mecca are about a year and a half into their relationship and navigating their way through as they try to find a balance with Mecca’s budding music career and Nina’s medical school studies.

We were first introduced to these two in D. Rose’s New Year Kiss but this can absolutely be read as a standalone.

I liked Mecca a lot. He was loving, attentive, and tried to be helpful with Nina’s studies. He worked a lot but he showed effort in maintaining his relationship and I appreciated that.

Nina on the other hand, well, I didn’t like her nearly as much. Don’t get me wrong, she was a solid character and well written,  I just found her a bit uncompromising at times. Yes, she contributed and supported his career, but I got the vibe that in the beginning, her support had stipulations. I felt that Mecca was always the one trying to make sure they were good when they had an argument and Nina was a little too bratty at times when she needed to meet him halfway.

These two had to learn the importance of compromise, communication, and boundaries as they worked to sustain their love. There were quite a few deterrents that I won’t mention here but with solid secondary characters as well, I encourage you to give this a read.

Because of Love was cute and enjoyable and the perfect read to get me out of my most recent reading slump.

 

(I know you’ve noticed the lack of posts around here lately. Bear with me, I think I’m getting my mojo back.)

four-stars

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Natalya

Natalya is an Account Manager by day and an editor and author's assistant to passionate creatives by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is catching up on her favorite television shows.

Natalya is the author of All The Things I Never Said, a soul-stirring collection of short stories, prose and love letters for the soulful wanderers, the brokenhearted and the hopeless romantics.

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