on October 4, 2016
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Continuing with her much-loved Strong Family series, bestselling author Niobia Bryant serves up a new romance novella that celebrates destined love...
NEEMA ALI has just suffered a break-up that's made her gun shy on love. She doubts she will ever repair her heart and risk its well-being again, even if love and happily-ever-after is the tradition of her beloved Strong family.
DANE JACKSON was raised to believe that the male members of his family find their soul mate once they possess the Jackson heart—a slave relic one of his ancestors made in celebration of his love for his wife. Dane’s no stranger to beautiful woman, but he is looking for something more than just the physical...especially when he meets Neema Ali on the very night his aunt bestows the Jackson heart to him.
Dane must believe his feelings for Neema are more than just a fiery physical attraction and Neema must release the hold her pain has on her heart to allow a good man to give her the good love she deserves.
In time, they both discover they are stronger and happier together than they are apart...if they both just say yes to love.
I try not to review novellas because of their length but Niobia Bryant’s Strong family series has been one of my favorites for a while now.
Those who are familiar with this sensual and heartwarming family are familiar with twin girls, Neema and Meena. They are the older daughters of Zaria, Kaleb’s wife.
Neema and Meena Ali are all grown up and Neema is engaged. She feels like her life is perfect, she’s in love and ready to move to Jacksonville to be with her man to fulfill the life she’s dreamed of. Her fairytale quickly goes down in flames when she walks in on her future husband laid up in bed with someone else.
Burned by love and realizing that she tried to mold herself into the perfect woman for her fiance instead of the perfect person for her, she’s not in the mood for a new relationship. Fate doesn’t care about our plans, though. She meets Dane Jackson, and while she isn’t sure, he knows that Neema is the one for him due in part to a Jackson legacy tale. Dane is a drama magnet when it comes to the ladies but he’s finally ready to settle down and is looking for love. When he realizes that Neema is the one, he’s not willing to back down from the promise of forever.
Just Say Yes is a short and delightful read about learning to trust again, personal accountability, and the power of love.
I honestly wished Just Say Yes was a bit longer. There was quite a solid storyline that I felt could have been fleshed out a bit better over 200+ pages. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars though is the number of grammatical errors, wrong name usage, and missing words that threw me off. I’ve never had this issue with this author’s work before so it was definitely a bit jarring.
Other than that, I encourage you to take a trip to Holtsville and visit the Strong family again. If you haven’t read this series before, I would definitely suggest giving it a chance.