Review: Love’s Language by D. Rose

Review: Love’s Language by D. RoseLove's Language by D. Rose
Published by Rosebud Press on March 13, 2020
Genres: African American, Romance
Pages: 240
Format: eBook
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At a young age, Danilo James was headed down a path of destruction. When a life-changing ultimatum was presented, he had no choice but to act on it. Several years later, he was living a life he thought would only be a dream. That dream-life came to an abrupt halt when another life-changing event presented itself threatening to flip his peaceful and purposeful life upside down.

Known as the Princess of Maryland, Skylar St. Claire had never wanted for anything. Her parents made sure they afforded her every opportunity to succeed and live in the lap of luxury. To the outside world, she had it all, but deep down, all Skylar wanted was the love and adoration of her father, Governor Montgomery St. Claire.

They'd been sworn enemies since their worlds collided over seven years ago. She had the childhood he’d always dreamed of having. He had the adoration and loyalty of her father.

In Love’s Language, Danilo and Skylar learn the love they desperately sought was right in front of them. A series of events forces them to open their hearts and let love in... even if it comes from the person they least expected.

-taps mic- Is this thing on?!

Whew! as I am sure you’ve noticed, there hasn’t been a lot of posts around in 2020. I peeked before I started this post, and there has been two.
This weekend I decided to mostly disconnect and picked up D. Rose’s latest novel, Love’s language. Let’s just dust the cobwebs off of this here blog and get straight into the book, shall we?
Danilo James was on his way to a life he probably would’ve never been able to recover from. An act in his late teens found him at crossroads and he ended up involved with The St. Claire foundation. Montgomery Sinclair took a chance on him, became a much-needed mentor and father figure despite Danilo’s best attempts to be distant.
The St. Claire family loves him dearly, well, all except their daughter Skylar.
Skylar is a young lady looking for a more substantial relationship with her parents and Danilo has presented a challenge to that, in her mind, since he entered their lives.
They are now both in their early twenties and while the tension is still thick, a series of events change the nature of their relationship. The layers are peeled back for both Skylar and Danilo and they see that there’s definitely more than meets the eye. Pain isn’t something that is easy to get over and every feeling you have is valid.
The chemistry was there, a bond was formed and there was a gentle understanding between the two.
It just felt good. Danilo and Skylar were both very flawed characters but they worked to better themselves. They were committed to the process despite how ugly internal emotions can get and I appreciated that so much.  They didn’t have any relationship drama per se and while ordinarily, I must admit, I do prefer a bit of drama towards my happily ever after – I didn’t need it here. Their story was refreshing and exactly what I needed.
Family isn’t always blood, it’s also the ones we choose – that is the prevalent theme throughout this novel and one that needed to serve as a reminder.

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