Friday, January 1, 2010

Alone at Last


Title: Alone at Last
Author: Destiny Wallace
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Publisher URL: http://redrosepublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60435-600-7
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

Since the age of fifteen, Hope Brewer has been carrying a torch for her best friend’s fine brother. He is the only white guy she has ever been attracted to, physically and mentally. But over the years, James has never shown any interest in her other than as his little sister’s sidekick. Hope felt there was no way he would see her as a woman.

The night he dropped Hope off at her prom was the first time James noticed her with new eyes. Unfortunately, years after she becomes legal, Hope still seems polite but somewhat distant around him, so James never thought he stood a chance. When his match-making sister gets involved, James gets an unexpected opportunity to explore his suppressed feelings for Hope.

Alone at Last is one of the most adorable and ardent blossoming love stories I have read in a long time. My praise goes out to Destiny Wallace for painting such a vivid picture of Hope and James’ relationship over the years. At first, I was saddened by the time the couple wasted by not actually talking about their attraction for each other. But once the author showed me a more meaningful aspect to their relationship that went so far beyond sex and into true friendship, how could I be sad? Because of their history, Hope and James make a perfect couple. Everyone can relate to the bittersweet feelings of a high school crush. Watching Hope mature with her passion for James and discovering that he felt the same way made me want to high five somebody. This story is a wonderful reminder of how romantic real life can be.

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