After six months of his persistence and her rule of not mixing business with pleasure, Marguerite Cole reluctantly agrees to have dinner with the alluring Dexter Williams. The date concludes, leaving both Marguerite and Dexter with sensational memories that will last a lifetime.
Dexter, the ultimate playboy, finds himself falling in love and this time he is playing for keeps. Although Marguerite enjoys the time spent with Dexter, because of issues she harbors from a past relationship, she has a hard time expressing her feelings and is not seeking a commitment.
Ms. Mello also introduces us to a character readers will love, Marguerite's grandmother, Miss Mae. Readers will also find similarities in members of their own families, when they come to know the other relatives who are always meddling in Marguerite's business, as it pertains to matters of the heart.
Deborah Fletcher Mello's TAKE ME TO HEART is a superbly well-written novel. Readers will laugh at the language spoken by the elderly characters and cry when social issues arise.
Reviewed by Pamela Bolden
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers