Tessa Whitfield, an A-list wedding planner, loves what she does. Since she is not ready for that magnanimous step, she is cruising along, helping to make other people happy. Her latest client is putting her to the test, she wants a formal wedding on New Year's Eve, a mere six weeks away, and Tessa has yet to meet the prospective bride. However, the bride has talked her brother into meeting with Tessa to put plans into motion.
Former NYPD officer, Micah Sanborn, now an assistant district attorney, loves his sister enough to suffer through the meeting; especially since he will never be in the situation for himself. His problem is not a spoiled relationship; he has had plenty good ones. His problem goes back into his youth, when he was abandoned by his biological mother. Micah has never said and does not want to hear again those three painful words, 'I love you'.
Minutes into their meeting, New York City experiences a black out and Micah has to spend the night at Tessa's home/business. This is probably the first platonic night Micah has ever spent with a woman, and it proves to be the most potent. Micah is captivated! Tessa, who has vowed to never mix work with pleasure, feels herself loosing the battle. Micah is behind door number one, with the kind of passion Tessa has only fantasized about. But is she up for the climb needed to reach Micah's heart?
LONG TIME COMING is a sensual romance about overcoming family and fear, and embracing love and a completeness he has never experienced. Ms. Alers again gives readers a mature story, embraceable characters and an excellent supporting cast. I enjoyed her descriptions of food, decor and attire; the family support and the main characters stance on life and love were more pluses. I loved even more how they were able to climb from the pits they unknowingly created. This is a classy, huggable read.
Reviewed by aNN
of The RAWSISTAZ(tm) Reviewers