Intrigued by the first Blackstone brother, Ryan from The Long Hot Summer? Couldn't wait for the next story to be released? Well wait no more. Rochelle Alers is back with her second installment in The Blackstones of Virginia series. This is Jeremy's story...
During their teen years, Jeremy Blackstone and Tricia Parker were in love and virtually inseparable. Their plans for happily ever after came to a screeching halt when Jeremy up and leaves without any explanation.
Fast forward fourteen years. Jeremy and Tricia are both back at Blackstone Farms; it's not a joyous occasion though. Jeremy has been hurt and needs 'round the clock care, and with Tricia being a nurse, she's asked to provide his care. Both Jeremy and Tricia balk at the idea, but realize their arguments are fruitless, so they quickly establish a platonic nurse/patient relationship. Before long, the couple become aware that the passion that burned between them so many years ago was not extinguished with their break-up, instead it was merely laying dormant, waiting for a little spark to bring it flaming back to life. Will Jeremy and Tricia be able to get past the hurt and secrets that they harbor and accept that their destiny is inexplicably intertwined?
VERY PRIVATE DUTY was a quick, heartwarming read. If you've ever doubted the age-old adage of "absence makes the heart grow fonder", Rochelle Alers shoots down all doubts with Jeremy and Tricia's journey to forever. Ms. Alers is definitely a master of the romance genre and fans new and old are sure to treasure this story just as I did. (RAW Rating: 3.5)
Reviewed by Renee Williams
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers