Vanessa Jackson is just trying to get her life together.
It’s been more than a year since her husband left her and their children destitute and in foreclosure. She and her daughters are making it… barely, but making it. If she could just divorce that sonofabitch, the future would be bright, but Warren is fighting the process every step of the way.
If she wants a divorce, and to move on with her life, she needs an attorney.
Gibson, the youngest of four brothers, all attorneys at Kincaid Family Law, is the rebel. He’s the one who’s never going to do what Mother- Sylvia “the Silver Shark” Kincaid, wants him to do. Instead of serving the interests of wealthy and high profile clients, Gibson prefers to serve the down on their luck sector, earning him the nickname “community lawyer”. When Sylvia rejects Vanessa as a client, it’s a lucky break that she runs into Gibson.
The attraction between them is immediate, smoldering, mutual. And distracting. Vanessa’s just trying to get divorced, not pick up a new man, and certainly not her divorce attorney.
Gibson is trying to do right by his new client, but he can’t lie; he wants to help Vanessa get divorced. So he can have her to himself.
But Warren still has a few tricks up his sleeves, Gibson has family commitments holding him back from being real with himself… and Vanessa swears she’s ready to move on, but she’s hiding a huge part of her past that she’s not ready for Gibson to know.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Vanessa and Gibson.
This is the second book in D.L. White’s Ruby’s series. While you don’t have to listen to Brunch at Ruby’s first, they’re definitely better experienced in order.
Gibson! I loved him and thought he was exactly what Vanessa needed after everything she’s gone through with her ex. Single parent trope is one of my favs, though the kids weren’t heavily featured here. While there was a little angst between Gibson and Vanessa, most of the tension in the story came from Vanessa’s ex and Gibson’s family.
My favorite part of White’s writing is how relatable her characters are. These are everyday people dealing with typical situations. It’s honest and raw and then wrapped up in finding love at the same time. Love it.
Sharell Palmer’s performance is terrific. She gives the characters unique voices and enhances the personalities from White’s writing. So easy to get wrapped up in this world.
About the author:
DL White began pursuing a writing career in 2011 after enjoying a lifetime of reading and hobby writing. In 2015, she published Brunch at Ruby’s, an upmarket fiction novel about three lifelong best friends and the soul food cafe at the center of their friends. Since then, she has published ten Black romance and women’s fiction titles in ebook, print and audio formats with more to come.
DL has a legendary love for coffee, fried chicken, and brunch, especially on a patio. Her true obsession is water: lakes, rivers, oceans, waterfalls! When not writing books, she devours them. She publishes reviews and thoughts on writing and books on the blog and publishes short fiction on her podcast.
DL lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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My Favorite Quotes
Smiles were my kryptonite and his… mmmph. Thick lips, two rows of straight white teeth, deep skin tone and dark, soulful brown eyes, the kind that made you want to pour a glass of brown liquor and get lost in them. – Dinner at Sam’s by @Author_DLWhite #Audiobook narrated by Sharell Palmer #Romance #SingleMom #RubysTweet
What if I decide to keep living but the person I want to keep living with doesn’t want that with me? – Dinner at Sam’s by @Author_DLWhite #Audiobook narrated by Sharell Palmer #Romance #SingleMom #RubysTweet