Wild Sweet Love by Beverly Jenkins
Avon Books
Interracial Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0061161308
Reviewed by Nikita Steele




Second chances…

 Following in her four older brothers’ footpaths, Teresa July became a renowned bank robber and for many years she was able to stay one step ahead of the law, that was until one day her luck ran out and she was captured and finally sent to prison.  After spending three hard years incarcerated, Teresa was released early on good behavior; however, her discharge came with a parole condition – Teresa had to live under the supervision of Molly Nance for an entire year learning how to become a respectable, proper lady and if she resorted back to her old unlawful ways, she would be thrown back into prison.  Teresa was willing to do whatever it took to remain free from the hardship of prison life; but she didn’t count on Molly’s well-to-do, handsome son to throw a monkey wrench into the mix.

 After the previous episode, the last thing Madison Nance expected his mother to do was to take in yet another female prisoner.  The prior thief robbed his mother blind.  This time Madison determined to protect his mother at all cost and the only way to do that was to keep the new houseguest, Teresa July, in check.  But, Madison’s task proved to be more than he bargained for, because not only was Teresa a bold, sassy woman, she was also very defiant and headstrong.  Nevertheless, instead of her wild and unruly actions making him even more outraged, she turned him on like none other.  And, it didn’t help matters much that his own mother was trying to play matchmaker over them.

 Wild Sweet Love by Beverly Jenkins was an amazing tale filled with spectacular African American, late 19th century, history and a superb love story between a man and a woman.  It was a joy to get to know Teresa and Madison.  Both were robust, smart and very outspoken characters with a passion that could not be denied.  Wild Sweet Love brought forth a multitude of emotions from me.  One moment I was bowing over with laughter because of Teresa’s bold behavior or at Molly’s matchmaking abilities and then in the very next, I became teary-eyed because of certain events and finally, the chemistry that sparked between Teresa and Madison left me breathless with great desire.  Wild Sweet Love was one of the most unforgettable stories that I have read in a long time and I am positive that after you dive in the love story between Teresa and Madison, you will agree that it deserves to be a Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read!


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