Gentle Yearning by Rochelle Alers
Genesis Press
African American Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1-885478-24-0
Reviewed by Nikita Steele



Many years ago, Daniel Clinton allowed his one true love to slip through his fingers because he was afraid of commitment while having the potential deadly threat of being a law enforcement officer hanging over their relationship.  So, Daniel watched Rebecca become the happy wife of his best friend/former partner, Michael Williams.  Several years later, a devastating tragedy stuck resulting in Michaelís death leaving Rebecca a grieving widow with a baby on the way. Daniel felt that the only way to protect and care for Rebecca and her unborn child was by proposing marriage. 

Will Rebecca agree to Danielís marriage proposal?  And, more importantly, how will she react when the passion for Daniel that was once buried deep within resurfaces with a deniable vengeance.

This book is about a Gentle Yearning that never really died for either of the main characters.  Although Rebecca moved on with her life by marrying someone else, she never completely let go of Daniel.  Somehow, Daniel had always remained a close friend and he was there for Rebecca in her utmost time of need.  While I found the plot to be somewhat predictable, for I easily guessed the outcome, I still took great pleasure in reading this novel.  Rochelle Alers managed to craft an excellent conclusion that made me a little teary-eyed and had me smiling with glee.  And, letís not forget the heated passion shared between Daniel and Rebecca.  Whew!  This couple definitely knew the art of pleasing and how to satisfy their Gentle Yearning for one another.


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