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Saving Sunflower ( Book Review, By Tabitha)

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

Genre: urban romance-abbreviated version

“The boy meets girl, boy falls in love” love story come a dime a dozen but a provocative, gritty, and complicated love story, not so often. And the old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been more true in this book.

Meet Dominic DeBlanc, a young black man, with a “beautiful, troubled, and angry spirit” hustling in the Atlanta streets to survive and care for his family. He’s an aspiring rapper making gritty and captivating rap music which expresses his life.

And then there is Claudette Ardell Goins, beautiful, fun-loving, smart but naive college student. Raised by her grandfather after the death of her father. Protected and insulated from the streets and brought up to believe in the good of others and herself.

It was her voice that pulled him. It was his tattoos and persona that fascinated her. Ms. Lyse gives us a first hand view of their developing friendship and love, as they teach each other life lessons and navigate through challenges, turmoil and pain.

The characters are well developed and it’s so easy to see their evolutionary growth. Ms. Lyse breathes life into these characters that give them substance, grit, and depth. She builds personalities that we can relate to and feel compassion for.

It takes authors years to perfect their writing styles and produce a book that has the level of dimension that this book has. Ms. Lyse is new on the scene but writes like a veteran. Browse this and her 2nd and 3es books on goodreads and Amazon. Follow her on Instagram at @raelysebooks


Tabitha 💋: 6/29/21: 11:05pm

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