December 14, 2017

#BookReview: Every New Year by Brenda L. Thomas #EveryNewYear #NetGalley

Reviewed by: Caity G. 
Publisher: Pocket Star
Number of Pages: 76
Recommended Age Group: Adult
Fiction Genre: Urban, Contemporary Romance
How I Acquired this book: Netgalley
Time it took to read: 1H 30M
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Book:

Bestselling author Brenda L. Thomas spins a sexy and scandalous tale about a newly engaged woman whose life takes an unexpected turn after a New Year’s Eve shooting.

New Year’s Eve is the one night of the year when the line between old and new blurs, when fantasy can become reality, and every woman is given the opportunity to reinvent herself. But in Every New Year, New Year’s Eve turns tragic when a shoot-out lands a respected doctor in the hospital with a bad case of amnesia—and in the care of a man too sexy to resist.

About the Author: Brenda L. Thomas is the national bestselling author of Threesome, Fourplay, The Velvet Rope, Every Woman's Got a Secret, Woman On Top, Secret Service and the deeply moving memoir of her 15-year struggle with domestic violence and drug addiction, Laying Down My Burdens. She has contributed short stories to the anthologies Four Degrees of Heat and Kiss the Year Goodbye. Brenda, a native of Philadelphia, is currently serving as Executive Producer of the movie adaptation of Laying Down My Burdens. Visit her website at

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: None, really, as it was too quick of a read

Check out author's other books or related books? If you're into urban fiction, romance, and/or erotica, sure

Recommend this book? For lovers of Urban Fiction, it may not be a bad read because it's quick and easy to get through if you just need to escape for an evening.

Notes and Opinions: While I'm not necessarily opposed to romance, erotica, sex, etc. in my reading, I generally go for books focused on other things: character development, world-building, and developing a believable plot - preferably without insta-love. While I might have come to care for the leading lady, Cynthia, given a proper amount of time to get to know her, her development seemed rushed and lacking. As it was, I could tell she was meant to be a strong, intelligent woman, even if I didn't get to see much else from her.

And don't get me started on the fiance, whom she acknowledged to be a controlling jerk who wanted to dictate her life to her and yet still wouldn't leave.

Not romantic.

This is one instance in which I was grateful for the character's amnesia because it gave her a chance to reconnect with herself and reevaluate what she wants AND what she deserves in her relationships and in her life.

The writing was okay enough, but given the nature of the romance in this one, I don't know if I'd opt to read anything else Brenda L. Thomas has written.

Go Into This One Knowing: There are sex and masturbation, so if that's not your thing it's not for you

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