The Time of Your Life by Sandra Kitt

Published: April 11, 2023

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Romance

Pages: 334

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Sandra Kitt is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Color of Love, Significant Others, and Close Encounters, as well as numerous short stories. Her work has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award and has appeared on the Essence and Blackboard bestseller lists. She is the recipient of the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award. A native New Yorker, Kitt previously worked as a graphic designer, creating cards for UNICEF, illustrating books, and exhibiting her own work, which is included in the collection of the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles. She formerly served as the managing director of the Richard S. Perkin Collection in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Second chances always lead to a new beginning!
When Everett Nicholls died, he left his millions to the two people he cared about most―the young law student he was mentoring, and his beloved stepson. Eden Marsh and Beck Dennison are instantly suspicious of each other. Suddenly, with all this money at their fingertips, family problems they’ve each been ignoring can no longer be swept under the rug. Beck and his mother have had a strained relationship since tragedy befell the family when he was a young teen, and Eden knows it’s long past time to forge a new relationship with her demanding younger sister. As they begin to confide in each other―and to have fun together―their friendship is an anchor in a stormy new life…

“Do you need a hug?”

Eden is a hardworking law student on the cusp of graduation. When her mentor dies, she takes on planning his memorial. Beck attends the memorial, not expecting the beautiful woman who captures his attention. Their journey is just beginning.

This is a slow burn. I enjoy a slow burn, the eventual landing of a stellar plot with character development that leaves you speechless. This book did not reach that level for me.

The writing was fine. The story was not exciting; I did not connect with the characters. I was worried that this being the second book in a series might make it a tricky read, but I am glad I didn’t take the time to read the first book.

If it were as slow and anticlimactic as this was, I wouldn’t have read this book. I love Sourcebooks Casablanca, so I was shocked to struggle so much with this book. If you enjoy slow-building romance, this is the story for you.

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