Welcome to December, beautiful people. Have you started your countdown to Christmas? I’ve been a bit distracted with work, so I haven’t even started shopping yet. Should get started this week.
Anyway, I’m always up for a good book and this one is definitely on that list. If you haven’t read Nana Prah or the Destiny series, then you should. The writing gets better with each book and the storyline is compelling enough to keep me engaged.
One of the things I love about her book is the cultural exploration. In this book it was interesting seeing a hero who#’d lived abroad for a while and was in Ghana to plan his sister’s wedding. He didn’t quite like ‘Ghanaian women’ and yet couldn’t resist the chemistry between him and Gloria who he commissions as wedding planner.
Gloria also has her ‘issues’ triggered by events from the past so things aren’t very smooth-sailing for these two. Then again when is love ever easy?
My favourite story from this author so far. Expect a slow burn that soon sizzles. Contemporary romance as it should be. Loved this. ❤
Title: Destiny Awakened
Series: Destiny #4
Author: Nana Prah
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: November 6, 2016
Published by: Decadent Publishing
|After enduring a traumatic event as a child, Gloria Anokye isn’t sure she’ll ever be enough for any man. With no other option, she entrusts her romantic future into the hands of Esi, midwife-turned-matchmaker. In the meantime, the one guy she’s ever desired has the power to destroy her newfound career as a wedding planner.
Kamal Lawrence has less than six weeks to plan his sister’s wedding. With the help of a wedding planner, they might be able to pull off the best wedding Ghana has ever seen. The trick is to fight off the attraction exploding between them. Once Kamal realizes there’s no way he can or will be able to stay away from Gloria, he plans his seduction.
Will she fall into his arms or keep it strictly professional?
Destiny Awakened Excerpt © Nana Prah 2016
She pointed to an arbor standing to the side of the pond. “They can get married over there with the archway draped with flowers.”
Kamal stumbled backwards when their gazes met. Afraid he’d fall, Gloria reached out and grabbed his arm.
“I didn’t even notice it,” he said as he focused on the gazebo. He looped his arm around her shoulders. “It’s almost like the one I mentioned earlier.”
Gloria wrapped her arm around his waist, molding her body into his side. It’s only to provide him with support since he nearly collapsed a moment ago. How come she never wanted to let go?
Awe still filled his voice as he walked them closer to the pond. “It’s just what I imagined.”
Never had she thought she’d be standing in her precious garden in the embrace of the one man she’d ever desired. When he gazed down into her eyes the air rushed out of her lungs. The need to kiss him overpowered her common sense as she licked her lips.
One moment, Gloria anticipated the second-best kiss of her life by the man who’d made her toes curl with his first. The next moment found her stumbling forward as he released her. What the hell?
|Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eight grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule.
She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s, over-indulging in chocolate, enjoying life with friends and family, and tormenting nursing students into being the best nurses the world has ever seen. Nana loves to connect with her readers on Twitter @Nana Prah and Facebook at Nana Prah, author.