I was absolutely floored by Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji, I don’t think I’d ever read a book that left me so shattered. So I was quite looking forward to their new book. Feyi is an artist who lost her husband to an accident and is in a state of stasis. She has avoided relationships and even hook ups. Her best friend convinces her to go out and when we meet her, she’s having her first physical encounter and testing the waters of her emotions. The trauma is still fresh and she does everything she can to push people away. She is pursued by a lovely guy who agrees to take it slow and just be friends until she is ready. Unfortunately, when she is ready the person she has her eye on is in his inner circle and some serious drama ensues. The story really focuses on Feyi’s journey coping with grief and finding hope in love again.
My main issue with the book is that it was quite graphic with the sex scenes, that’s just not my style. I understand that is what makes romances sell these days but there was so many layers to Feyi that filled the page with much more entertaining and probing details. The descriptions of Feyi’s art, gorgeous descriptions of the island and mouthwatering cooking scenes. There were times where I was really annoyed with her choices but I think she got there in the end. This was an enjoyable read that I got through in one sitting.
Check this one out if you liked Queenie or any of Farrah Rochon’s books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Thanks to Netgalley for advanced access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.
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