Southern gal, Germaine Landry wants to become a writer in the big city of Washington, DC. She meets a privileged heartthrob, Angelo Pearson, who is used to having anything, and every girl he wants. A loner by nature, Germaine is not easily impressed with Angelo’s bravado, but he eventually charms his way into her heart. This pair of opposites develops a friendship that catches fire. Their love is seemingly shatterproof until a malicious scheme leads them down a dark path that could end tragically.

Twenty years later, thoughts of yesterday still haunt Germaine until an unexpected encounter leads her to the pearls of truth. Germaine just may have a second chance at love or finally free herself from the memories of a long time ago.

My review:
This is a truly beautiful love story between a shy girl and one of the ‘bad boys’ at school. Angelo is a young man torn between some bad influence and what he know is right in his fundamentally good heart. When he meets Germaine he didn’t expect to fall for her and initially his intentions aren’t all good. His brotherhood has some grievance with Germaine and that causes more conflicts. But love does often find obscure ways.

The theme of unlikely love is one that rarely fails and Haskins does a wonderful job at creating an intimacy between the young lovers that takes the reader along. Character depth and strong emotions carry the story forward until the beautiful epilogue tells you all you need to know.
Absolutely lovely and inspiring and a wonderful read for fans of romance and a good story.

About the Author 

Selena Haskins is a native Washingtonian who loves NBA basketball, movies, music, and spending quality time with her family. Riding the Waves is Selena’s third book, and her future projects include a short-story comedy, a love story based on two characters from Riding the Waves, children’s books, and a collection of poems. For more information about Selena, including her blogs, to purchase autographed books, and to follow her on social media, please visit her website: Purchases of Selena’s titles are also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Selena Haskins is the author of three best-sellers on Amazon: A River Moves Forward, Riding the Waves, and Just Between Us-Inspiring Stories by Women. As a native Washingtonian, Selena explores the dynamics of urban life and family in her books. Selena’s love for reading and writing started at the tender age of nine. Selena’s two greatest loves are God and family, and she uses both as a vehicle to convey the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. Connect with Selena: Twitter & Instagram: @booksbyselena Facebook: @AuthorSelenaHaskins