Because of You
Arabesque (Kimani), Nov 1 2010, $6.99
Attorney Jordan Wainwright left his family’s lucrative real estate firm and tyrannical grandfather to practice law in Harlem with partner Kyle Chatham. Jordan is a diligent caring defender for the disenfranchised.
Thirty-five years old Westchester litigator Aziza Fleming and Jordan meet at a New Year’s Eve Party thrown by her brother, a football star. They are attracted to each other, but she distrusts men so deeply, it is imprinted in her bone marrow having been harassed by her ex boss and cheated on amongst other indiscretions by her former husband. As they fall in love; he works as hard at earning her trust as he does for his clients, but has one game-breaking secret that he vowed to conceal years ago yet he owes her the truth; Jordan knows he will break someone’s trust in him.
Expanding on the terrific Best Men saga (see Men of fate for Jordan’s intro) with the opening act of the Wainwright Legacy, Rochelle Alers provides a strong contemporary romance with ties to Harlem’s past. The lead couple is a dedicated pair who enjoys helping others; gaining the admiration of the audience. With a fabulous twist re his secret that will rock fans of the Alers’ universe, Because of You is a great tale enhanced by stars from the Best Men and Signature Brides series.