Published by Berkley on September 6, 2022
Also by this author: How to Fail at Flirting, The Fastest Way to Fall, Love and Other Flight Delays
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
’m such a fan of Denise Williams’ books that I was thrilled to receive early access to her latest, DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN.
About Do, You Take This Man
RJ is a hardworking, high-achieving divorce lawyer who unsurprisingly doesn’t believe in HEA. What’s surprising is she moonlights as a wedding officiant.
Lear is licking his wounds after a painful breakup and the loss of his dream job. He’s helping out his cousin with her wedding planning business.
RJ and Lear have a meet disaster that sets sparks flying. But they’re not just angry vibes – there’s serious lust that leads to an enemies with benefits arrangement that’s got all the spice.
My thoughts about Do You Take This Man
I enjoyed the complexity of the story – it’s not just the romance between RJ and Lear. RJ talks about how hard it is to be a lawyer as a Black woman – to appear strong but not overbearing, assertive without being a bitch. I love that she has a tough but fair mentor.
I also enjoyed that Lear is the one who catches the feels first, even though he was emotionally closed off about the breakup, I loved that he eventually tells RJ about it.
This is a fast-paced, spicy hot, enemies-to-lovers romance with serious emotional depth balanced by plenty of humor. Love the diversity of the cast and the calling out of toxic behavior. RJ is incredibly relatable as a high-achieving woman in a male-dominated profession. I was rooting for her and Lear from the beginning.
- A strong, successful Black FMC
- An emotionally wounded MMC
- Dual POV
- Supportive family and friends
- Insta dislike/meet disaster
- Insta heat
- Forced proximity
- Sex everywhere but in bed
- Angry sex
- Gorgeous forearms
- Queer secondary characters