Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams

Do You Take This Man by Denise WilliamsDo You Take This Man by Denise Williams
Published by Berkley on September 6, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
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.

You get:

  • 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
  • Hurt/comfort
  • Gorgeous forearms
  • Queer secondary characters

In closing

Thank you,

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About Denise Williams

A diversity trainer and co-creator of a women’s empowerment group, she is dedicated to developing flawed, multidimensional characters who struggle with those issues impacting real women. After growing up a military brat around the world and across the country, Denise now lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and two ornery shih-tzus who think they own the house.

Denise was a 2019 Romance Writers of America ® Golden Heart Finalist and How to Fail at Flirting her debut novel.

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