September 6, 2022

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
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Also by this author: How to Fail at Flirting, The Fastest Way to Fall

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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