This post contains affiliate links. If you chose to use the links included in this post, I may earn a commision. Thank you for your support!
From the book jacket:
Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award‑winning novelist, who, to everyone’s surprise, shows up in New York.
When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that fifteen years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can’t deny their chemistry—or the fact that they’ve been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years.
Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect—but Eva’s wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered…
With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy‑as‑hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.
Past self harm, Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Past child neglect, Sexual content
Four and a half stars
What I thought
“Do you ever think of me?”…..
Lightly, he ran his tongue along her neck, up to her ear, nibbling on her lobe.
“I never learned how to stop.”
I loved loved loved this book.
The way it starts makes you think hey, this is going to be a light fun rom com.
But it quickly develops into something more. It’s both a steamy love story, and a story of addiction, chronic illness, abuse, and grief.
Eva and Shane spent seven days together as teenagers in June. The book starts in the present, 15 years later when they are both writers who have been secretly writing to each other in their novels. They come together for another 7 days in June.
They obviously still have feelings for each other, but Eva believes Shane abandoned her all those years ago and Shane is seeking her out to explain it all.
What I really loved about this book was that both Shane and Eva were really complicated, believable characters. Neither was all good, or all bad. They were just real.
This story pulled me in and I didn’t want to put it down.
I didn’t give it the full 5 stars because I hate HATE the story arc in romances where there is that “misunderstanding” to move the plot along. It really wasn’t needed here in my opinion. But it didn’t take away from the book…that much.
I also didn’t like how the Epilogue almost dragged out the book ( I understand why it was needed but I wish it hadn’t been called an Epilogue. I GET IT I DO, but still.)
BUT I’m not the writer and I didn’t get paid to write this book or tell this story and really, everything served a purpose lol.
I loved loved loved this book and will be reading it again and will be recommending it to everyone this summer.
It’s the perfect summer read.
How to Get the Book!
If my review has convinced you that you need to read this book, Check out the links below to get it in your hands or on your Kindle!
If you’ve read this book, I would love to hear what you think in the comments!