Afraid To Love You by J. Brinkley

After losing her husband in a tragic accident, Stephanie Dennard finds herself a single parent of two beautiful daughters. After years of struggling alone, she is suddenly swept off her feet and finds comfort in the arms of a new man, a handsome smooth talking truck driver named Mike. Mike soon moves into the home Stephanie shares with her young daughter, Anita, a teen who possessed exotic features much like her father. She had a passion for helping others and dreamed of one day becoming a nurse, just like her mother.

LaSonya, on the other hand, looked just like her mother, but possessed the business acumen of her father and pursued a career in business management. LaSonya was the perfect ‘big sister’ and loved Anita dearly. Anita and LaSonya, the both, dislike Mike but is their dislike for him misplaced or is there a more sinister side to him that hasn’t yet surfaced?

Stephanie finds herself torn between the man she loves and the daughters she adores. Will she be forced to make a decision between them? While Anita is left fighting the demons that accompany nightmares, bitter memories, and depression, LaSonya is left trying her best to hold the family together, while searching for her own piece of happiness.

Will the family ever regroup? Will Anita ever be the same innocent carefree spirit she once was before evil crept in to rob her of all that was pure?


Amazon Reader’s Book Reviews: Afraid To Love You by J. Brinkley


5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Forgiving is the easy part
How do you bounce back when your husband is taken away too soon? How do you comfort your oldest daughter who can’t bear children, and when your youngest is assaulted by your boyfriend, where do you find the strength to help her fight back? You do it the Dennard way. I found myself hating and crying, laughing and praying right along with them and when said boyfriend sustained an injury to the spine after an uncle approved beatdown in prison I didn’t necessarily agree with uncle Rick’s decision, but I understood the anger behind the retaliation. With a plot that hits really close to home and characters that are certainly lovable, it’s as close to reality as this book gets. The author may have at times gotten carried away with the descriptive details, but it didn’t distract from the story. This is his best book yet, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.


5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You will enjoy this book.
I loved the book because I can relate to the characters and everyone has been afraid to take a chance on love.



5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Resilience at its finest
Many families experience this loss of a parent, a spouse and take these journeys often alone. They battle additional turmoil often while trying to live their new normal. These books tackle all of their journey…..the good, the bad and the happily every after….great book. Great story…..keep it up!



5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Life
This was a very good book. I know some families that have been through this… The author did a wonderful job with this book I can’t wait to read more.



5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Loved it!!!
This was a great read! It showed what having a strong foundation can do, you can overcome anything! I loved this book! It was a page-turner! This is a must read! The characters truly grab you! Thanks for a good book truly enjoyed.


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Genre:  Women Fiction, Urban Fiction