We met Anthia Jenkins and Dexter Washington in Bette Ford's 1995 novel, "Forever After". In this latest story, she has incorporated couples from her previous books and has managed to bring us another tale of romance and insight in to the Detroit scene. When las hear, Anthia's sixteen-year old son Jeffrey has been shot in the back by a business owner who mistakenly thought he was robbing him. Jeffrey is now a nineteen year-old college student relearned how to walk after years of therapy. Anthia has finally given up her job as a legal secretary and realized her dream of owning own doll-making business specializing in one-of-a-kind orginals. Dexter, the director of the community center where Jeffrey belongs, has been a source of strength and guidance to Anthia, but over the years she has desire more a loving relationship with this bronze god. A shared kiss one night seems to have left Dexter with feelings for Anthia that he had been trying to deny. His past is such a tangled webe that he fears rejection but unable to stay away any longer he turns up on her doorstep wanting to rekindle their friendship. Of course Diane and Charles Randol from "Forever After" see what's going and eventually Anthia and Dexter must admit they mean more to each other than just friends. Meanwhile Dexter must dealing with the concerns of the center,unwanted advances and past family problems. This book initially got off to a slow beginning but was well worth the end results
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Dera R Jones Williams (dwillwrite)
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When Anthia Jenkins goes through tough times, her friend, Dexter Washington, is there for her. Before long, Anthia is falling for him--hard and fast. But just as their romance is beginning to bud, Anthia learns of Dex's troubled past--his wife's suicide had landed him in prison, unjustly convicted of her death. Somehow Dex would have to convince Anthia to believe in him and the healing power of love.