- Author Brenda L. Thomas
- Release Date December 4, 2017
- Publisher Pocket Star eBooks
- ISBN/ASIN 9781501177538
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
At seventy-six pages, EVERY NEW YEAR was a fast-paced read. Most of the story takes place over five days from December 28 to New Year’s Day. There was a lot packed into the story even with the over-the-top erotic scenarios.
Cynthia is a black female doctor who specializes in urology. She and her boyfriend/fiance, Terrell, who is a state trooper, don’t always see eye to eye. He thinks she doesn’t make enough time for them and that she enjoys her job too much. She does seem to spend her time mostly with male patients–who have medical issues with male parts of their anatomy. Terrell seems to want his way on most decisions, but Cynthia is strong-willed, so that usually doesn’t happen.
The story involves family and friends, medical issues, and life in an inner-city fraught with crime. The story shows a lot of loving, but the lead-up to actual love seemed rushed. The story did move smoothly, though we get to know Cynthia more than Terrell. There is an unexpected twist at the end, and the happily-ever-after wasn’t what I expected. I appreciated the epilogue but thought it could have gone further.
Thomas was an author I haven’t read before so I didn’t know what to expect.