I love a good flashback-time jumping read and this book gave me that in troves. We started in the present and then jumped back. Second chance romances always warm my heart and this book was no different.
Beth has us dive into this book in the present, then we backtrack and get the ENTIRE history of these characters. You truly feel like you get the tragedy before the HEA. It was a great way to read the story.
Laila and Asher hurt my heart. Also, they had me fanning myself. It was hit or miss depending on the page.
The culture in this book was one of the best parts to be honest. I loved learning while I read and fighting for the lost that these two felt. It was tortured and I just wanted them to get what they both deserved.
Not a long review for this one. You will love it. Young love grown to adult is always a favorite of mine and truly enjoy seeing that first love, while also seeing the developed love it can become as teens grow to adults.
Hands down beautiful.
Cultures clash and passion ignites in the novel that will leave you begging for more—from the bestselling author of The Affair and Looking Inside.
There’s something about this woman…
On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil...
…That could bring a man to his knees.
The veil gives Moroccan American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family’s values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he’s shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago...
Laila has never been able to forget the touch, the feel, the taste of Asher. And despite the doubt and fear that wind their way into their lives, they must trust the heat of their desire to burn down the walls the world has placed between them…