Book Title Thorns And Roses
Author Amaka Azie
Genre(s) African American Women’s Fiction; Romance
Publication Date February 14, 2017
Publisher Accomplish Press
Print Length 302 Pages
Ifeoma and her sisters escaped an emotionally abusive father to start a new life in Lagos. She is determined to never let another man have control over her, even if that means never falling in love. That is until she meets Chuma, a wealthy and domineering man who is exactly the kind of man she is determined to stay away from but somehow can’t seem to keep away from. An unlikely relationship develops, taking them from joy to a devastating loss and finally to betrayal. Ifeoma must decide, but she is torn between her painful past and a chance at a future with Chuma…
Chuma is a cutthroat obsessive financial mogul whose sole purpose in life is to make his family name great. And he is determined to let nothing distract him from achieving his goal. But when he meets Ifeoma, an elusive, hardworking chef, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. They embark on a turbulent journey of friendship and love, which is eventually shattered by tragedy. Chuma wants to heal the rift that has grown between them and will go to any lengths to do so. However, he encounters secrets from her past...
He held himself rigidly, absorbing this information. His head spun with multiple emotions, predominantly anger. Anger that a father would reduce the self-esteem of his own daughter so low as to make her hate her own femininity. He was beginning to understand Ifeoma a bit more. Her desire to be independent, her lack of effort in her appearance.
“I’m sorry you had to endure that. I’m sorry that your father did not see how completely strong and beautiful you are,” he said, his voice raspy with emotion. “I never want you to doubt this. You are the most beautiful woman I have laid my eyes on. Your beauty goes beyond being skin deep.”
Ifeoma’s heart thudded at the ferocity of his tone. Swallowing her typical denial, she whispered, “thanks for saying that, Chuma.” She settled back in her seat and shortly after, drifted off to sleep. Chuma, watching her while she slept, resolved to protect her from every adversity. Even himself.
Author Amaka Azie
Amaka Azie was born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. She developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club. Her active imagination has captured the interests of many. With multiple stories in her head, she has finally decided to publish. Her debut novel, Melodies of Love has received many five star reviews. Amaka currently resides on the Wirral in England with her husband and two daughters, where she also works part time as a family doctor. Apart from reading and writing, she enjoys watching crime TV shows, painting and travelling.
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