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All I Want Is Forever
     

All I Want Is Forever

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by Lynn Emery
 

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Talia and Derrick share some of the same bitter memories.

From the moment they met as kids, they seemed to understand the haunted look in each other's eyes. Today their lives are far apart in most ways, yet their bond can never truly be severed. They also share a dark secret—murder. When Talia returns home to help her ailing foster mother, she and

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Talia and Derrick share some of the same bitter memories.

From the moment they met as kids, they seemed to understand the haunted look in each other's eyes. Today their lives are far apart in most ways, yet their bond can never truly be severed. They also share a dark secret—murder. When Talia returns home to help her ailing foster mother, she and Derrick re-kindle the fire between them and together they exorcise the ghosts of their past by facing life together.

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Publishers Weekly
Behind the pretty face and business-like demeanor of 29-year-old D.C. lobbyist and political consultant Talia Marchand lies a "past as thick as swamp mud." Unfortunately, Talia is forced to confront her former life when a new client turns out to be none other than her long-lost first love, Derrick Guillory, now an investigator for the DA's office in their tiny hometown of Rougon, La. During an extended trip home, Talia reluctantly reunites with her incarcerated mother, Monette, who is serving a 40-year sentence she is trying to appeal. As Talia and Derrick look into the circumstances surrounding Monette's conviction, they uncover a trail of corruption leading to a high political official who is determined to keep Monette behind bars. The political intrigue subplot adds a smidgen of suspense, and Talia's interactions with her mother, while at times overwrought, inject the narrative with warmth. Despite Emery's (Gotta Get Next to You) tendency to tell rather than show ("Talia had always meant to follow the money. Yet influence and control were just as important to her"), she still manages to place the reader firmly in her Southern setting. (Nov. 5) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061739927
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
671 KB

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Lynn Emery is a native resident of Louisiana. A licensed clinical social worker, she has been an expert consultant for articles on relationships and single women for the popular magazine Today's Black Woman. Her first novel was recognized by Romantic Times Magazine for Excellence in Romance Fiction in 1995. In 2000, she was nominated for the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award in Multicultural Romance Fiction.

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All I Want Is Forever 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Political consultant Talia Marchand has come along way from her poverty stricken childhood as she hobnobs with US senators. Talia¿s prime ambition is to never go back to the Louisiana Parish that she despairingly once called home. The only positive thing from her school days was her friendship with Derrick Guillory, but she fled him as much as she did her hometown of Rougon the first chance she could. Derrick arrives in DC and using his investigative skills easily finds Talia. Though he still desires the woman who was his first love, he knows she will never reveal that she wants him too because he represents her dark past. Still Derrick persuades her to come home in order to take care of personal responsibilities even as he has a secret agenda to convince her that they belong together. ALL I WANT FOREVER is an engaging ethnic romance filled with a strong love story supported by subplots involving murder and drugs. The story line retains a serious undertow, but insures that the romance remains pivotal, taking the front and center position throughout the tale. Though Derrick is an intriguing hunk, perhaps a bit too perfect, and the support cast adds depth especially to the subplots, this novel is owned in every sense by the complex Talia. Her negative feelings about her heritage has propelled her into making a success out of her professional life, but distrusting anything personal including Derrick. Lynn Emery provides a strong tale that focuses on the theme that a person has no choice but to go home because the adult is the result of the child. Harriet Klausner