Finding Opa! [NOOK Book]

Overview

What does the Greek word Opa mean? According to some it is a word or pronouncement of celebration; the celebration of life itself. It is another way of expressing joy and gratitude to God, life, and others, for bringing one into the state of ultimate wisdom.

Stacey Lane Bryant has three rules. She doesn’t drive; she doesn’t travel; and she most definitely will not date. From the outside, this odd-ball, thirties-something, single black woman ...
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Overview

What does the Greek word Opa mean? According to some it is a word or pronouncement of celebration; the celebration of life itself. It is another way of expressing joy and gratitude to God, life, and others, for bringing one into the state of ultimate wisdom.

Stacey Lane Bryant has three rules. She doesn’t drive; she doesn’t travel; and she most definitely will not date. From the outside, this odd-ball, thirties-something, single black woman is simply a creature of habit who has been beaten down by the tragedies of life. However those on the inside know that she’s the widow of esteemed astrophysicist Drew Bryant, a highly sought after best-selling romance author and a devoted cat lover. The rules are simply designed to keep her safe and keep her sane.

However, someone didn’t tell the Greek bombshell, Dr. Hunter Fourakis, that rules weren’t meant to be broken. While at his favorite pub, he eyes Stacey and instantly falls under her spell. Only, his rusty moves don’t get him far with the brilliant introvert, who quickly leaves just to get out of his grasp.
What is meant to be will be, and the two run into each other in another chance encounter. This time Hunter is able to convince Stacey not only to go out on a spur-of-the-moment date with him but also to consider an unorthodox proposal that would benefit them both.

Hunter’s late wife was killed while serving in Iraq, and he mourns every year for two months and three days. The mourning period is usually miserable for Hunter, but this time, he wants to celebrate life. Stacey’s second romance novel is due to her agent in two months but is totally lacking motivation or passion, because she hasn’t gotten over her late husband. Considering that they both need someone for a short period of time to fulfill very specific needs, they agree to be each other’s help mate temporarily. Only as deprived widows, pressured professionals and lonely hearts, they find that while deadlines pass and mourning time ends, love lasts forever.

Read this romantic tale about two people who fight through tragic personal loss, family prejudices and age-old traditions to find good old fashion love in the second book of the Lonely Hearts Series, Finding Opa!
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This book was very inspirational. Despite whatever we go through, especially loss, there is always hope. We must be willing to just let go and take chances. Love will find you when you least expect it.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012476968
  • Publisher: RiverHouse Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2011
  • Series: The Lonely Hearts Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 117,569
  • File size: 353 KB

Meet the Author

www.latrivianelson.info (The new official site for Latrivia S. Nelson)

Latrivia S. Nelson is the author of Ivy's Twisted Vine (the largest modern interracial romance novel in its genre), the Medlov Crime Family Series including bestseller Dmitry's Closet and upcoming book, Dmitry's Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. She was the Public Relations Senior Specialist for the award-winning, highly-acclaimed firm, The Carter Malone Group (the largest female Public Relations firm in Memphis) before she founded RiverHouse Publishing, LLC where she is the President and CEO. Now, she represents herself and five other authors.

Nelson graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, TN) with honors obtaining a Bachelors Degree in business administration with a concentration in management (2003), Strayer University (Washington, DC) obtaining her MBA with a concentration in marketing (2007) and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Capella University.

As an observer of life, Nelson has enjoyed the numerous opportunities afforded her and writes about the wonderful and interesting people and places that she has encountered in her novels. She has been highlighted in Ebony Magazine, Elite Magazine (Memphis, TN), RSVP Magazine (Memphis, TN), the Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN) and numerous online publications.

Ivy's Twisted Vine first debuted in February of 2008 and has since been featured by over 500 bookstores, book clubs, individual reviewers, online publications and blogs. It has sold thousands of copies in the states and has become very popular in Europe and Japan.

Nelson is the proud mother of two beautiful children (Jordan and Tierra) and the wife of decorated US Marine (Retired) Adam Nelson. They live in suburbs of Memphis.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    WOW THIS IS A MUST READ!!!

    This is the second book I've read by this author, and I think they just get better... This was such a treat to read. The characters where so real, the story was so believable and compelling, I was up all night I couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Simply wonderful story. It was heartwarming tearful and funny. It is one of those books you will want to read more than once.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    One of my All-Time Favorite IRR's & Definitely one of Latrivia's best!

    When it comes to IRR's, I'm a rather persnickety reader.. So with that being said, I'll this review short by giving you the basic info. This book was awesome! It had great characters and a storyline that was captivating and well-paced. I love the was that Ms. Nelson was able to give her readers a taste of Greek culture... Except for a few editing quirks, this book was absolutely pitch-perfect.

    Giving this one, 4 solid stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Enjoied

    This was a wonderful book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Anonoymous

    This book was a surprise. It was really a good read. Grieving for a love one can really do you in if you do not allow yourself to love again. This book was enjoyable. I agreed with Stacey sometimes you have to fight fire with especially within the contents of the story. Humility is good but when face with rudeness and racism base on a custom sometimes it is better to deal with it head on as Stacey did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Finding Opa!

    This being my first read of Ms Nelsons 'Lonely heart series' I was unsure what to expect. I am leery of buying books which depict BW as desperate or lacking till the perfect 'hero' sweeps in and turns their lives around - not my cup of tea at all. But this book was a lovely surprise - both Stacey and Hunter were complex individuals who had both suffered personal tragedies which defined their outlook on love & life in general. Both were successful in their respective fields (she, a bestselling author, he, a Doctor) and did not feel a desperate desire to be part of a relationship just because. If anything, I believe Stacey was financially better off than Hunter- a nice little touch.
    The gist of it goes like this: Stacey, struggling with writer's block and looming deadline's, needs inspiration in the form of an attractive male companion to help kick-start her new romance novel. Hunter...well Hunter simply needs a supportive friend and lover. What starts out as an intellectually satisfying friendship - with a healthy soupcon of mutual attraction- soon develops into a loving relationship.
    Stacey and Hunter help each other heal and move on from past losses; finding out they were pregnant was a lovely surprise heralding new beginnings. I found it so cute that it was Hunter who figured it out long before she did.

    Supporting characters add complex layers and parallel narratives without too much distraction but some of the racial issues arising from Hunters family are addressed in an unnatural manner. His family is openly hostile to Stacey because she is black. How how does she deal with it? Well...by boasting to them about her money, clout and connections. She subtly threatens to discredit Hunters brother's reputation with a client, proudly informs his gathered family and friends (it was quite the sideshow) about her last book being optioned for millions of dollars and passes on that her late husband was an astrophycist involved in major space programs. In my view, an immature way of viewing your self-worth. What if she did not have any of these going for her and was merely a regular girl, from a regular family with an average 9-5 job? Would she then have considered herself unworthy of respect or acceptance from his family? Whatever happened to just being yourself warts and all; a hopefully decent human being? If ultimately some family members remain hostile, so be it. Hunter was firmly in her corner and that would have to suffice.
    There was never really any drama between the two, any negativity stemmed from his family but never truly threatened the bond those two shared. Ultimately this was about a couple who having suffered greatly, recognised and nurtured the amazing gift of love they were blessed to receive as a second chance. Nobody was going to tear them apart.
    I really must add that it was refreshing to read a well-edited book which did not detract from the story.
    An overall engaging & quite touching read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Shes done it again!

    Did not disappoint!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    It was ok

    I found myself skipping more pages than I was reading. This was a bit slow. I guess maybe if I hadn't read it between the Medlov series I would have gotten into it more.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!

    This was the second book I read by this author, her stories are excellent... The characters in this story were well developed, the pace and flow of the story went well... I enjoyed how the characters relationship developed, and I hated it to end... An absolutely great story.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Good Read

    The book started off a little slow. I enjoyed the characters and how their romance developed. I was surprised how their relationship played out especially with both characters being mature and with one being a medical doctor. I can't wait for more books to come out in this series. I read "The Grunt" first and it was so good that this one was a little bit of a letdown.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Great Read!

    Great Book, I loved it!

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    L

    I loved this book! It ws the first book I read from this author, and I look forward to reading more from her.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Absolutely amazing

    It was truly a pleasure to read this story. Awesome characters.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    OPA!

    Ms. Nelson is still delivering great stories with interesting characters. Love the "Lonely Heart Series" looking forward to reading the next installment.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    The Best Book in the Series

    Finding Opa! is a wonderful love story that brings the reader into a range of emotions ending finally at true love. Hunter and Stacey were perfect together in this story. The love was not rushed and the story wasn't short or long, just right.

    I would recommend this one to anyone. This is what love stories are made of.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Beautiful Story of Widowed Spouses

    I read this book in a day. Its a beautiful story of two widows still coping after the loss of their spouses. They were dealing with their own personal tragedies but found a WONDERFUL new beginning with each. Latrivia Nelson is a wonderful author and love the way she brings different situations to life.

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