One Foot Outside The Door: Book One Of The Amorous Trilogy

One Foot Outside The Door: Book One Of The Amorous Trilogy

by Vina St. Fran

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One Foot Outside the Door: Vina St Fran/blurb

Good lovin' is easy...But true happiness is harder to find...
To anyone on the outside looking in through the door of Cyndarella Worthy's life, it looks like she's got it all. At thirty-two, she's beautiful and successful, with a handsome brother lover, Thad Mitchell. But deep in her heart, she holds a candle for Bashar Bazzi, the Chaldean immigrant she loved ten years ago. Bashar left for Iraq and she never saw him again, and she assumes he made a marriage within his own community without a backward glance.

Cyn's girlfriends, Tavie, Denise and Vette, know that their sister still carries the scars of Bashar, but they pray she'll find love and peace with Thad. Anyway, they've got issues too: Tavie's dating smart school principal, Mack Dooley, but she can't escape the rumors that he's playing around; Denise's marriage to Sean is under pressure because she hasn't conceived a second child; Vette's dating an older guy, Louis Burns, but wonders if she'll ever get a ring on her finger.

When Thad proposes to Cyn and she accepts, it looks like this sister's finally on her way to true happiness. But no sooner are the celebrations done, when there's trouble-Bashar Bazzi is home, and he's ready to settle his unfinished business with Cyn...

The passionate, powerful heart-breaking prequel to Betrayal's Dust by Vina St Fran

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996139403
Publisher: Zam Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.59(d)

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One Foot Outside the Door 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DiemDiva More than 1 year ago
Romance books are my absolute favorite genre to read. You get romance, and so much more in One Foot Outside The Door! I loved the bonds of friendship between the women in this story. This remains a central theme as the main character, Cyn manages the demons that plague her love life. She does it in a way that I found myself thinking of the friends that influence my life, and how they help hold me up at times when I need them. I fell for both of the men in Cyn's life. They both love her madly, but not to a point where you get lost in a plot that doesn't make sense. I laughed so hard in some parts that my husband  actually  plans on reading it as well! It's a nice touch about this being a prequel to the 2nd book , which I will definitely plan on reading. What really makes this an important book is how the author weaves a story around racism, and bigotry, and as a Vietnamese woman, I could identify with how one's ethnic group can be viewed when you date outside of your race. I read the other reviews, and yes, this book brings out  the sexual intensity  between the couples. Bashar and Cyn, are hot, hot, hot!
LiaLoveReviewer More than 1 year ago
Lia Love Reviewer,  Fifty Shades of Yay!!! I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review of this novel. Little did I know I’d be in for such a thrill! The story takes place in suburban Detroit and involves the story of Cyndarella Worthy, who is a sultry, confident, and successful career woman. She has three best friends who have their own relationship problems and at times, they need to lean on each other. They’ve remained friends since junior high, yet despite their closeness, at times they tend to rub each other the wrong way.  Cyndarella’s handsome and tall lover , Thaddeus Mitchell asks her to marry him, and reluctantly she says, “Yes!” However, an explosive secret from Cyn’s past is revealed and she is forced to turn to her sworn enemy, her first love, Bashar Bazzi, an Iraqi gentleman who comes from a large Chaldean family after stumbling upon the truth. There is in undeniable sexual energy and chemistry that Cyn and Bashar shared, and at times, the scenes were written so intimate, and personal that I choked up and had anxiety wondering how the story would end. St. Fran’s descriptive lovemaking scenes at times, made me feel as if I were up close and right there in the moment with the characters in the story. This is a borderline erotic romance, yet it is a fascinating story  which embraces friendship, attacks racism, and makes you yearn for the sometimes coveted and illusive, “happily-ever after”that I recommend as a 5-star read.
Laceysmalton More than 1 year ago
Lacey Smalton Reviewer Midwest Book Review Reviewer's Choice March 2015 Genre: Contemporary Romance I am not a fan of most debut novels in which I have reviewed. I must warn you in advance that this is not the typical cookie-cutter Contemporary Romance novel you may currently find yourself reading! This is the 1st book installment of a trilogy. One Foot Outside The Door is a story about Cyndarella Worthy, a vibrant and beautiful African-American woman and her three best friends from childhood. They face the trials and tribulations of life, love, and romance, but not without angst. Cyndarella, the heroine of the story is successful in every area of her life, except in the love department, but her luck changes after a whirlwind relationship with Thad Mitchell, a handsome, African-American accountant in that she agrees to marry. However, Cyn's ex-boyfriend, Bashar Bazzi, a Chaldean gentleman of Iraqi descent returns and has other ideas about her new-found pending marital status. This book delves into the heartbreaking arena of the intense scrutiny and misconceptions involved in interracial dating. Yet, it embraces those struggles with such realism, grit and honesty, that this is truly a refreshing read from this new author. There is a true love story which unfolds here that entertains as well as educates. The storytelling is solid, focused, and downright unpredictable! The supporting cast of characters each with their own distinctive flavoring makes this a must-read book that I would highly recommend. The sex scenes are sensual, passionate, and SO frigging good because they reel you in with each scene from beginning to end. Hotness at the highest level! It is a game-changer! Can't wait to read the next installment!
AristaW More than 1 year ago
One Foot Outside The Door had me from the first paragraph that grabs your attention right away! Cyndarella Worthy is that woman you want to be your best friend as she is to all of her girlfriends. The book has humor, as well as some smokin' hot love scenes in this book! Cyn's love life leaves is a mess, yet she is resilient. I rooted for Cyn and each of her lovers, and was glad that the author chose the ending she did!. Huge fan now!
Celyncanfield More than 1 year ago
This book had me captivated from the beginning. Well written. Believable characters. I loved the way the characters interact, with a few surprises and some humor. The characters are believable and interesting, and I wish there had been more space in the book for more story! I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more from this author. Thanks for the story. Must read to romance lover!
DiemDiva More than 1 year ago
Romance books are my absolute favorite genre to read. You get romance, and so much more in One Foot Outside The Door! I loved the bonds of friendship between the women in this story. This remains a central theme as the main character, Cyn manages the demons that plague her love life. She does it in a way that I found myself thinking of the friends that influence my life, and how they help hold me up at times when I need them. I fell for both of the men in Cyn's life. They both love her madly, but not to a point where you get lost in a plot that doesn't make sense. I laughed so hard in some parts that my husband  actually  plans on reading it as well! It's a nice touch about this being a prequel to the 2nd book , which I will definitely plan on reading. What really makes this an important book is how the author weaves a story around racism, and bigotry, and as a Vietnamese woman, I could identify with how one's ethnic group can be viewed when you date outside of your race. I read the other reviews, and yes, this book brings out  the sexual intensity  between the couples. Bashar and Cyn, are hot, hot, hot!