Review: Stay With Me by Reana Malori

stay with meReviewed by Shelly

I recently got into reading the interracial (BW/WM) stories by this author and there are definitely some similarities between these stories – some repetition which I don’t think would be so noticeable if I wasn’t reading them back to back trying to play catchup on Reana Malori’s work.

Keisha Gaines and Greg Jordan met when they were both enlisted. At that first meeting, Keisha has an immediate attraction to Greg, but Greg’s only interest was as a friend. After a few years of not wanting to hear about Greg and his dates/girlfriends, Keisha moves away to live her life. She has no trouble continuing her friendship with Greg but she knows that she can’t continue to bear witness to his soliloquies on his girlfriends. Great set up for a friends to lovers storyline.

This plot in this novella didn’t live up to what I expected. I liked both Keisha and Greg, I just didn’t feel their chemistry. The shift from friends to lovers felt a little – I don’t know… underwhelming is the only word I can think of. I expected a bit more drama before these two got together. I thought Keisha was a way too eager for Greg’s affections once he decided that he wanted to make the move from friends. I would have liked to see Greg work much more than he did to convince Keisha that he was really in it to win it.

As with the other stories I read by this author, there’s not a lot of drama or outside influence. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with this story other than there’s little to tell. If you’re in the mood for a quick and fun read, give this one a go.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: B-/C+

Click to purchase: Amazon

Stay With Me
by Reana Malori
Release Date: February 1, 2010

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