Cecelia CeCe Williams is a single mom short on moneyand patience. Now the judge has sentenced her to 150 hours of community service, for unpaid parking tickets, no less.

Nathaniel Nate Richardson gives up his career and moves to Atlanta hoping to rekindle a relationship with his ex-wife. He settles in as the director of social services only to discover that she has remarried. Can he ever love again? An increasing weak spot for a certain volunteera feisty lawbreaker assigned to him to do community servicetells him it just might be possible.

Mercy awakens in the heart of CeCe in this tender love story as she struggles to forgive herself and build a new relationship with a man. Angela Benson has created an African-American romance to enthrall any reader. (Aug., 288 pp., $9.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair