Tykira Lowery and Quaysar Ramsey were childhood sweethearts. When Quay pushed Ty away, the result was pain on both sides, and an unbridgeable gulf formed between them. When Ty returns to town 17 years later to work on a project with the Ramseys, she and Quay discover that their love remains strong. A Lover's Pretense (2), by AlTonya Washington, is full of hardheaded people. Everyone, especially Quay, is so busy attempting to handle things on their own that they end up hurting the ones they love. That sassy and smart Ty pines for him stretches credibility. Mixed into this tale of old love renewed is a mystery that gets old before it's solved.
Reviewed by: 
Aisha Cargile