WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU
This is a beautiful love story with endearing characters and a wonderful mix of romance and humor. The story's opening immediately draws in the reader and holds her until the final page. Daniels is definitely a writer to watch.
When Chante Campbell's meddling grandfather interferes in her love life, she ends up engaged to Antonio Marks,
a man she has yet to meet. Her Internet-savvy grandfather finds Antonio online and spends several months corresponding with him, posing as Chante. When Antonio proposes via e-mail, Pops decides the best thing to do is put them together and let nature take its course.
Chante isn't too happy, but she agrees to meet Antonio and explain the situation. But instead of a quick apology and retreat, she's attracted to him, feeling emotions she didn't think she'd ever again know. When Chante's ex-husband surfaces after a six-year disappearance, she must break the news of her deception to Antonio without losing him. Meanwhile, her ex has other ideas about who Chante should be with -- and he isn't giving up without a fight. (Dafina, Sep., 304 pp., $6.99)