Thursday, March 24, 2022

Review - A New Foundation

:   A New Foundation
Author:  Rochelle Alers
Series:  Bainbridge House #1
Publisher:  Harleqin Special Edition
Genre:   Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   252
Date of Publication:   March 30, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars


He’s the man with the plans

But she’s calling the shots

After escaping an abusive marriage, Sonya Rios-Martin is determined to live an independent life. The generous job offer from Taylor Williamson will help her do that. But her unexpectedly strong attraction to model-turned-project-engineer Taylor throws a wrench in her plans. Sonya and Taylor have to figure out how to build a solid foundation—without re-creating the cracks from her last devastating relationship.


Multicultural romances are becoming more and more readily available for reviewers. A New Foundation was a wonderful book to have come my way. In this first book in the Bainbridge House series, Taylor Williamson has a huge job on his hands. He will be restoring his family's historical estate. He definitely will not be working alone. One of the people he hires is an architectural and art historian, Sonya Rios-Martin. As a previous victim of emotional abuse at the hand of her ex-husband, Sonya is more than distrustful of men and gives Taylor a wide berth.

Sonya is not the only one with a sad past. In fact, Taylor has his own demons but after having been adopted, had time to heal. In fact, he became a model at one time and also a structural engineer. It is his engineering skills that make him perfect for the project. One thing becomes almost immediately clear with regard to Sonya and Taylor - they are both strongly attracted to one another. However, with their pasts in mind, it seems doubtful that either of them is prepared to act of their growing feelings.

This was an enjoyable and emotional story of two broken people who found happiness and joy with one another. However, there are hiccups along the way and it was quite pleasant to read how the two found their future together. This enjoyable frist book in this series was followed by Christmas at the Chateau

Many thanks to Harlequin Special Edition for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today's most popular African-American authors of women's fiction, Ms. Alers is a regular on bestsellers list, and has been a recipient of numerous awards, including the Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing and a Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award. Visit her Web site

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