Putting It Back Together

Author: Rhonda M. Lawson
Publisher: Urban Soul
Genre: Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59983-082-7
Pages: 320

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Dr. Alexis White has returned to her beloved city of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She’s determined to help those still living in poverty and rebuilding their lives, and offers health care to those who have trouble paying. But even though her sacrifice means she’s still living with her parents, her friends and family are around her and she’s proud of what she’s accomplished.

But the one area Alexis still struggles with is her love life. Twice burned, she’s now reluctant to give her heart fully, and she keeps her long-standing boyfriend Jamar at a distance. And when her old college flame, Reggie Morgan, reappears in her life, she’s forced to make some important decisions.

In Putting It Back Together, Rhonda M. Lawson doesn’t paint a rosy tint on her characters, but instead shows them in all their humanness, flaws and all. Alexis is a strong woman who doesn’t always know her own mind, but she tries to do the right thing in her life now, after making bad mistakes in her past. I enjoyed getting to know her, and kept hoping she would make the right choice in the end. This was a great read, and I look forward to seeing more from this talented author.

Reviewed by: Alice Berger