Police story surrounding a nightmarish past between two very different kinds of friends Carina Artess, southern born, African American, William O Malley, southern born, wealthy, Caucasian These two people were destined to be, if only they can find a way to heal from a tragic past.
Aphrodisiac Police story surrounding a nightmarish past between two very different kinds of friends Carina Artess southern born African American William O Malley southern born wealthy Caucasian These two pe

  • Title: Aphrodisiac
  • Author: Mercedes Keyes
  • ISBN: 9781409206507
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Aphrodisiac”

    1. This book is FANTABULOUS! OMG! I finished reading this last night. I have read many books and this one is the 1st one where I've actually cried and shed tears over. I felt all the emotions of Carina. I felt them for Will, too. It was almost like an emotional battle I didn't like what happened but darn I understood and sympathized as to why it happened. Whewwww! Ma Bess had me laughing out loud so many times. I loved her character.I love this book. Great read. Great story line. Great emotional co [...]

    2. I don't know where to begin with this review. First let me say this was an awesome read!!! I rate books according to how they make me feel and if I connect with the characters and story. So in my opinion, I would rate this book 10 stars. The author drew me in the first chapter, which started my emotional ride. This story is about forgiveness, redemption, healing & love. The author did an excellent job bringing out the flaws and personalities of each character. She made the characters feel so [...]

    3. I was on a roller coaster of emotions reading this book. It was that AWESOME!I don't want to spoil this book for anyone. You must read it for yourself! This was a CRAZY BEAUTIFUL experience!!!After my meltdown, a little over half way through the book, I actually began to root for Carina and Will to be together! Robert Damien O'Malley was the cutest thing ever! Great job, Mercedes Keyes - the way that she handled Carina and Will's HEA was priceless!!! :-) :-)

    4. I loved this book! It took me by surprise this book first by the title because it is not what you think it is. When I started reading this story I could not believe that it could be a love story. I was like wow, how can you love some one after that. I kept reading and I felt like I was in it with Carina and William . I had sympathy for William the more I got to know him and his wonderful son I rooted for him. I felt his regret and sorrow. Then Carina had such a emotional journey it made me cry. [...]

    5. I found this to be a very gripping story; it is definitely not for the faint at heart. It literally gave me chills and had me in tears a couple times. Mrs. Keyes takes her reader on an emotional roller coaster from START to FINISH. After getting so far in the book, and learning just what happened in the past with the two main characters, I just found myself wondering 'how in the world is this supposed to work out??? and how is it going to make sense for these characters to come together and thei [...]

    6. 3.5 So honestly this was a good book however it dragged, now I know that the back story was needed after the shock factor of the first 20 pages but my goodness the first 49% bored me to tears. I was about to give up completely at around 34%. I decided to keep reading because I wanted to know the outcome. Now quite honestly it made me think really hard about the situation because dang if it wasn't a unique one. I found myself feeling horrible for both characters because it was tough for everyone [...]

    7. Very thought provokinGreat book it leaves you thinking. I wasn't ready for it to end. I liked this novel. Well written with a difficult subject matter.

    8. This book is so different from anything I have ever read to date. After reading it I just had to sit back and take a moment - to just say "WOW", what have I just read!Will and Carina have known each other their whole lives, Carina's mother (Beth) worked for Will's parents. When we are introduced to Will and Carina she is 10 and he is 21.One night, after Carina gets the all clear from her mother to stay the night at her friend's house, her friend's father comes home, he's drunk and kicks her out, [...]

    9. A great book expertly writtenThe writer dealt with the themes with expertise. It was realistic to the end. She did not gloss over the emotions that real people feel dealing with rape and race. I like the fact that she did not make the heroine fall into bed with the hero just because feelings of love were declared. She was realistic because they were still two ppl dealing with rape and sexual assault. They both were still victims of a horrific incident. How the author dealt with these issues were [...]

    10. I honestly don't know what to say about this story I would say that you have to go into this story with an open mind and heart. It's the type of book that will make you all kinds of uncomfortable but it explores themes such as sexual and drug abuse along with mental illness. Also, read the authors letter at the end it made me understand her reasons for writing this book.

    11. This was not an easy book to read. You will go through emotional turmoils of one particular family and the events that affected a young her in the 60's. On the other side of that is a very moving love story, with the smut. I recommend to those readers with an open mind and who stick with the plot to see how the ending turns out.

    12. THOUGHT PROVOKING, BITTERSWEETWhat a story! I have NEVER read a book that was 420 pages long in a 24 hour time frame. Could not put it down. I don't want to give anything away,, I just Highly Recommend this well written PROVOCATIVE story be read. BRAVO MERCEDES KEYES!!

    13. This book will test your limits on forgiveness and love it will make you wonder how could such a thing happen and how can you over come it. Aphrodisiac was written so well you felt true emotion with the charactersI would recommend this book as a must read!!

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