I am excited to share that I have just ticked off an item from my literary bucket list, and that is to read a contemporary romance novel—not erotica– by an African MAN.
Yes, you read right! I have a literary bucket list— crazy bookworm that I am.
Okay, back to the book…
Title: Love Eventually by Walter Ude and Chisom Ojukwu
Format /platforrm: ebook/Okadabooks
Verdict: Loved it! 4 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I must confess I was a little sceptical at first when Literary Everything, an online book review blog for mostly African literature, recommended this book, because I didn’t know the authors and had never come across their previous books. However, when I found out it was a romance novella written by guys, my interests piqued and I decided to try it. I’m glad I did.
Storyline: It’s about Cordelia, a headstrong, bike-riding, lawyer who meets and falls for Philip, a practical, uptight auditor. A typical boy meets girl love story with Nigerian characters. Although very simple, the sheer sweetness of the characters together made me sigh with pleasure.
Dialogue: This is where this book got me— Fantastic, realistic and witty conversations which drew me into each character. I loved that I could feel every lovey-dovey emotion and even the arguments as though I was there with the couple. And the humour is absolutely my kind of humour, which gives this book a plus.
Character development: Well rounded and engaging. I got to understand why Cordelia and Philip became the way they were. They also had endearing quirks that drew me to them.
Writing style: Okay. Not too many unnecessary details, which to me, is a plus.
Down side: Not much, because I’m being picky about this, but I really don’t like simple love stories. I prefer more meat in a storyline. But that’s just me.
Thank you Walter Ude and Chisom Ojukwu for helping me with my literary bucket list 😊
See the review that made me purchase the book in the first place!