Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Roll Bounce Love by Kay Shanee
Published by B. Love Publications on October 31, 2020
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (228 pages)
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Dance instructor, Aubrielle Carson had her heart broken more times than she could count. Until she met the one. He was all she dreamed of at first, but with time and attention, she found he was just as disastrous as the loves before him. Ending the relationship left her with a need for change and relocating to Washington D.C. was the new beginning she craved. However, her hungry heart refused to remain unfed.
Rashaad Hanes was finally living the life he earned. As a single father and co-owner of Roll Bounce Love, a new skating rink in town, he was confident, focused, and about his business. All of that was what he intended to bring to the table when he approached the woman he couldn’t take his eyes off of. Yet, despite all he came with, her guard was up.
Will Aubrielle give love another try? Is Rashaad forgetting to calculate his own flaws? When secrets and half-truths shake the ground, will these two lovers be able to roll with the punches and bounce back to love?
Proceed With Caution:
This book contains mentions of abortion and rape.
This is a Black romance between two people who have been burned in the past but are trying to move on and do what they love.
I haven’t been on roller skates since I was like 8 years old, but as soon as I saw this cover, I knew I had to read it! Roll Bounce Love is a romance between Aubrielle, a dance instructor who has just moved to Washington DC after leaving her cheating boyfriend, and Rashaad, a single father who just opened a skating rink with his siblings. It’s lust at first sight during opening night at Rashaad’s business, and of course it develops into more as the two spend more and more time together. It doesn’t hurt that Aubrielle is also his daughters dance teacher, whom she adores.
I really liked Roll Bounce Love in the beginning. The scenes at the skating rink were so much fun! I’ve never been to one, but it made me want to go! Rashaad and Aubrielle also spend a lot of private time in his office, and those two are very hot for each other! I also just really liked Rashaad. He’s an interesting character and wasn’t afraid to express himself. He was following his spirit as he put it to Aubrielle.
Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like Aubrielle had as much personality as her love interest. I don’t really know anything about her other than she likes to dance, and even that was superficial. Rashaad’s six-year-old daughter, Zara, had more presence that Aubrielle did. Which for me, isn’t a good thing, because I’m not a fan of kids having large roles in the romance. But that girl is everywhere and overshadows Aubrielle.
The last quarter of Roll Bounce Love lost me a little bit. It takes on some Maury levels of drama as Rashaad’s ex comes back into the picture and just flips his world upside down. Everyone kept demonizing this woman and I just could not see it. She didn’t want to be a mother, and she’s not obligated to be one. She made the choice to leave and sign over her rights to Zara, which is entirely within her rights! It’s better for her to have left than to be trapped in a relationship she didn’t want. Maybe it’s because I never want children that I found myself on her side, but your mileage may vary.
In the end, I did like Roll Bounce Love. I just wish Aubrielle had had a stronger presence so I could really cheer for her to get her man! I also could have done without that traumatizing epilogue.