(Noun) – love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person or activity …
Abraham Simmons (‘Ham’), like his twin brother, knows who he is, and what he’s about. He knows what he wants from a career and what he dreams of in a woman. In fact, he thinks he’s already found both. At least that’s what he hopes.
Edythe Carrington (‘Edy’) is equally singular about her professional purpose in life, but a crazy hot mess when it comes to a lot of the rest. Edy likes the ‘idea’ of commitment, but she’s not too good in practice. Juggling priorities, Edy wants a lot of other things first, not always able to balance relations with those most loyal.
To date, Ham’s devotion to Edy, through some ups and downs, has been unswerving. He has no regrets only admiration, despite a creeping feeling that maybe one day Edy may go too far, their paths too divergent to reconcile.
Set in London, ‘Devotion’ can easily be read as a standalone Afro-Caribbean novel, although for an enhanced reading experience it would be valuable to check out the prior books in the ‘Love Chances Series’ in order to appreciate the depth of relations between many of these characters. Some characters also appear in the ‘Love Notes’ Series, which are adult short stories on a theme.
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