Facing the Challenge
Driven, with a stubborn streak a mile long, Rena Peaks is sure she can take care of her fourteen-year-old brother, Brian, finish college, and launch her career. But her well-ordered plan doesn't factor in her brother's arrest for murder--or the compelling generosity of A.J. Martin, the handsome social worker assigned to Brian's case.
Despite her rising panic and an unforgiving judicial system, Rena is determined to prove she is a self-sufficient woman of color who can handle it all on her own. But when A.J. steps into her heart, Rena discovers that she doesn't have to sacrifice everything she needs to hold onto...
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Renea Peaks is a strong woman who knows what she wants. After losing both parents at a young age, she plans to guarantee her future success with a college degree and a promising first job. But when her older brother dies and leaves her with the care of her teenage brother Brian, Renea's plans start to falter. Just weeks later, Brian is arrested for murder in far-off Detroit, and it looks like Renea's future is all but certain.
Determined to prove herself, Renea arranges to move to Detroit, start an internship, and complete her degree from afar--all while helping her brother through this difficult time. Success isn't an "option" for her but a requirement to keep custody of Brian, and Renea must convince his sexy caseworker, A.J. Martin, that she can handle it all. Even though A.J. accepts Brian's case with hesitation, he can't help but be impressed with Renea's confidence and optimism. When she moves in to a dangerous neighborhood, A.J. hopes that will be Renea's only mistake.
Confidence can't make her stolen furniture return, however, and Renea has to rely on A.J. for advice--and a place to stay. As their intense attraction deepens into a passionate relationship, the two struggle to maintain some distance and protect their hearts. But when Renea continues to alienate Brian and confuse her priorities, A.J. can't bring himself to approve her guardianship. Can he admit such concerns without jeopardizing the relationship? Will Renea learn to overcome her own stubbornness and reach out to the people she needs most?
Angela Patrick Wynn takes readers through a thoughtful journey as a young woman learns the skills she really needs to succeed: patience, love, and selflessness. Wynn's voice is fresh and authentic, and readers will enjoy the careful development of her characters and situations. Everything She Wants has everything a good book requires; the inspiring story line is icing on the cake. --Nancy R.E. O'BrienAbout the Author:
Angela Patrick Wynn has had a passion for writing since the third grade. In addition to being the CEO of Angelwrite, a performance consulting business, she is a senior analyst for a major insurance company. She lives in suburban Detroit with her husband and children.
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Book Description Harpertorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061013633