Book Review: Tender To The Touch by Nicole Rouse


Tender To The Touch

Nicole Rouse

Publication Date: July 30, 2013

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

A sisterhood of sorority sisters is tested in Tender To The Touch by Nicole Rouse. J. Amanda, Jasmine, Tionna and Zora are dealing with different issues that will test all of their friendships. J. Amanda is the leader of her women’s ministry at her church. J. Amanda is supposed to lead by example but this is proven harder than it seems. When an old boyfriend comes into the picture, J. Amanda starts questioning everything about her marriage and life. She also has to worry about losing the respect of her sorority sisters.

Jasmine has tried to mend the friendship with Tionna after sleeping with her boyfriend. Jasmine is now married to that boyfriend, Brian and regret is starting to set in. Brian had changed and Jasmine does not know how long she will be able to stay. After an altercation in front of her children occurred, Jasmine will have to get the courage to stay enough is enough. Will she make that decision?

Tionna has moved past Jasmine’s betrayal and is focusing on her daughter with ex-boyfriend, Brian. At Brianna’s party, Tionna realizes there is dysfunction in Jasmine and Brian’s marriage. When her daughter informs her of an incident between Brian and Jasmine, Tionna becomes concerned and decides to be there to support her friend.

Dr. Zora Thomas is working on her first novel. To the average outsider, Zora’s life is perfect. Zora is dealing with issues of starting a family. Reggie, Zora’s husband wants to start a family as soon as possible but Zora doesn’t believe they are ready. The battle is wearing Zora out and she knows it is hurting their marriage. Will Zora give in to Reggie’s demands?

Tender To The Touch is about secrets, family, forgiveness and friendships. The author does a wonderful job expressing what is done in the dark will be brought to light. These characters are ones that readers can relate to as well as their issues. This book had drama, secrets, a little suspense but also had a message of how powerful friendship and relationships can be. I recommend this book to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes.


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