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Publisher's Summary

A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK!

“Tia Williams’ book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely loved it.” (Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT best-selling author of The Book of Two Ways and Small Great Things)

Seven days to fall in love, 15 years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again...

Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award‑winning novelist, who, to everyone's surprise, shows up in New York.

When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that 15 years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can't deny their chemistry - or the fact that they've been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years.

Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect - but Eva's wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered...

With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy‑as‑hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.

©2021 Tia Williams (P)2021 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

“If this cover doesn't raise your temperature a few degrees, the story will. Grab a fan before reading this one, because it really heats up.” (Good Housekeeping)

"I can always rely on Tia Williams for a novel with a delicious plot, compelling characters, and all of the pop cultural references my heart desires. Seven Days In June is nothing short of a good time. It's funny, thoughtful in both a real and thotty way, and its protagonist Eva Mercy may not know it, but she is my new favorite pretend writer." (Michael Arceneaux, New York Times best-selling author of I Can't Date Jesus and I Don't Want to Die Poor

"Williams’ novel is a tour de force, capturing Eva’s experience as part of the Black literati in Brooklyn, her urge to hide generational trauma from her daughter while still celebrating their ancestors, and the ways in which fate brings people together. The structure of the novel is complex but ultimately rewarding and provides a portrait of a richly layered world. A hugely satisfying romance that is electrifying and alive." (Kirkus)

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One of the few who did not enjoy this book

I actually skipped over 3 hours of the book and listened to the last hour. It did not hold my attention and it felt like a collection of cultural references rather than a story. I am not young enough or hip enough to enjoy this.

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More than a romance

So much more than just a romance novel! A combination of modern lingo, real world issues, and accurate representation of minorities all mixed into a beautiful love story. This was a joy to listen to.

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A pleasure to read/listen to

Beautiful prose, with colourful, and vivid imagery. Ms Williams paints us a window into a world very few of us actually get to see into. I felt what the characters felt, their indignations, and their triumphs, frustrations and moments of tenderness. I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the pretentiousness of a certain mansplaining character, and smile at the precocious nature of 12 year old Audrey. Don’t let me forget the chemistry between Eva and Shane! I had to stop what I was doing to close my eyes and fan myself! Honestly, with love scenes like that, the average man could almost never… stack up.., all in all, I found Ms Williams writing to be sublime! (I mean, she’s even inspired me to use words like sublime! Lol)

The narration was beautifully done. Characters were easy to distinguish, and the pace was modulated perfectly for each scene. Ms Lee took her time deliciously in all the right moments, and really connected with each character, making their personalities stand out so I felt as though I was there, having these conversations and in the minds of each person.

It’s a wonderful book, one that I plan on listening to again, and will be buying a hard copy to keep on my bookshelf at home as well.

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Page turner.

Stylish, hip and funny with a narrator at the top of her game. Highly recommended.

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Fantastic!

I loved everything about this book from beginning to end. It was beautifully written, fun, romantic, heartfelt. Definitely one of my faves!

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Amazing

I loved it. This a REAL lobe story, not a fluffy fairytale. Truly a great read!

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Steamy and Smart - left me wanting more

While I didn't relate to Eva in the beginning, she quickly grew on me. I flew through the last half of this book. Loved the sexual tension and steamy moments.

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  • 2021-11-26

Black love at its finest

if you want to hear a story about realistic black love, then 7 Days in June is for you.

this story about two struggling black artists, living separate lives but incomplete without the other, will make you ship them long after the book is over.

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Gia and Eva.

Loved this book right from the start! We all need love, no matter our past or our current struggles.

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I LOVE IT

Omg i’m screaming this book was soooo good! I’m definitely getting the physical book and the narrator did such a good job wow.

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  • 2021-09-26

Better than the Reviews Say

I was worried about this book due to the reviews, but I would later come to learn that this book was on Reese Witherspoon‘s book club list and did not resonate with an audience of white women. As an African-American woman, this book is very relatable and honesty, America hasn’t been the same great nation to all of us so the negative mention of the American flag passed right over me. Honestly I don’t even know where it was in the storyline. This is actually a great book with great balance as it relates to love developed characters and a full storyline. In some moments I did feel like the author was over narrating, but it worked in my favor listening to an audiobook. It’s a cute solo/vacay read. Not recommended for a book club.

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  • 2021-06-23

Raunchy

I personally don’t like raunchy, super dramatic romantic relationship stories. But if that is what you are into, then this book is great! Even though this is out of my liking, it was good enough to listen to the end

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  • Mullica Hill Mom
  • 2021-06-04

Mix between harlequin romance and Danielle Steele

Listened for two hours before I finally shut it off. No substance and disappointing. Maybe. Good read for the beach.

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  • Jim Atkins
  • 2021-06-10

Not my genre

Wasn’t my cup of tea. Should have sampled before reading. Thought it would improve as it went along, unfortunately, not the case for me.

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  • Erica
  • 2021-06-30

Romantic summer read

Loved it. I wasn’t crazy about the narration of the daughter’s voice, but I enjoyed the narration overall and the story was great.

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  • 2021-06-02

Perfect marriage of narrator and story

Highly Recommend! The narrator does a great job with the different characters and the book is really well written. Well worth my credit this month.

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  • 2021-07-06

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Trying to read outside of my favorite genres. this one was just too modern for me. I read to escape I don't really want to read modern day stories but I was trying to step outside of my box. This one just didn't pull me in enough to keep reading.

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  • Bernandy Regis
  • 2021-10-08

I really loved it.

I went to a different place in time with them everytime they reminisced and came back. It was artsy, creative. passionate and their love was passionate but when they loved they were home !

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  • 2021-08-09

Toxic Love Story

I totally loved this story. The daughter was amazing. each character was well developed.

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  • 2021-10-08

Great read

This book is amazing from beginning to end. It starts off with drama and doesn’t disappoint throughout the whole book!

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  • Sina
  • 2022-06-25

Now, one of my favorite books

This book was so good. Exactly what I was looking for. The story is deep and still also light enough to make the readers (or, here, the listeners) willing to know more about it. I read (listen to) it in three evenings. Each day, I could not wait to go home, relax and hit the "play" button. I am definitely about to listen to the other Tia Williams's book available on Audible.

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  • Gallianne Goural
  • 2021-12-29

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The povs need to be more explicite. I more than once thought it was Eva talking instead of her daughter or Genevieve. The rest was perfect! Great work!