SCREAM MY NAME
KIMBERLY KAYE TERRY
March 31, 2009
850 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Rating: 4 Cups
Scream My Name: Leila by Kimberly Kaye Terry
Leila James needs a money investor to help keep her Aunt Sadie’s Diner open. The opportunity will allow her to bump up the diner, hiring more people, giving her some free time.
Brandan Walters is an ex-football player, now into investments. He and his partners want to buy the area where the diner is located. Brandan had no idea he would meet up with a woman hard to erase from his mind.
Leila refuses to cave in and sell her aunt’s diner to the highest bidder. Her aunt started the business forty years ago, and Leila plans on keeping her memory alive. Brandan is on top of the list to buy the diner’s property. He finds Leila a competent, self-reliant woman who really gets the best of him. Normally, he has no problem getting a female, but Leila is a challenge. He must find a way to do business with her, while finding a way to easily slip into her heart. Leila refuses his offers. She has to get thoughts of Brandan out of her head. Now, if she can only come up with a plan without allowing her hormones to go after Brandan. That may be harder than she thought, especially when Brandan carries a troubled secret that Leila proposes to unlock.
Brandan has electric magnetism that seeps with just one look of his eye. There were times I could visualize that predatory smile he emits, or the way he walks tall. He is a dynamic character. When he speaks of his life, it lacerates the heart, allowing the reader to feel the experiences he endured. When he and Leila are together, they certainly click, sending off heated chemistry. I thought the well-rounded secondary characters added just the right mixture of elements to the plot, making this tale a spellbinding read.
Scream My Name: Danita by Kimberly Kaye Terry
Danita Adams has a doctoral degree in psychology. She is a psychotherapist. When she first moved to San Antonio, she found a friend in Leila, who would offer her a muffin and a cup of hot tea, even before the business opened.
Jared ‘Hawk’ Wikvaya is Native American. He longs for the one woman to love and to share his life. One night while working at the diner, he believes he has found the one.
Hawk has known Leila for years, and it comes as no surprise when she needs help at the diner for anything, he gladly chips in. He would love to have the kind of relationship that Leila and Brandan have developed. During a night he closes for Leila, he shares some conversation with Danita. He enjoys her company. Danita always receives words of encouragement from Leila. Aunt Sadie’s Diner was like a haunt for her. After catching the eye of Hawk, things begin to blossom into something sweet. Both are two lonely people who share camaraderie, but Hawk seems to carry something inside his heart of which he does not like to speak. The more Danita tries to get him to open up, he flips the conversation. Can she find a way to help his troubled soul, as their desire for each other turns into something much more sizzling?
Smoking, fiery, and mesmerizingly scrumptious describes the story of Danita and Hawk. I love the way they meet, as well as their blossoming chemistry. Another fabulous story with two vibrant characters that pull the reader into their lonely lives, only to discover what is really important in life. I like the way their story is told so the reader can share in their experiences.
Scream My Name is a stunning read. Kimberly Kaye Terry sketches a well-written story of two incredible women, and the remarkable men they find to capture their heart and soul. Impressive, uplifting, and attention-grabbing, this book is undeniably a keeper.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More