Here's a straight-up novel about men and women, sex and betrayal, and playing the fool for love. Mia is a hopeless romantic who dreams of getting married and settling down with the man who could make that dream come true. Brice has his own ideas about love. He wants a woman willing to surrender everything and he thinks he's found her in Mia. Then again, so has Christian, who likes love to last just as long as the night takes. Now he's met an angel with the power to turn him around. Unfortunately she's married to his best friend.
The Ties That Bind, by Electa Rome Parks, is a refreshing new voice in African-American fiction. Parks describes her work as a contemporary love story with a twist. "It deals with relationships, the choices we make in life and the consequences we face because of them." In this wonderful debut novel, you are sure to remember her characters long after the last page has been turned. Maybe you'll even see yourself.