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If I were to tell you I wrote a story about a May/December love affair between music and a saxophone named Her, would you believe me? I didn’t think you would but it’s true. Music has been here since the dawn of time. It’s been the melody of life, unfettered, free, and always waiting for us to-dare I say-tame it and guide it with our voices and with our instruments. The musician may have picked up the sax and breathed air into Her, but it was from the music, the jazz that was created, that love was found and where it grew.
Amina Perrin isn’t looking for love. In fact, she isn’t looking for anything. She’s got her yoga, her massage therapy and the community she serves, keeping her plenty busy. That is until she bumps into a stranger who may change her free-spirited mind.
Gabriel Slade is living the good life. Financially secure, nice condo overlooking the city, and the occasional “drink” with a beautiful woman—he has no intention on getting caught up, especially not with one so much younger than him, but here he is… getting all caught up and picking up a long forgotten saxophone he calls Her.
If you’re opposed to sweltering love scenes between two passionate adults, this book isn’t for you.
Amara Harper has a problem; Noah Farrington. Well not exactly. I mean, he is the love of her life. Passion-filled days and nights are all she can think about when she is close to him. But so is fear. Fear of him taking her heart and ripping it to pieces– so she decides that leaving him and his love for her alone, is the best thing for her.
But love is a mercurial thing, it has a way of pulling back up to you when you think you have deserted it, which is what happens when Amara finds a reason to work with Noah on an upcoming project at work.
Things that complicate this even more? Keith her current boyfriend, and “the past” which she seems to want to also run away from as much as she runs away from Noah. Can Amara overcome her fears and give into what makes her feel whole? Can she finally begin to trust the love that Noah has always had for her?
Find out in I Am Yours…
Name: D. Creamer
Review: Author Aja knows how to capture your attention and keep you want more. The characters are well written and you would think that it would be the guy which is Noah that would be running away from love but it is Amara that have all the problems with trusting Noah because of her issues with her father. The author bought out all kinds of emotions with the way Amara kept hurting Noah and herself because she was to afraid to love because of her not wanting to end up like her mother but she had know problem with the steamy sex life that she and Noah shared. The author also shows how by running from love that you can involve other people in your life that can cause them hurt, and they will want to hurt you when you reject them. I love the first novel that author Aja written with author Roy Glenn called Unexpected that was a five star rating also. Author Aja has become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to see what her next release will be. I recommend this book and also Unexpected you will enjoy both with no regrets.
Name: Madame LeFay
Review: “I’m not a romantic.” And so begins the love story of Amara and Noah in the highly erotic and unpredictable romance novel I Am Yours by Aja. Soon after the story begins it becomes clear that Amara, the heroine of the story is a mass of contradictions. Looking for help on an important work related project from Noah, an old friend and lover from her past, Amara chooses to think she will be able to resist the chemistry and intense attraction that she and Noah still obviously have for each other. She is wrong of course… DEAD wrong. And not only because Noah is adorable and sexy but also because he is single minded in his love and assumption that he and Amara belong together. I’m not gonna lie. Amara drove me crazy in this book. So smart, so together, so upstanding and so delusional. I understood it though and it came from a place that most of our inaction or faulty actions comes from in adulthood: our parents and a traumatic experience as a child. Amara’s experiences made her a strong woman in life but as a strong partner in love? Not so much. I sometimes wished that Amara would turn off her self-admonishing self-awareness and act on her instincts more (and faster). Noah would have been blown away. There were many things I loved about this book. It was deep emotionally and in its nuances, which is why I reread it. I’m a fast reader and its easy to miss things. Like I hadn’t remembered how many Prince references there were in this book which was released long before his death. Each one was a beautiful and clever musical journey through Amara and Noah’s relationship. Aja is a highly sensual writer and it comes through not only in the highly charged physically intimate scenes but also in the internal points of view of its main characters. I also enjoyed seeing Amara and Noah sift through the outside circumstances and relationships of their daily lives. So many of the side characters even the exceedingly troubled ones were richly drawn and worth a second or even a third look. I highly recommend this novel by Aja and I look forward with great anticipation to her next.
Name: Edwina Putney
Review: This is the second book by Aja that I have read, and as with Unexpected, I was hooked from the beginning and did not want to put down I Am Yours. With Noah and Amara, the author has created two very believable characters who find love with each other, a love like no other. Noah is a smart, successful businessman, who develops his technology venture from little or nothing to a success; and who loves Amara with all his heart. But in Amara, Aja flips the script and creates a woman who is a success in her career but afraid to love. Because of her parents, she has a fear of commitment and is afraid to completely give her heart to Noah. As a result, she runs from him, and settles for a safe relationship with a co-worker. Most job romances lead to drama and Amara’s with Keith is no exception, especially when Amara contracts Noah’s company to help her complete a project. The triangle provides just the right amount of drama to be the conflict required for all good romance novels.
I love Noah because he exhibited so many of the qualities expressed in I Corinthians 13:4-13, I was happy that his dad had a heart-to-heart talk that gave him a renewed purpose. It was also important that Amara found a way to deal with her demons, which enabled her to see what she had lost. But is it too late for love with Noah again? I recommend I Am Yours for those who enjoy mature romance. A few grammar errors, but nothing to detract from a great read.