From award-winning writer, Lyndell Williams comes a story of fighting self-doubt and pain to find love.
Hafsah married Mahmoud and adjusted to life as his second wife when he flipped a script on her. She realized she was no more than a halal side piece for him. When she did not play by his new rules, he divorced her, leaving her heartbroken and struggling.
Considered an “old maid” in her American Muslim Community, Hafsah decides that she has had enough, swears off men and focuses on healing and picking up the pieces of her life. She finds a job as an architecture firm, saving her from having to move back in with her parents and allowing her to keep her independence and dignity.
Ambitious and centered, Faheem concentrated on advancing as the youngest architect in his firm and renovating a dream home on the weekends. Marriage was a long-range goal, but then a new executive assistant named Hafsah joined his team.
As they work together, Faheem becomes increasingly attracted to Hafsah and decides to move marriage up in his plans. Too bad she isn’t down with them. When she finds out his age, she rejects his proposal.
The last thing Hafsah wants is to get wrapped up in another marriage, let alone with a younger man. Despite the desire he reawakens in her, she is not going to fall into another trap. Faheem is undisturbed by the age difference and undeterred by her doubts. He feels the passion surging between then and is determined to get her to open to love.