Summer of '16: Dinero's Dilemma by Charae Lewis
on June 6, 2016
Source: Kindle Unlimited
What happens when you fall for the most reckless member of the DeMao clan? Asia Parish asked herself this question quite often when it came to Dinero DeMao. He’s rude and obnoxious, but Asia cant seem to shake her feelings for him. She was always apprehensive in revealing her love for him, but when they find themselves in an unusual situation, they decide to give their relationship a try.
Dinero has never been a relationship type of guy, but when Asia enters his life, he begins to reconsider. She’s everything he’s never wanted but can’t seem to be without. Yet, when a blast from the past pops back onto the scene, he’s caught between a place of lust and love.
After a series of events takes place, Asia finds herself on the losing end of the stick when a new man enters her circle. He comes in and rearranges everything in her life, including her relationship with Dinero. While she fights to prove that things are not what they seem, Asia is hit with a truth that sends her into a frenzy.
Even though I read the synopsis for Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma I still didn’t know what to expect from this story, but, as I got to reading it I found it hard to put down.
Before reading Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma I didn’t know that Big (Dinero’s brother) and Aimee (Asia’s twin sister) already had their own story (which I will definitely be reading next). Even knowing that it didn’t feel like I had to read their story in order to understand everything that was happening in Dinero and Asia’s story.
It’s rare for me to find a story where the couple featured just got married, which happens here in Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma, or are already married. For whatever reason I love stories with couples already committed to each other. But, what’s also rare is finding characters who were previously in a relationship, get married after some drinks in Vegas, and the next day get into a rip roaring fight and words like “annulment” are being tossed out. I have to say that I felt some pains in my heart, and I remember thinking, “Please stop fighting guys, marriage is a beautiful thing, you can make each other happy!” While I was thinking all these feel good thoughts I could’ve never imagined the pain that was coming their way.
I will admit, Dinero took some getting used to. He didn’t want to be married to Asia, or anyone for that matter, but he loved her and didn’t want to be without her so he decided to try this marriage gig out. Asia, on the other hand, wore her heart on her sleeve. She did feel that with the way Dinero acted after he found out they were married, and how he tried to make it seem as if she trapped him that she shouldn’t have gone through with remaining married, but she loved him. Asia was an open book 100% of the time. Even when I thought she would hide certain things from Dinero she wouldn’t, she took her being his wife and him being her husband seriously.
Sadly, all it took was an old flame and a rejected suitor to break these two apart. Usually, I’m not one for all the heartache and tears, but the way Dinero treated Asia off of a lie told by someone else instead of the declarations of his wife and his sister-in-law really had me torn. Not only did Dinero abandon Asia, he cheated on her as well. The stuff that Asia had to go through in his purposeful absence would’ve made me hang up the towel as well, since for a whole month Dinero didn’t contact or take her calls, and he never even cared enough to check on her from those he knew were close to her until he was caught cheating. Now, this is where I became torn, when he found out much being prideful had him missing out on and neglect he showed his wife, he did everything in his power to try and reconcile. Cue, the heartache. My gosh, I understand why she wanted nothing to do with him but at the same time I hoped she’d take him back.
I really hope this isn’t the end for Dinero and Asia. To be honest I can’t envision anyone coming along to complete either one.
Unexpectedly great story.