“Shannon doesn’t know how to love herself; how then can she hope to love a good man when he comes her way?
Wanda B. Campbell strikes again, with a candidly honest look into the human heart. I think we all know a Shannon- or may be one- and she does an excellent job of exploring the reasons why instead of leaving us to become exasperated with Shannon’s constant pulling away whenever someone gets too close.
Marcus Simone is head over heels in love with a woman who frustrates him to within an inch of his life. He wants Shannon to be able to get comfortable with him, and when she constantly runs from his attentions (literally!), he doesn’t know how to deal with it.
The striking contrast between their two families is more than just that one has money and one doesn’t. Even if the Simones were dead broke, their loving and supportive attitude towards one another would still make them rich, and even if Shannon’s people were rolling in money, their attitudes would still render them emotionally bankrupt. The only member of her family who genuinely loves her and supports her endeavors is her younger brother Chris, and it hurts Shannon that even her own mother doesn’t seem to care about her.
Shannon’s journey is compelling, and at times, as frustrating for the reader as it is for Marcus . Wanda takes us on the trip right along with Shannon, and makes the reader shake his or her head at times, want to shake some sense into Shannon at others and at times, just laugh out loud (especially when the two families interact).
As always, I enjoyed reading Wanda Campbell’s work, and look forward to future writings.