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This Time Always

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Vivacious Niyana Nichols isn’t looking for love. Between the demands of work as a Wellness Clinic Administrator, recent widowhood, and being there for her two beautiful daughters, love has taken a back seat for the fifty-three-year-old. To complicate matters, she’s also suffering from Alopecia. Yet, when Niyana meets her daughter’s handsome professor, she is faced with emo ...more
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Published August 13th 2020
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I enjoyed this story about average people dealing with timely issues and the normal struggles of life in a realistic way.

Niyana Nichols and Omari Josef, two successful professionals, each lead quiet, disciplined lives, in part because of emotionally painful pasts. When the two meet at the college graduation of Niyana’s youngest daughter, they’re both surprised by the spark between them. Omari has been closed off to relationships since he divorced his manipulative, adulterous wife twelve years ag
Brenda  Larnell
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Talented writer, Suzette Harrison regales her readers with a hot story that features the older woman-younger man romance. However, that’s not all there is to this story. Niyana Nichols, our 53 year old widowed heroine, is a well-respected wellness clinic administrator destined to get her groove back when she meets 46 year old divorced, African American Studies professor, Omari Josef. Niyana and Omari are intriguing characters because as accomplished as they are in their chosen professions, they ...more
Ava Smith-forrest
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
O and Ny

Excellent read, grate subject Alopecia. With all the exes and there drama and secrets my most favorite line was I've been dunked in a pool at Bethesda and awaiting the God of hot flash healing.
Brenda Maxwell
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
10 Stars if I Could

This book! I laughed, cried, out and out bowled at the antics of Omari and Niyana's. Yes, she should remain pet free. A wonderfully insightful look into the world of alopecia and dealing with it, as well as May/December relationships. Well worth the read.
Geri  Evans
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yes To Love and Second Chances

I received this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review!

You have a beautiful mother who is struggling with becoming a widow, along with the knowledge that the marriage was on rocky grounds. She is also trying to come to the realization that, no matter what, she has Alopecia, and regardless of all the “treatments” her bestie, Toni, comes up with, at some point, she’s going to have to let go and accept her reality! Then enters Professor Omari Joseph who is yo
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Niyana Nichols a 53 year old widow, mother of two and suffering from Alopecia is not looking for love but when she meets the fine 46 year old divorced grandfather Dr. Omari Josef, it starts looking and feeling like love may be a possibility. Will Niyana let their age difference or her Alopecia keep her from happiness?

Suzette Harrison has given us a mature black romance where two people have a second chance at love. I loved Omari and Niyana’s story, I have not laughed so much when reading a book
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A love found

I enjoyed Niyana and Omari's story. I never heard of Alopecia until about three years ago when my nine year old niece was diagnosed with it. It was interesting seeing how Niyana and the other ladies dealt with acepting it. I would like to hearToni and Mo's story.
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance reader copy of this book for an honest review. And I have to honestly say that I adored this book. Once I started reading I couldn't stop. I enjoyed the love story between Niyana and Omari, as well as the love Niyana had for herself after becoming comfortable with her condition, and embracing the new her. By the end of this book I felt like the characters were real people and I was ready to hang out with Niy, Omari, Toni and Mo, join Rashad in beating up Brenda and then fin ...more
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Two stories in one...Awesome

Wow...Suzette Harrison gives readers a lot with her latest novel, This Time Always. A recently widowed mother of two adult daughters trying to come to terms with as alopecia. A divorced single parent father raising his son. When the two met, there is fear, understanding, and romance.

Thanks Ms Harrison for such a well developed as well as informative romance.
Suzette Harrison
Oct 21, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
She's 53. He's 46. Your point is?

A romance that proves there is love after life deals you a less than savory hand.

You'll want to read this book if you like Grown & Sexy stories offering love and second chances!

Available in paperback & ebook

This Time Always by Suzette D. Harrison
Shannan Harper
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After being widowed and finally seeing her youngest daughter graduate college at the age of 53, Niyana feels that her job is the only thriving thing in her life, until she meets college professor , 46 year old Omari Josef. Also battling a health condition she has kept secret for years, the course set's Niyana on a whirlwind of emotions and decisions that have to be made. After a bitter marriage and divorce, Omari starts to settle on his career and making memories with his grand daughter, of cour ...more
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Read

Niy and Omari's story had me laughing at times and teary-eyed at others. It was touching how this couple loved each other beyond the superficial, proving that "different" is beautiful. If you want a feel-good read, This Time Always is for you.

I`m going to patiently wait for Toni and Mo`s story. 😉
Ms . T Gilliam
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The love they deserve ❤ ♥ ❤

I enjoy reading this book Niyana and Omari's relationship was slow and steady. Niyana is an successful, mother and widow. She has another issue but it doesn't stop her from living her life. Omari is a professor, father and grandfather. Together they are the perfect couple knowing that's what's on the inside truly makes a person beautiful on the outside. Both finding in each other the companionship and love for this next half of their lives. Excellent job Suzette wonder
Sharyn Gray
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Read

This book is not your typical romance. The characters are outstanding and draw you I'm. It is about acceptance of self. Living your life for yourself, family overcoming obstacles and so much more.
Would love to see a story with zTomi and Mo , there was something going on there
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second Time

As someone in the early stages of senior life this story really touched my heart. Nayana and Omari have raised children, been divorced, and buried a spouse. Hidden fears, anxiety, and family bring this story full circle. Well written and told, a story of real life. Smoothly done Ms. Harrison.

Kim Ennis
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Open Love

I enjoyed the maturity of both characters they knew what they wanted and did not allow circumstances hinder them. Both characters exude strength.
La Crosby-Johnson
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! From the very beginning Ms. Harrison brings the reader into the story. Get ready for an entirely new and fresh take on the romance novel. No "perfect", "beautiful" people, no women waiting to be saved by flawless men. "This Time Always" is the imperfect perfect romance. Ms. Harrison challenges all beliefs about love, beauty, youth and relationships when Niyana meets Omari. Niyana, the vibrant, accomplished professional is fighting with issues of self-acceptance, an ...more
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I throughly enjoyed reading Niyana and Omari’s story. She is a beautiful African American 50 ish woman living with Alopecia and being a widow. She’s raised 2 beautiful daughters and now it’s her time to find romance and come to terms with her condition. Her BFF Toni G is her biggest cheerleader along with her daughters.
When Niyana literally knocks Omari Josef on his butt running late to get to her daughters college graduation the sparks are heavy instantly and chemistry is Hot.
Omari wants Niya
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars *I received an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

I gave this book 4.5 stars. I only took off a half a star because there was some parts in the book that were slow and a tad bit boring but for the most part this book was great. This is the 4th or 5th book I’ve read by this author and this one is by far my favorite. Several time I found myself laughing out loud at some of the things the characters said and did in the book. But there was also some serious
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
While l enjoy reading contemporary romance featuring twenty and thirty-somethings, it was totally refreshing to read about a 40+ couple (featuring a sista my age). Love it! Niyana and Omari are serious couple goals. I cringed near the end but was so proud of her "get back" with her man and their HEA. Niyana took ownership of her condition but never let it control her life; she's a true Shero. This woman makes you look at yourself in the mirror and appreciate age and wisdom; Omari lets you believ ...more
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Grown Folks Love Story

Niyana and Omari were a good match. I enjoyed their story and that they allowed for the relationship to flow. He was such a nice man even though he had suffered through insecurities. Niyana was strong as we as Black women have to be and I understood her struggle.If you want to know what happens read it for yourself. I throughly enjoyed it.

Molette Randle
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Read

I am so glad I ordered this book. The first I have ever read. I like it a whole lot! Give me more. I have alopecia also and this book was so true. Thank you.
sandra m neely
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Grown Folks Love

I chose to give book a well deserve rating. I loved it because it was real life. It spoke on real issues without making me sad. Mature (over 45 love.
Donna Scoggins
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mature Love

Niyana has her burdens and Omari has his. In a world where looks are everything it takes courage to totally be you!
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Suzette D. Harrison, a native Californian and the middle of three daughters, grew up in a home where reading was required, not requested. Her literary "career" began in junior high school with the publishing of her poetry. While Mrs. Harrison pays homage to Alex Haley, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison as legends who inspired her creativity, it was Dr. Maya Angelou's ...more

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