Book Trailer - IN DUE TIME
PenCraft Award 1st Place, Fiction - Chick Lit (2021)
A secret love. A yearning for adventure. A fast-paced friends-to-lovers story you can't put down.
Invisible lines are the hardest to cross.
Naomi Winters compares every boyfriend to the one man who’s out of reach. When wedding bells start ringing around her, she’s determined to go after her own happily-ever-after and make Revan see what’s always been right in front of his eyes. There are only a couple of minor problems… He’s one of her best friends, and he thinks of her as a—sister!
Adventures are part of Revan Forrester’s life. The camera is his steady girlfriend, and there’s absolutely no room for diamond rings or diaper duty. Until the woman he remembers as a pesky girl gives the word adventure a new meaning. But he stoically refuses to let conflicting feelings ruin his lifelong friendship with the woman he suddenly sees in a different light.
While they’re having a rousing, emotional tug-of-war, someone else is tired of watching from the sidelines and is quietly shortening the rope. Will Naomi and Revan be able to meet in the middle?
IN DUE TIME is a story about lifelong dreams and finding the courage to pursue them.
Praise for IN DUE TIME
I am mad at myself for not discovering this series sooner. Author Annette G. Anders took some very common tropes and made these her own. I am so impressed by the author's flow. She gave a solid plot; she gave a background to all her characters and allowed readers to feel invested in the story from the get-go. I think starting the novel with Revan's point of view is a great way to begin the story. It set the tone right and showed how Naomi's attraction to him is not one-sided. There is a lot of pining and angst in the story, but it is handled exceptionally well. To be honest, I was not too fond of Frank and the way he treated Naomi, but that brought out Revan's protective instincts and showed that he cared. In Due Time is a very entertaining and great novel to read on a rainy day!
Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Annette G. Anders’ novel is expertly written and the first thing that caught my attention is how she writes about the friendship between the characters and their circles of friends. The world-building is well-crafted, and it reflects the world that young people navigate today. The characters are relatable, each of them coming off in the story as convincing. The voice is compellingly strong and the author uses exquisite prose with her gift for exploring the emotions of characters to build scenes that are real and engaging. In Due Time: A Novel can be read as a contemporary romance or a tale about wanting something and resolutely going for it. It is an enjoyable story.
Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Anders has crafted a story that grabs you on the first page. I like that she wastes no time in presenting the relationship conflict/dilemma for her readers to enjoy. The fact that Naomi and Revan have been friends since the age of thirteen is indeed an obstacle and is the cornerstone of this tale. The writing is breezy and conversational, with lively banter, teasing, and good, detailed descriptions and character development. We learn who the characters are and their backstories, and although you can see both sides of the situation--Naomi wants Revan, and he doesn't want their friendship to change--you still want a resolution that will make both of them happy. A lot of heat builds between them, but no spoilers here. In Due Time: The Full Circle Series Book 2 by Annette G. Anders puts a contemporary twist on a familiar theme, and the result is fresh and energetic.
Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
In Due Time is an excellent contemporary romance novel laced with humor. Annette G. Anders has written an inspiring story with depth, purpose, and fun. Themes like patience, love, trust, sacrifice, compromise, and more made the book engaging. I loved the pace of this novel as it gradually progressed without a rush. The major characters were adequately cushioned by family and friends, which made the plot more wholesome and realistic. The unique writing style and absence of grammatical errors scored the book more points with me. I enjoyed the dialogue consistency and the absence of fluff. The character development was also superb, especially Naomi’s. She had to name him Shutterbug? Hahaha! I cringed every time she called him so, but I loved Nugget. This is the second book in the series, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! Anyone who loves a laid-back romantic story will appreciate this book.
Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite
This is a passionate tale about two friends, their dreams, and an adventure that can either build or break them. Annette G. Anders has a lyrical style of writing and she portrays the natural way her characters speak and react to situations in a way that creates familiar scenes for readers. The crisp prose draws the reader into the story and the strong characters increase their interest as they want to discover what will happen to Naomi and Revan, and Frank. As the story moves on, it becomes suspenseful, emotionally engaging as the reader experiences the vast range of human emotions. The points of view are well-articulated, the plot deftly handled, and humor never lacking. Many female readers will identify with Naomi’s dilemma — falling for a guy who is both dense and clueless about how we feel because he sees us as a sister. In Due Time: A Novel is a good read for fans of romance and stories with believable and compelling characters.
Grace Masso for Readers' Favorite