Misconceptions by Blu Daniels, is a novel that will either leave the reader gasping for air from all the laughter or shaking their head in frustration. Alexandria Stone made the decision to walk away from her undefined relationship with the love of her life, who’s known throughout the book as Bad Habit. Moving back home to New York is the only way she knows how to get over him.
Alex’s journey to new beginnings without Bad Habit was becoming easier than she realized until unexplained weight gain, morning sickness and a positive pregnancy test have her debating her next move. After the doctor revealed the number of heart beats detected on the ultrasound, Alex reached out to Bad Habit to share the news; unfortunately, she hung up to familiar territory of loneliness and disappointment. Just as she was down on her luck, Bad Habit offered to relocate her to Atlanta as his live-in guest. Expecting more than she should have, their relationship remained undefined, Bad Habit did as he pleased, and Alex was more like a live-in maid with benefits than a guest or “baby mama”.
It took a while for me to really enjoy “Misconceptions” because I was completely annoyed with Alex and furious with Bad Habit. However, I was determined to find out where the author was going with the story and I am glad I stuck it out. Alex was brilliant in the workplace but simpleminded when it came to her personal life and Bad Habit, I assumed, was an arrogant disrespectful womanizer, but it turned out that I was completely wrong about him.
I love how Daniels unfolded the story between the characters, starting them off as lovers, to enemies, then to roommates ending with a peaceful, loving family. This is why I recommend “Misconceptions” and wait patiently for the sequel. Readers, you may find yourself caught off guard when Bad Habit’s birth name is revealed.
-Reviewed by LaMona