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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Testing the Waters by Atlanta Hunter revolves around the theme of love. The author brings together people from different walks of life and outlooks and binds them together in this book with the universal need called love. It is a known fact that all humans crave total love and the author shows us how everyone searches for true and unconditional love. The plot revolves around Jamal Parker and Yazmin King, who find their friendship of twenty years slowly giving way to love and romance. Now their relationship is complicated. Is that a mistake or is it for real?
The story tells us about the close friendship shared by Yazmin and Jamal and how it slowly changes to love. All the other people who come in as Yazmin and Jamal's friends are also in search of true and unconditional love. Love is the main theme here and the author weaves it beautifully through different circumstances, people and situations. Yazmin and Jamal’s changing feelings have been built up slowly, making it effective. There is a kind of vulnerability running through the romance that makes them endearing as a couple. The presence of Yazmin in Jamal's life has been seamlessly incorporated into the plot, revealing an underlying romance. All lovers will like this well written story. It upholds the truth that all of us are searching for true and unconditional love in our lives and are waiting to meet our soul mates.