My Joy

California Love, Book 1

Joy Matthews isn’t afraid of risks. She’s quit her Fortune 500 job and enrolled in culinary school, chasing her dream. Joy wants her own couture cake boutique. Pursuing her dream by day, Joy pays the bills working nights at The Hourglass—an exclusive gentlemen’s club catering to patrons who enjoy "a little extra fine on a woman’s frame." Joy’s catching up to her dream when a chance encounter reconnects her with Quinton Daley, a childhood friend. Mutual attraction throws the proverbial wrench in Joy’s relationship-phobic, happily agnostic life. A goal-oriented woman who "doesn’t do men with Bible breath," Joy sees in Quinton a whole lot of what she likes but doesn’t need. Tall, chocolate-skinned, and born-again, Quinton’s Christianity poses a risk even the tenacious Joy isn’t willing to take. Quinton Daley isn’t fazed. He’s a man of faith who will willingly wait on Joy to come to God…and him. When love and lust heat up, Joy and Quinton face a predicament. Will they indulge? Or abstain? Join this wild mix of custom cakes, a saved, sanctified and sexy man, and an obsessed patron from The Hourglass who’s determined to make Joy’s life a sticky mess. It’s a recipe for a read that’s wickedly witty and delicious.


“Standing Ovation…BRAVO! BRAVO! A round of applause for Ms. Harrison. She truly out did herself with My Joy. My emotions, curiosity, and imagination remained on an all-time high throughout the story. With the way Ms. Harrison penned this story I felt like I was one of the girls and definitely had to put in my two cents. My Joy is a delightful page-turner until the very end. It will have you completely engaged.  Excellent job, Ms. Harrison!”

—W. Parks Brigham,

Author of Sweet Romance



“The words in My Joy swirl together to carry the reader on a descriptive journey that won't let go.”

—Tiffani Quarles Sanders,

Author of Unthinkable Sins



“I avoid fiction written from a first person point of view, but the author crafts the story in such a way that the point of view didn't faze me. The way in which she describes some aspects of the book and characters is refreshing. I felt like I was in the main character’s, Pearl Joy Matthews’, head, through the thick of things. Joy is over the way she was raised and has purposed her life to march to the beat of her own drum, but as with anything else, the consequences of her actions catch up to her in unsuspecting ways. She’s definitely a life-sized character that demands your attention.


When the enchanting Quinton Daley comes on the scene, his stellar physique, charisma, and magnetic aura lets you know things will only be interesting, electrifying between him and Joy.


My Joy has a great blend of innocently erotic, spine-tingling, as well as heartfelt moments. While you may read and think you have the plot and next turn of events figured out, Suzette crafts the details of the story in such a way that you'll readily turn the page and hold your breath with wide eyes as the plot unfolds. Each character conveyed and the sequence of events of the plot begs you to read and enjoy My Joy.”


—Author A.D.,

Author of The Sisterhood Chronicles


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About Suzette D. Harrison

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 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings that unleashed her writing. The award-winning author of Taffy is a wife and mother who holds a culinary degree in Pastry & Baking. Mrs. Harrison is busy cooking up her next novel…in between batches of cookies.

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