Weekend Feature: Worth the Wait by Synithia Williams + Giveaway


Worth the Wait by Synithia Williams


When a virgin frustrated by her nonexistent dating life asks a playboy for a one-night stand, can they really ignore their attraction after the affair? 

After Tasha Smith is dumped yet again because of her virginity, she decides it’s time to stop saving herself for marriage and start dating like women in the twenty-first century. She sets out to find a man rumored to be good enough in bed to relieve her of the nuisance, but discreet enough to keep her request a secret. 

Jared Patterson seems like the perfect candidate. Yet after one searing kiss, she wonders if she’ll escape a night with him unscathed. Jared’s job as a successful fitness instructor and entrepreneur has helped him keep a string of meaningless relationships from the east to the west coast. After learning the hard way that women can’t be trusted, he has no qualms going from one sex-only relationship to the next. Although Tasha is one of the few types of women he avoids—a good girl—the man in him can’t turn down her tempting offer. 

What starts out as a onetime thing quickly turns into an affair neither want to stop. But when an unexpected situation drastically alters their relationship, it leaves them both asking if it was Worth the Wait.

Exclusive Excerpt

Jared took a few deep breaths. “I need to think about it.”

She squared her shoulders. “I need an answer before next week.”

His eyebrows shot up. “Why so soon?”

“It’s my birthday. I’d like to lose it before I turn thirty.”

“So you want to do it this week?”

Her heart lurched, but she tried to go for nonchalant and shrugged. “It’s not a big deal.

I’ll follow you to your house and we can take care of it tonight.” Her voice shook.

Desire flashed in his eyes before he hid it and slowly shook his head. She’d seen guys look at her with desire before. He was tempted.

“We are not doing this tonight,” he said.

She stepped closer. “But we are going to do this?”

His eyes traveled from hers to her lips. She’d never noticed how dark they were, like melted chocolate. She licked her lips and his eyes grew darker. It was suddenly hard to breathe. Feeling a surge of confidence, she licked her lips again and he stepped closer. Her heart pounded, her breasts ached, and an unfamiliar tingling trickled between her legs as she breathed in the spicy mixture of cologne and Jared.

She was heated from inside out. It was heavy, sensuous, and left her euphoric. She leaned up, hoping he would kiss her. He lowered his head and her breathing shallowed. With a curse, he quickly pulled back and turned away. Disappointment hit her like a tidal wave. She’d never anticipated a kiss that much before, never wanted a kiss that much. The knowledge was exciting and terrifying.

Hesitantly, she reached out and placed her hands on his arms. He stiffened but didn’t pull away. Slowly, she leaned her body against his. The top of her head barely touched his shoulder. She took a second to get used to the feel of him against her. The softness of her breasts pressing against the hard muscles of his back caused a tremor to go through her. His body shivered in return. It was brief and so slight she only noticed because she was pressed against him so firmly.

“Are we going to do this?” Her voice was soft, throaty. The sound of her desire surprised her.

He took her hand and pressed it against the thick bulge in his pants. “You really want to handle this?”

Heat shot through her body and her panties liquefied. “Yes,” she whispered.

Let’s Talk

Q: Tell our readers why you think they’ll enjoy Worth the Wait

A: Readers will enjoy Worth the Wait because it’s a different take on the virgin falling in love with the playboy. My heroine, Tasha Smith, is sick of being a virgin and the trouble it causes with her dating life. Although she somewhat naive to think one night with Jared will be all she needs, she’s strong and doesn’t let him run over her. Jared fights falling in love, and when he does fall it’s in the most dramatic fashion.

Q: You may have noticed we like to include our favorite quote in our reviews of the books we read. What is your favorite quote from Worth the Wait?

A: My favorite quote from Worth the Wait is:

Tasha to Jared:

“You need to get a couple of things straight. Number one, I’m not one of your
groupies, so don’t talk to me like I should be privileged to sleep with you. Half of the
women in South Carolina and California have slept with you so believe me, it’s not like
it’s hard to do.”

Book Info

Worth the Wait by Synithia Williams
01/07/2013 – Crimson Romance
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Synithia Williams would like to give away a copy of Worth the Wait. (ebook) To enter, leave a comment and answer her question:

Do you think it would be hard for a woman saving herself for marriage to date in today’s society?

Giveaway is open to all. You have until end of day Jan. 11 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.


Giveaway sponsored by: Synithia Williams. No purchase necessary to win. You must be 18 or over to enter, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of the announcement they forfeit their prize. Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.


  1. Rebe says

    I agree with Pamela – possible, but very difficult these days. I like the quote Synthia says is her favorite, lol.

  2. Debbie says

    I think it is more difficult now than it used to be. It would take a great deal of commitment and resolve. The favorite quote alone is worth the read.

  3. Victoria Zumbrum says

    I think in todays society. It is hard but it is possible if it is what you want. You have control over your body, desires and wishes. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

  4. CassandraG says

    It could be difficult, but it could be done, especially if she’s determined to wait for marriage.

  5. JenM says

    I definitely think it is doable, although once two people are in a committed relationship I think it becomes much harder to wait.

  6. EvelynS says

    I think it would be pretty tough in today’s society, but possible if you were determined enough.

  7. Sandypo says

    I think it would be more than hard, because the longer you wait, the less likely it is that a man will take on “the task”. They think there’s something wrong with a woman who hasn’t had sex by a certain age — it’s kind of like the possibility of dating a guy who’s still living at home in his 30’s (present recession situation excluded). Not too many women will do it — I think it’s the same for men when confronted with a woman who has not lost her virginity. I’m not saying it’s impossible but I don’t think it’s necessarily a benefit anymore. On the other hand, I’d read enough YA novels back in the 70’s to feel some remorse upon losing mine…

    • says

      That’s the angle I take in this book. At a certain age, the virginity is more of a hindrance than benefit. Good in theory, but hard to practice as time goes by.

  8. LethalLovely says

    I’m not entering this giveaway. I just wanted to say thank you to FV for showcasing a romance featuring a non-Caucasian protagonist. I’ve visited many blogs in the past 4 years and FV is one of the only ones I’ve found who do. As a woman of color myself, it makes me elated that you ladies at FV are making an effort to try to meet the needs and desires of all of your devoted followers. Thank you. ☺

    • says

      I just visited a blog the other day that reviewed romances featuring heroes and heroines that are African American, and interracial romances. I clicked the link from another blog and didn’t save it. If I can find it I’ll post the link.

  9. Beth C says

    Yes, I think it would be hard but anyone could do it if they really wanted to!