JS Lee Deserves Your Reading

I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading It Wasn’t Love. What I quickly realized is that Jessica’s relatable prose, heartfelt sentiments and Millie’s profound, honest frankness as she navigates the minefield of post-rape, trans-racial adoption and her teenage years is something that will stick with me for a lifetime. It’s a tough book, but not because of Jessica’s lack of story-telling skill. To the contrary, her wordsmithing is sublime. Jessica’s skill brings home the subject matter that much more powerfully. It Wasn’t Love is the kind of book, and Millie is the kind of character, that you will find yourself thinking about days and weeks after having finished reading. —Gregory Barbee