The story of Mello and June came to life through Kim's reflections of three past relationships she was in. Through her reminiscing, while listening to her favorite R&B singer Anita Baker, she decided her past pain could make a great love story. She began going through her voluminous music collection and thumbed through thousands of titles of her favorite R&B songs, hence, Mello and June were born. Mello's character is very controlling, arrogant, and at times downright cruel. On the other hand, June is very passive, loving, and extremely naïve. It has always been said that opposites attract, and that certainly is the case for these two very different characters. Their relationship spans for over fifty years of sheer madness between the two of them. Life takes them down totally to different paths, yet June is forced to make a decision that Mello has posed upon her. The love story of Mello and June is a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages. What makes this novel different than any other, Kim used some of R&B's classic music, as well as her artistry of writing, to tell their story. As you read the song chapters and you remember the songs that tell the story, it will immediately take the reader to special times in their lives, and smiles will begin to form. When you recall the lyrics to the titles of each chapter, the reader may think he or she will know right away what the chapter is about, but don't let the song chapter fool you because Kim changed up what the chapters are about to put a spin on the book. This is definitely a novel that is a must-have and will be a great addition to your book collection, and one that you will be talking about for years to come.