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The Real Deal: Real Love Is More Than Skin Deep...Real Passion Isn't Black Or White...

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One man was everything that she wanted. And he was black.

To Samone Lewis, the only problem with her lover Max was his fear of marriage. He was dark as tree bark after a heavy rain, handsome, hard-working...but would rather say good-bye than "I do." At thirty-plus, suddenly still single and a Harlem sista with attitude, Samone was on the rebound.

Another was everything she n
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1998)
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Samone Lewis really wants to marry her boyfriend of 4 years. Problem is, Max won't commit. In the midst of her relationship woes comes Jon Everette. Jon is friendly and funny and...white. Samone, who is black, has issues with an interracial relationship. Somehow, though, her objections falter in the face of her attraction to Jon. The two become friends and then lovers. But in the meantime, both struggle to bury the ghosts of their respective previous relationships.

I enjoyed this book. I liked h
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I didn't really like the heroine that much. This book was a keeper because of the hero. It was one of the first interracial romances I read, but I decided recently not to keep it because I don't see me reading it again. I think Jon deserved better than Samone. In reality it isn't a romance. It's mainstream fiction with a romance. Samone wasn't a bad person, but she had some issues and I don't think she can love Jon whole-heartedly. I think she spent way too much time mooning over her ex, who I d ...more
Jun 30, 2011 Shone rated it really liked it
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Interracial relationships are hard as it is. When the people involed are scared it only makes matters worst. Will Jon and Simone past the test?
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Margaret Johnson-Hodge is the author of several books that have received national acclaim. She is a winner of the 1998 Reviewer’s Choice Awards, for “The Real Deal”. “Butterscotch Blues” made the Blackboard Bestsellers List, the Essence Magazine Bestseller List and Black Expressions Book Club 2000 Book of the Year coming in at number 6.

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