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The Color Of Trouble

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  12 reviews
For seven years Kari Anderson has lived a lie. Because she's black, she assumes she can't be prejudiced. She ignores her heart's reminder that she left Jonathan because he was white. She also ignores the warning bells that tell her she's with her finance, Doctor Steven Anderson, because her parents approve of the color of his skin. With him, she can have the babies her par...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Genesis Press
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Mimi Tremont
Imagine if at the age of eighteen you met your soulmate. No seriously....take the next few moments and think about it. I'll wait.

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Now, being young and subject to idealism you decide to take on the world rather than deny the fact that this is your soulmate and there will NEVER be another for you. EVER. After all when the two of you are in the same room you can achieve the highest sexual pleasure without ever touching or saying a word. A mere look is more than enough.

Now let's complicate matter...more
Karen Scott
Words can't describe how utterly rubbish this book was. A ridiculous heroine, an equally ridiculous hero, a crap plot, a cookie cutter 'other woman' who said things like "Did you really think Jon was going to be satisfied with dark chocolate when he could have me?" Seriously, who the f*ck says sh*t like that??? And angst, oh so much effing angst. Enough already! Aaaaarrrggghh!

Two hours of my effing life that I won't be getting back any time soon. Annoying!
Erica Smith
The Color of Trouble triumphed in so many areas yet the main character, Kari failed me. Truly she did. Here’s a basic plot summary of this delicious, emotional story:

Kari Anderson was in love with Jonathan Steele and lived with him for three years. They had plans, goals and loved each other very much until something very bad happens to break them up and so she leaves and ends up engaged to someone her own color thinking that because they are both black they can be happy and her parents will not...more
Vivian
I really liked this book but i felt like the story was kind of dragged on and longer than it had to be. Plus the ending was kind of mushy, well at least it was for me and i felt weird reading it. so i wanted the ending to finish quickly. But i liked it how the story already started from the beginning. it wasn't like an intro to what happened and stuff and i wished there were more books like this. i didnt really have any problems with any of the characters in this book other than the female lead...more
D.lee
I will be honest, I had seen this book several times, but was reluctant to buy it because I wasn't sure I was ready for it. I am so happy I finally bought and read it. It is excellent, but difficult to take at the same time. It deals with a real issue that we want to pretend does not still exist, RACISM!!! The thing that makes this story so difficult is it will make you reflect on bigotry from all angles.

Jon and Kari are from a small town in Alabama, where they did the unthinkable. They fell in...more
Flip
I loved this book a little slow in the first couple of chapters and I did want to choke Kari. But I still enjoyed it.
Pygmy
Started reading this, but the poor writing quality prevented me from getting past the first chapter. There was no rhythm to the back-and-forth between the heroine and her white lover boy, and the circumstances that caused the breakup and the subsequent argument was so woodenly and repetitively presented that I could not buy into it at all. Will not finish.
Staci
This is a really good bw/wm interracial romance novel. It delves pretty deep into the issues that interracial couples can face in society, even from their own families. Kari is a little too focused on having babies; it makes her seem less than fully developed as a heroine but the novel's love story and tensions make up for it pretty well.
Anika
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was so real and passionate. Highly recommended to interracial romance readers and really any reader who enjoys romance!
A-W
This was a wonderful story.The author did a wonderful job of showing that racism isn't about the color of the person who carries it inside of them.
Shayna
My favorite Dyanne Davis book. Hands down. The love between Jonathan and Carrie was very strong and I felt for them.
Mary Jo Burke
Her first and best! Love knows no boundaries and waits for the right one.
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