Many Shades of Gray
by Dyanne Davis
White publisher Simon Kohl is in a relationship with hot black author Janice Lace. They originally began seeing each other simply as a no-strings-attached convenience, but now romance has bloomed, and is forcing them to confront all sorts of troubling issues. Janice's ex-lover keeps cropping up in her life in the most unexpected places, and Simon has learned that his fami...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Genesis Press
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Number one the cover for this book is toaly wrong considering the situation between the two character.I rated this book 2 stars for the lack of indipendece and reality I am betting that the things in this book have a one in a million chance of actually happening.There was hardly any connection from the start of the book and the characters seemed to tear at each others esesnce,however some parts of the plot were emotional and called out to me by the time I had read page 4 I had predicted what the...more
Loved to hate Simon and Janice. This is one of my fav Dyanne Davis books. Look beyond the couples blatant failures and you'll see so much more. I think some readers find it a hard book to enjoy is because the couple is so real. They have problems and are flawed. Very flawed and Dyanne Davis was not afraid to put those flaws out there. She create unlikable characters but in the end some readers myself included got them. Whenever I comment on this book I say the same thing: They are the family mem...more
This is not your typical romance. I disliked this couple. Truly hated them and couldn't believe any of the bone-headed decision that they were making. That being said, there is a thin line between love and hate and this one just fell on the hate side. It taught me how wrong things can go in a relationship when the couple refuses to communicate. Reminds me of that famous line from Cool Hand Luke, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate."
It took too long for the plot to develop, the characters were childish and immature, and the obstacles the author creates to distance the characters don't really help since the characters are so far apart anyway. I only managed to finish the book not because it's a great read but because it's so awful I wanted to see how it would end.