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A Love of My Own

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  4,216 ratings  ·  51 reviews
After Zola Denise Norwood meets media mogul Davis Vincent McClinton on a New York-bound flight, he makes her a couple of offers before they even land. One is editing his hot new urban style magazine Bling Bling. The other is more personal. As Zola and Raymond Tyler Jr, Bling Bling's CEO, pursue their ambitions and search for love, secrets from the past and events out of to ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Anchor (first published 2002)
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Ashley Teagle
E. Lynn Harris' books never fail to live up to a traditional romance story with a twist. I enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed his others. I find the dialogue in his books is realistic and I feel like his characters are usually those that you may encounter in real life.

Readers who enjoy a books about love with a touch of unrealistic fantasy thrown in for good measure and a nice tidy ending will enjoy the feel good vibe of E. Lynn Harris' books.
My favorite book by E. Lynn. He came to my college and signed my copy!
Valerie Williams
E. Lynne Harris's A Love of My Own is the story of Zola Norwood, the attractive, ambitious editor-in-chief of Bling, Bling, a hot new magazine for young and hip African Americans. Having achieved success in her professional life, Zola embarks on a quest for true love. She makes clean breaks from her clandestine affairs with Davis McClinton, Bling, Bling's powerful owner, and Jabar, the seemingly simple yet undeniably sexy personal trainer at her club. Adding to the intrigue is Raymond Tyler Jr., ...more
Marlene Banks
Harris was a good writer. Story held my interest but could have had a bit more depth with the characters.
I have this book, but read it some time ago, but I am a fan of all of e. lynn harris books, all of them are good.
Naomi Jackson
It had been such a long time since I'd read any of E. Lynn Harris's work, and upon opening this one, I remembered what was so satisfying about the structure and pacing of his books. There's so much mirroring of real life and current events in this novel that I felt bathed in nostalgia for the early 2000s (especially R&B). Strange to read a book set just after 9/11 now and remember what it was like in the days, weeks, and months right after, and to be transported back to the moment when Ameri ...more
I'm sorry we lost E. Lynn Harris. His characters always related to the real world.
E. Lynn Harris is a new writer for me though he has been writing for some time. The write-up on the back of the audio looked promising. Zola Denise Norwood, it tells us, is a hot new editor of a New York magazine called “Bling Bling.” She’s also disenchanted with love and prefers to tackle the problem of romance with the “power of three.” Three men can fulfill all her needs. The three men are a) Hayden (shopping buff/show buff/ fun companion guy who is also gay) b) Davis – rich, full of presents ...more
It's some of the things I miss about E. Lynn Harris was his ability to tell a good story and portray African American males and females as extremely successful in life. Authors just don't write like this anymore. This was an enjoyable continuation of his first book, "Invisible Life."
He is sorely missed!
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Arynetta Floyzelle
It's been a while; but I used to devour every single one of his books the second they came out. So I must rate them FIVES now.
Pamela Coggins-simms
Missing E. Lynn being able to provide good books. RIP my Brother
I liked how it would take turns telling Zola's and Raymond's story, but then again I'd get confused when I'd pick up where I left off and forget who's story I was reading since towards the middle, they knew most of the same people. Also, I don't like how the story ended with Davis -- it was a weak finale for the antagonist. This is about a story of two co-workers trying to find love in NYC while dealing with family, friends, work, racism, and prejudice. It's intertwined with real life events of ...more
Bianca Harrison
One of my favorite author and book! RIP!
Haven't been in the world of Raymond T. and Basil H. in a while. This was a good read. Made me want to go back and reread the prior background books because it's been a while. The allusions to 9/11 had me in tears... Just brought back those memories...fresh like they were yesterday. Hopefully the next chapter in this series, if there is one, will find the characters still happy and growing.
After Harris died last summer, I read about how much people loved his fiction, so I put him on my To Read List. This novel was a disappointment, filled w/ dialogue that comes across as the script for a bad tv series. The characters are caricatures. When the planes hit the towers, I gave up. This novel is no different from dozens of others on best seller lists, but I don't like those either.
I loved this book. The characters stories were intertwined perfectly. E. Lynn Harris is one of my favorite authors. His books never disappoint. Oh, how I miss him. Gone, but not forgotten.I will have to go back and read all of his books eventually. I listened to this book on CD. I had to get used to the narrators voice, but neverheless, great book.
I love how E. Lynn Harris weaves his characters around each other, not only in this book, but by also including characters from other books. It says much about the characters' development, especially when you read about them later in their own books. I highly enjoyed this book, and I remember it got me through jury duty!
This is a excellent book from beginning to end.
Well written and full of suspense, romance, and adventure.
It is hard to put this book down once you start the first chapter.
Terry McMillan is a excellent novelist......
I never quite finished the book. It never quite grabbed my attention. I made several attempts to complete it, on only got about two thirds of the way through the book. I could have had a V8.
Oct 29, 2007 Monique rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
This was a good book. I read this book in less than 2 weeks. I love the characters Raymond and Zola, very interesting people. I have to read the very first book to understand Raymond. Good read.
so far so good I'm only on page 54 but its good so far. I'm engaged....Well that last line was a month ago and I'm still struggling to finish this book. A major bore
Chineka Williams
This book combined a great storyline of romance and kept you guessing for more with every page. E. Lynn Harris delivered once again with this book.
Okay , okay so I wasn't crazy about the slangy conversations , BUT the spice gives this one some life ! ;-)
This was such a fabulous read. I really enjoyed the romance in this one. Definitely will be reading this one again.
Sep 23, 2008 Karen is currently reading it
Just started this because I enjoy the writing style of Mr. Harris. I'll keep you posted on how well it reads.
Cathy Snoggles
I absolutely loved this book. It followed different characters each with their own drama. Excellent read!
Ok, I come to the realization that these books are like soap operas for me. They truly are page turners.
This was his best book! I read this book in 2 days. Could not put it down.
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E. Lynn Harris was born in Flint, Michigan and raised, along with three sisters, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was the school's first black yearbook editor, the first black male Razorbacks cheerleader, and the president of his fraternity. He graduated with honors with a degree in journalism.

Harris sold computers for IBM, Hewlett-Packard,
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