**spoiler alert** Hero: Laine Tanizaki (Asian) Heroine: Corie Rickman's (black)
This is my first book by Kei Swanson and the first interracial book tha**spoiler alert** Hero: Laine Tanizaki (Asian) Heroine: Corie Rickman's (black)
This is my first book by Kei Swanson and the first interracial book that I have read about a black woman and Asian man.
I didn't see the chemistry between Laine and Corie. I don't see how Laine had put up with Corie at times, she was annoying.
Let me give a little background about these two:
Corie is rich, an only child and owns her own bookstore in the mall. She was once married, but that marriage was short lived. Her husband was abusive to her. He beat her up and killed their baby.
Laine is not rich. He's a cop, an only child as well. At least that's what I have picked up. He teaches a self defense class. He's undercover at a burger place at the mall called Burger Train. He's one of the managers. He's there to stop a drug ring.
I had to say What! to some of things that occured in this book.
The book opens up with a what! to me. The book opens up with a thug - one of Corie's ex-husband's Ronald's men manhandling her about an envelope that she made a mistake and taken from the house she and Ronald shared, when she left him.
Why a what!?: Because the thug is manhandling Corie outside of her store and no one sees or hear what's going on besides Laine, who is at his job across from her store. He's at the counter and he hears her tell the thug "Let go of me you scumbag!"
It's not like Laine is the only person in the restaurant. Customers are in there and other employees are in there. Plus, I'm sure Corie and the thug weren't the only people in the mall outside of the restaurant. Surely, other people would have seen and heard Corie and the thug.
Not only was Laine the only person that witnessed what was going on between Corie and the thug, he'd gone over to them and eventually caused the thug to leave. And not as a cop, but as a regular guy that is supposed to be seen as the hero.
That's Laine's theme in this book. The hero. Corie gave him a nickname Galahad. From that day, she seen Laine as her hero; someone that could protect her. But protect her from what? Because, she was so tightlipped about what was wrong. Laine have asked her more than once, but she kept on saying she can handle it.
I don't know what it feels like to be a victim of abuse from a husband or a man period. I don't know how women that have walked in these shoes think, but I found Corie annoying and immature (at times).
Corie has married Ronald, a man from the wrong side of the track. Okay, unless I'm green in this area, but to me the wrong side of the track would mean. It better not have anything to do with money, because less money doesn't make a person the wrong side of the track.
I have reread what Corie told Laine at the end as to why she married Ronald and I have to say that her father is prejudiced and have tried to instill prejudiced into Corie. She told Laine that her father would preach to her about how different they were from the African Americans living in South Central. Some people can't help where they live, but just because a person lives in a certain area it doesn't mean they are bad people or even good people. Some bad people live in rich neighborhoods.
Yes, Ronald turned out to be a bad guy, but it doesn't mean, because he was from South Central that he was bad. How dare her father be that way, because he had money. It's true that a lot of black people are prejuiced against other black people, especially a lot with money.
Corie fell for Ronald, because he was forbidden in her father's eyesight. She rebelled and married the man. Unless, I have missed something, prior to her marrying Ronald it didn't say that he was a bad person or even showed bad signs. His badness seem to occur after they have gotten married. He would beat her. Again, unless I have missed something, it seemed that Ronald had only beat Corie up, when she answered his cell phone and found out about her secret - that he was a drug dealer. He beat her up to the point she had to go to the hosptial and that beating caused their baby to die. Well that's what I have seen about the beating, but when Corie told Laine why she a married Ronald, she also mentioned that he would beat up her prior to putting her in the hospital.
Some women stay with men that beats them up. Love is not that deep. Corie said that she didn't love Ronald.
Okay, getting back to the wrong side of the track issue. Because Ronald was from South Central he had to be bad. So, since this was true in this story, I guess that Corie was really attactive to bad guys. Why? Because one day at the mall, after leaving the gym, she seen Laine in Ronald's shoes, as in a drug dealer. She still didn't know he was a cop or undercover. All she seen him was with some thugs that was giving her a hard time. He tried to speak up for her without blowing his cover, but she gotten upset with him and didn't want to see him again. He bought her flowers and she went destroy them at his job and he had to clean up the mess. That was immature of her. The woman that finished raised her- her mother's friend and her co-worker, Mrs. Edith told her that she was acting like a child and I agree.
Although Corie seen Laine in his thug display, a huge part of her still wanted to be with him. I understand that Laine was really a good guy dressed in bad guys clothing for this mission, but what if he really was a drug dealer that was still into her, would she have given him a chance? She was falling for him. A bad guy.
I hated how Corie would treat Laine. One while she wanted to be with him, then the next she wouldn't. She would get mad at him with the drop of a hat. She kept pushing him away, even though she seen him as her protector. Well, she seen how he was built and to her that mean he could protect.
I understand why Laine couldn't come out and tell Corie the truth about himself. He was undercover and he was given an undercover identity, which I don't know why his real name was used as his undercover name. He's a cop. Surely, he had done a lot of bust and his name would have been recoginzed easily. Law & Order SVU! I'm surprised that Ronald didn't know who Laine was or have seen him before or even how the thugs he was hanging out with didn't know. In the movies, sometimes the undercover cop's cover is blown by someone they are hanging out with. Usually, in the movies, when the new person is brought to the pack, he is checked out.
I've said a lot, but I must get the two other Whats! in.
Another What! to me, is when Corie is visited by a different thug, who came to get the envelope that belonged to Ronald. Corie is not along in the store. Laine is there fixing the cabinet that she asked him to help her with earlier. The thug is destroying her magazines. Corie is helpless and Laine is not the visible hero. I don't see why Corie didn't stop the thug by using a self defense move. Prior to this visit she had taken a self defense class, which she found out later that Laine was the teacher (he had a friend teach the class that night)and gotten upset for a short while. Instead of Corie doing a move to get the thug out of her store or Laine being the hero that Corie wanted him to be, a cop comes to the rescue. Laine was the one that have pressed the silent alarm. I don't see how Laine could have make it behind the register and out of the store without the thug seeing him. And why didn't he be hero with this thug like he was with the other thug. He left Laine. The thug could have hurt her by the time that cop came.
The last What! to me is when Corie and Laine are at her grandmother's house being intimate with one another and her daddy shows up. A little over an hour prior to them coming to her grandmother's house, Corie waited for Laine to come pick up his car from her house. The night before he was her date to this function that her father was having. He bailed the function, because his cop boss was there. It's strange how Corie's father knew the chief of police (I think it was the cheif of police) and he never mentioned to his close friend that his daughter was seeing Laine. He and the chief talked about other things, including a drug ring that suppose to be going on at the mall. His daughter works there and so does Laine. Let me say this, Laine's undercover wasn't the typical one you see on TV or in movies. It's like the polices that attended this function didn't know who Laine was and he was hiding from them.
Moving along. Corie takes Laine up to her bedroom and pushes him in the closet, so she could pack her clothes so they could get away. Her father comes to her room and she tells him that Laine is in the closet and that they are going to her grandmother's house.
Her father knew that they were going there. I don't see why he decided he needed to follow, to be able to spend time with the horses. He arrives when Corie and Laine is in this position. Which I didn't really read. I felt that part wasn't neccessary.
Oh, let me address another issue that I didn't understand and that's why Corie was living in her store. She felt safe around her books. Really! If Ronald wanted to kill her, he could have. It's not like he didn't know where she stayed or at least could have found out where she was staying at. All he had to do was have one of his men or he himself could have waited until she had gotten off work and follwed her. It's not like her vehicle wasn't outside.
Corie immaturely thought that if she held on to Ronald's envelope he wouldn't have harm the people that she loved. He could have had her father killed and even Mrs. Edith. Even her cat Thoreau. He already had the cat put in the condition vent and since the air condition vent wasn't far from the room she was staying in, I'm sure her secret living quarters could have been found out.
I've said so much about Corie and not enough about Laine. He was a good guy, but I wasn't feeling him. I wish he was a dangerous bad boy. I hate how he short changed himself too much. He kept on wondering about him lying to Corie and what it would do to their future relationship, if he had a chance to get that far with her after she found the truth about him. The straight line was he was undercover.
The ending was rushed. It didn't tie up anything.
Please don't go by my opinion on this book to determine if you will give the book a shot or not. Every eyes sees things differently. ...more
This is my first book by Mrs. Stuart and I have to say that she truly delivered an action pack book. She has captured my attention from page one. I loThis is my first book by Mrs. Stuart and I have to say that she truly delivered an action pack book. She has captured my attention from page one. I love reading tension and Mrs. Stuart gave me what I like. I'm not crazy about love scenes, although there are a few in this book. If there weren't any love scenes in this book, I still would like it.
I have to say this, although, I have never seen the movie, Ninja Assassin and only seen the trailer with Rain/Raizo - that's who Reno reminds me of. The two men are different. Reno has long red hair. I don't care for long hair on a man. He also has a teardrop tattoo on his cheekbone and if I am not mistaken, a tattoo on his arm as well. I don't like tattoos either. But, when I've started reading the book - Rain/Raizo came to my mind.
Reno is a bad boy, who works for a committee. I don't know much about the committee, because this is my first book and it's book number five. We learned that some Russians are after his cousin Taka and his wife and that Jillian (Jilly), Taka's sister-in-law has arrived in Japan.
Reno volunteered himself to go and make sure that no one harms her. He has been warned by his cousin and his wife to stay away from Jilly, but he's putting honor before command. In his world, family protects one another. Although, she's not really his family, to him, she's in the family circle, because she's his cousin's sister-in-law.
Jilly is 20 years old and has a super crush on Reno, who is seven years older than she is. He's aware of it, but she doesn't know.
I have to say, because of who Reno is and the world he grew up in, I like how Mrs. Stuart written him. He's a bad boy and he needed to walk in bad boy shoes. The way he talked and treated Jilly was right for his character.
The bad guy, who is also good will talk and treat the heroine badly. He has to have a black heart. It's normal for him to be afraid to show that his heart is leaking white blood. He's so use to being dead, even though he wants to live - that's why he tries to keep the woman, he's falling in love with out.
I didn't like the cussing in the book. I don't like to read cussing in any book that I read, but I know that some books will have cuss words in them.
I have to read Mrs. Stuart other books. I hope they are grabbing as this book is.
This is the first book that I have read by Jewel Adams and I've really enjoyed it. I really don't care for books that are in first person, but I likedThis is the first book that I have read by Jewel Adams and I've really enjoyed it. I really don't care for books that are in first person, but I liked Mrs. Adams' voice in this book. This is a sweet romance book.
The book is about a woman named Raine, who's a sucessful model and who has gotten divorced from a selfish man. A man that didn't love her one bit. He wants to go play in the chicken pen and thinks he still deserves to have royalty as well.
I'm glad that Raine realized that she deserved better than Jerome. She didn't really married him in the first place, because she was in love with him. Yet, while being married to him, she wanted to be the best wife she could be and treat him with respect and even love him to. She even blindly accepted him wanting to play in the chicken pen, until she woke up.
She didn't need him. She moved on with her life. She moved to New Mexico and went stay with some friends of hers. Caroline and David McKade. That's where she needed to be. A new environment. Model meets farm live.
There she met Hayden Mckade - David's brother.
I like how they became instant friends first and grew into a lovers.
Mrs. Jewel had the Raha seasoning spicing up this love story from the time they have met to the end of the story and when I say spicing up the story, I don't mean sex. There is no detailed sex in this story. I'm talking about the never ending connection between Raine and Hayden in this story. They have fallen deeply in love with each other and neither one wanted the love to die. Their love has been tested, but yet, the seasoning was strong.
Although, this is an interracial story about a black woman and white man falling in love and getting their HEA - the story isn't about race. I mean, the story is about two human being that are in love.
Race should never have a covering on love.
In my opinion, love is colorblind and this story is one of the many stories that is a prime example of that.
My book was an ebook and it was 210 pages, not the 178 pages that the original book is. Mrs. Jewel has added more to the ebook and I'm glad that she did.
I hope one day to own the printed version as well. ...more
**spoiler alert** Hero: Robbie Calloway Heroine: Anamaria Duquesne Love Scene: Leave It To Your Imagination. Unless, I have missed something.
This is the**spoiler alert** Hero: Robbie Calloway Heroine: Anamaria Duquesne Love Scene: Leave It To Your Imagination. Unless, I have missed something.
This is the first book by Marilyn Pappano that I have read. I have two of her books, this one and The Truth About Tate.
In 2009, I've checked this book out at my library, but didn't have a chance to read it. Last month, I've found a copy amongst my library's book sale.
I didn't care for this story. I will briefly tell what this story is about.
This story is about a psychic named Anamaria Duquesne, who is in search of who killed her mother and baby sister. When she was five years old, her mother was murdered and although, she wasn't with her mother when she was killed, she seen her mother dead by a body of water and she told the cops what she saw, but they didn't believe her story.
Twenty-three years later, Anamaria returns to Copper Lake - the city where her mother and she lived and where her mother was killed, because her sick grandmother was told a message by a dead person to pass along to a woman named Lydia. The message had to do with a man that was like a son to Lydia. Lydia wasn't able to have children.
Lydia husband heard about Anamaria being in Copper Lake and he didn't want her visiting his wife. His wife knew Anamaria's mother Glory. Although, he didn't believe in psychics, his wife did and she would see Glory. He even paid Glory for Lydia's visits. He was concern about his wife and that's why he didn't want Anamaria coming to see his wife. The last time Lydia seen a psychic, the woman turned up dead.
Lydia's husband hired Robbie to investigate Anamaria. To really find out why she was in Copper Lake. Robbie investigates Anamaria and he's not a believer in psychics as well.
Okay, let me move on to why I didn't like the story. But first let me say, I don't believe in psychics, people talking to dead people, etc. and no it doesn't have anything to do with my two stars rating.
I forced myself to finish this book. It took me 14 days to finish it. This book was part of two challenges for me: An interracial challenge and my own challenge "Read A New Genre" - I'm checking out paranormal books as part of my own personal challenge. This book is light on paranormal.
I didn't see the chemistry between Robbie and Anamaria. To me, they were thrown together. Anamaria was a fantasy to Robbie. I hate that Anamaria was a beautiful magnet. She inherited the beautiful magnet title, becuase every woman in the Dusquesne family held that title.
You may be wondering what the beautiful magnet title is. It is the "I'm so beautiful, I can get any man that I want. Men can't resist me." --- Why? Why? Why?
To me the Dusquesne woman had low self esteem. They used their looks to hook up with men for sex. They wanted to be used by men and they used men too. They didn't want anything from the men, but sex, money (some men would give money),a goodbye and a baby girl. For some strange reason, this family only produced girls. Girls that grew up to be users as well.
I hate that these women wanted a broken home for their children. They rather lust over love.
Anamaria had two older sisters. Her mother Glory had her first child at sixteen (That's the same age that Anamaria started having sex). The baby's father was ten years older than she was. He was married and his wife couldn't have children. So, he wanted his daughter and Glory gave him their daughter. Her second daughter went lived with her father as well. The father was older than Glory too. Anamria didn't know who her father was and neither did Glory. Her mother has gotten pregnant for Anamaria while she was in Atlanta, prior to moving to Copper Lake. During her stay in Copper Lake, Glory slept with different men and gotten pregnant with her last child. She was pregnant when she died.
Getting back to why I said that Robbie seen Anamaria as a fantasy. She was different. Something new to him. He never been with a woman outside his race and he wanted to see what it would feel like to be with her. In private that is. I hated that Robbie seen Anamaria as being below the standard that he was used to. To him, she wasn't the woman that you brought out in public and it just didn't have anything to do with her race. Anamaria wasn't rich and she didn't have the so called admired education. To me, even if she was rich and had a Harvard education, Robbie would have still seen her as a woman you kept in secret and not a public woman and this would have to do with her race.
I didn't like how Robbie would compare Anamaria to the white women he was used to being with. Anamaria wasn't innocent herself. She wasn't afraid to make it known to Robbie that she wanted to sleep with him. She was the one that gave him the "lets have sex" invitation and at first Robbie tried to fight it, but that was short lived. They hook up for sex and every chance they got, they were in bed. They even used sex for comfort. Someone didn't like Anamaria searching for Glory's killer. This person attacked Anamaria's house - the house that Glory left for Anamaria. That house hold secrets. How did Anamaria and Robbie dealt with the attacks, besides trying to find out who was behind this cruelty? Sex.
Speaking of sex, it was made known that these two were having protective sex. Condoms were used. But, because Anamaria is a Dusquesne, condoms were no match for her. Don't get me wrong, I know that no form of protection is 100% proof and a woman can still get pregnant no matter what, but what was so special about Anamaria being a Dusuqesne woman and psychic that even a condom couldn't prevent her from getting pregnant. The first time that she had sex with Robbie, a baby started forming inside of her. Another girl that was going to be a Dusquesne. Another girl that was going to be fatherless, leave it up to the mother. Another girl that was going to grow up to be desired by the opposite sex. Another girl that was going to used men for sex and be used by men for sex and eventually get pregnant with her own daughter to pass on the Dusquesne curse. Really! Really! Really!
Didn't I mention that Robbie and Anamaria relationship was forced? In Copper Lake interracial relationship was looked down upon and that's why white men would see Glory in secret. She was good enough to sleep with, but not be seen in public. Well, Anamaria and Robbie both weren't blind to the fact that interracial relationships were looked down upon in Copper Lake. Robbie had already showed Anamaria that he wasn't ready to step out with her in public. He had a reputation to uphold. His secret wasn't really a secret from one of his brother. His brother knew that Robbie was sleeping with a black woman.
When Anamaria finally get a chance to meet Robbie's mother and they talked in secret, his mother accepts her and from there everything was okay. An interracial relationship could be amongst the Calloway and anyone outside of the family that had a problem with that. Oh well! Why couldn't an interracial relationship be okay from the beginning?
Hold up. I have to touch up on this. Robbie's mother questions Anamaria about her plans for Copper Lake. Anamaria told her that it was a nice place. His mother than went on to question her about marrying into a white family. Anamaria said that she was white. Okay, I have a problem with this, because unless, I am missing something, Anamaria didn't know who her father was and neither did Glory. Yes, it was stated that Glory didn't see race when it came down to men. She slept with men from different races. I wouldn't have thought that Anamaria's father was white, even if she came from a line of mocha colored women. Two black parents can have a light or dark mocha color child. I'm lighter than the cover model and both of my parents are black. The cover model would fall under the dark mocha color.
I've noticed that a half white/half black woman in books are described as having cafe'-au-lait skin color. One of my favorite female characters, who's half white and half black is described as having this skin color. Even in this book, a certain female, who is biracial, who is not Anamaria is stated to have this skin color.
Unless, I have missed something, Anamaria isn't stated in the book as being biracial (Her father was unknown), yet, when she told Robbie's mother that she was white, his mother acknowledged that she sees the white in Anamaria, but because of her skin color she sees her as a black woman.
I don't know what race Anamaria's older sisters fathers were, but I don't think they were white. Why? Both men took their daughters to raise. The oldest daughter was taken, because her father's wife couldn't have a child. I could be wrong, but I don't think she was raised by two white people. I don't think the second daughter was raised by a white man either.
I don't see why Anamaria had to be half white. Why couldn't she be just a black woman? Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed that a lot of black woman heroine in an interracial bw/wm relationships aren't fully black themselves. For some reason they have to be half white themselves. This can't be the only way that the heroine can be with a white man, right?
Again, I found Anamaria and Robbie's relationship to be forced. They didn't have chemistry to me and to top it off, after knowing each other for a few days, Robbie asks Anamaria to marry him. They get married, breaking the Duquesne curse of no Duquesne ever getting married. That men aren't good enough to marry. Not only is the marry a man curse is broken, Anamaria has the first boy. So, I guess the curse is truly broken now, unless the boy grows up with the psychic gift and uses women and be used for sex.
I know that I have said a lot and probably don't make sense. Please no one take my review and run with it. Read the book yourself and decide how you feel about the book. My review is only my opinion. Some people that I know like this book and given it a high rating. I didn't like it. Again, make your own decision.
This is a cute book. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, and finally had the chance to read it. IThis is the first my first ebook.
This is a cute book. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, and finally had the chance to read it. I honestly didn't know at first that it was an ebook. All I knew was that my library didn't carry the book. They don't carry a lot of interracial books.
This book has grabbed my attention from page one. I have to admit, I was at work on break, when I have started the story. Breaks go by so fast. I couldn't wait to get home to finish the story.
Paul and Angela are believable charcters. They display realness in this story.
It was love at first sight for them. Most people don't believe in love at first sight. Some people believe that there is a such thing as lust at first sight and in some cases, yeah that's true. But, how far will lust take you? Will lust have you thinking about that person after meeting them and separating from that person (Think about Cinderella and the Prince. How one moment she was with him and the next, she was gone). Will lust have you thinking about that person all the time, for a whole year. Will lust make you want to get to know someone prior to the bedroom? Will lust make you wait before stepping into the bedroom? Lust wants it right now, but love is patience.
This book is an interracial book (Arabian man/White woman). The heroine is 24 years old. The book doesn't state how old the hero is, but the hero - LiThis book is an interracial book (Arabian man/White woman). The heroine is 24 years old. The book doesn't state how old the hero is, but the hero - Lindsay figures him to be in his forties. Sheikh Karim El Hareembi is a widower, with 3 children(2 boys and a girl: He has a set of twins: boy/girl) and a nephew, who is basically, being raised as his child too.
The Sheikh's wife died a horrible death and he blames himself for it, because they had an arguement and she left on her horse and the next thing the Sheikh knew, he was getting the news that she was dead.
What I like about this story is that, although the Sheikh is a busy man, he makes time for his children. We get to see him interact with his children. That's something we don't see much in a lot of books, where there are children involved. I think that if children are mentioned in the story, we should see family time as well.
If you are a sheikh fan, then you'll probably like this book. IMHO, this book could have had more "Lights" in it.
I don't want to spoil anything, all I am going to say is, this book is sweet. By the time, you finish this book, you will know what I've meant by sweet.
**spoiler alert** Warning: I am not trying to make people avoid reading this book. A person should never go by my reviews to determine if they are goi**spoiler alert** Warning: I am not trying to make people avoid reading this book. A person should never go by my reviews to determine if they are going to read a book, because we have different opinions and what I may not like, the next person might and what the next person likes, I might not like. So please read the book and make your own judgement.
I think that Suzanne Brockmann is a good storyteller.
Sam and Alyssa gets 3.5 stars
I have a lot to say about this book, but where should I start? I don't know, but maybe it's just me, at times it didn't seem as if I was reading about the same Sam and Alyssa that I have fallen in love with in Gone Too Far. That was the first book that I have read by Suzanne. Even the Sam and Alyssa from Defiant Hero and Over The Edge didn't seem to quite match the Sam and Alyssa in this book. I understand they are married in this book, but whatever happen to the prior Sam and Alyssa?
I'm sorry but I honestly don't believe that the Sam from Gone Too Far would have allowed a man to talk to his wife crazy in the front of him and definitely not let him insult her behind her back. Sam would have put this man in check right off the bat, but in this book, he waited until after the man made a few insults, before he did something. Not only that, Sam allowed a detective to break one of his ribs.
In this scene, I've found Sam to be soft. That's how he was written in this book. I know someone probably disagree, but we see things differently.
Another thing that I didn't like in this book is that Alyssa didn't have much scenes with her son. She only held him once to breast feed him. Unless I have missed something. Someone can correct me. Ash was basically in Sam's care and I honestly don't see why, because he and Alyssa were staying at the same hotel. Ash should have been shared between both parents. Even in Dark of Night, Sam spent more time with Ash than Alyssa. She only held him once, when they went to that safe house.
In this book, Ash spent more time with Izzy and Robin than his mother. Come on! I don't believe that Alyssa was that busy that she couldn't have more book time with her son.
Another thing that I don't like and that is, Alyssa is going to go do an assignment for the president. Yes, I've said that she's going to go do the assignment, because according to this book, it's has been written in stone. Sam would be left behind to babysit, because he's not needed on this mission. Alyssa is going to be going for a month. She thinks it will be less than that. I know that Alyssa and Sam are fictional characters, but I couldn't help but think about divorce or even separation. Yes, I have thought that about my favorite couple, period! I know that their love is stronger than that and Mrs. Brockmann would never write that. I wouldn't even write that. I just hope that they don't spend too much time apart on any mission. Too much time apart can put a strain on a marriage.
Marriage between a woman and a man is serious. That's all I am going to say about that.
I really wish that Sam or Alyssa was the one that help aid Ash into walking and not Robin.
Ash called to Sam in the book, by saying "Da" - not once did he called out to Alyssa and called her "Ma".
You can tell that Alyssa doesn't spend a lot of time with Ash. When Ash stood up in his crib, she asked Sam if that was his first time doing that.
I wish that he had more book time with Alyssa. Maybe in another book.
I've read that Suzanne plans on writing more about Sam and Alyssa. Okay, they are married people and I know that they are fictional characters, but how much more can you write about a married couple, without getting into reality.
All romance books have a touch of reality in it. A HEA is a reality. That's not make believe. Now how some come about can be unrealistic, but still love or lust is real.
I can't see how Sam moved around like he did with a broken rib. He didn't want to go see a doctor. What's $50 to go get checked? I'm sure that Sam has paid more for booths or something else. Not once did I read him taking any aspirin for his pain.
Oh, and I don't understand why would Sam and Alyssa leave Ash with Jules and Robin if anything happens to them, when he could go stay with family. Alyssa's sister (Tara)and Sam's cousin Noah. I would think that family would be chosen first and not a friend.
Moving along. I've laughed how Sam was making fun of Max and his children and how Jules said that he had a picture of Ash, when he was a few weeks old, looking like a sumo wrestler. Ash was a big baby. He weighed 9 pounds. He's still a little chubby.
Sam can't get it out of his head that Alyssa use to see Max and have kissed Max, in the front of him.
Gillman is in love with Sophia. He really did fall hard for her, but too bad, because she's with Dave and Jenn is a sweet person. They seem like they would make a good couple.
Izzy is in love with Eden. She needs to get her act together, if she's going to be with Izzy. He might just wind up with Maria or someone else.
Unless I have missed something about Carol, for some reason I'm picturing her with Lopez.
Okay, I'm finished.
Wait! I want to make it known that Alyssa and Sam are one. They can speak to one another without saying anything and that's what I like about them. They very much compliment one another. I was only expressing what I didn't like in regards to them. They have showed how much they love each other. Teasing was present between them. They made time for connecting time. I know that I don't have to say what connect means. - I love them!
**spoiler alert** I'm going to give the book 3 stars. I like reading interracial romance. But, I have to admit, this book wasn't what I thought it sho**spoiler alert** I'm going to give the book 3 stars. I like reading interracial romance. But, I have to admit, this book wasn't what I thought it should have been. It was missing something major in my eyes - "The Spark".
The book seemed rushed and Nessa had some growing up to do. She could have lost a good man. A man that loves her and didn't see color. A man that knew that if he would get with her, they would face hatred from other people. A man that wasn't afraid to stand up.
Nessa let people get to her. Well, let TJ, Scott's boss' son get to her. I felt that she should have talked to Scott and let him know what was going on, instead of dumping him foolishly. Not only that, when the Scott found out the truth and told her that he knew, she still acted like she shouldn't be with him.
I know that we will not get a chance to see how things are going on, in this marriage, but I hope that Nessa hasn't left Scott and his daughters, behind someone telling her that they don't belong together.
If a person in a interracial relationship have doubt, before getting married, then they shouldn't get married. Everyone will face racism, sometimes in their life. Interracial couples will face racism, sometimes in their life. But, why give the racist power? Why make them the controller over your love for your future husband or wife?
Love is bigger and stronger than racism. That's what people that wants to get into an interracial relationship should remember. ...more
**spoiler alert** Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke are at it again. Boy likes girl and girl likes boy, so lets fight, because we don't know how else to d**spoiler alert** Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke are at it again. Boy likes girl and girl likes boy, so lets fight, because we don't know how else to deal with our feelings for one another.
I have to say that Sam was being bad in this book. But, hey love have this sexy Texan being bad. In this book, Sam admits that he's in love with Alyssa. He even tells Alyssa that he's in love with her.
As for Alyssa, she was scared to admit her feelings for Sam to Sam. She had to get drunk to be with him. She told him that she didn't like him, after kissing Sam hotly, after saving his life from a home-made bomb. Well that night, showed just how much Alyssa liked Sam.
As these two were about to take a step at taking a chance at having a relationship: Alyssa agreeing to have a "Lets get to know each other better" connection with Sam. Even letting him know she wanted to have a relationship with Sam, in the front of some of his co-workers. Her private, but not so silence conversation with Sam could have been heard by any of his co-work - her dressing up for Sam. Which, Sam didn't care if they kept things private, have dinners in private, he wanted Alyssa to dress up. - Sam finds out some bad news and he had to make sure he delivered the bad news bomb to Alyssa. So, he goes to her apartment to break the news to her. He was going to be a father. That was a sad, hurtful moment for the both of them.
Alyssa was the one 6 months earlier that told Sam that she didn't want anything to do with him. So, Sam try to stop hearing how sad his heart was and he hooked up with Mary Lou. The cold woman. Hey, I have to say that Sam has gotten Haley out of this. His precious daughter.
This is a good interracial BWWM medical book. I think it's the only book that this author has written. I can't find anymore books by Mrs. Margaret CutThis is a good interracial BWWM medical book. I think it's the only book that this author has written. I can't find anymore books by Mrs. Margaret Cuthbert, unless she's going by a different pen name.
Rae and Sam made a cute couple. They worked together wonderfully. Great tension.
This book is a fast paced book. Very believable to me. Rae is a very strong black woman. She worked with a lot of men. It was like she was the only female doctor in the hospital. She doesn't let the men intimidate her. Not even her ex boyfriend, who isn't white.
This book is cute. If you are a reader of Interracial Romance and if you can get this book. Read it. I hope it won't disappoint you. It surely didn't disappoint me. I know everyone has different taste and you probably aren't use to reading medical romance and I am not either. I just happen to picked this book up at the library book sale and jumped right into it. I don't look for medical books either. Although, I am in the medical field....more
**spoiler alert** Gone Too Far was the first book that I have read by Suzanne Brockmann. At first the book wasn't catching my attention. I have actual**spoiler alert** Gone Too Far was the first book that I have read by Suzanne Brockmann. At first the book wasn't catching my attention. I have actually put the book to the side for weeks. One day, I have picked it back up and starting reading it again. When, I have came to the knowledge that the woman that Sam was interested in was black. The book has caught my attention and kept it. The part where I have stopped reading the book was after Mr. Gaines have came to school and picked up Noah and Sam from school. So, of course I didn't know that this book was an interracial book. I have never read Suzanne before, never even been to her site.
I have to say that I was happy that Sam and Alyssa gotten HEA in this book. I was also happy to see that Sam had a black best friend, who happen to be his cousin and that they looked alike. You don't find too many books, where their is a interracial hero best friend pairing.
The book is a good read. I have fell in love with Sam. ...more