Danny is a Chinese cliche (or how-occidental-people-view-Chinese). He is shy, respectful, a computer geek, follow the teachiDid not finish. Stop at 35%
Danny is a Chinese cliche (or how-occidental-people-view-Chinese). He is shy, respectful, a computer geek, follow the teaching of Lao, called his best-friend late grand-father 'master', paint Chinese ideogram, for their first date they go to a Chinese restaurant (ho, original!) where Danny help Dave with his chopstick. (I wanted too add that his 'ebony hair' are mentioned several times but since writers normally make their characters thing or talk about the hair of the love interest frequently, I put it on a maybe-cliche list) EDIT: I read rapidly too see if the rest of the story was better. Danny's parent owned a restaurant (I affirm that it's was not a Lebanese or Indian restaurant), he practice Tai Chi.
Individually, these thing are normal or correct and some, like being respectful, are to be expected as a human but when you put all them together I find it cliche and borderline racist. Maybe it's me that read too much in the small details or just more in what it's supposed to be because I don't think that it's where the writer wanted to go with this book (Just looking at the writer other book and you can see that she have a thing for Asian men, not that it's prevent writing cliches).
China and his culture is much more than just these cliches too much used and common. Written like that it's didn't work for me.
Naming your two MC characters Danny and Dave is not a good idea.
They have unprotected sex...because they trust each other. (Gag!)
I would have like to continue the book even through I dislike how Danny is portrayed but at 35% I grow bored, nothing in the book is exciting, alluring, everything is flat and dull. ...more