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Against the Wind

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Leslie Collins, an African-American bank officer, is forced to flee her hometown to escape a man who attempted to rape her. After three years in jail, he is seeking revenge. Leslie takes a job as a cook on the Saber, Estate for Jordan Saber, a successful, white university professor. Even though there is a powerful attraction, Leslie fights the relationship. In the midst of ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Genesis Press (first published 1999)
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I really struggled with this book. So much so that I stopped reading it for a few weeks then came back to it. It starts out really good. You have solid characters here, and you sympathize quickly with Leslie and her situation that brings her to Jordan's home looking for work. Jordan, I fell in love with instantly and the more I got to know him I fell even harder. The people he trusts and surrounds himself with are well written as well. The chemistry with Jordan and Leslie was good but..

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T.Say
Dec 15, 2010 rated it liked it
This was my first interracial novel. I loved the old-fashioned down home I'd rather read this than eat a biscuit feel it delivered. I particularly enjoyed that race was not a overriding theme. The backgrounds served as minor (sometimes forced by the female protagonist) tension. Thanks to the comforting story-line I am now interested in more interracial novels with woc as the leads. I gave the review a 3 because it was poorly edited causing me to lose track of paragraph themes often. I got the bo ...more
Jenn
Sep 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
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To begin with, the typos in this book were insane! I am not a writer or a publisher, but I would have been embarrassed by the whole thing. However, with that being said I actually enjoyed this book. I found the hero extremely likable. He was direct, somewhat brutish and to the point. The heroin, though crazy in my opinion, was likable as well. The resolution at the end with the "bad guy" was a bit anticlimatic and flat, but it did not bother me at all (not as much as the typos). So if you are li ...more
LaTonya
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book tremedously and fall in love with every character!
Sandy Summers
Jul 23, 2013 rated it liked it
The book kept me interested, good storyline. But the personality and speech of the love interest was a little unrealistic. The book was published in late 90s, but the main characters aged 28 and 36 spoke too formally. Just couldn't get with that....
Theresa
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
I could not connect with the characters.I wanted to like this story but I could not imagine love between Jordan and Leslie.
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