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review 2017-09-30 03:47
Bidding On Love
Bidding on Love - Ms Joanne Dannon

Title: Bidding on Love: When love complicates a fling

Author:  Joanne Dannon

Publisher:  Clarendon 3 Publishing 

Reviewed By: Arlena Dean

Rating: Four

Review:

 

"Bidding on Love" by Joanne Dannon

 

My Thoughts....

 

"Bidding on Love" was a sweet cute read that will keep your attention all the way till the end.  I liked the way the story focused on Lily Taylor who after her parents had died and she had raised her brother was not looking forward to having some fun of her own.Lily was a jazz single and wanted to pursue a musical career.  In what way will meeting Diego again after a one night fling  be something that will catch her interest?  With Diego trying to heal his old wounds from a horrible relationship will he be willing to want to finally want to settle down and become a family man? I loved both of these main characters because they both seemed so very real.  It was a very interesting well written read seeing how this all came out and they both found their HEA.

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review 2017-09-26 20:32
You Captured My Heart
You Captured My Heart - Shani Greene-Dowdell

Title:  You Captured My Heart

Author:  Shani Greene-Dowdell

Publisher:  Nayberry Publications 

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

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"You Captured My Heart" by Shani Greene-Dowell

 

My Thoughts...

 

What a beautiful love story that dealt with Vicki Jae Rutherford and Mayor Garrett. Who would have thought these two would every catch each others attention with them being so very opposite of each other.  I enjoyed how this author was able to  give us a relationship that from one helping  the other changes started and it was all for the better especially for one of the characters who had been a spoiled rich guy who had no respect for women.  It all starts where one will ask for help and my goodness could he be tamed from that 'bad boy image? I loved how Mayor had to work to earn the love and respect from that special person that had seem to have always had his attention.   From all of this we get a sweet love story that Vicki Jae never thought she would get especially after the way that 'Timothy Beck' had treated her earlier. Will things come together and we get a  HEA?  Well, to see how this will all come out you will have to pick up this good read to see if Vicki Jae will be able to tame Major Garrett.  In the end will Major capture Vicki Jae's  heart?

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review 2017-09-05 01:59
To The Women He Loves 3
To The Woman He Loves 3 - Theresa Hodge,Shani Greene-Dowdell

Title:  To The Woman He Love 3

Author: Theresa Hodge & Shani Greene-Dowdell

Publisher: T.H. & S.G.D. 

Series: # 3

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

Review:

 

"To The Woman He Loves 3" by Theresa Hodge & Shani Greene-Dowdell

 

My Thoughts....

 

I liked the ending to this third series featuring Ronan and Ruby as they were truly trying to rebuild their marriage especially Ronan. Naturally there was temptation for Ruby that would have to be worked out from all of the attention she was getting from Daryl.  But I will say that guy Daryl had some nerve in going in for what he wanted which put Ruby front and center in finally letting go and really getting who she wanted.

 

As the story continued on I was caused to wonder about another character and that was Mark and his assistant. I really didn't like how that was left with the reader to wonder long and hard about that situation. Did his wife Serenity really have a reason to wonder about the assistant. YES!  Oh well, maybe that's for another story along with Emerald and Shauntay also getting their stories told.

 

I will say this was a well written story of a true love bond between Ronan and Ruby.  So happy to see them finally getting their HEA.

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review 2017-06-30 19:56
Primarily Giving This 4 Stars for Nostalgia Reasons
The Color of Love - Sandra Kitt

I have to say, that I am really glad that I kept my copy of this book all these years. I really enjoyed reading it as a teenager and I thank Kitt for exposing me to interracial romances as a teenager as well. I didn't even know that was a genre til I got older. 

 

In "The Color of Love", Kitt explores an interracial relationship between an African American woman named Leah who is a graphic designer and a white man named Jason, who is a New York City police officer.

 

Kitt tells the story focusing on now just Leah and Jason, but also a street wise kid who is also African American who is angry that he feels that Jason is now overlooking him due to dating Leah. He gets weirdly obsessed with her, and I honestly don't get why that character was included. It just didn't fit the overall story that Kitt was trying to tell in my opinion. 

 

Besides the interracial aspects of this relationship that Kitt takes a close look at, she also looks at how Jason's views of African Americans shifts since he may be what would be called a "casual racist." When he's interacting with suspects he thinks nothing of letting the "N" word slip, but quickly feels sickened by what he has said and thinks that he doesn't view Leah that way at all. If Kitt had more moments like that in this book, it would have been five starts to me. I like that it was open and honest about the issues that many black women have with dating outside of their race that it would have worked for me more. Leah does get accused of not being "black" anymore by a few people, but in the end, the book just wraps things up neatly and I really wish there had been a follow-up to this one. 

 

Some of the characters did not work well at all. Leah's sister needed slapped upside her head. She does something that Leah ends up hard shrugging about that really didn't work for me at all. Let's just say that it would never occur to my sister or I to do something foul to each other like what happens in this book. 

 

The setting of New York felt very alive and just dark to me at times. Maybe because of all the recent police shootings that involve African Americans, I just could not get into this book the way that I was able to as a teen. I just found the whole thing implausible. 

 

Still enjoyed this look back at an older romance fave. 

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text 2017-06-30 19:44
Reading progress update: I've read 398 out of 398 pages.
The Color of Love - Sandra Kitt

Very poignant story I was happy to read again.

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