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DEALING WITH DAVID
Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
The main issue with this novel is how short it is. There could have easily been a few more chapters depicting what happens after two people decide to let go and yield to their emotions. Though this novel may seem incomplete due to its anticlimactic end, the story has the potential to be inspiring. The heroine, a woman who was beaten down emotionally in a past relationship, seeks to create a new life for herself. The ironic part is that both the heroine’s downward spiral and her subsequent rise to the top relies on the men in her life. The writer could have done more to show inner growth of the lead female character.
Antonytte “Tony” Mullin is still hurting after her divorce from Rudy. The former cheerleader and former football quarterback were a power couple in high school, but Rudy’s controlling nature and his penchant for infidelity led to the end of their marriage. When Tony’s best friend renews her wedding vows, Tony is forced to come face to face with members of her graduating class, including David Peterson. The former nerd with glasses and braces has turned into a hot millionaire with eyes only for Tony, just like in high school. Restoring her confidence in men is a challenge, but restoring her confidence in herself proves to be much harder. (SAMHAIN, Mar., 200 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed By: B. Nakia Garner
Published: March 2013