Image of Let's Get It On (Love Spectrum Romance)


Image of Let's Get It On (Love Spectrum Romance)

The relationship between Heaven
and Hamid is interesting as it explores
their different backgrounds. It's touching to watch them learn to compromise and live together. The inclusion of a Muslim character is unusual and welcome in a multicultural romance, and it's explored in a sensitive and respectful way. The relationship is allowed to grow slowly enough so that it seems real.

When independent African-American nurse Heaven Adams meets Muslim Pakistani Hamid Ahmad, she finds him handsome but annoying because of his chauvinistic attitude toward women. Intern Hamid is in America studying medicine. He plans to return to Pakistan and wed, but he's tempted by the idea of marrying a woman he loves. Heaven has her own dream -- to open her own business.

Despite their differences, they marry, and both follow their dreams -- dreams that mean Hamid is in Pakistan as Heaven remains in America. The separation may destroy their love and their life together. (GENESIS/INDIGO LOVE SPECTRUM, Dec., 220 pp., $9.99)
Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor