Pamela Yaye does a great job of contrasting her characters' personalities with their professions in Love T.K.O. (4). The story is entertaining, moves quickly and allows readers to see how difficult it can be to reconcile one's past experiences with one's present-day life. Family counseling consumes Yasmin Ohaji's life. She spends her days listening to people complain about each other and is unknowingly affected by it. Up-and-coming boxer Rashawn Bishop is a source of pride for his mother and a meal ticket for his brothers. Despite his profession, he's gentle and caring and defies his manager and Yasmin herself to be with her. But Yasmin doesn't trust easily, so Rashawn has his work cut out for him. When he finally has what he's been fighting for, he must decide if it's what he truly wants.
Debbie R. Sims