The Jefferson brothers and Cakes sis-ters are embroiled in a nasty war between rival beauty salons. The latest casualty is Valentine Cake, pregnant by the youngest Jefferson. Now her sister Nina and the baby-to-be's uncle, Navarro, must try to resolve Valentine's paternity lawsuit. Nina isn't looking to become another Jefferson brother conquest, but she's finding Navarro hard to resist. Apart from a few witty lines, Tina Leonard's Navarro or Not (1) seems off track from the start, particularly the author's attempt to be humorous. Often hard to follow, it's mired by strange dialogue and painfully outlandish circumstances, such as a subplot involving a family heirloom that ultimately gets attacked by a rodeo bull.
Reviewed by: 
Kimberley Harvey