WHEN VALENTINES COLLIDE
Immature, irrational, unreasonable and unredeemable may be your first thoughts about Matthew and Chante Valentine. But in When Valentines Collide (4.5), Adrianne Byrd brilliantly shows how and why these characters got to this point in their marriage and how they get past it. The Valentines are relationship gurus, who have words of advice for everyone except each other. After 10 years of marriage, they're threatening to divorce. Opposites from the beginning -- he's rich, she's poor, he went to Princeton, she to a small Texas college -- their differences continue. He wants a baby, and she's secretly taking birth control after nine miscarriages. But their friends and family force them to work on their differences and remember what made them fall in love.
Debbie R. Sims