Finally back with an actual book review! I received a copy of Beautiful Something Else by Sheila Hageman and once I finally was able to crack it open and get into it I was pleasantly surprised! So, I won’t ramble on I will just jump right to it…you’ve waited long enough already.
I know I’m a week late, but I’ve been trying to get some things worked out on my end. So I’m back and with help!! That’s right, I have enlisted help. Ever since I was listed on The Book Review Directory I have been flooded with requests! Which is great, but in between requests I still want to be able to meet my goal which is to bring my readers thrilling (and sometimes, not so thrilling) book reviews from POC about POC!
I’ve noticed a lack in reviews for African American fiction and romance and I am aiming to fill that gap! I also want to be able to provide you with more frequent updates! I read a lot and you would have no idea if you went solely based on the blog! But what’s better than one reviewer? THREE! We have our own taste in books and our own still in reviewing.
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So, with out further adieu…
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Hi I’m TaNia! Lady, mommy, lover and friend. I live for things that sparkle and make me feel pretty but my favorite past time when I’m not working and spending time with my family is reading. My life can get pretty hectic so when I have a moment of peace I love to get lost in a book. Yessss ma’am I love to read. So I’m here to give you the good, the bad, or the ugly of the literature that I love to indulge in, in my spare time.
Don’t you just love when books are titled after catchy hooks in songs? I do, for whatever reason, it pulls me in and I read it, more often than not. So I’m not going to prolong this, since it’s been a while, I’m just going to jump into it.
Author: Cachet (Can be purchased here)
Genre: Urban Romance
Dominique was a product of a broken home. With a mother who hated her very existence, and a father who was locked away in prison for the attempted murder of her mother; she just couldn’t catch a break. With a stressful home life, Dominique’s only ray of sunshine is her boyfriend, Kaleb. As teens the duo are madly in love, with plans to marry and raise a family together. That is until Kaleb unintentionally breaks her heart. Dominique is crushed, and does the only thing she can think of; and that is to leave. Kaleb realizes that he’s messed up when Dominique moves away and goes off to college; leaving behind no way to contact her. After a few years Kaleb eventually accepts the fact that Dominique is gone forever. By then he has his life on track, and is now a very successful business man with the world at his fingertips. A chance encounter reconnects the two ex-lovers, and Kaleb sees it as a chance to right his wrongdoings, and finally be with the one who captured his heart all those years ago. There’s one problem; not only is Dominique engaged to marry another man, but she is also the mother of his son. To make matters worse, Kaleb himself is involved with a woman who loves him unconditionally. Although faced with a sticky situation, Kaleb refuses to allow Dominique to slip away again. He vows to get her back at any cost; even if it means destroying a home that Dominique doesn’t know is damaged to begin with. Will these lovers reconnect, or will they realize that their ships have passed?
This series is a classic case of the “what-ifs“. When you wonder back to that person who ignited your fire so many years ago and wonder what if it had worked out. Or when you realize that your feelings never really died for that person after you run into them many years later.
The plot, while typical, was well thought out and flowed nicely. It wasn’t patchy at all. The characters were also developed nicely. I do believe the story line is something that has been done a few times over but there are definitely some plot twists.
It wasn’t too much drama but it was just enough to make it realistic. The entire book was realistic unlike some where it just could never happen. I like how the story played out.
The book was edited ok. There were a few typos but for the most part it was good.
Bottom line :
4 out of 5! I would recommend this book to others. It’s a good read and I looked forward to each installment to find out what happens next. I think anyone would enjoy this urban romance and the tale of Dominique and Kaleb!
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