I had such a strong negative reaction to something Harvey said on television (that Black women’s standards were too high because they wanted their partners to have qualities like a good job, upward mobility, attractiveness, lack of a prison record…) that I had to read one of his relationship books. I guess I played right into that marketing ploy.
I was pleasantly surprised. He doesn’t say anything like that in here. Actually, while some of the contents made me make my “Whatchu talkin’ bout, Willis?” face at my Nook, he also made me laugh. Pleasant surprise.
This one counts as research for another few goals on my list-my business idea has to do with handmade items, and I wanted to get a bit of advice before putting myself out there. This book was pretty good-it covered a wide range of information, but at times I wished it went into more depth. Still, it was definitely helpful… especially when it came to fairs and marketing.
Yes, I get to read pulp romance for my dissertation topic.
This was a pretty typical Harlequin novel, with the same inexplicable passion that “blossoms” into love and the same dose of drama and angst to force the characters together. Warren didn’t do a bad job depicting a cowboy, though… by which I mean my city self didn’t wince at any overemphasized stereotypes. Someone more familiar with ranch culture might feel differently.