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by jennifer bennett

Spring 2005: BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY
An Anthology by Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, Monica Jackson and Francis Ray

These stories were great. All four were delightful tales that reinforced the fact that you do not have to be a size 6 to be considered beautiful. What is more important is that all of these successful and intelligent women felt beautiful and the men that loved them did not need any convincing to love, adore or cherish them.

Dr. Love by Donna Hill

Tricia Spencer works to hard. She is the CEO of an advertising company who also has a few family issues. She faints during a presentation and is rushed to the hospital. She is attended to by the very handsome and sexy, Dr. Michael Evans. He doesn’t just want to treat Tricia’s blood pressure, but her soul as well. He tries to figure out what her true stresses are and help her fix them. Tricia and Michael begin seeing one another, but her “bad girl” sister tries to steal him away.

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The Perfect Seduction by Brenda Jackson

This story is a continuation from the anthology, A Whole Lotta Love. Megan James is back in town. She is a professor in California, but comes home for a 6 week vacation. Right away she runs into her high-school sweetheart. She still finds him as irresistible as ever. She decides that she wants to pick up where they left off and make up for their missed prom night. Megan tells Tyler that she wants to have a not strings attached short affair with him but after awhile, Tyler realizes that he wants forever.

Through the Fire by Monica Jackson

Cherise Givens is a high maintenance, beauty salon owner. She is a true diva. She hires ex-Navy SEAL Shepard Fraser to paint and redecorate her salon. She finds him intriguing and invites him to accompany her to a fancy party in California. Their trip does not go as planned. The plane goes down and they end up stuck in the wilderness together. Now Cherise has to trust Shep, who has wonderful survival skill and there is not a beauty salon around for miles. An entertaining read on how she adapts to “roughing” it.

His Everything Woman by Francis Ray

This is a continuation from, A Whole Lotta Woman. Cara Scott is a domestic diva for hire. Neal Dunbar sees her on a local talk show and decides to hire her to redecorate his new house and organize his life. It does not take long for them to fall in love and for Neal to realize that he wants Cara as his real wife. It takes a bit of time for the two love birds to wake up and smell the coffee. Neither one of them wants a relationship nor were they looking for love. 


about jennifer bennett

Jennifer has over 10 years of diverse responsibilities in the educational arena. From teacher to translator to trainer, she has crossed the cultural divide by learning Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Well traveled and well read, Jennifer is living proof that a Diva can be beautiful AND brilliant!

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