very tall, abundant
Mississippi-born, Compton-bred, and now based in upscale Cerritos, Miss Queenisha Renae Sutton is doing very well for herself as a buyer for
Macy's. But she'd like more going on in her personal life. For starters, how
about finally meeting a man worthy of being with her?
Lured by her best friend,
self-styled voodoo priestess Poetta,
to a charity bachelor auction with promises of meeting the delicious
Billy Dee Williams, Queenie winds up instead buying a date with drop-dead
Zeke Washington. However the auction's promised single outing with
him isn't enough for Queenie; she's made up her mind that she
wants this man for good.
dating the super-fine Zeke comes with a price even heftier than the $1250 check Queenie
cut for the pleasure of his company. The question is: is
he worth it?
worked for me:
I would love to have friends like Queenie and
Poe. They'd certainly make my life more interesting! Queenie
was a riot and it was fun living in her head, but at the same time it was hard not to
try and be her conscience and yell
at her when she was about to do something she really shouldn't.
It was very easy
to visualize the story's colorful, well-defined cast of characters. It wouldn't surprise me to
one day see it at the cinema with
luscious, lovely Latifah in the lead role.
Queenie was very tall and quite bountiful; so don't judge this book by its
cover, it does not do justice to Queenie's
What didn't work for me:
is in first person point of view and I was thrown off a bit at first when Queenie would switch from
her casual dialogue to a more formal-sounding narration. But
eventually I got used to it and began to relish the rich prose.
Some of the unexpected
twists in this story were maybe a bit too twisted and over-the-top for my
personal taste, but they still earn points just for being so
Price of a Good man" is sassy fun; a well-written multi-cultural novel
which might also appeal to fans of Chick Lit and romance. Be sure to
grab a copy this summer to take to the beach!
Warning: this book features some coarse language, weight-loss,
and occult and sexual
If you liked "The High Price of
a Good Man" you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
of Me", "The Way It Is",
"Good in Bed",
"Living Large", or "Jemima J.".
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