But! Have no fear. To make up for it, if the book really interests you, head to Facebook to chat with the author on Monday at 8 p.m. Just search her name to pull up her fan page.
Plot: Lenora’s life isn’t what she expected. She’s got bills to pay, a less than interested boyfriend, and a boss that just won’t let up. Then she wins the lottery and suddenly her dreams are coming true -- but she soon learns it’s not all cracked up to be. The novel follows Lenora as she sees the true colors of her friends, her family, the man of her present, and the man of her future.
I enjoyed the plot. Typical “chick-lit” it was light, but entertaining. And the author offered a couple twists to keep the reader guessing.
Characters: Lenora is very likable. There were definitely times I wanted to smack her upside the head when she didn’t stand up to her man or squandered away her winnings, but that’s because we’re the all-knowing reader. In reality, anyone could find themselves in Lenora’s shoes both before and after her big win. I hated her boyfriend and loved the potential new love interest and I enjoyed where the author took the men by the end.
Structure: The chapters are short and sweet, which really kept the book moving. I kept telling myself I could read just one more, and then I’d finally put the book down five chapters -- and well past my bed time -- later.
Another good summer read if you’re into the “chick-lit” genre and/or love African American literature. 4 stars.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy for review purposes, but my comments are my own!