Dreaming Of Luke by Tressie Lockwood
Amira Press
Interracial Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by Nikita Steele

   

 

Jaleesa has enough complications in her life without adding a new relationship into the mix.  First off she is maintaining a full-time job during the day while attending college at night.  If that isnít enough, she lives with her father who spends most of his waking hours drunk complaining about any Ė and everything.  And, to top that off, her best friend is determined to keep Jaleesa in the middle of her on-again/off-again relationship with her boyfriend.  So why is Jaleesa sitting in her Spanish 101 class fantasizing about the blond haired, blue-eyed hottie named Luke Dorman.  Talk about a social taboo Ė sheís a black woman dating a white man.  Will Jaleesa follow her heart and take a chance on love?

Dreaming Of Luke was a sweet, short tale that captured my attention from the very first page and successfully sustained my interest until the end.  Jaleesa had been through so much at a young age, I was amazed how she managed to keep it all together.  This young woman had a good head on her shoulders and she was determined to make a better life for herself.  I found Luke to be the perfect match to Jaleesa.  For him, race wasnít a factor; he liked Jaleesa because of who she was.  The romance between the couple was passionate, tender and loving.  Although the storyline moved at a quick, rapid pace, I didnít think that it took away from the overall plot.  Dreaming Of Luke was a joy to read and Iím looking forward to reading more of Tressie Lockwoodís writings.

     

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