An up and coming engineer, Jake Volmer
has just about everything a man could want, except the woman
of his dreams. Too bad Lea is married to his brother.
Because long distance relationships
rarely work out Gabrielle Williams or Bree as everyone calls
her, had said Ďgood-byeí to her old boyfriend months ago
when he transferred to California. By her own admission
Bree is missing the ex and feeling kind of lonely these
Jake agrees to go on a blind date and
canít help but wonder what Lea is thinking when he meets
Bree. Dating a black woman is fine but his ex and current
sister-in-law knows heís attracted to women like her, tiny
and fragile not tall and plump. Bree is equally appalled
because she instantly realizes Jake isnít into her the
minute they meet.
The strange thing is that Jake wants to
see Bree again. He canít explain why but he canít stop
thinking about Bree and he wonít take no for an answer.
Meanwhile, Bree canít figure out why the gorgeous white guy
wants to see the big, plain Jane, black girl once more and
Lea is doing what she can to sabotage any further dating
between them. People are so complicated at times it can
make your head spin!
Talented author Marilyn Lee delves into the human psyche and
relationships in Skin Deep, an honest look at
blind dates, opposite attractions and true love. The
responses between the characters felt real but
unfortunately, I just couldnít believe that Bree would agree
to see Jake again especially after the picnic. I also felt
that Jake was starting to act like a stalker rather than a
legitimate lover and Bree seems too smart to put up with
that. Skin Deep lays bare some truths in
dating but doesnít necessarily give readers a reason to want
the jerk to get the girl even with a really good ending.