Asian Spice by Dana Littlejohn


Contemporary, I/R

ISBN: 978-1-60659-007-2

Reviewed by Patrice F.



After a nasty break up with her boyfriend instigated by her extremely assertive personality and future promotion, as well as his own insecurities as a man, Taniea Onyx snatches up the opportunity to travel to China for two weeks of training for her new position.   When she meets Michael Shen, Taniea proposes a brief fling while she’s in town with no strings attached. 

Will things get too hot and heavy between Taniea and Michael?  And if love blooms, can it survive the 15 hour flight distance?

I particularly enjoyed reading Asian Spice for different reasons.  It was fascinating to read about a young Black businesswoman in this type of setting.  Plus, stories featuring Black women and Asian men are popping up more.   What’s inspiring is that publishers are expanding their horizons with different pairings.

Taniea is pure sass and intelligence.  She was a breath of fresh air because she always spoke her mind and was a lady.  Michael compliments her perfectly because he’s charming and laid back.  His courtesy and respect for her made me smile.

The sexual chemistry is a very nice touch to the story. Ms. Littlejohn is quite skilled at describing how well things go between the sheets for these two, and out in the city.  What I found most enjoyable was simply the way Taniea and Michael were portrayed, and that says a lot for her insight. 


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