"A funny chick-lit novel"
Queenisha Renae Sutton, better known as Queenie to her
friends that is, relishes being an amazon honey brown. Six
feet size sixteen means no crap even if the brother is a
hunk. Still she wants a man of her own, but not one to
play her as a fool.
Queenie thinks she met the brother of her dreams when she
sees Zeke Washington. She campaigns to make him hers. Her
best friend Poetta encourages her tossing in a voodoo love
charm. Queenie tries to change her outlook and appearance
to fit what she believes Zeke would want in a woman even
after she meets his animalistic roommate Sweet Willie.
However, Raymo from work loves Queenie just the way she is:
big, black, and beautiful, but she sees him as a pest and
cannot understand tamales and candies when she needs to
lose weight (diet pills and all) for Zeke. Raymo has
started his own campaign to make Queenie his wife bordering
on sexual harassment, but to her he is too short and too
small for a woman her size.
THE HIGH PRICE OF A GOOD MAN is a fine chick lit tale with
a delightful lead protagonist whose sass is fun especially
when she blows away a male loser and during her efforts to
change into Zeke's ideal female image as encouraged by
him. Po is a perfect sidekick and Raymo will surprise
readers with his depth even if he is a pain at times.
Though Zeke seems somewhat shallow, fans will appreciate
this delightful look at a big woman seeking love.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 7, 2003