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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Romance IN Color reviews More Than He Can Handle



MORE THAN HE CAN HANDLE - Cheris Hodges
Kensington Dafina/Romance
0-75823-151-2
February 2009
SYNOPSIS: A sizzling one-night stand between a maid of honor and a sexy best man surprises them both when it turns into something more, in this scorching page-turner.
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 4 Ashley Haney
REVIEW: Cheris Hodges takes on the crazy ride of finding love through the lives of Cleveland Alexander and Winifred Barker. Cleveland is a firefighter whom everyone has pegged as the king playa-playa. Winifred “Freddie” is an independent woman who is very distrustful of men. After indulging in a one night stand during her best friends wedding, Freddie heads back to New Orleans without a second glance while Cleveland can’t seem to get this beauty out of his mind. Cheris Hodges takes us through a turn of events as Cleveland tries to convince Freddie to not only love him but to trust him.Cleveland is a firefighter who gets trapped into stepping in as the best man for a friend’s wedding which is the last place on earth he wants to be. He finds himself falling head over heels for Freddie and constantly trying to convince everyone especially Freddie that what he feels is the real thing. Freddie hasn’t had much luck with the men in her life starting with her father. Along with her mother’s constant mantra about how all men are no good, Freddie doesn’t hold them in high regard. As Freddie searches for the truth about her parents, she has to decide if Cleveland is worth taking a chance on and if there really is a thing called love. The supporting characters in this novel help the reader gain a better understanding of the main characters. They also help to show what real love and friendship is all about and proves that you can disagree but still love each other.The story begins in Covington, Georgia. We then follow Freddie back to New Orleans and Cleveland to Atlanta. The couple meets again in New Orleans and leave there to come to Atlanta. The setting fits in with the story line and allows you to see each character in their natural surroundings. The story has a dialogue that grabs and holds your attention. It is also very detail oriented. At some points it seems as if the author is bogged down with too much detail but the pace of the story picks up and becomes very interesting. I enjoyed this novel. It was a great story that shows how we don’t know what we need until it falls into our laps. I would recommend this book to people who are looking for an intriguing novel.
reviewer@romanceincolor.com 1st March 2009

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