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Publisher: Avon
Release Date: July 29, 2003
ISBN: 0060526483
Format Reviewed: Trade Paperback
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Sheila Griffin
Reviewer Notes: Rated E due to some explicit sex
African American Fiction

Get Some Love
Nina Foxx

    To the world, Juan Delgado may be a dry cleaner, but in his heart he's a musician. His father wants him to take over the family business, but all Juan wants to do is blow his sax. This week he is stuck making deliveries. The only thing that's making it bearable is glimpses of a beautiful woman who keeps popping up all over town. At least he has his gig at the jazz club this weekend to look forward to.

     The day her grandfather died, Angelica Chappee felt her world turn upside-down. It's only going to get worse. In his will, he stipulated that in order to inherit the 2.3 million dollars that he unexpectedly left her, Angelica must lose her virginity. And she must do so in the next six days! This seems insane, particularly coming from the overprotective man who raised her. But if she only had that money, she could fulfill her dream of going to Juilliard. So with the money firmly in mind, she sets out to rid herself of this pesky problem.

     The first few days are a total waste of time. The only bright spot has been the handsome delivery man that Angelica keeps spotting around town. By Day Four Angelica has given up on finding a man to do the deed. She turns to the yellow pages and hires one. "John," her escort, arrives and the evening gets off to a good start. When things get hot and heavy Angelica gets cold feet. Sympathetically, John suggests they go out, "off the clock," to a local jazz club. Angelica readily agrees.

     Juan takes the stage and his eyes lock with Angelica's. They recognize each other from their brief glances throughout the week. They feel an instant connection.

     When I first began this book, the premise seemed implausible. As I was drawn into the book's fast pace, I became too engrossed to remember how unlikely the plot had seemed. This is a surprisingly good book.

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