Date: July 29, 2003
Reviewed: Trade Paperback
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Notes: Rated E due to some explicit sex
African American Fiction
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.