Avon Trade / HarperCollins
Date: Nov 5, 2003
Reviewed: Trade paperback
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Fiction / African American related
True to you in My Fashion
By Valerie Wilson
a reader picks up a book by Valerie's Wilson Wesley they are generally
expecting a good solid mystery featuring her reoccurring character
Tamara Hale. Well, consider this fair warning, this book, "Always
True to You in My Fashion", is quite a bit different In
this book, the author takes a stab at writing a modern day romance.
the beginning of the story we find Randall Hollis, an art dealer,
who seems to have a serious problem with commitment. After an on
again, off again relationship with his girlfriend of over 15 years,
the girlfriend has finally had enough. Even though Medora, an artist,
is pregnant, she has decided to cut her ties with Randall and raise
this child on her own.
reaction to this is to quickly replace Medora with Ana-Reese Mitchell,
an older wealthy widow, whom he thinks may further his career. But
even Ana is not enough for Randall, so he turns to a graduate art
student, Taylor Benedict. In this instance, Taylor is hoping that
Randall can further her career.
all the women discover each other and the sparks fly. The question
is, "Will this experience teach Randall the meaning of true
Randall is indeed a true jerk and a rake, I could not help but like
him. Each woman was complicated in her own way and added much to
the storyline. I do believe that Ms. Wesley will do just fine in
her trip onto the romance field.