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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever by L.V Lewis

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever is definitely a nod to Fifty Shades of Gray... only it is much more entertaining! I had never read a BDSM book between an Afircan American woman and a white man before.I usually stay away from parodies, but I wanted to see how L.V Lewis handled the race relations issue in this book. She did it respectuly, tastefuly and realisticically. Before Kesha began training to be Tristan's submissive she made it clear she wasn't his slave and she preferred to call him Sir instead of Master.

If you've wondered how an ethnic girl from the hood might've handled an arrangement with an experienced white Dominant, this is your book. If you'd like to see the sexiest TWIN DOMS in a contemporary romance series in interracial relationships, this is most definitely your book.

Aspiring recording studio owners, Keisha Beale and Jada Jameson, score a rare meeting with venture capitalist Tristan White, and are thrust into a world beyond their wildest imaginations.

Street-wise Keisha is startled to realize she wants this rich white man, despite the certainty that he is out of her league. Unable to resist Keisha's sassy, irreverent, and fiercely independent spirit, Tristan knew from day one he wanted her, too--as his first African American submissive.

Upper Class Jada of the Springfield Jamesons has traveled in almost the same circles as the White brothers, and has had a secret crush on Nathan White, the point guard for the Chicago Bulls, for quite some time.

Both brothers have succumbed to jungle fever, and want a little coffee in their cream.

Lured by Tristan White and his offer of fronting the capital for her business in exchange for kinky sex, Keisha finds herself with no other option. Keisha is also tortured by a demons from her past, and her inability to come to terms with them threatens to undermine the future of her business and her tumultuous, unconventional relationship with Tristan White.

Erotic, amusing, and in places hilarious, the Ghetto Girl Erotica Trilogy is a parody with a unique take on a Fifty Shades-type story that will take you even further into the BDSM world, and promises to make the vanilla original Fifty Shades Blacker.
My Review:

The characters are so much more likeable and well-developed in this book than its counterpart and the writing is a lot more polished. I fell in love with this "Ghetto Style" romance. I am drawn to unique stories, and this one is definitely one of a kind.

Kesha is a young African American woman a couple years out of college she gets a chance to realize her dreams in starting her own business. She needs capital, and meets a magnate willing to give her what she needs, on his terms though. They embark on a journey together which is just rocky enough to be believable. I liked how Ms. Lewis wove in movie references to give more vivid description of what her heroine Kesha was feeling. The strong Ghestto voice in this novel may be its best part. Sometimes I thought her inner dialogue with her hoochie mama went over the top, but over all it was pitch perfect and had me laughing out loud.

Kesha was both a Ghetto girl and a very smart college graduate. She was a well rounded character and you could empathize with her in all situations. I am not a big fan of BDSM, but I must say that Ms. Lewis handled those situations in a tasteful manner ... maybe the best I've read so far. Tristan, her venture Capitalist was a strong presence without being totally overbearing. He was also very caring wanting to not only get to know/take care of Kesha but her family as well.

Do not be put off by the title and don't get the wrong idea that this book is racist. IT IS NOT. I think this off beat novel should be a must read for any romance reader!

I give Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever ***** 5 stars!
It was an engaging romance I plan to read again and I'm looking forward to reading book 2 in the Ghetto Girl Romance series.

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