Couple in Love




Pamela Yaye, author
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October, 2013

Passion's in vogue

A front-row seat at Paris Fashion Week is the perfect pick-me-up for Brianna Hamilton, eldest daughter of New York's most successful clothing dynasty. The once-burned designer has had it with men who care only about the bottom line. Until she meets a guy who's impossible to resist. Here, in the world's most romantic city, Brianna's giving in to desire with a sensual stranger she'll never see again.

As CEO of an international hotel chain, Collin Childs has everything…except the one thing money can't buy. So when fate reunites him with the woman who gave him the most unforgettable week of his life, he vows to overcome every obstacle standing in their way. From Paris to New York to a tropical St. Thomas paradise—in the face of danger and sabotage—Collin is slowly winning Brianna over. But can he convince her to take a chance on a love of their own passionate design?

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A clean, refreshing scent washed over Brianna Hamilton. It was aftershave, definitely Old Spice, and the fragrance reminded her of home, of her father, of all the cold, winter days they’d spent inside playing chess and watching Jeopardy. Brianna opened her eyes, expecting to see a wrinkled, gray-haired man sitting in the stool beside her, but when she saw him—the sexy, heartthrob who’d caused a stir when he’d entered the Carrousel du Louvre—she gasped.

“I’m sorry, Ms.,” he said, holding up his hands in a gesture of peace, his expression one of genuine concern. “I didn’t mean to scare you.”

His smile was apologetic, but still, Brianna eyed him warily. She wasn’t used to men approaching her at the hotel bar, or anywhere for that matter. Guys rarely asked her out, and that suited her just fine because she wasn’t interested in having a one-night stand, or finding that one special someone either. Dating didn’t appeal to her, and neither did racking up more sex partners than the Material Girl. She’d would much rather work, or spend time with her family than sweat out her perm with a guy who was more interested in getting off than pleasing her. Brianna knew, in theory, that there were still a few good men out there, but she didn’t have the energy or patience that dating required. And why bother when love didn’t last anyways?

“Do you mind me sitting here?”

“Yes, I mean, n-n-no,” she stammered, tripping over her own tongue. “It’s a free world. You can sit where ever you want.” Brianna recognized she was rambling, but couldn’t get her lips to stop moving or her hands to quit shaking.

“I won’t bother you. I promise.” He gestured with his head to the flat-screen TV. “I just want to watch the World Cup Qualification match between Italy and Germany.”

Brianna flashed him a smile. He was definitely American, likely from the West Coast, and radiated a calm, laid-back vibe. His voice was deep, husk, a sound she’d love to hear more of. So, why not strike up a conversation? She had nothing better to do, and despite all the drama at the fashion show, she was feeling surprisingly upbeat. But sitting at a bar with a gorgeous guy could do that to a girl, Brianna thought, shifting nervously on her raised, swivel stool.

“I bet on the boys in blue, and I’m anxious to see how they’re doing.”

“I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the game’s over. Germany won by two.”

His eyes widened. “Are you serious?”

“As a heart attack.”

“How the hell did that happen?” The stranger raked a hand over his brown, baby-fine hair. “The last time I checked the score, Italy was up by two.”

“In the second half, the Germans were the faster, more aggressive team,” Brianna explained. “They’re a talented, young squad that plays with a lot of heart, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they won it all in Brazil next year.”

He raised an eyebrow. “How do you know so much about European football?”

“I lived in Milan for a year, and football was the only thing on TV!” Brianna laughed. “Italians live, breath and eat football, and it wasn’t long before I fell in love with the sport too. I don’t watch as many games as I use to, but I still follow my favorite teams.”

“Interesting.” Studying her quietly, he calmly stroked the length of his jaw. “Who do you like in the France-Spain game? It’s coming up next, and I was just about to place my bet.”

“That’s a no-brainer. France is going to win.”

“How can you be so sure? They haven’t been playing good as of late.”

“That’s why I’m convinced they’ll win,” she told him. “The French national team performs best when it matters most, and they know it they lose to Spain they’ll have to permanently relocate because their fans will never, ever forgive them!”

The stranger chuckled and offered his right hand. “I’m Collin.”

No, you’re fine-as-hell, Brianna thought silently. He was, without a doubt, the best looking man she’d ever seen in the flesh, and being in such close proximity of him was wreaking havoc on her body. They were sitting side-by-side, but Brianna’s skin was so damp with sweat, he might as well been doing her from behind. The thought only made her symptoms worse. Her nipples hardened under her sheath dress, and she couldn’t stop picturing Collin naked, in her bed. And, if he looked even half as good as he did in her fantasy that could spell serious trouble.

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What Readers and Reviewers are saying:


Romance In Color (4++Stars)

The phrase “opposites attract” is true in this situation. The storyline is excellent, the pace is on point and the plot connects very well to the characters. It definitely keep you turning pages, anxious to see what’s going to happen next. The love scenes come toward the end and add fuel to the fire. The secondary characters bring the energy needed to keep the story flowing. Rashawn’s family is energetic; they definitely come from a different background and I could relate to their story. Yasmin’s family is articulate, educated, and caring; I enjoyed all of them.

I commend Ms. Yaye on an excellent read.
LOVE T.K.O is a must read.

Amazon Reviewer, (5 Stars):

LOVE T.K.O is a refreshing novel that reminds us of what love is really about. Pamela Yaye does it again bringing two individuals from different world into a blissful relationship.

Dr Yasmin Ohaji is a South African beauty who is a popular marriage therapist who has worked herself into a place that romance does not fit into her life but when she meets Rashawn Bishop after he came to her rescue she finds herself fighting the temptations that he presents. Pamela Yaye had me rooting for Rashawn from the beginning of the book as well as wanting to see Yasmin happy. She brings back the idea of what a relationship should really be about and how a man should treat a woman.
LOVE T.K.O is definitely one of my top reads this year.

The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (4 Stars):

Pamela Yaye steps out of the box with the characters of LOVE T. K. O. She shows us without communication the knock out is inevitable. With communication one can stand toe to toe, complete the entire ten rounds with both opponents coming out victoriously.

While reading, I was yelling, and pulling for Yasmin and Rashawn because I could feel the chemistry between them the minute he stepped in front of her on page twelve. LOVE T. K. O. is one of my top twenty reads for the year.


Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars):

Her Kind of Man (4.5) is well written, perfectly paced and contains characters that are real and likable. With just the right dose of humour and drama, Pamela Yaye's story compels from beginning to end. First-grade teacher Makayla Stevens is having a hard time dealing with 5-year-old terror Terrance Blake, and his high-strung mother is too much for her. Enter the boy's sexy uncle, Kenyon Blake, who Makayla has had a crush on since she was an overweight teenager. Kenyon is strongly attracted to Makayla, and concerned about his nephew. He works overtime to get them both past their fears and reticence about relationships.

SisterFriendBookClub (4 Sistah Hugs):

Wickedly naughty, erotic, hot, passionate, and juicy to the very last drop! For the hopelessly romantic, this book is for you. In this tale, a love affair emerges between two people who could not be more different. Her Kind of Man touches on a very sensitive subject: self-image. The main character, Makayla Stevens, was overweight during her teen years, and although she was a knockout by the time she met her prince charming, she still battled with some self-image issues. I truly enjoyed reading this book, and I would highly recommend it because it was ummm..ummm…good!


Barnes and Noble Reviewer (4 Stars)

'The Trouble with Luv', is the first novel I've read by Mrs. Yaye and it was quite an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the differences between Xavier and Ebony. And I just loved the way he had that foot and mouth disease, where he kept putting his foot in his mouth, by assuming the worse of Ebony and having to apologize BIG time. It was very endearing to watch them struggle with their desire. Yet, still they waited until they both knew the time was right to make that move towards intimacy. And when it finally happened, OH, about HOT! Xavier and Ebony were as different as night and day, and yet when they were together they complimented each other spiritually, emotionally, mentally and definitely physically. This book once it got going was a page-turner with quite a few unexpected twists and turns. Looking forward to reading more from Mrs. Yaye.


PeoplewholoveGoodBooks, (5 stars)

Other People's Business by Pamela Yaye is a touching, romantic story. It will make you laugh, cry, or just sit and shake your head. Join Autumn and L.J. as they find love in an unexpected place: each other.

Urban Reviews:

OTHER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS by Pamela Yaye is a beautiful love story between two people that have had their share of bad relationships. Through the turmoil, they find each other and fall in love...even with all of the obstacles they keep running into. If you enjoy good romance novels and are not too keen on the sappy kind, then this book is for you. Pamela Yaye put a few tear-jerking moments in there, but she'll also have you talking out loud, yelling "Oh No He Didn't!" at times too. I would recommend Other People's Business to anyone who loves a happy ending.