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Opposites don’t attract. At least that’s what clinical psychologist, Yasmin Ohaji has discovered counseling embittered couples for the last seven years. When she’s ready to settle down, she’ll be sure to find a man in the same socio-economic background, who has a P.H.D. and a six-figure income. The South African-born beauty is a certified knockout, with a healthy bank account and a gregarious, playful nature to go with her zany sense of humor. Her clients love her, her friends want to be her and men are desperate to date her. Yasmin has list of eligible, white-collar men on standby, everyone from politicians to executives but she’s too busy building her private practice to be bothered with her numerous admirers.
Professional boxer, Rashawn “The Glove” Bishop, doesn’t have time for women. He’s training for what could be the biggest match of his career and he can’t afford to be distracted. If he wins the fight, it will not only mean a huge payday, but will launch him into super stardom. A chance meeting with the Yasmin Ohaji, leaves RaShawn intrigued. For some reason he can’t seem to get the lively, quick-witted beauty out of his mind. But how can he convince the ambitious, career driven woman to give him a chance when she thinks he’s nothing but a thug? Rashawn sets out to win Yamin’s heart, and when it’s all said and done, their lives will never be the same again.
Rashawn “The Glove” Bishop turned around and felt a stab of guilt. He sympathized with the guys he had just chased out of the restaurant. It wasn’t their fault the woman in the tight, curve-hitting dress was stunning, was it? He was ogling her, making a complete and utter fool of himself, but he didn’t divert his gaze. She probably thought he was just as corrupt as those young men were, but her photogenic smile was irresistible and he couldn’t pull his eyes away.
The look of annoyance on her face didn’t impede her beauty. She was exquisite. A Nubian princess straight from the motherland. Her mink-black skin reminded him of whipped cocoa. She had thin eyebrows, a delicate nose and the biggest, brightest eyes he had ever seen. They were as deep as the Atlantic, round and bright. Under the subdued, overhead lights, her eyes glittered like diamonds. Beaded earrings dangled from her ears, a chocker graced her neck, and gold bangles hung from her wrists. She had a one-of-a-kind look that made her stand out in a room full of women who were trying too damn hard. Her vibrant, copper-brown hair was an abundance of twists and Rashawn had to fight the urge to reach out and touch them. Her locks weren’t as wild as Lauryn Hill, but they were just as thick. The definition and tone of her arms and her healthy figure told him she was no stranger to diet and exercise. She had the kind of body he liked, all curves, all woman.
“I’m sorry about that, Ms. They obviously don’t know better.”
Yasmin eyed her defender. The stranger had a gravity about him that intrigued her. He had to be of mixed heritage, because his skin was more beige than brown. She couldn’t see beyond his steel-blue suit, but the way his jacket gripped his shoulders and draped casually over his chest told her everything she needed to know. He had a solid upper body, a flat stomach, and not an ounce of fat. He was a regular at a fitness club or had damn good genes. Either way, he was appealing in every sense of the word. His hair was corn rowed, in an intricate criss cross design. He wore a cologne that smelled like the great outdoors and reminded her of the carefree summer days of past. Yasmin loved his goatee, the quickness of his smile and the sensual tone of his voice. Unlike Cecil, she could listen to him talk all night. He had a host of attractive physical qualities, but his dreamy baritone was definitely his greatest charm. She shattered the silence, by saying, “Thank you. I really appreciate that.”
“No problem. I would have done something sooner, but…” Rashawn trailed off when he noticed her date was standing behind her, scowling. “Again, it was my pleasure.” With that, he turned and stalked away.
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.
HER KIND OF MAN
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!
THE TROUBLE WITH LUV’
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, MY...talk 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.
OTHER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS
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.
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.