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Pamela Yaye, author
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Passion by the Book
January, 2013
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How to seduce a man in thirty days!

To the world, they're the perfect couple. But Simone Young, mother and housewife, feels the passion has gone out of her marriage to Marcus. That's when she turns to a hot new book that guarantees results. The hook? All Simone has to do is rediscover the seductress within and rekindle the passion they once had.

Simone's total makeover from sensible to sizzling fires desire in Marcus. The fitness guru has been so busy building his empire that he's lost sight of what they once had together. Marcus feels as if he's falling in love all over again-except he may be too late. Will he be able to win back Simone and reignite their romance, or is the book closed on their love forever?


Simone Young saw her husband’s silver Escalade roll to a stop on the driveway, and she leapt off the couch like a hurdler exploding out of the starting blocks. Chucking the September issue of Vogue on the coffee table, she flew down the hallway of her sprawling, five-bedroom Lincoln Park home, her arms swinging at her sides and her heeled bedroom slippers pounding violently against the hardwood floor. Seizing the lock, she yanked open the front door and planted herself in front of her husband like a living, breathing statue.

 “Marcus, where in the world have you been? I've been worried sick about you!”

 “I can tell.” Chuckling good-naturedly, Marcus Young patted his wife on the hips. “Baby, get back inside. It's freezing out here!”

 The crisp Chicago wind sliced through her designer robe, chilling her legs to the bone. Stepping aside, Simone reluctantly allowed her husband to enter the foyer.

 “I didn't expect you to still be up,” he said, slipping off his polished leather shoes. “It's almost midnight. You're usually fast asleep by now.”

 The stench of sweat made Simone wrinkle her nose. “You stink.”

 “It's nothing a quick shower can't cure.” Marcus wrapped his arms around her and lowered his mouth for a kiss. “Come here and give me some sugar.”

 Simone turned her face toward the wall. “Knock it off, Marcus. I'm not in the mood.”

 “Lighten up, babe. It's all good.”

 Oh, no, it's not! His blithe, carefree attitude aggravated her, and when he strode nonchalantly into their gourmet kitchen, opened the stainless steel fridge and grabbed a bottle of Vitamin water, her frustration mounted. “Where have you been?” she repeated slowly, as if he was hard of hearing. “You said you'd be home in time for dinner.”

“Lower your voice, baby. You'll wake the boys.”

“Is it too much to ask for you to call when you're going to be late?” Marcus broke the tab on his water bottle and leaned against the sleek, granite countertop. Hiding a self-incriminating grin, one that was sure to fan the flames, he tasted the cold, lemon-flavored drink. Despite the peeved, almost combative expression on his wife's face, she looked as pretty and as youthful as the day they'd met. It was hard to believe they'd been married for five years. It seemed like just yesterday he was chasing Simone down for her number. It was her staggering beauty that had caught his eye in that smoky, crowded nightclub, but it was her intelligence and wit that kept him coming back for more. And after discovering that she was pregnant—after dating for only six months—he'd gladly “put a ring on it.” I hit the jackpot the day I married Simone, he thought, admiring her dark eyes, plum-thick lips that looked as sweet as they tasted and curves that made him drool like an old basset hound. And she looks even sexier when she's mad, he thought, wetting his lips with his tongue. They were opposites in every sense of the word—he was a calm, laid-back type, while Simone was headstrong and impulsive, but Marcus felt their differences only heightened their chemistry. And seeing her riled up always made him hard. Turned on, he suppressed the urge to reach for her shapely body. She'd gained some weight over the summer, five, maybe ten pounds, which had gone straight to her hips. All the more to hold, he decided.

His mouth dried, and his heartbeat pounded in his ears like a jackhammer. He was trying to listen to what Simone was saying, but when her silk robe parted, revealing a wealth of cleavage, Marcus lost his focus. How was he supposed to concentrate when she looked so damn tempting in that short, virgin-white nightgown? The need to touch her was intense, overwhelming. But Marcus knew now was not the time to put the moves on his wife. Her hands were glued to her hips, and her stiff, unyielding stance told him he would be asking for trouble if he tried to kiss her again. But dammit if he didn't want to.

“Samson's closed hours ago, and I know you weren't working late because I called your office twice and there was no answer.”

“My eight o'clock meeting ran longer than expected and—”

“Liar!” she accused, her thunderous voice tinged with disgust. “You weren't working late. You were probably at the bar with your stupid friends doing God knows what…”


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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.