Friday, September 11, 2009
Book Review of Sassy by Gloria Mallette
The brutal murder of two women in New York City has Detective Keifer looking for a vicious killer.
Sassy Davenport, a successful African American romance novelist is intrigued when gorgeous architect Norris Yoshito comes to her book signing. When Norris asks Sassy on a date, she agrees to meet him. The sudden romance surprises them both with its intensity.
But when Norris's suddenly a suspect in Detective Keifer's murder investigations, Sassy is thrown into doubt.
Norris appears to have two personalities. The kind and generous man who Sassy is falling in love with. And the violent man that suddenly appears on her doorstep - jealous and angry. Sassy has to figure out which is his true face at great risk to herself.
Smart, caring, and successful African American romance novelist, it's easy to root for Sassy Davenport. The mystery of Norris Yoshito is carefully crafted successfully heightens the tension in the book. One of book's strengths is that Gloria Mallette's characters come from different cultural backgrounds and are authentically painted. It's not often that the romantic leads are people of color. But the best part is the writing! As a fast paced thriller full of twists and turns, Sassy is an enjoyable escape.
Publisher: Gemini Press; 1st edition (May 22, 2009), 320 pages.
Courtesy of Bostick Communications and the author.
Thank you very much, Bostick and Glorial Mallette for this opportunity!