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Posted October 27, 2008
Thalia Tyree and her girls, Madison, Yvette and Trell, are headed off to Daytona Beach for the Black College Reunion. They are all in search of having some FUN and meeting some fine MEN who want to partake in having some FUN as well. <BR/><BR/>Madison, known as Madi, and Thalia are closer than sisters. They have been friends since the 6th grade. Thalia, like the rest of the girls, has always fantasized about the sexy widower Rev. Isaac Flack who just so happens to be Madi's dad. <BR/><BR/>In Daytona, Thalia meets two men. One filled with lies and drama and the other, could he be the man of her dreams? Andre' Teasdale is educated, mature, well mannered and a detective, but he lives in Philadelphia. He truly understands the art of wining and dining a lady. Can a long distance relationship work? It isn't long before Thalia and Andre' are committed to one another and taking time to visit the other in their towns. Everyone's family seems to enjoy their relationship. Andre' has popped the big question, are they ready for such a commitment? <BR/><BR/>When time passes and love changes can Thalia finally find her voice? Sometimes waiting for the unknown is better than settling for the seen. Thalia learns first hand that sometimes dreams do come true. <BR/><BR/>Chocolate Covered Forbidden Fruit is full of love, betrayal, hardship and secrets!!!! <BR/>This is my first read by Trista Russell. Although it was a little too much for me in the beginning, I really was captivated by the progression of the story and characters. I myself especially loved the details of emotions when it came to the mother/ daughter relationship. This was so very real. The words and sentiments described were exactly how I felt. I was really completely drawn into the longing, love and connection. <BR/><BR/>Reviewed by: Carmen
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Posted December 8, 2006
Can anyone say AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am going to say that this book and ¿Fly On The Wall¿ are pass hot. I loved this book from start to finish. Ms. Russell really drew me into the book through the characters. In here we have Twenty-five-year old Thalia Tyree who is a Miami-born and raised schoolteacher who moved to Philadelphia to be with the man she thought she loved. But when's she¿s had enough of his bad behavior, she packs it in and moves back home. During a layover in Chicago, she bumps into handsome Reverend Isaac Flack. He¿s a widower and father of four, but they share an undeniable attraction that Thaila can¿t ignore. Or should she? Sure, he¿s caring, loving, and a man of God¿but he¿s also got twenty years on her, and he¿s her best friend¿s dad.... But Isaac feels strongly for Thalia, and they decide to forge ahead with their relationship. Throughout this book the real drama unfolds as more secrets, tragedy, and old lovers are revealed. Trista touches on taboo subjects in a way that gets them discussed with ease & poise. Each character has lots of life and the story seems more real than life itself. I love the way she included such powerful messages throughout the novel. It was good to see how Thalia mature, and handle some hard life situations, as well as Trista handling the relationship between Issac and Thalia. Although I wasn't so sure about the ending/s I found the one that I was comfortable with and went with it. Trista is truly blessed, I enjoyed this book along with her others. She has outdone herself here delivers yet another controversial love story. I can not wait to see what else she has to write, keep them fingers working.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 3, 2006
I Want Some Chocolate Too!
Thalia Tyree has found him! She's found Mr. Right He's all she's ever wanted in a man. He's physically attractive. Okay, okay, call it what it is, the brother is FIONE. He's kind. He's sweet. He's caring. He's a mature older man so game playing is out. He's a God fearing man. He's...he's..her best friend's father. He's chocolate covered forbidden fruit. Thalia has been lied to. She's been cheated on. She's been disrespected. All she wants is a good man to love. Never did she think she would find that in the arms of her best friend Madi's father, the Reverend Isaac Flack. She and Madi have been the best of friends for well over twenty years. They've laughed together. They've cried together. Through good times and bad times, they have been there for each other. Can their friendship survive the ultimate test? Trista is talented and she uses it well. It was very easy to become involved in this novel. She offers many plots, twists and always brings energy and drama. I didn't however, care for the 'choose your own adventure' ending. Looking forward to her next novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 18, 2009
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