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by Pepper Pace

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Juicy Robinson was the color of sweet black licorice, of a charcoal briquette soaked in lighter fluid and no one was going to make her feel like she wasn’t the sexiest thing around—not the white people that her mother had taught her to distrust and certainly not the homeless white man that has been watching her from the alley.

This interracial


Juicy Robinson was the color of sweet black licorice, of a charcoal briquette soaked in lighter fluid and no one was going to make her feel like she wasn’t the sexiest thing around—not the white people that her mother had taught her to distrust and certainly not the homeless white man that has been watching her from the alley.

This interracial love journey is the tale of Juicy who had spent much of her adolescence being bullied because of her dark skin and weight, until circumstances forced her to stand up for herself. And Troy, whose mental illness forced him onto the streets.

Now, as an adult, Juicy has grown into a woman that is filled with anger and a distrust of whites instilled in her by her mother. After an altercation, Juicy finds herself rescued by an unlikely individual; a white, homeless man that she has thoughtlessly nick-named; ‘Mr. Cracker.’ After exploring mutual stereotypes and attempting to understand their differences, Juicy and Troy find themselves drawn to each other. Out of a sense of loneliness and true friendship the two outcasts finally find something deeper than friendship and their journey to self discovery begins. Adult content; graphic sex, language, rape.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon review - Sharon Johnson
I just finished reading Juicy and I'm speechless. Pepper Pace continues to break the mold when in comes to romance stories. Who would have thought that a white homeless man diagnosed with a mental illness and an "angry" black woman who grew up hating white people could be the formula for a poignant love story. The unlikliness of her main characters and how they work so well is a testament to Ms. Pace's writing. I'm not reading an IR novel, but novel about two people who overcome challenges as a
Amazon review - Mary Howard
From the very first page,this book caught my attention.This novel was well written,and not your typical interracial novel."Juicy" is about acceptance and learning not to judge people on outward apperances. This was a touching book,with comic relief when needed.I am now one of Pepper Pace's biggest fans.I own all of her books now,and I have not been disappointed yet.
Amazon review - Velvet Gypsy
This novel is fantastic, from the first line in "Juicy", I was gone. Despite being socially fallible, you fall in love with the characters, your heart breaks with them, but Pepper Pace works it..... you can't wait for the ending! Since first reading Stranded! and now Juicy, I'm hooked to the realness of this author's stories.

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Pepper Pace writes romance stories with steamy eroticism, humor and warmth. She enjoys writing, as well as reading about unlikely romances and interracial relationships. Her characters are painfully real and just like in reality, sometimes their stories make you cry, sometimes they make you laugh and when Pepper turns up the passion it becomes very steamy!

She has described her stories as ‘out of the box’ because she is intrigued by the unusual. Stories about perfect people offers very little excitement for Pepper, which is why she has woven a world rich with anti-heroes, the insecure, the angry and always redemption.

Pepper lives in Cincinnati Ohio with her teenage son and daughter…as do most of her characters.

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Juicy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book it charracters are great and better than fifty shades of gray. I cryed, laugh and wish there was more. If you love romance and like the under dog too win or change his or girl spots buy this ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love ,love and love this book . It has everything - suspense Love, race, humor , nice ending and over 700 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Pac is truly an original story writer. This book really touches your heart especially with its very unique protagonists. In some parts of the story I felt my heart strings being pulled. I was even at one point felt so mad at Juicy that I just had to put the book down briefly and then pick it up to continue. This story touches on a lot of sensitive subjects such as being overweight, health risk and pregnancy, mental illness and misdiagnosis. While this story touches on those subject, it still ends up being one well written romantic drama with some very intense love scenes. I recommend this if you are tired of the same old interracial or just regular romance stories out their and you want something brighy, different, smart and new and refreshing to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story!!! We all have issues but how we deal with them makes the difference. I love how two people that society didnt pay attention to find each other. This story was great from start to finish. I love how love makes color/race go away. Another great interracial read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I was hesitant at first to read this book but am soo glad I did. It kept you engaged the entire time. Tackled real life issues...great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Pace it is quite evident wrote this novel having done extensive research maybe adding some personal experience on mental illness and child abuse. This was an emotional story about sacrifice, self-discovery, physical pain, strength of character, depression and fear that is trounced by love found in a most unsual way. I truly enjoyed this book and would have lived it to have continued in the HEA. I would be remiss in not forewarning anyone who want to buy this book that there are a few grammatical and spelling errors, however they aren't so egregious to not buy Juicy..although i'd have preferred another title name, A great novel nevertheless that I wholeheartedly recommend, something I grudgingly give as so many subpar books are being publish, because buyers cannot return crappy books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the second book that I've read from this author, & I must say that has books get better and better. The love story between juicy and Troy was outstanding. I love the way the characters evolved , and the family's acceptance of them. As an African American woman I totally disagree with the review from CeceSG, I love the urban feel and the smooth way this story is written. Keep up the good work I am on to my next book by you, SGillispie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite books by my new favorite author. Juicy and Troy have such a strong love story. It will make you cry, laugh, and read until the very end. The story illuminates such societal issues as interracial love, homelessness, mental illness, transgender matters and prejudice. It made me think and really care about these characters and how they interacted with everyone. I'm sure that this story will become one of your favorites as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rate 4.5 stars only because by the middle of the book it got a little slow. However, it was a wonderful story of two people looking for love and acceptance of who they were as people. After reading this powerful and heartwarming story, I don't think I will ever look at homeless people the same way. I now see the need to look at the homeless with more compassion rather than indifference
CeCeSG More than 1 year ago
I really debated writing any sort of review on this book.  I saw the rave reviews other readers have submitted and I was excited to sit down and read an inter-racial romance with such a unique and interesting premise. Hopefully, I can save someone time and their dime on this one.   I was severely disappointed by this book.  In fact, I'm surprised I finished reading it.  I don't know if I was hoping that at some point, miraculously the writing would get better.  If I was, I was fooling myself.  Anyone who reads this book should know that it is not your typical romance.  The story line alone, a woman with aspirations of opening her own business starting a relationship with a homeless man, is unique.  There is is a lot of angst in this book.  Not only does the setting and the dialogue have an urban feel, the narrative does as well.  I personally did not appreciate the urban feel to the narrative.  Dialogue is one thing, but with there being so many thousands of beautiful descriptive words in the English language that could be used to describe scenes and feelings, I feel the narrative was very limited. Beyond that the characters made very little sense.  Pages and pages are spent (unnecessarily in my opinion) giving the the back story of the characters.  While very little explanation is given about how the characters end up where they do after a pretty big misunderstanding.  It was more like "I blew of some steam and now everything is ok" when clearly they both felt that trust had been broken.  At the end I was left confused by characters that seemed to only make sense to each other. When I read a story I want the characters to make sense to ME, regardless of if I disagree with their choices, even if I would have made a different choice.  As a black woman I really want to find black and inter-racial romances that I can fall in love with.  Unfortunately, I did not find it with this book.   I'm sure many will disagree with my perception and feeling on the book, and that's ok.  There many different types of readers out there and there are authors out there for all of us.  Unfortunately, Ms. Pace is not the author for me. Bottom line, this is probably the worst book I have read so far this year.  However, it's only April and the year is young. Maybe I'll read something worse before the New Year.  Perhaps I'll come back at the end of the year and update this review. 
ATA3 More than 1 year ago
Chiiiile this book right here! I have been debating for weeks whether or not to read this book. When I read the summary it turned me off completely. I did not want to read another book where the heroine was a borderline racist and have to suffer through ignorant prejudice comments for half the book. This was NOT one of those books. Yes she had issue's from her Mother but the hate for the white man did not last at all. I also wondered how in the hell would I fall and root for the homeless man with mental issues but I fell completely for Troy.. Such an amazing book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved the story and damn if I didn't want my own Candyman. I just wished it was edited better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters that are well written, complex and interesting. Raises ideas of class, race, color,body image, loyalty, trust, and sacrific without being heavy handed or preachy.
ToyNY More than 1 year ago
Pretty Good Read! The story line is pretty good and any one can relate to Juicy and Troy. They are two people who has a lot of baggage when they came into each other lives both had a bunch of stuff to deal with personally but they wound-up falling in love with each other before working on themselves first. But it all works out in the end the story does have some ups and downs and I can honestly say you although this book if fiction it does touch on real life and can teach you something in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pepper knocked it out the park with another great story! Couldnt put it down! A very good buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put down the book. It was so real like something that you can actually identify with good book. I am reslly enjoying this author's work.
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This is the second book I read by Ms. Pace and she is truly talented with her writing. This story is definitely original, entertaining and sweet. Once again she has created memorable characters that you feel emotionally attached. I did not want to put this book down, and when I did, I was still thinking about the characters wondering what was in store for me when I resumed reading. If you want to read something different than the usual romance story line, I highly recommend this book. Ms. Pace great job!
Trickiegyrl More than 1 year ago
Great story. Characters are not perfect and neither is the romance. The story shows their struggle to over come personal demons in order to make their romance work. I laughed, cringed and cheered for them. This is a keeper that does not disappoint!
smurfmate More than 1 year ago
Real writing about real people. If you are tried of the sappy unbelievable romance stories out there, then pick this book.