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VOYANew York twenty-somethings, Rayna and Flex have a lot in common. African American offspring of wealthy but distant fathers, victims of broken engagements and lost loves, and devout recovering sinners, both have sworn off relationships with the opposite sex. As fate would have it, a chance meeting on a train station platform ignites a sexual chemistry between these two that will not be denied. Rayna, an impoverished fashion designer working for a Christian charitable business, and Flex, struggling to launch his health club, are soon brought together by rich, beautiful, and evil Megan, the girl who destroyed Rayna's engagement and the daughter of Rayna's father's new wife. Because Megan has her own plans for Flex, it is only the first of many complications. Written for African American teen girls, this book is firmly in the romance-novel tradition. Sexually charged, emotional dialogue interspersed with detailed descriptions of trendy clothes, makeup, and hairstyles-all on perfect bodies-make up the meat of the novel. Biblical quotations highlight the good intentions of the main characters, while the bad ones are definitely and satisfyingly bad-no ambiguity here! It might not be great literature, but teens are likely to love it and cry for more. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Revel/Baker Books, 335p., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.