Pink (Shades of Style Book #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Meet Raya Joseph, the creative head designer at an up-and-coming new fashion design firm. Like employees of any fledgling company, Raya and her fellow designers face a variety of challenges--especially when it comes to bringing in business. So when they are hired to design a million-dollar wedding gown, these talented and animated designers are thrilled. But there's one catch. The new customer is the woman who stole Raya's fiancé.

Meanwhile, ...
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Pink (Shades of Style Book #1)

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Overview

Meet Raya Joseph, the creative head designer at an up-and-coming new fashion design firm. Like employees of any fledgling company, Raya and her fellow designers face a variety of challenges--especially when it comes to bringing in business. So when they are hired to design a million-dollar wedding gown, these talented and animated designers are thrilled. But there's one catch. The new customer is the woman who stole Raya's fiancé.

Meanwhile, Flex Dunham, an athletic trainer who coaches a charity basketball team, needs team uniforms and soon finds himself in Raya's shop. Raya hasn't looked at a man since her engagement fiasco, so when Flex walks into her office, things get a little complicated.

The entertaining first novel in the Shades of Style series, Pink offers a perfect mix of likeable characters, sweet drama, humor, and a little bit of romance.
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Editorial Reviews

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New 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.
—Laura Woodruff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441239266
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Shades of Style , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marilynn Griffith is a freelance writer and conference speaker whose online columns reach over 20,000 women each month. Her recent writing credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul, Proverbs for the People, and For Better or for Worse. Marilynn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband and children.
Marilynn Griffith is a freelance writer and conference speaker whose online columns and blogs reach thousands of women each year. She is the author of the Shades of Style series. Marilynn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband and their seven children.
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  • Posted February 17, 2009

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    I luv pink! The book not the color

    I luvd this book. Its a great Christian read. It covers alot of subjects like: dealing with man stealers, stds, abstinence, acepting who you really are and of course realizing God's unconditional forgiveness for everyone and learning how to forgive yourself. THis is a great read for any teenage girl and their mom. Its written in a very clean format. great for anyone fron age 14 to 74 to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Pink isn't such a bad color after all

    I wasnâ¿¿t sure whether Iâ¿¿d like this book since it appeared to be marketed to African-American females, and Iâ¿¿m Asian-American. Luckily I was proven wrong. â¿¿Pinkâ¿ was a breezy refreshing read. The characters seemed real, not preachy or annoying and actually relatable. It was very cool to find out what goes on inside the fashion design world and how a small business operates. And it was very nice to to see the story from Flexâ¿¿s POV and not just assuming what he was thinking from Raya. Looking foward to reading Jade!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    It's ok.

    Of this had been the first book I'd read by her, I would never read her work again. don't get me wrong, this book has a beautiful concept, and I was really getting into the characters, but halfway in the characters became stagnant, the plot went all over the place, and I really stopped caring about the two main characters. The plot seemed like it was rushed and only in the second or third draft. The flashback on the beach came out of nowhere, making the book seem like she just made up everything as she went along with no thought towards organization. At the end of the book,I was both relieved that it was finally over and mad that I wasted my time. Spend your money and time on Rhythms of Grace and Songs of Deliverance instead. Those two books are much more developed and show this author's true skill.

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