Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow

by J.J. McAvoy

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BN ID: 2940151635202
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 360,685
File size: 945 KB

About the Author

J.J. McAvoy was born in Montreal, Canada and is currently studying Humanities at Carleton University. She is the oldest of three and has loved writing for years. She is inspired by everything from Shakespearean tragedies to Pop Culture. Her first novel, Ruthless People, was a runaway bestseller.

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Black Rainbow 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was seriously one of the best books i've read in a long while. i love the interracial element, the law element, the story and its ups and downs. Everything about it was just executed so well and it made me so happy to read, and I was so sad when it ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg I loved this story and both characters were funny and great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read with a lot of typos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful, well written, filled with suspense n twists author seem between Grisham n Harper Lee never gave a 5 before
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
(This review is based on ARC copy provided by the author via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.) A well written enjoyable, steamy romance featuring a young adult heroine who falls for a college professor/lawyer. The author included a cast of believable supporting characters and enough twists and turns in the story to make it engaging and flow seamlessly. I especially liked Tristan’s loyalty for Levi and his description of how Levi reacted when Thea was injured. It was also touching how Thea’s sister, Selena, contacted Levi to encourage him to pursue a relationship with Thea. If you like a strong, sassy yet slightly broken heroine, I think you will enjoy this new release by J. J. McAvoy.
AzureStrawberry More than 1 year ago
Black Rainbow is the first book of J.J. McAvoy I read. What drew me to it is the fact that the main characters are a black woman and a white man. Something that, to me, seems new because usually I come upon couples that are white/white or black/black or, streching it a bit, black men and white women. I never thought about it till this book but what I find searching for romance book is usually a bit conservative. I need to change my reading habits. Anyway. The book has nothing (obviously) different than what you find reading a w/w contemporary romance novel. Just in the beginning Thea, this strong and indipendent black girl who is starting an Harvard law course held by someone she thought she would never see again, as to deal with a bit of prejudice (even if I have to admit it was her fault for bringing the subject in the argument). After that, thing are more centered on the struggles of Levi and Thea. In fact the two have to fight to keep things professional, even if the passion they have shared in a week fling (that is told day per day in the first part), is far from dead. What is more, Thea's past -the real reason for which she is determined to be a lawier- urges her to put all else aside. This story has held me captivated and eager to know what would happen to the characters till the happy end and from that angle has satisfied my romance reader heart's needs. However, things at times seemd a bit rushed and could have been handled better. In the end, a good first for this author and I hope to read something else in the future.
Crazyfourbooks More than 1 year ago
Black Rainbow was surprising. I expected hot and steamy which it was but I was not prepared for the way the plot played out. I liked it even more than I thought I would. I had never heard the term black rainbow before and I was intrigued by it. The hero, Mr. Levi Black, was a law instructor and famous lawyer in addition to playboy. The heroine, Thea, was a smart, sexy, insecure, caring, and dependable woman who loves her family and tries her best to do good by them. Oh and she is a law student. I won't get into the plot because I want you to be caught of guard just like I was but wow, just wow! I will tell you that this book was sexy, with some drama, mystery, and a surprising depth. I am not normally one to read biracial romances. Not that I have anything against them, I just don't seem to read them. I am more than glad that this one jumped out at me. I enjoyed it a great deal. I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
I am speechless. And it has been several hours since I finished this book. I think I fell in love with Thea and Levi. It has been a long time since I last read a book and had no complains what-so-ever. The writing was flawless. The dialogue was funny, serious, witty, and sexy so really everything you could desire. The characters are so well developed that it almost hurt to be reminded that they are fictional. In some moments, I felt like I was reading a movie script and there were even several movies that came to my mind, when at the same time I was mentally comparing it automatically with several books I read and liked. What I especially loved was the way the author separated the story in Present/Past and Levi/Thea – the reader had 4 views on the story. The differences between present and past were so gigantic that I got a whiplash when trying to compare the present with the past Levi. However, it was perfect for the story. When the pieces started to fall into place, you start noticing that there would have been so many possible clichés the author could have used to “boost” the story. There is the age difference, color of their skins or even the most obvious one – the teacher/student – situation BUT none of those were used in an obvious way. Instead, the story focuses on just Levi and Thea, leaving all those clichés at the sidelines only entering the story when necessary. I truly enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more from this author Please again hand me my brush to paint the 5 stars golden :-D > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
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LilMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
Thea doesn't let people in. Ever. So a week long fling with a sexy man named Levi and it's without strings attached? That sounded perfect to Thea. But that blissful week ended and Thea can't seem to get Levi out of her mind and she can't call him or see him again. They had an agreement. So Thea goes on with her life. The last thing that she ever expected was to see her temporary lover standing at the front of her law class. Can Thea pass this class without caving and can the rule-abiding Levi keep his distance? I've read a few teacher/student love affair books and to be honest, I've only enjoyed one of them. When I saw Black Rainbow, I was wondering if I would enjoy it because the probabilities were not in its favor. But I was surprised. VERY surprised. I didn't expect the book to be about so much more than just a taboo affair. You know, I'm a bit hard on flawed characters. But that's only because I really love a flawed character. I don't find it amusing to read about people who are perfect because no one is. I'm as screwed up as the next person and I want to read about someone digging themselves out of an impossibly deep hole, in the dark, with snakes raining down on them. I want the struggle and the drama and most of all, I want a character that will fight for what they want. So. Thea is that perfectly flawed character. She wasn't screwed up enough to make me think that things would never be better, she had these things wrong in her life and she knew how to fix them but she also knew that the road to that change wouldn't be easy or even possible. It is neat watching that caterpillar to butterfly type of transformation. And Thea wasn't the only one who went through that, there were a couple of other characters that had the same type of change and that was interesting as well to read about. And Levi ... while he wasn't as screwed up as I would have hoped, he was a strong male lead that I really enjoyed getting to know within these pages. I was really chugging along with this book. I read it pretty quickly because it just kept me interested. It kept me wanting more, which is what the definition of an amazing book is ... IMHO. Anyway ... so I'm scooting through these pages and I'm almost done and then BOOM! I was totally blindsided by something that happened. It happened to close to the end that I really had to go back and reread to make sure that I had actually experienced what I thought that I did. Man. I've never read anything by McAvoy before but I will now. She is a really talented author that everyone should be reading. Black Rainbow was just so good. * I received this book in exchange for an honest review *
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Black Rainbow, J.J. McAvoy Genre:   Romance, N/A. Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Its a girls worst nightmare isn’t it? The quick ( well, week long as it turns out!) fling who reappears in a position of importance in your life. Poor Thea, that letting go has really come back to bite her. What about Levi though? Its not exactly roses all the way for him. He’s worked hard to get where he is, and an affair with a student isn’t exactly recommended at this stage in his career. Levi and Thea are great leads, both very realistic people, and the sexuality between them feels very sensual and as though they have some kind of magnetic pull. Its not overdone though, the balance of should we/will we and risk is perfect. When we learn more about them both their life gets even more complicated, and we see the secrets its clear Thea is hiding are even greater than suspected. She’s not the only one hiding things though – two of her fellow students are too. I really liked the way the three students went from enemies to friends, it kind of mirrors real life where when working in close contact people learn more than just face appearance about others and it changes their views of them. Its a solid story, lots of hot sex but for me I need that story and here I got it. Its based around one main plot, but as that opens up it spreads like a web, bringing in other people and events. It’s not one of those condensed into a couple of days, but covers several months and that makes the time lines so much more realistic. The events are able to be revealed in the proper time span and context this way too – so many books cram everything into just a few days that its great to read one where things are allowed to play out in a natural manner. This was a fun read, and a decent escape for a couple of hours which I’d recommend if you like a good story, a romance with some mystery to puzzle out and plenty of erotic and sensual sex scenes.  Stars: Five, a fun read which I really enjoyed.  ARC provided by author