I Want Candy

I Want Candy

by Tiana Laveen


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I Want Candy by Tiana Laveen

Candy Benet is a smart, attractive, loving, and sensitive woman with a great head on her shoulders. There is just one problem - her sense of direction as it pertains to men takes her down multiple winding roads with dead ends. Longing for a happily-ever-after, Candy attracts numerous men only to have her fairytale ending crash and burn time and time again. As each relationship begins and ends, her weight yo-yos up and down, reflecting her own struggle with affairs of the heart and the effects of repeated emotional roller coasters. A semi-workaholic for a large Fortune 500 company as Director of Finance, Candy puts in long hours with her supervisor, Gabriel Justice. Gabriel is an attractive, powerful, and candid man with a surprising outlook on life. His unconventional personality, generosity, and sexiness are the talk of the office and even the media. However, Candy's sweetness is his weakness. Over time, Candy and Gabriel's work relationship evolves into something much more, but looming overhead are Candy's suspicions, her past, and self-sabotage which interfere in ways that neither of them dreamed imaginable. Soon an office romance becomes the least of their problems thanks to an ex who will stop at nothing to destroy everything Candy holds dear. With their careers and relationship at stake, will they be able to conquer these obstacles in pursuit of a delicious and full life?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477619094
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2012
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Tiana Laveen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and now resides in Kentucky with her husband and two children. She enjoys a fulfilling and enriching life that includes writing books, drawing, painting, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Tiana Laveen is a uniquely creative and innovative author whose romance fiction is geared towards those who not only want to temporarily escape from the daily routines of life, but also delve into social taboo as it pertains to interracial relationships. She creates a painting with words as her readers are guided through the lives of each and every character.

Her first book series entitled Cross Climax tackles interracial dating, sex, and marriage head on without any false bravado. "Cross Climax I" and "Cross Climax II" allow the reader to dive headfirst into short stories that are packed with seduction, romance, and heart-pounding punch. The two novels in conjunction lead to a surprising, but fulfilling conclusion.

Her third novel, "The Slave Master's Son," transports readers back to a time and place where interracial relationships were not accepted by the dominant society. The novel delivers a scintillating, historical account of one family's struggles to deal with love, lust, and consequences.

Her fourth novel, "The Naughty Sins of a Saint," tells the story of Dr. Saint Aknaten, a sex therapist and public speaker who preaches his controversial philosophy - that all non-Black men should pursue Black women. Along the way he finally meets his "queen." All is good until those threatened by his ideologies take action to permanently stop him. Saint must confront both personal secrets and his nemeses if he is ever to live peacefully.

Her fifth novel entitled "I Want Candy" takes readers on the journey to self-enlightenment of talented professional and loyal friend, Candy Benet. Candy repeatedly finds herself involved with the wrong man, coping with her emotions by smothering them with food. She finally meets her soulmate, but realizes the vicious cycle must be broken if she is ever to find internal peace and keep the man who risks it all to be with her. A menacing ex returns to jeopardize it all.

If you wish to contact Tiana Laveen, please contact her at www.facebook.com/tianalaveen.

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I Want Candy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the marks of a true writer is whether or not they are able to go beyond simply entertaining the reader, but can they grab the reader emotionally? Can an author place so much emotion, depth and situational circumstances into ficticious characters that you laugh, cry and get angry as you grip the book, with tearful eyes of joy and heartbreak? Author Tiana Laveen has done just that in her newest release, I Want Candy. Laveen takes us by the hand and introduces to us Candy Benet; walking us up and down the roller coaster she calls life as we watch her relationships between her bestfriends Jasmine and Dallas, her men, her parents, her boss. We begin to expect the unexpected pitfalls as we learn not only the truth in Candy's life, but the truth in our own. Laveen takes women from the petite size 4's that many of us used to adorn to the "bittersweet 16's and possibly the legal eagle 18's" as she intricately weaves the meaning of our fluctuating weight into our fluctuating lifestyle. Although her attention to the smallest detail may seem overwhelming at times, you will find Laveen's work captivating. Laveen has broken down barriers as she merges genres from fiction and non-fiction, erotica and realistic delving into a world that holds no bars. Giving you a glimpse of marriage at it's worse but also at it's best whether they be of the same race or interracially mixed, you will find yourself loving them and hating them, but most of all emotionally attached to them. I am impressed by Tiana Laveen and strongly recommend that you pick up this work, I Want Candy, prayerfully you will find that you too, will become a fan of Tiana Laveen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy story great characters and nice plot .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago