Robinson's (Sweet Georgia Brown) new urban fiction is distinguished by its intractable protagonist, Olena Day, whose first love committed suicide at age 15, which just might give her the right to be the "bitch" her college dormmates refer to her as. Olena's roommate/cousin Candice tells Olena she won't find a boyfriend because "dark skinned men prefer light skinned women," and when Olena does find a boyfriend, Andrew, and gets pregnant, he convinces her to abort what would have been twins. Then he leaves her, only to get engaged to another girl he's made pregnant. Fast forward 25 years: Olena is a successful businesswoman without love or friends. She takes a paid yearlong sabbatical intending to write a book and sort out her life, but soon falls for Matthew Harper, a finance executive at a luxury car dealership who's 18 years younger. Their relationship is passionate and complicated, and a stunning revelation at the end makes the age difference seem a minor point as Olena must face not only her future but her past. In a straightforward and entertaining tale, Robinson delivers what she promises. (Jan.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
In Love with a Younger Manby Cheryl Robinson
At forty-three years old, Oleana Day feels restless. She just needs change, and a direction. She?s found it in Matthew Harper. He?s smart, financially stable, drop-dead sexy, and has no baggage. There?s just one/b>/i>
An inspiring novel about taking risks and following your dreams from ?one of the hottest fiction authors of today.?(Urban Reviews)
At forty-three years old, Oleana Day feels restless. She just needs change, and a direction. She?s found it in Matthew Harper. He?s smart, financially stable, drop-dead sexy, and has no baggage. There?s just one problem?he?s 18 years younger, and he?s full of surprises. But what unfolds between them is something neither would have guessed?an unexpected romance about coming to terms, coming of age, and fighting for the love of your life.
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- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Cheryl Robinson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She a has a degree in business marketing from Wayne State University. Cheryl currently lives in Dallas, Texas, and is working on her next novel.
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I absolutely loved this book, just could not put it down. Read it, I am certain that you too will love it.
I loved this book!!!! I couldn't stop reading it and I didn't want it to end...... Can't wait for the next one....
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK. TOO LONG. ALL OF THAT READING FOR THE ENDING TO BE JACKED UP. I FELT THAT I WAS LEFT HANGING. I ALSO FELT THAT THE BOOK KEPT REPEATING ITSELF ESPECIALLY WHEN TALKING ABOUT THE SUICIDE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BOYFRIEND. I GAVE IT 3 STARS. HATED THE ENDING.
Olena Day has paid her dues and worked hard. As a result, she's a successful businesswoman. However, her personal life has suffered. At 43, she's single, without children, doesn't have any friends, nor has she accomplished her dream of writing a novel. Determined to write a novel, she takes a year off. It's during that time that she meets possible suitors Jason and Matthew. Each man has his own pros and cons (age being a big CON) and Olena is attracted to both for different reasons. Can she handle being in love with a younger man? I was skeptical at first as this novel started off extremely slow and didn't really have my complete interest. Olena was extremely uptight, which made it hard to attach to the story. But as I continued reading, it became better...much better, especially after Matthew and Jason appeared on the scene. At this point I was totally intrigued. I absolutely hated the way "In Love With a Younger Man" ended, though. I couldn't believe that Cheryl Robinson left the novel the way she did. I'm very excited to read the continued novel to see the outcome. Reviewed by: Jasmine
Stories like this lets me know why I am so addicted to reading African-American Romance Novels! This book is definitely one that will go on my favorite's list. I absolutely could not put this book down and didn't want the story to end! It was sooooooooooooooo good. One of the most important things in a book to me is the dialogue between the characters. I really loved that about this story. This is the first book that I have read by Cheryl Robinson and boy, it will not be the last. I can't wait to read all of her other titles. I thought this book was very well written. It was humorous, very romantic, sad (at times), and most of all it was an amazing story about love! I can't wait for the sequel. I am so glad to know that there will be one. Olena, Mathew and Jason are such intriguing characters, you are bound to fall completely in love with them. Also, I have to say that the cover of this book was so beautiful! I kept telling myself that this picture was definitely a photo of the real Olena and Mathew. They are sooooo cute together but, please let's not forget about Mr. Jason Nix. He is a loveable sweetheart that is determined to get Ms. Olena also. This book will definitely keep your attention from beginning to end. It's one of the best books that I have read so far this year. (lol) It's early in the year and I am so looking forward to reading more by this author. Please don't make us wait all year for the sequel! Also, let me add that you most definitely can judge this book by it's cover! It's an amazing story! Kudos to this author! I loved it! I loved it! I LOVED IT!!!
At college, her dorm residents dub Olena Day the ¿b**ch¿ due to her prickly demeanor; she rationalizes her behavior as acceptable because her first boyfriend committed suicide when they were fifteen. Her college roommate who happens to be her cousin Candice warns Olena her chances of finding a boyfriend is slim to none as African-Americans prefer lighter skinned docile females. Olena ignores Candice¿s rant and becomes Andrew¿s girlfriend. When she becomes pregnant he demands she abort their twin fetuses. He still dumps her and marries another girl he impregnated.
Twenty-five years later, Olena is even a greater b**ch than her college days, as a successful businesswoman but with no friends and no outside of work relationships. Lonely she takes leave from her job planning to write a book, but soon meets finance executive Matthew Harper, who is almost two decades younger than her. They are attracted to one another and begin an ardent relationship though she has doubts beyond their age differences as she knows first-hand men leave.
Olena makes this deep tale work when she falls IN LOVE WITH A YOUNGER MAN; who sees below the acerbic exterior to the lonely vulnerable woman inside. As Olena begins to think of a future without her beloved, she begins to look back to what she did to cause her to have no friends by running off anyone who tried to get close to her including family. Fans will appreciate this deep character driven contemporary romance as few protagonists are as developed as Olena is.