Frank Ellis has it all-good looks, a charismatic personality that draws people to his financial seminars in droves, and a multitude of women for the choosing. Unfortunately, it isn't enough anymore.
As Frank leads one of his entertaining seminars on financial planning, one audience member captures his attention-the beautiful Delilah Carpenter from Savannah, Georgia. Bewitched by her charming accent and sexy curves, he is thrilled when he encounters her again in the hotel bar after the seminar. They go to dinner, but not before he has had too much to drink. After he makes a less-than-favorable impression, he passes out at the table, leaving Delilah to ensure he gets back to his room safely. When he awakens the next morning and discovers she has already checked out, Frank wonders if he will ever get a chance to redeem himself.
Frank and Delilah come from different races, different backgrounds, and different parts of the country. But in a passionate affair of two lonely hearts, only time will tell if all of that really matters.
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About the Author
Pamela D. Beverly is a management analyst employed at a training branch in Washington, DC. She resides in Fort Washington, Maryland, and considers herself a student of human nature. This is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I cannot wait for a contiuing sequel. It is a romantic story but no profanity and no graphic sex sessions which is quite refreshing. Just a really good story.
The book was great. Once I pick it up I just couldn't stop reading. Frank was a man that love her from his heart. He's also a man with patience. The book give a lot of what's we dealing with today. I had recommend this to many of my friend. Looking for part 2
This was a remarkable story. The author gives such vivid descriptions of the scenes and emotions that you really get captured by the story. It provides a great examination of today's culture and so many social issues but it weaves it into an extremely entertaining story. I highly recommend this book!
When I first picked up the book, I was drawn in by the first sentence. This book is a collection of memorable moments. You feel so close to the characters by Ms. Beverly's descriptions and the situations you find them in, that you just immerse yourself into their lives and their world. When I first picked it up, I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to! I read it from start to finish and am currently reading this book again. I really must say that in a world still inhabited by prejudice, even in hidden corners, this book highlights some of the trial and tribulations peoples STILL have to go through with, due to the color of their skin. I've recommended this book to many of my friends. And if you're looking for a well written, book, look no further. This book is all that. And more. Two Thumbs Up! And to the Author, please, keep them coming. I look forward to seeing more from you. :)
An admirable start Relations by Pamela D. Beverly is an interracial romance novel about the budding love between an African-American man from D.C. and a Caucasian woman from Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Beverly presents to us a relationship challenged by the long distance between them, racial prejudice and even a health scare. Frank Ellis and Delilah Carpenter meet at one of his financial planning seminars and are instantly drawn to one another: he by her Southern charm and voluptuous body and she by his dark, good looks and smooth, cool style. Well, he loses some of his cool points when he passes out drunk while having dinner with Delilah after the seminar. He redeems himself with her the next day with a heartfelt apology and their mutual attraction quickly develops into a long distance love. With the exception of her father, who is openly hostile to Frank simply because he is black, Delilah’s family, namely her mother and sister Clementine, are accepting of Frank and Delilah’s relationship. Although he has no family, Frank forges a close bond with his best friend, Andy, and his girlfriend, Tywla. Tywla is black and she and Andy are experiencing their own issues as an interracial couple, especially with regards to having a mixed-raced child in the current social climate. Pamela D. Beverly fills Relations with a multitude of scenes and lots of dialogue, but at times the scenes and dialogue serve no real purpose in moving the plot along and adding to the development of the characters. The descriptions of Frank and Delilah’s romantic moments together seem disjointed and often slow the story down. Their private conversations with their respective friends and family are smoother and more meaningful than their intimate conversations with each other. Overall, their relationship is a happy one, with conflicts appearing only briefly and not having the deepest emotional impact. As a debut offering, Relations proves to be an admirable start to Ms. Beverly’s publishing career. Would I read more from her? Definitely! -Reviewed by Angela