“I wish that I didn’t want my family’s love so bad. I wish I could be one of those people who wore leather jackets and didn’t give a damned.”
5 our of 5 stars - Wonderful inter-racial love story.
This was a wonderful story about two families from different social and cultural backgrounds, and how their lives eventually become intertwined.
It is also a story of how someone can come from an upbringing full of no-hope and despair, and make a great success of life.
I loved how the book dealt with the great divide between rich and poor, and how she brought the characters from such different backgrounds together and made a wonderful and tender, albeit challenging, love affair.
The two main characters Deena and Tak, have worked hard in life to establish their careers away from their families. The way the author has written their characters makes them come across as strong and interesting people with integrity. The author seemed to be portraying that you can make your own way in life, despite your background, if you are determined and work hard.
I enjoyed the conflict portrayed between Deena and her family, and it makes you realise how different her life could have been if she didn't have this strength and determination. It shows how someone can triumph over adversity.
This was a very well written story of an inter-racial love affair with some warm and interesting characters. The book kept me interested from the very start.
I need to warn you as a potential reader of the book, that the book does portray some scenes of under age sex, which you may find quite upsetting or disturbing. I do however feel the story does have a need for the scene as it adds to the background of the character.
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