Sunday, August 22, 2010

Review of Choices Men Make by Dwayne S. Joseph

Choices Men Make

published: August 1st 2006 by Urban Books (first published 2002)

Mass Market Paperback, 238 pages

Goodreads description:
Have you ever wondered about the choices men make and why they make them? Julie Reed wondered when Vic, her husband of six months, walked out on her for no apparent reason. Now he's happily in the arms of another woman.
Roy Burges thought he'd made the right choice, but when his wife Stacey's skeletons came out of the closet, he realizes that what he thought was the right choice, was oh so wrong.
For Colin Ray, choosing a new woman is like going to the grocery store. It's just something you have to do every week. That is until he runs into Emily. She wasn't his type at all... but sometimes you can't control the choices men make.

My thoughts:

I know that when I read one of Dwayne Joseph's books I won't be disappointed. I like how each chapter is dedicated to one character's point of view so you get to see all sides of what everyone is thinking.

Vic didn't want to be with Julie anymore. Vic was a white boy that grew up in a black family. Julie was white, but she just wasn't who he wanted. He really wanted to be with a black woman. Julie had gotten pregnant, so Vic married her (even though it wasn't really in his heart). She miscarried, so he stayed with her to get through it, but he really had to follow his heart.

His friend is Roy and he is married to Stacey. Stacey was so pissed off at Vic for leaving Julie. Stacey has a secret of her own though.

Finally, there is Colin. He is a ladies man and has the book to prove it. He is set up on a blind date with Emily, who is white. His friends don't tell him that he is being set up with a white girl because they know he would never go for it.

This book was very entertaining and explores the relationships between 3 couples and race preferences that certain people have and also race preferences people think they have, but turns out that maybe what they really want is what they never would have imagined.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting sounding book, especially about the race preferences...glad it was a home run for you!