Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review of You're All I Need by Karen White-Owens

You're All I Need

Karen White-Owens's compelling tale of love, loyalty, and the law, spans the continents as an irresistible Frenchman turns the life of an ambitious young woman upside down-Making it as a hotshot legal eagle takes smarts, savvy-and acceptance to a prestigious law school. That's exactly what independent beauty Tia Edwards has when she-s hit with a thunderbolt on her way up the professional ladder-a request from her boss to help Christophe Jensen, a charismatic new attorney from France, feel right at home-
Sparks fly when the two first meet, yet both are wary of taking things to the next level. But when Tia catches her man with someone else, she lets her connection with Christophe heat up. Happier than she's ever been, complications arise when Christophe is summoned back to France. Suddenly, the best time of Tia's life starts falling apart, as she's forced to choose between her family and her future-with a man whose home is on the other side of the ocean...

My thoughts:
First of all I have to say that Tia's mom gets on my nerves. She is so hell bent on having Tia around that she will do anything to keep her in Detroit.

Chris is a lawyer coming from France to the legal department where Tia works. Sparks fly as soon as they meet, but Tia already has a boyfriend Darnell. The relationship between Tia and Darnell wasn't the greatest. Tia's twin Nia sees Darnell with another woman and tell's Tia.

Whenever Tia is around Chris she just can't help how she feels about him, but she isn't sure about how he feels about her. It would have been nice if this book would have gone back and forth between Chris and Tia and have his point of view too.

One problem with Chris is that he is white and Tia is black. Tia's grandmother totally hates whites. She says you can't trust them. She thinks they are tricky and sneaky. Tia's mother really doesn't like Chris either because of the fact that he is white.

Tia and Chris do end up dating despite what Tia's grandma and mom think, but then Chris gets called back to France. Tia's grandma is in the hospital and she really wants to be with her and her family. Tia's mom is begs her to stay and says they need her help. Mia tells Tia that her mom is just trying to keep her in Michigan. She said the family can take care of grandma just fine. Tia doesn't know what to do. You have to read this to find out how it ends!

This book was very good and I would definitely recommend people read it! 


  1. One of the things that I really like is that this one takes place in Michigan. I like books with settings that I'm familiar with. Sounds like another winner!

  2. Yes, and the author is from Michigan too!