I loved the story. Samone can't seem to decide who she wants in her life. She's struggling with old love and desire yet finds herself curiously attracted to the very likeable Jeff. I enjoyed their interplay and at times found Samone to be quite harsh, but once you read into her character, you can see why. Jeff makes us see past color and into the heart of a true friend.
The Real Deal is a true page turner and once again I found myself not being able to put it down. My favorite scene in the book is the beauty shop scene. It was a bold move and shows a different point of view, indeed.
this was a really easy read. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. Interesting light drama. Samone (manager at a TV network in NY) is dating a handsome, educated black man with a great job but he's not ready to commit to marriage. She meets Jon a handsome, educated white guy who works at the same TV network and although Jon has always had a thing for Samone it takes her a while to warm up to him. Although they become friends, Samone realizes she has feelings for him when he begins to date someone else. The ending of the story left me hanging and I wish it could have been more to it.
Book was a slow read for me. Couldn't really get into it. Maybe it was because it was written several years ago.