Title: Work Song
Print Length: 335 pages
Publisher: E by M (September 27, 2015)
Rating: 5 stars
Cover: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green
“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not.
Despite what society says, my curves are hot.
My love life, on the other hand, is not.
My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.
My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.
My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.
My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.
At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t think it would be caused by a guy I’ve never met. And I damn sure didn’t think he would end up holding my future in his hands in more ways than one.
Danielle Allen I fucks with you girl. Seriously, I do. You did the damn thang. Not only did you make me read your book in two days’ time, but you also had me all in my feelings. I laughed. I clutched my pearls a few times. I cursed out certain characters in the book. On top of that I did a happy dance. Yup, I sure did. This from the blogger that pretty much despites romance novel but you’ve got the magic touch. You made me fall in love with Tatiana and Wesley.
Let me tell you all about Tati Green. This woman is gorgeous, witty, funny, down to earth, confident as fuck, curvy and of course my favorite–she’s brown skin. Yes, give it up for the black and brown girls. A trait that you rarely seen in books these day. So course I’m a happy blogger. But that is not the only reason why I love Tati. The real reason is because she hella relatable. At least when it comes to opening your heart and falling in love with someone.
Tatiana is one of those women where her career is everything. She wants to make it to top and do what she loves best which is being a sports journalist. Something that is totally rare in the male dominated area. So she doesn’t have time for love. Which is not true. She just thinks not capable of love. That is until she starts a daily email exchange with Wesley Barnes. An LA based employee of the same company she works for (Tatiana works in New York City).
These exchanges start off business related but soon turn into something more. Wesley Barnes gets her sense of humor. Understands all the movie references she throws at him. He gets where she is coming from. He says and does the right things. Next thing you know these two are exchanging numbers. Calling each other, talking into the wee hours of the night. Getting to know each other on a more personal level.
Hell, who wouldn’t? Wesley sounds yummy and delicious. He’s tall, dark and handsome. He got is shit together. He ain’t living at his momma house. He got benefits and a 401k. He knows how to treat a woman–curves and all. He’s a man. Not a fuckboy. Can I get an Amen!
Didn’t I tell you I love Work Song? Cause I do. It’s all thanks to Danielle Allen writing skills. She wrote a romance centered around realistic characters, with realistic concerns and drama. No fake bs here. There was no fake drama for the sake of drama to keep the two main ones away. It all seem real and you can actually see how this might happen in real life. There was no dumbing down for the masses. There were no cheap tricks used. No stupid misunderstandings or other silly shenanigans that usually are used in romantic theme books. Nope it all felt natural and organic.
Seriously, if you’re looking for something a little different. Something with a little color, I highly recommend Work Song. You will laugh your ass and smile all the way through. I can’t praise Work Song enough without giving away the plot. The book is that good. Yeah there are some cheesy moments and I wish the characters were fleshed out a tad bit more but that doesn’t change the fact that Work Song is BOMBTASTIC!
P.S. Danielle Allen you’ve won me over and I will definitely will be reading more work from you.