A Special Kind of Woman by Jamallah Bergman
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Interracial
Length: Short Story (145 pgs)
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia
Collin Noonan has the world in his hands, being the youngest top executive at his firm, the envy of all men as well as the lover of many women. Collin along with some of the other executives takes part in a game, a game in which they must date a woman who is basically ‘shy, homely and undesirable’. Collin has won this game every year and this year will be no exception that is until he meets Regina Talbot
Regina Talbot is your average ‘Plain Jane’, she’s never been part of the ‘in crowd’ always keeping to herself and is extremely painfully shy towards men. She never would think that any man would be interested in her, especially that of handsome Collin Noonan.
Watch as Collin and Regina began on a road of self-discovery of themselves as well as the obstacles that will eventually causes problems for their future.
Regina was your average everyday kind of girl, she was not an extrovert and tended to become very shy when meeting new people. She would freeze up whenever she was around men and she dressed for comfort not for style. She worked in the mailroom of Nichols, Tatum and Rutherford marketing company. Her best friend Maxine helped Regina get the job in the mailroom and was also her sole supporter.
Collin Noonan was the type of man women would stop breathing for, he was handsome and knew the power he had over them. Collin was a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy, always knowing that while he had one woman in his bed his next conquest was right around the corner. He was an executive at the marketing firm where Regina and Maxine worked. Collin along with his associates had a game they played each year where each of the men would bring a woman who they considered homely to a party. Collin has won this game every year and was expecting to win again--all he had to do is find the right woman.
A Special Kind of Woman was a wonderful story which I enjoyed immensely. I loved the characters of Collin, Regina, Maxine and Collin's Irish family. His cavalier attitude towards women was slowly changed and you saw the other side of the playboy when the one thing he didn't want to happen happened, Regina found out about the game. I also loved the introduction of Collin's nine brothers and parents, they rounded out the story and had you laughing and crying. A Special Kind of Woman was just that, special and I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to read a real love story with substance. This story wasn't just about sex, it showed how even playboys can be vulnerable and changed. How someone as plain as Regina can get a man like Collin to love them just by being herself. Jamallah Bergman had me entranced from the beginning to the end. I hope that she has plans to write stories for Collin's other brothers which I'm sure will be as good as this one. I'm sure that if you pick up a copy of A Special Kind of Woman you will enjoy it.