The story is fictional, but I poured a lot of heart and soul into the writing of this novel. Racism never entered my mind when I toiled over the story line, and although I know reviews are subjective, I was still shocked at the differing opinions of my novel. How can I earn five stars from a woman whom I believe GOT the story....
This book is really wonderful; I think these sorts of ethnic books can be really reverse-racist when they don't include white people, but this book avoids that brilliantly by having two white characters at its heart. I also really like her cute face make-up.
10/10 would recommend
Then drop to the very bottom with one-star reviews from three who found my attempts to entertain offensive, racist, and even more awful, attacked the cover that does such an exceptional job of portraying the story
White Woman's Post-Menopausal Fantasy? Check.
Stereotypes galore? Check.
I don't think I can ever take this seriously. Who even buys this stuff?
The cover is taking cues from No Doubt, Victoria's Secret and Kathy Griffin in being cultural appropriation porn and racially insensitive.
Who publishes and green lights this sort of thing? Seriously?
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