Tell It To My Heart, by Imari Jade, is part of the Color Me Yours series, published by Passion in Print. This is a short work and, in brief, this book can be dubbed as one big booty call!
I have read other work by this author that I loved, but this book cannot get that rating from me. The basis of the story is older woman goes to work for younger man, they become involved, they live happily ever after. That is not a new story line; however, this book was set to be different because the younger man, Jin-Yong, is Korean, while the older woman, Empress, is African American.
I was impressed by the authentic use of Korean words and dialect (I asked a Korean speaking person and they verified the usage was correct.) I appreciate when an author gets things like that correct. I also appreciated the references to Korean culture and customs. The addition of the familial responsibilities that Jin-Yong had to his uncle, cousin and his father’s friend were understandable, even though he was the owner of the company. The part with Empress and her family was extremely short, but the love between them was evident.
What prevented me from enjoying this work, as I have others, was that the writing seemed choppy and some of the premise left out basic facts. Without adding a spoiler, the fact that the female lead character is 40 years old means some parts of the story needed some added information. I will continue to read work by this author.
-Reviewed by Selina