Tiffany Patterson has gained a new fan after reading her first novel in The Black Burlesque Series. If you enjoy reading BWWM novels, I highly recommend adding Black Pearl to your library. You won’t be disappointed.
Nikola lifestyle is rigid which rarely allows anyone to see his playful side, including his dates. A woman who’s headstrong might find it difficult being Nikola’s date because he sets the tone and they follow. He learned early that Devyn did not fit into that category. As much as I love the character there were a few times he got underneath my skin; especially when he ended things with Cindy. Describing his choice of words as insensitive or rude would be an understatement. But I love the fact that when he was ready to put away his playboy ways, he didn’t care what others thought. The only thing they needed to know…Devyn was off-limits.
It has taken Devyn almost two years to transform herself from being timid, dejected and defeated to a wholesome, confident, and fierce woman. As Nikola made his advances known, she tried to run in the opposite direction. Which only fueled his desire. Just when Devyn acknowledged her feelings for Nikola, Marcus’s jealousy manifested into rage, leaving her starring down the barrel of a handgun. From the beginning Nikola made it known he would protect Devyn no matter what. However, a business trip could hinder this declaration. As Devyn struggled with insecurities, Nikola was determined to prove she’s all he would ever need or desire. I was surprised when she told Nikola what she would and would not tolerate. Words unspoken translated to “been there done that”.
Unfortunately, before Nikola and Devyn are able to love one another unconditionally barriers must be broken. Or will egos and the rage of a jealous ex keep them apart?
There are two scenes I can read over and over again. The first is when Nikola meets Marcus for the first time and says “…make you regret the day your mother ever met your father” and when Devyn earns the nick name “killer”.
-Reviewed by LaMona
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”