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Hearts of steel
Guillaume, Geri.
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Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Arabesque, [2002]

Physical Description:
320 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
"BET books."
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks

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In the romantic comedy that introduces readers to the Family Reunion series, businesswoman Shiri and football star JD meet on a flight to Alabama - and then again and again all around town. If chance encounters weren't enough, Shiri's family is intent on playing matchmaker. As her clan comes together for a much-anticipated reunion, Shiri realises that this gentle, sexy man may just win her over - if she lets him. Meanwhile her two cousins, once as close as sisters, are discovering that they share the same dream of finding the right man to love.

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Booklist Review

Shiri, Essence, and Brenda are three young African American women who have grown up together but who have been separated by time and distance until they get together to help plan a family reunion. Shiri is flying back to Birmingham for her grandparents' anniversary with two special companions: two giant custom-made teddy bears for her grandmother's collection. While waiting to board the plane, she meets handsome Jack Deneen, an arena football player. He takes one look at Shiri, who hates football, and is smitten. She reluctantly takes his number, but it's her grandmother who makes the call. When things get rocky, Shiri's loving, matchmaking family helps the young couple find true love and, hopefully, marriage before the next family reunion. Guillaume's sweet story about opposites attracting is liberally laced with snappy dialogue and gets this new family reunion series off to a great start for the next two authors, Shirley Hailstock and Eboni Snoe, who will continue the adventures of Shiri and her friends. --Patty Engelmann