Saturday, May 11, 2013

Crimson Footprints

I read Crimson Footprints, in exchange for review from Charisma Media Network. The book was written by Shewanda PughThe book is available in Kindle and paperback. The book was published by Delphine Books through Smashwords. I also have purchased the book last year and did not realize it yet.

My review: 
The book is about Deena Hammond, who was born and raised in Miami (Liberty City). Her brother is trouble. Her grandmother seems to be ornery and can instill fear in anyone. She meets Takumi Tanaka, while he was in a sticky situation with her brother, Anthony. Deena helps diffuse the situation. Tanaka continues to think about Deena and sees her again weeks later. The book started off slow for me, but as I got more into the book, I started to love it. The author's scenery and characters are descriptive and have depth. For example, Deena works for an architecture firm, owned by Daichi Tanaka, Takumi's father. She met Takumi, while he was in a situation with Anthony, not knowing he was her boss's son until a tragic event. Everything is tied together. Getting involved with Takumi may affect family and career. I am halfway through the book. The book is exciting, gripping, and you can get lost in it. 
About the Book: Copied from Amazon: 

When an insecure woman begins a cloak-and-dagger love affair with a Japanese American man, she is intent on keeping her bigoted family in the dark albeit with devastating consequences. On the night of her brother's murder, Deena Hammond stumbles upon Takumi Tanaka, lost and on the wrong end of a .32. After rescuing him from the certain fate driving through the hood in a Porsche will bring, a sweet kind of friendship begins. A balm for her grief. Maybe, Deena likes to think, it happened the day her white mother killed her black father. Or maybe, it was always a part of them, like DNA gone bad. Whatever the case, Deena knows that her family would never approve, hell, never acknowledge her fast-growing love for Takumi. And had he never made love to her that way, in that unraveling, soul-searching sort of way, she could've done the same. But loves a devil that way. So, their game begins. One where they hide what they are from everyone. Anyone. And Tak understands this for now. After all, Deena's career hinges on the favor of her mentor and boss, his hard-ass of a father. And the Hammond family is already stretched thin with grief. Yet, each step Deena takes toward family and career brings her closer to an acceptance shes never had. And away from him.

About the author: copied from Amazon: 
Shewanda Pugh is a native of Boston's inner city, though she now calls Miami, Florida home. She has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Alabama A&M University and a Master's in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Fueled from a young age, her passion for crossing societal boundaries like race, class and culture, is the inspiration for both her cluttered bookshelf and her writing. When she's not busy obsessing over fiction, she can be found traveling, nursing her social networking addiction or enjoying the company of loved ones.

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