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St. Martin's, Sep 2002, 6.50, 336 pp.
ISBN: 0312983026

Butler County Bee reporter Ebony MacKenzie knows why she is going undercover at the Shangri-La Naturalist Retreat though she feels out of place at the nudist colony. If she can interview a member, Reuben “Ice Cream King” Renfro, Ebony will land a job with the Cincinnati Examiner.
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Journalist Isaiah Malone of the International Inquisitor and the Weekly Tale Tattler is also seeking the same interview as is other reporters. All want the job with the Examiner and the one who attains the interview will be hired. Isaiah and Ebony are caught in what looks like a compromising position so are tossed out of the nudist colony, making the interview that much more difficult. As they become better acquainted, they heed natures call and fall in love though they still compete for the same job.

IT'S A LOVE THANG is a funny ethnic romance that readers and readers will find the player's antics funny. What makes the tale work is that different types of humor is employed from the subtle Benny-Carson look to outright slapstick. Though the ploy by the Cincinnati Examiner editor seems outrageously unreal (or at least unethical), Reon Landau furbishes the audience with a jocular romance that also provides some insight into the newspaper publishing industry.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Lovers are competitors    -   Yes competing in    -   business arena

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   journalist


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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