Taking Care of Business Book Summary and Study Guide

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Renee Williams is a single, African American social worker in Manhattan, New York. When one of New York's most influential women, Karen Elliott, becomes her patient after being diagnosed with cancer, Renee crosses paths with Karen's son, Tag. Tag Elliott is handsome, rich and successful, as one of the heir apparents of the Elliott publishing dynasty. When sparks fly between Renee and Tag, Renee can't help but feel awkward due to the fact that she's black and Tag's white. Although Renee doesn't consider herself prejudiced, she's all too well aware of the fact that society isn't colorblind. Due to incidents in her past, Renee has always vowed not to make a spectacle of herself. Tag could care less about Renee's skin color and he isn't about to let a good woman like Renee slip through his fingers. As the grandchild of Irish immigrants, Tag has been raised to believe in the content of one's character as opposed to outward appearances. As Renee and Tag begin dating, Renee starts to realize that Tag's social stature is also problematic. While Tag is an heir to millions, Renee is merely a social worker. Unable to deny their red hot passion, Renee agrees to make love with Tag, but tells herself that it's only a one time deal. Tag, on the other hand, is determined never to be without Renee by his side, and he will stop at nothing to convince her that their love was meant to be.
The review of this Book prepared by Sandra Calhoune

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   interracial loving! If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   a better lover If she's not white she must be...    -   black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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