PUYB Blog Tour&Review: The Bum Magnet by K.L. Brady

Posted 23 August, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Title: The Bum Magnet
Publisher:Simon and Schuster
Release Date:March 2011
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Charisse Tyson’s got it all going on . . .

She’s a savvy, successful real-estate agent with a quick wit, a low tolerance for BS, a gorgeous size-14 body, and a thirst for top shelf vodka. Despite her dream house, luxury car, and appetite for life’s best—like fine dining and hot men—she seems to have her own special talent for attracting players. Why do all of her ex-lovers belong in the Losers Hall of Fame?

There was Lamar, the hazel-eyed Adonis who sowed more wild oats than Quaker. . . Sean, an expert at juggling relationships . . . Marcus, whose lips wandered as often as his eyes . . . and others, too. But just as Rissey swears off sex and vows to dump her emotional baggage, she meets house-hunting client Dwayne Gibson. There’s no way she can resist his seductive smile and rock-hard body. . . . Will Dwayne turn out to be the biggest bum of them all? Or will this time be different?

Author Bio:
K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. She’s an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland University College, earning a B.A. in Economics and M.B.A., respectively. She works as an analyst for a major government contracting firm and is an active real estate agent with Exit Realty by day—and writes by night (often into the wee hours of the morning). She lives just outside of D.C. in Cheltenham, Maryland, with her son and lives to eat chocolate, shop, read, and write.

Her upcoming adult novel, THE BUM MAGNET, will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books in March 2011. THE BUM MAGNET was the winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Multicultural Fiction, as well as the Third Place Grand Prize Winner for Best Fiction of 2010. Moreover, the African Americans on the Move Book Club recently named her their 2011 Female Author of the Year. You can visit K.L. Brady’s website at www.authorklbrady.com.

My Review:
I know EXACTLY how Charisse feels. Yep. I’m a bum magnet myself. I’ve ALWAYS attracted the WRONG kind of guys. Could be why I’m divorced and a single mom of 2 boys. But, I wouldn’t trade my bum magnet problem for the world, because I wouldn’t have my amazing boys if I didn’t. So, when I read the synopsis of K.L. Brady’s book, I jumped on it. It would be a book that I could totally connect with. I wasn’t wrong! I loved every single word and laughter of this story. K.L. Brady knocked a home run with this novel.

Charisse was a woman I wish I could have been. She braved the front of evaluating her past relationships, trying to see where it was that each one went wrong. Looking back on each of these relationships, man, I was laughing til I thought I’d die. The words that K.L. Brady used to bring the scenes to life for the reader, wow! TOTALLY awesome. Really gripping and fun.

A wonderful story of self evaluation, and coming to terms with being a bum magnet. That’s a plot line that I don’t think has been covered before. Sure, there are lots of books about meeting and falling for the wrong one, but the way K. L. Brady embraced this plot was awesometastic! It was definitely a fast paced enjoyable read.

I highly recommend this story to all the single women out there. If you’re wondering where the heck you’re going wrong with attracting the “right” guy, well, let K.L. Brady and Charisse walk you through the process of why the bums are attracted. I know I won’t look at being single and the wrong guys the same away again! This is definitely a 5 Book worthy rating in my opinion. Be prepared for a bit of whirl wind romance, lots of laughs and some “go girl”‘s thrown in. I am looking forward to reading another one of this fantastic author’s pieces of work.

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