Book Review: Silly Girl

Silly Girl 
Michel Prince
Published Aug 2013
Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre: Interracial Romance
Available on Amazon and at other retailers

Are professional sports just children’s games played by oversized kids?

With an all-consuming focus Matthias Jessup has sacrificed his body in pursuit of greatness. But while he’s enjoyed the spoils of being an elite athlete, the physical punishment can only be held at bay for so long. He knows his time is running out and he will have to face his future soon.

Sylvia Kinder is obsessed with Matthias' public image. But now that her fantasy has walked into her life, could it possibly lead to a happy ending? She worries if there's any place for her in his world, much less his heart.

Drawn to each other on a chance meeting, Matthias must look off the court and discover the real world, while Sylvia will have to find the strength of self to not become lost in a world she doesn’t understand. But those who aren’t ready for a life after the game surround Matthias and are willing to do anything to keep him on the court.

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Review: Sylvia has been in love with Matthias for years, but only from afar. Matthias is a professional basketball player who has become an expert in one-night stands. His relationships are always complicated, but with Sylvia (Silly), he discovers love doesn't have to be a chore. Can Sylvia and Matthias overcome life's challenges, or will outside forces tear them apart?

Matthias is instantly drawn to Sylvia, but despite her long-time crush on him, she is reluctant. She'd rather hang on to her fantasy than be his next one-night stand. In Sylvia (or "Silly" as he calls her--which by the way was the only thing I didn't like about this book) Matthias finds a woman who can be more than a quick, faceless fling and he starts thinking about forever. But, things aren't that simple. Sylvia is anything but "silly." She's intelligent, cautious, and reserved until she builds up some trust in Matthias. This is one of my favorite aspects of the novel (well, all of this author's novels)--as readers, we are able to watch the main character evolve as the relationship evolves. None of Prince's female characters are pushovers, and Sylvia is no exception. Her love for Matthias causes her to be a bit self-sacrificing, but at no time does she allow this huge, ginormous, famous basketball player to walk all over her. She is strong and proud even when she is secretly doubting herself. She never allows Matthias (or anyone else) to force her to do something she doesn't want to do.

Another theme Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple. Love is key; skin color is irrelevant. This story is for anyone who enjoys romance. Some readers might know Prince as a YA/NA author, but Silly Girl is for grownups. The intimate scenes are quite erotic and will be sure to heat up your Kindle. 

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to review. Love your blog, you have some great authors on here.

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