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The real thing

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Personality Magazine reporter Christiana Artis has been assigend to interview the elusive Dante 'Blood and Guts' Lattanza, former middleweight champion and boxing wunderkind. The interview leads to a tentative friendship and a surprising attraction. But with Dante's ex-wife Evelyn still in the mix, both Christina and Dante must find out where their love and loyalties lie. Sexy, hugely entertaining and compelling from start to finish, The Real Thing is an irresistible opposites-attract story that will leave readers cheering.
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display_description Former boxing champion Dante "Blood and Guts" Lattanza is being featured in Personality magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" issue, and reporter Christiana Artis has the scoop. There's just one hitch: she'll have to fly to her elusive subject's home in Canada. But once she lays eyes on Dante's chiseled physique and sultry Italian looks, she decides it was worth every mile. Too bad his icy demeanor doesn't match his hot body.
Since he lost his last fight ten years ago, Dante never gives interviews. But now he's ready to prove to the world—and his ex-wife—that he can still win a championship. He gives Christiana an ultimatum: if she can perform five tasks, she can ask him five questions. And then she can be on her way. Yet Dante's always had a weakness for beautiful black women, and seeing Christiana everyday is enough to melt his defenses. Soon she's an intimate part of the very story she came to write. But when the line between personal and professional gets blurred, it can be difficult to see when you've found the real thing. . ..
"A sexy story of interracial love that's long on charm, romance and humor." —Booklist
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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction
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Love stories
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