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About the Author

Demetria L. Lucas (aka “Belle”) is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life, creator of the award-winning blog ABelleinBrooklyn.com and the founder of Coached By Belle, where she uses her training as a certified life coach to help her clients improve their love lives. Lucas is currently a contributing editor at The Root.com where she pens a weekly advice column “Ask Demetria” and the break-out star of Bravo TV’s hit show “Blood, Sweat & Heels”. She was formerly the Relationships Editor at Essence magazine.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Books by Belle; 1 edition (September 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099081940X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0990819400
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was kind of boring. Didn't really care for the Q&A format. I also wasn't sure what to do with the aswers to most of those questions..... It was hard to find myself in the book. Maybe because I'm a younger reader (mid-20's). I have experienced a WHOLE entirely different range of topics that weren't covered in this book. I think I was looking for a book about DATING. This book is more suitable for RELATIONSHIPS. There are certain "problems" unique to relationships that I don't get a chance to have because most men that I have dated weren't suitable to make it past dating into the relationship phase. Most problems I have occur during the dating phase so, I can't really use this book.
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I really wish I had read the reviews before I purchased this, but I like Demetria and have her first book and enjoyed it but this ..no. Its nothing but a best of her ask questions. While thats fine and dandy thats not what it was promoted as (smartly bc who would buy that) and its not what I expected. Part of what made her first book so great was the personal stories and voice. Don't get me wrong Im not saying it had to be a repeat but she shines most in her voice. The quick paragraphs that intro another rounds of questions is where this book shines. Yes, I know her answering the questions IS her voice, but its not coherent, no flow, no full meat ..think of this book and answering questions as a bunch of sides. Its just answering questions.

While the advice she gives is great and you could learn a lot if you are just being introduced to her but, there is nothing new in this book that you wouldn't know if you follow her social media accounts. If you follow her, all of this has been said time and time again. I even have memories of some of these questions (and not the big ones either such as that saga with the guy asking someone else to a work function) I'm talking minor ones too. Im also just not a fan of a BOOK of questions and answers. "Why is the sky blue?" "The sky is blue because thats how God made it" next question. As opposed to the sky is blue to inspire us and see the vast possibilities etc etc continuing on..get my drift

. Hard to finish..very hard because no continuity. Ill continue to support her but next book I'm definitely reading the reviews first to get a better idea of what exactly is the format of the book because sadly this just is not my cup of tea and wasted my money
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Don't waste your pretty – don't waste your money on this book! Ms. Lucas tried and failed to find a way to make a quick buck, but I'm sure her sales of this book are disappointing. It's nothing but a Q&A. Nothing narrative, and reads like it was published without professional editing. Quite sloppy and unpolished.
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This book is pretty much a "best of ask.fm." I was really disappointed as I am an avid fan and follow her stuff pretty close. Most (if not all) of the stuff I had seen before.There was nothing new to be told here. I hope she goes back to memoir style writing.
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I didn't know it would be just questions and answers, I thought it would be more of a read.
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Waste of time if you ask me. Read her ask FM... it's not worth your money.. can I get a refund Amazon!?
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AWFUL! This random Q&A book is a mess and an insult to black women; if she thinks that this will be something even close to a self help book. Can't believe I wasted my money, should've just read the leaflet and called it a day.
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This book is a summary of Demetria's relationship advice blog --with relationship questions and the answers provided. an interesting read but i am not sure if i would call it a go to guide (my opinion). A quick and interesting read.
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