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Deatri is currently the Chair of the Romance Slam Jam Organization, the place for readers and authors of Black romance to meet, is writing, editing, conducting workshops and whatever else she can get into.
On a personal note, Deatri fell in love with and married her hero while they were in the military together. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chicago State University and raised three fantastic daughters who have given her three fantastic grandchildren. Currently, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband of twenty-four years.
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Jacob Reynolds loves his wife and son very dearly. Jacob's past family issues have found their way into his present and he is not able to recognize the difference. Jacob is losing a battle with himself and once he discloses to his wife the reason the Reynolds' life changes drastically.
Junior Reynolds is a gifted student who has found love across the street. Junior keeps a straight face but is dealing with his family issues in the wrong way. Junior will do whatever it takes to keep his family intact even if it means breaking ties with those around him.
Picture Perfect is a story about a family trying to get over their generational curses. However, while going through them they learn the true meaning of being a family. Readers will become frustrated with some of the characters' behaviors and actions, but everything happens for a reason and the ending makes the frustration worth it. I recommend this book to others.
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Betrayal, family secrets and lies across generations are laced throughout PICTURE PERFECT. Deatri King-Bey depicts the Reynolds's family story vividly. She doesn't leave anything to the imagination, allowing the reader to see the harmful damage family lies can cause if not stopped. As I read, I became frustrated with the characters and their reactions to situations, making me wonder if I would react the way they did.
Reviewed by Jaime L. Lincoln
of The RAWSISTAZ(tm) Reviewers
Perfect Picture by Deatri King-Bey was a successful depiction of the status of many homes - perfection is not always what it seems. Although fiction, this title was filled with many lessons that the reader can take away and apply to their own lives. There are so many examples of what to do to cultivate the family (and what not to do in various instances), especially as it pertains to marriage and parenting. Simple gestures such as spending quality time together, supporting each other's goals and not allowing outside forces to influence marriages are addressed. The many repercussions of not handling these types of issues in a positive manner are also exhibited in detail. One thing I loved was the unexpected twists that were injected into the storyline that kept me glued to my Kindle. I really enjoyed this title and look forward to reading more from Mrs. King-Bey.
Carlos Reynolds Sr. is a man's man. He has always had the best: best wife, best kids, best profession, and the best possessions any one man could want; yet holds the worst philosophies on life. Carlos Sr feels as long has he provides for the family he can do as he pleases irrespective of the consequences. When his wife can no longer take his narcissistic life philosophy she decides to leave Carlos Sr. In her departure she leaves behind three shattered lives, her sons, Alan, Jacob and Carlos Jr.
Jaded by abandonment and living the lies their father tells them regarding the divorce, Alan and Jacob turn from sweet little boys into confused grown men. Alan turns into what he despises most, his father. Jealous of little brother, Jacob, Alan will do and say anything to make sure misery has company.
Jacob is a forty something, successful Chief Financial Officer, father, and husband. He knows he has it all but never takes the time to realize it. Caught between the advice of his father and the urge within to live his own life, Jacob does something that changes his family portrait forever.
Carlos Jr., the eldest of the sons, mostly keeps to himself so unlike his brothers, he needs no praise for any of his actions he just does what is right because it is right to do.Read more ›
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I didn't like this story and I didn't like any of the characters.
Jacob and Ray's son was close to graduating from school soon and Ray decides to go back to school. Read more
This book portrayed the many issues that families have daily. Sometimes the drive for perfection causing the destruction of a happy blissful life. Ms. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by M. Baudin
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