Special Kind of Woman

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Collin Noonan has the world in his hands, being the youngest top executive at his firm, the envy of all men as well as the lover of many women. Collin along with some of the other executives takes part in a game, a game in which they must date a woman who is basically ‘shy, homely and undesirable’. Collin has won this game every year and this year will be no exception that is until he meets Regina Talbot

Regina Talbot is your average ‘Plain Jane’, she’s never been part of the ‘in crowd’ always keeping to herself and is extremely painfully shy towards men. She never would think that any man would be interested in her, especially that of handsome Collin Noonan.

Watch as Collin and Regina began on a road of self-discovery of themselves as well as the obstacles that will eventually causes problems for their future. 

Author Name: Jamallah Bergman
Author URL: http://jamallahbergmansstories​oflove.weebly.com
Author Bio

Jamallah Bergman was born in Jamaica Queens New York and first started to write small stories
when she was around 13. It wasn't until she was around 15 when she started to write about
romance after she read her first romantic novel. It wasn't until she got older when she started
to write erotica as well.

Jamallah writes about heroines who are full figured women since the fact that whenever she
would read some of the stories she liked so much, she always wondered why there weren't many
women like herself as the main character. So she started to write about heroines such as
herself, full figured women who only wanted to be loved and show their love to the right man.

In Ms. Bergman's spare time when she isn't writing, she enjoys cooking and collecting
cookbooks as well as Colbalt Blue Glass items. She resides in Atlanta Georgia with her teenage
daughter who is very artistic as well and loves draw and make little movies as well.


 

ISBN: 978-1-61885-315-8
Word Count: 51340
Formats: EPUB, HTML, LIT, MOBI, PDF

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Loved, loved, loved this book! The emotions Ms. Bergman wrote into this story were so intense. At times I wanted to smack the hero but then I just wanted to hug him close. The heroine grew emotionally as well and became a very strong woman. Can't wait to read more by Ms. Bergman.
Date Added: 09/30/2012 by Anya Kelleye

 

A Special Kind of Woman by Jamallah Bergman

 
 

A Special Kind of Woman by Jamallah Bergman
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Interracial
Length: Short Story (145 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia 

Collin Noonan has the world in his hands, being the youngest top executive at his firm, the envy of all men as well as the lover of many women. Collin along with some of the other executives takes part in a game, a game in which they must date a woman who is basically ‘shy, homely and undesirable’. Collin has won this game every year and this year will be no exception that is until he meets Regina Talbot 

Regina Talbot is your average ‘Plain Jane’, she’s never been part of the ‘in crowd’ always keeping to herself and is extremely painfully shy towards men. She never would think that any man would be interested in her, especially that of handsome Collin Noonan. 

Watch as Collin and Regina began on a road of self-discovery of themselves as well as the obstacles that will eventually causes problems for their future.


Regina was your average everyday kind of girl, she was not an extrovert and tended to become very shy when meeting new people. She would freeze up whenever she was around men and she dressed for comfort not for style. She worked in the mailroom of Nichols, Tatum and Rutherford marketing company. Her best friend Maxine helped Regina get the job in the mailroom and was also her sole supporter. 

Collin Noonan was the type of man women would stop breathing for, he was handsome and knew the power he had over them. Collin was a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy, always knowing that while he had one woman in his bed his next conquest was right around the corner. He was an executive at the marketing firm where Regina and Maxine worked. Collin along with his associates had a game they played each year where each of the men would bring a woman who they considered homely to a party. Collin has won this game every year and was expecting to win again--all he had to do is find the right woman. 

A Special Kind of Woman was a wonderful story which I enjoyed immensely. I loved the characters of Collin, Regina, Maxine and Collin's Irish family. His cavalier attitude towards women was slowly changed and you saw the other side of the playboy when the one thing he didn't want to happen happened, Regina found out about the game. I also loved the introduction of Collin's nine brothers and parents, they rounded out the story and had you laughing and crying. A Special Kind of Woman was just that, special and I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to read a real love story with substance. This story wasn't just about sex, it showed how even playboys can be vulnerable and changed. How someone as plain as Regina can get a man like Collin to love them just by being herself. Jamallah Bergman had me entranced from the beginning to the end. I hope that she has plans to write stories for Collin's other brothers which I'm sure will be as good as this one. I'm sure that if you pick up a copy of A Special Kind of Woman you will enjoy it. 

 

Posted by Roux Read on February 18, 2013

RATING: 2 3/4 Sweet Peas!

BLURB: Collin Noonan has the world in his hands, being the youngest top executive at his firm, the envy of all men as well as the lover of many women. Collin along with some of the other executives takes part in a game, a game in which they must date a woman who is basically “shy, homely and undesirable”. Collin has won the game every year and this year will be no exception –that is until he meets Regina Talbot.
Regina Talbot is your average “Plain Jane”, she’s never been part of the “in” crowd always keeping to herself and is extremely painfully shy towards men. She never would think that any man would be interested in her, especially that of handsome Collin Noonan.

Title: A Special Kind of Woman
Author: Jamallah Bergman
Publisher: Secret Cravings
Publication Date: September 28, 2012
Genre: romance
Length: 128 pages


ROUX READ’S OPINION: I was excited to read this book and totally prepared to love it. The concept of the “big girl”, a “plain Jane”, winning the handsome desirable guy is appealing to this reviewer. Let’s say that I can relate to this fantasy. I wanted to jump right in and find out how it happened, to revel in the process. But after reading it, I feel a bit mislead. First of all, Collin Noonan might be successful at his job, have a great family and be the man to beat at his company’s annual “pig fight” but I just don’t find him to be a prize that anyone should strive to win. He’s a handsome, red-headed Irishman who seems to think spending money and lavishing endearments on women justifies using them for one-night stands and worse. No amount of “baby”, “sweetheart” and “darlings” would make this acceptable to me. He struck me as a predator and not in any way I find sexy.
Then there is Regina. I did not understand what made her a candidate for a contest that crowns the homeliest or shyest girl the winner. She was first described as extremely shy but all of Collin’s brothers obviously thought that she was pretty and lovely. She was literally shaking and unable to speak when Collin first approached her. But after that, she more than holds her own in conversations with everyone she meets. In fact she seems to charm everyone! Her co-workers like her and Collin’s family adore her. The people she meets after…well, later, all seek her enjoyable company. She is obviously a full-figured lady (it says so on the first page) but that alone should not make her a ticket to a pig party!
And then we have the infamous pig party. Unfortunately this is a theme we’ve seen before (“Dog Fight”) and probably happens in real life more often than we would like to imagine. But I have big problems with this particular event. This is supposedly a yearly event involving employees at a business in a small town. Regina worked there for 8 months and didn’t have a clue. Even as time drew near and people knew she was invited to the party, no one thought to mention it to sweet, likeable Gina. And who didn’t know because unlike most contests of this nature, these guys pursued and “dated” their “entries” weeks before the big event. This is not a pleasant scenario but this one particularly stinks. Collin is an especially big stinker and never really rose above it. In my opinion, he came off as a rich, slimy, smooth-talking user of women. He sweet-talked Gina, bought her flowers, took out to lunch every day and even brought her home to meet his family. He thought he could be falling for the lovely, special Gina yet he still took her to the party/contest. When asked by another participant if he slept with her yet, Collin easily replied “Just before we got here I did, man she’s amazing and I’m not just saying in the sack”. There is no love and respect here. Gina is soon confronted with the truth in a painful way and is understandably angry and quite vocal about it. Not really so shy and quiet! But then he apologizes, she takes him back and life is good.
I will say that I read this story quickly as I wanted to see what would happen next. I found many loose threads and dropped stitches in the fabric of the story but this is my evaluation. This book has a strong heroine who finds the man she wants and crafts a life that makes her happy. “Special Kind of Woman” is a book worth reading if this is the story you are looking for.

 

 

Angela's Satin Sheets Romance Review of A Special Kind of Woman by Jamallah Bergman

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013-Satin Sheets Romance Review of A Special Kind of Woman by Jamallah Bergman

 Title: A Special Kind of Woman

Author: Jamallah Bergman


Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 146 pages


Collin Noonan has the world in his hands, being the youngest top executive at his firm, the envy of all men as well as the lover of many women. Collin along with some of the other executives takes part in a game, a game in which they must date a woman who is basically ‘shy, homely and undesirable’. Collin has won this game every year and this year will be no exception that is until he meets Regina Talbot Regina Talbot is your average ‘Plain Jane’, she’s never been part of the ‘in crowd’ always keeping to herself and is extremely painfully shy towards men. She never would think that any man would be interested in her, especially that of handsome Collin Noonan. Watch as Collin and Regina began on a road of self-discovery of themselves as well as the obstacles that will eventually causes problems for their future.

Angela’s Review:

This was my first opportunity to read Ms. Bergman’s work, and it was a delightfully, hot read!
I was emotionally in tune with Regina from the very first page. Loved that she was a BBW (Big, Beautiful, Women) and loved how the author used the heroine’s vulnerability in a way that enabled the hero to draw her out of her shell. I found very romantic.
As soon as Collin Noonan came into the picture I wanted to kick in the jewels. I could feel my ire rise on Regina’s behalf. I wanted to slap the man silly J  However, I was very pleased to see the hero’s attitude change quickly, and I love how Ms. Bergman not only used his guilt, but his family too.   His brothers were an amazing group of men!
The author’s wit and sensitivity of heroine’s insecurities, made this book a very entertaining read. You can easily read this in one evening, which I did.  It was a contemporary romance that could appeal to many palates, as there was little bit of sweet and a whole lot of spicy.  You will thoroughly enjoy A Special Kind of Woman by Jamallah Bergman.
 
 
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Story Excerpt

 

Regina thought she heard a car coming up the road. As she got out of the rocker, she saw his car pulling in beside her own. A knot quickly formed in her throat as she walked out of her room and onto the porch. His red hair popped up from the car door as he looked around while she made her way toward the front of the house. She stood there with a smile when he noticed her standing there at last.
The look on his face was beautiful as he came closer to her. He obviously appreciated the time she put into getting ready the way his gaze trailed over her floral print dress. All she wanted to do was stare at him as he stared back at her. The only thing heard between them was the whistling of the wind through the trees and the rustle of her dress.
“Regina, I heard a car coming in…” Bertha’s words faded away as she stood at the door, smiled and slowly walked back inside.
Looking into those beautiful green eyes of his, wisps of red hair lightly blew across his forehead. Regina reached down and ran her fingers along his forehead and Collin closed his eyes. Grabbing her hand, he held it against his cheek while kissing her palm. His lips made her skin tingle when they touched and she could see tears in his eyes as he said, “God I’ve missed you Gina.”
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