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Publisher's Summary

After Zola Denise Norwood meets media mogul Davis Vincent McClinton on a New York-bound flight, he makes her a couple of offers before they even land. One is editing his hot new urban style magazine Bling Bling. The other is more personal. 

As Zola and Raymond Tyler Jr., Bling Bling’s CEO, pursue their ambitions and search for love, secrets from the past and events out of today’s headlines (plus the shenanigans of John Basil Henderson and Yancey B.) keep the action moving. 

©2002 E. Lynn Harris (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

Critic Reviews

"What's got audiences hooked? Harris's unique spin on the ever-fascinating topics of identity, class, intimacy, sexuality, and friendship." (Vibe)

What listeners say about A Love of My Own

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Solid E. Lynn Harris quality

This (audio)book continues the stories of the characters formerly known from Harris's earlier books with the same solid quality the earlier books were written. Harris's books might not be the cornerstones of the Western literature but they sure do make this guy from Finland yearn for more. I guess the most important aspect that touches me is the compassion and gentleness in the way the characters are presented, and by doing that Harris succeeds to bring them close to the reader's/listener's heart. I always feel good when listening to his books because somehow I know that in the end everything's going to turn out all right after all. And in today's world optimism can only be a good thing, although undoubtedly some would disagree.

Keep up the good work, E. Lynn, people like you are needed!

BTW, the earlier reviewer said in his/her review that the audiobook left him/her hanging and that the book seemed to end abruptly, and that was really the case since Audible made a mistake by omitting the last 2,5 hours from the end of the book; an error that has since been corrected. Thanks for Audible for noticifation of the matter to the customers who had bought this book.

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Left me hanging ...

I really liked this book but didn't realize it was part of a series, so maybe that's why I'm in the dark. The character development was great and the narrator was wonderful, but the ending left me totally puzzled. When the book begins, one of the main characters is in ICU, but that loop is never closed so I don't know why they're there or what happened to them. Perhaps the next book will fill in the blanks.

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Underwhelming

After reading the customer reviews and seeing that it had gotten so many stars, I bought this book. I was disappointed. It never seemed to capture my imagination. I'm actually thinking of not finishing it.

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ehh not too bad..

Well actually this is one of those books where u are reading about mundane things and only at the end does something crazy and exciting happen to explain all of it. So its not a complete waste of time book...but u wont be on the edge of your seat either.

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Not Impressed

I have read and listened to several books by E. Lynn Harris and they have been good books. However this one I did not personally like. It did not capture my attention. The mono tone of the reader made it very difficult to distinuish between characters and it was very boring.

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A feel good story

I've listened to a lot of E.Lynn Harris' stories and like the characters who show up again and again. In some parts of this book everyone was too nice to believe but overall I could accept them. The readers of all his stories are good and I always find it easy to get into the story. A few times the audio repeated sentences but that was okay. A few more "evil" people or "evil" acts would have added spice but maybe next book.

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Great Story

Live the story line. Just wish the narrator had a change in voice with the change In characters so I could keep up. Otherwise, it was great.

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A love of my own

I was kind of confused between characters. I even asked my friend who've read the book to help me understand.
I'm glad things worked out for Raymond after being shot.

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Very Confusing

Hard to figure out 1 character from the next. This book was all over the place

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This was a favorite. Story had no REAL FLOW.

I did not like the fact that there were 3 books in 1. The story line at points became very confusing. There were moments in the book where I did not know which character was being narrated.