Lex Sakai never had time for dating until her crafty grandmother insisted she bring a date to her cousin's wedding. The always-in-control Lex uses Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the perfect man ? but God seems to have a much more unlikely candidate in mind.
This perky debut chick lit novel by Tang gently pokes fun at Asian culture and the life of Christian singles. Lex Sakai is a 30-year-old single Asian-American volleyball coach whose control-freak grandmother is determined to fix her up with a man. Lex is more passionate about making a prestigious volleyball team than dating one of her grandmother's candidates. Although a secret in Lex's past makes romance difficult, she has a six-point list from the biblical book of Ephesians detailing the godly man she wants. Disaster, of course, is right around the corner. The sassy narrative is solid chick lit, with all the requisite chatter about boobs, yummy food, body type, finding a guy and loser dates. Amid the nice touches of humor are some trouble spots: more food and drink are spilled in the first 100 pages than belong in a whole novel, and Lex's ultimate leading man is a foregone conclusion. The idea that her grandma would penalize Lex's young volleyball team because she doesn't have a boyfriend is a weak plot element. Although some of the content would feel stereotyped if written by a non-Asian (Lex refers to Asians as her yella-fellas), it's still refreshing to have Tang's voice in Christian fiction. (Sept.)
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Posted April 08, 2010 by MARIAN , CLARKSVILLE, TNfunny dialogue, easy flow to this book. I enjoyed reading about Asian culture and christianity by an Asian author. Modern story, realistic heroine, funny and witty. Cute, great romance for summer read
August 30, 2007
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