Item description for More Than You'll Ever Know by Robin R. Pendleton...
Rene is a young, intelligent, good looking woman with a challenging job with the Foundation. When their relationship becomes more stormy than steamy, Rene ditches her fiance Kendall - but then things really heat up. This is Rene's story - adventure, travel, tragedy when her friend Alex tries to take her life, powerful erotic drive, and perhaps, at the end, love and safety with Ron. Or perhaps there'll be more than you'll ever know...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.44" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Publisher Athena Press Publishing Company
ISBN 1932077200 ISBN13 9781932077209
Availability 130 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 02:51.
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Reviews - What do customers think about More Than You'll Ever Know?
Middle of the Road Fiction Apr 21, 2006
Debut author, Robin R. Pendleton writes an engaging story depicting a tale full of promise suggesting merit with mixed results. Though the playing field is level with an excellent story idea, the pace is much too fast without enough traction to further define conflict and contrast to allow fluidity. The heroine, Rene Talbot, is groping to find a firm grip on her set of problematic issues in the form of a challenging job with The Foundation. Can she cope knowing that the odds may be stacked against her being one of two females, and the only woman of color? Will paranoia force her not to far-exceed, or will it spur her to depend more on the counsel of her best friend, Chelsey? Either way, Rene has choices to make and the options prove to be more than she bargains for.
Her love life in awry, coupled with pressures to shine far above average, and finding no solace from her peers, Rene throws in the towel and puts the high profile job on the back burner for vacation time! Running solves nothing and time proves to be no healer of previous wounds. As mentioned before, the book takes off without any solidifying measures to define dramatic interlude to further define the characters more to shape conflict more. I would have rather a back-story, or even a prologue to set the stage in a definitive way. Despite the obvious flaws, there are some good points to this story. The author's writing style has an esoteric feel to it where she uses metaphor and hyperbole where needed. The dialogue wasn't bad, and I liked Rene's spunk.
I feel too, that if the author would consider a rewrite, more time, space, and character development should be allotted for an enhanced offering detailing the need for the bigger picture to expose more of Ms Pendleton's storytelling acumen. This author will be heard from again, and the next offering should be decidedly better. I look forward to it.
Give Me MORE... Oct 9, 2004
Some people are fortunate enough to have the reigns of life firmly in their grasp, even if just for a moment. Good job, self-control, supportive family, plenty of money in the bank, good looks: nothing is out of place at that moment in time for them. However, in order for the grass to grow, the rain must fall. And in Robin R. Pendleton's novel MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW, the skies promptly open up and pour conflict on everyone. For protagonist Rene Talbot, her firm grasp on life quickly turns to mush as she races through problem after problem. Faced with turmoil from her failed relationship with her fiancé, excessive pressure from her high-profile, confidential job, and the various mishaps of her eclectic group of friends, Rene tosses her cares out the window and heads away on vacation. Her trip to paradise proves to be much more than she bargained for, and unfortunately, it in no way prepares her for the escalated drama she returns home to.
While Pendleton has revealed an excellent story idea, there is one fundamental problem that detracts from an otherwise great novel. The story flows way too fast. Even though I appreciate Pendleton not spoon-feeding me every single iota of detail, this plot is too noteworthy for the quick brush over it received. There was not enough time, space, nor wording allotted for exposition, character development, or even thorough plot development. Even the sentences ran together so fast and abruptly that it was difficult to keep up with what was occurring and to clearly see who was speaking. With that said, I would like to mention that Pendleton's style is interesting, but takes a number of pages to get adjusted to. She commands the reader to think. The story of Rene is a captivating tale (so much so that I wanted to see what would happen next); however, I wish it could have marinated longer in the spices of detail.
Reviewed by Natasha T. of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Robin Pendleton has really got something here. Jun 29, 2004
In More Than You'll Ever Know, Robin Pendleton tells a lot of story, taking her reader on the ride of a lifetime. Ms. Pendleton's debut novel will leave you wanting more, more, and more. Rene's (the main character) adventures and misadventures held my interest. I had to wonder how Rene would get out of many of the tangles she got herself into-the main one being that of escaping an obsessive ex. But Ms. Pendleton did a good job of portraying Rene's plight and subsequent escape. All in all, it was a great read and I look forward to Ms. Pendleton's next effort.
Intriguing... May 20, 2004
Robin definitely has a way with words. This debut novel will keep you on the edge of your seat with the surprise twist towards the end.
Wanting to know more..... Jan 3, 2004
After reading this most exciting story of the escapades of Rene I'm anxious to know more and more about her. I see many parallels with her career challenges that most Black females face within the workplace in todays society. The writer seems to be quite knowledgeable in the areas of corporate bull---- when it comes to male dominated fields. You go girl! I really enjoyed the romantic exerpts that left you in a sweat at times. This novel touches on many subjects that are considered taboo and too personal for the average person to handle. However, the writer did an excellent job in incorporating the sensitivity necessary to even pursue such topics. Overall I feel that "More than You'll Ever Know" is a successful endeavor and I cannot wait to find out what Ms. Rene will be stumbling upon in the next sequel....Maybe more romance huh? We shall be see.....