Title: "Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged:
All's Not Fair in Love or War"
Author: Marlan Warren
Novel (Contemporary Women's Fiction/Divorce)
Amazon Review by Author Celia Conrad: April 1, 2015
Don’t be misled by the title of this novel into thinking that it is just another erotic romance, written on the back of the successful book and now film Fifty Shades of Grey.
Set in 1990’s L.A. this book was actually conceived and written by the author in 1994 and written against the backdrop of the O.J. Simpson trial. What sets this book apart is that it has key messages for the reader as it deals with relationships across different cultures while addressing the realities women face when change is enforced upon them by life-altering events such as divorce. Carrie Walker, the lead character, now alone after many years of marriage, has to go through various stages to reinvent herself and find what and whom she really wants in her life. Her steamy relationship with the Japanese American Shane is part of that cathartic process. From this point of view the book is really more contemporary women’s fiction.