Roman and Jewel

Dana L. Davis

fiction contemporary romance young adult
adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

TEEN ACTORS HEADLINE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL R&B SUPERSTAR IN A HIP-HOPERA BROADWAY MUSIICAL.

ROMAN AND JEWEL stars Jerzie Jhames, a teenager with Broadway ambitions, unbeatable pipes, and a kind soul.

She leaves Hoboken behind for New York City when she lands the understudy role in a diverse re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet starring Jerzie's biggest idol, R&B sensation Cinny. When Jerzie learns that she was meant to be the lead, she's heartbroken, but nothing can stop her from seeing Roman and Jewel as the priceless opportunity it could still be.

Jerzie quickly realizes that not everything is as it seems, and for every success there is another complication when Cinny becomes Jerzie's nemesis and the mysterious and aloof lead, Zeppelin Reid, becomes Jerzie's very own star-crossed lover.. As the Broadway world around Jerzie tells her that friendship is impossible, nobody is who they seem, and that even your best qualities can be used against you, Jerzie must fight to remember who she is and what can be more powerful than anything else: love.

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Moods

funny 66%
lighthearted 66%
emotional 50%
inspiring 33%
adventurous 16%
hopeful 16%
tense 16%

Pace

fast 66%
medium 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

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