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Luv-Pons!: A Fun Variety Love & Romance Guide for Couples by Doug & Jackie Christie: Book Review
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By Reader Views
Published on 03/29/2010
You've seen Doug and Jackie Christie on Larry King Live, Tyra Banks, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, Just to name a few! Now, The most talked about couple in sports history and the co-authors of the wildly popular book, "No Ordinary Love: A True Story of Marriage and Basketball," are back! Their new, much anticipated book, "Luv-Pons!" is a fun, variety, love and romance guide for couples. Desire, passion and intimacy are all a part of successful relationships, and With family, careers, and the franticness of the twenty-first century, all a huge part of our lives, how do we find time for each other? we're often asked, Luv-Pons, and we'll share our success with all of you, and show you how Luv-Pons are the answer! In this fun, little, variety guide we show you how to keep the fire burning in your relationship with easy, innovative, sure-fire ideas and solutions!

Luv-Pons!: A Fun Variety Love & Romance Guide for Couples by Doug & Jackie Christie: Book Review
Infinite Love Publishing (2010)
ISBN 9780979482793
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/10)

“Luv-Pons!” is a high-energy, colorfully-written book that is designed to help you keep the romance alive in your relationship. Written by Doug and Jackie Christie who have dedicated over eighteen years of their lives to each other, this book gives you ideas from both the male and the female perspective.  Keeping in mind that a lot of relationships stall when the partners start taking each other for granted, “Luv-Pons!” is full of ideas on how to avoid this.  These ideas range from recipes, to wine recommendations, to poetry and finally to the Luv-Pons coupons.

While I would never turn down roses, (unless they were an apology for cheating of course), just the thought of having someone do something to show me how special I am by making simple gestures would mean so much to me.  That’s what this book does. It offers simple ideas that are designed to bring happiness to both people in the relationship.  How nice it would be to receive a coupon for something that might be as easy as giving me a 5-minute scalp massage when I am having a rotten day. 

I think that “Luv-Pons!” would make an excellent engagement or wedding gift.  It would be nice if couples could start out with these considerate thoughts in mind.  It is also the perfect gift to give your significant other.  Let’s face it, if a woman gives a man a book like, “How to Make Love for More than 5 Minutes,” he might find it intimidating and emasculating.  This is especially true if the key points are highlighted (not that I ever did that to my ex). I can guarantee you that “Luv-Pons!” by Doug and Jackie Christie will not have this effect.  It is meant to be shared and enjoyed by both people in the relationship.  I highly recommend it!