What's Real What's Not and Somewhere In-Between

His Actions Will Tell You Everything

Non-Fiction - Relationships
139 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2020
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

What's Real What's Not and Somewhere In-Between: His Actions Will Tell You Everything by Zakiya Fatin endeavors to remind, teach, and help women in their relationships with men. A book full of reminders and new information all designed to help us grow and understand why some relationships work out and some don’t. All of us, as we age, must continue our journey in life and keep evolving into something new.

As someone who has had false starts, overall bad relationships, and a divorce, I often struggle with the "why" of it all. So, when I got the chance to read this book, I thought what could it hurt? I am glad that I read it; I needed to be reminded of some things. Moreover, for me, this book reminded me that just because things haven’t worked out before doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. Each “failed” relationship was full of lessons for me to take away as I moved on and grew.

Often relationship books can feel a little forced to me. However, I did not feel that here. Zakiya Fatin has laid out the lessons and wisdom of this book in a natural flowing way. While reading I often had the thought, “It’s like I could just be talking to a friend about this stuff”, and I enjoyed that feeling. What's Real What's Not and Somewhere In-Between is a fast read, and also a book I feel like I could return to when I need some reassurance. It is most certainly something I would recommend anyone with relationship questions should read. It has helped me out in my next stage of growth.

Reverend Nakeia M. Wilcox

Excellent book review. This book is a great tool for single as well as married women. So often, women do not really pay attention to the silent whispers of a man. This book explains what to look for and the tell tell signs of issues with and within men. You can’t go wrong with giving this book as a gift to all of your sisters and friends. Great book to start a Ladies Book Club with! I recommend this book for all women! Congratulations Sister Zakiya Fatin, great work and dedication!


I agree! Such a great read!!!!!

Chelise Firmin

This is a great book for yourself, but also makes a great gift your friends too!


Zakiya, hit the nail on the head.

Choc Belafonte

Your book is awesome I finished half of it on my first read!!! & the rest the very next night.. Eventhough it’s geared for women, I know men will appreciate the detail and explanation of our mechanics that some women need education on. Sure there were a few things I didn’t agree with as a man, lol but I kept an open mind while reading . Superb work. It’s written in a very communicative manner that most will relate to and enjoy.

Jessica D.

Love this book! Felt as if I had my own personal Jiminy Cricket, sitting on my shoulder making sure I know what and how. Love it!!

Ricki Yin

This is such a wonderful read! Zakiya touched on information to enlighten women across the board. I LOVED how she began the book. There is plenty to talk about and reflect upon with every page you’ll read. I loved everything from the format of the text to her full transparency. I pray this book makes it to the coffee tables of many book clubs and couples! Going back for a second read!

Nina Jett

I felt like The words on the pages is tight but right. It had me looking at myself as a woman who still has areas that needs to be healed and loved by me. Some of the words were hurtful to read and others made me mad but learning to live in my truth continues to lead me to healing is what I got from the pages of this book. Thank you for sharing your wisdom of the world. I wish you the best On your next endeavors, and I look forward to learning and growing.


Thank you, Zakiya
The book was thought-provoking for me. It allowed me to deal with things that I have been avoiding for some time now. I appreciate her directness for me to start taking accountability for what I allow or accept in my life. Thank you again. This book is a must-read