Carl Weber, the New York Times bestselling author of Something on the Side, introduces a deliciously dysfunctional family...
There is always a man around the corner. Church trustee James Black should know--he's usually that man, carrying on affairs with married women and sleeping with one conquest after another. But when he suddenly finds himself truly in love, his relationship quickly generates a ripple effect of shocking proportions....
The other women in James's church have a thing or two to say about his newfound love--including his daughter, Jamie. Only six months younger and a former friend of his new flame, Jamie has every intention of dismantling the relationship. But her plate becomes full when she discovers a mystery woman has been secretly calling her lover, Louis.
James's son, Darnel, always swore he wouldn't be a player like his father. His life is the picture of monogamy--until he catches his fianc�e cheating with his best friend. From that point on he spirals out of control.
James knows he's largely to blame for the turmoil that surrounds him and his loved ones. Now he'll have to find a way to bring peace to their lives. But he can only do it by facing some hard truths about himself and changing his scandalous ways.
Prolific, bestselling street-lit author Weber (Something on the Side) delivers a soap opera-style cautionary tale of promiscuity and lust that, though twisty and entertaining, has its share of problems. Things quickly go wrong for the Black family-divorced father James, his ex-wife Crystal, engaged-to-be-married son Darnel and 25-year-old daughter Jamie-when Darnel catches his fianc�e, Keisha, cheating on him with his best friend, Omar. After getting arrested for beating Omar "until I got all my venom out," Darnel's pain and humiliation drive him to stalk and torment Keisha. Meanwhile, Jamie learns a dangerous secret about her boyfriend, Louis, and ladies' man James falls under the spell of a woman with questionable motives. As James, Darnel and Jamie switch narrative duties, betrayals and odd plot twists become the norm with at times shocking results, but awkward dialogue and implausible motivation distract from the fun. Though some of the surprises fall flat, this trashy page-turner should give fans what they want. (Feb.)
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1 . Great read!!!!
Posted May 19, 2010 by Uraina , Warner RobinsI love Carl Weber books, and this is no exception. This book had me all into it wanting to finish. I hope there is another part to it, I would like to knwo what happens to the characters.
2 . Awesome
Posted March 05, 2010 by Cheryl Gilbert , Dallas, TexasThis was a great book I didn't want it to end. Please Mr. Weber wite a continuation to this. I would love to know what happen to Darnel. Did James health get better was he able to see Jamie again.
December 28, 2009
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