Rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: African American Fiction
Thomas's nicely-turned sequel to Nappily Ever After opens with Venus Johnston at a beauty salon, throwing around hundred dollar bills and requesting that her natural hair be straightened immediately. It's Venus's desperate reaction to catching her rich, handsome husband, ex-rapper and successful businessman Jake, in flagrante with his assistant. But Venus blames herself, and soon tells the other salon patrons the backstory. Despite a full life with Jake and daughter Mya (whom Jake accepts as his despite unclear paternity) Venus takes a public relations job at a troubled community hospital, which eats up her time and puts her in daily contact with ex-lover Dr. Clint Fairchild. What follows are enough misunderstandings for a daytime soap, and Thomas keeps the action flowing with short chapters, well-orchestrated subplots, steamy sex and root-forable characters.Review:
If you read the first two books in the "Nappily Series" than you will enjoy this book. It is better than the second and almost as good as the first.
I had some problems with the second book is this series but I am happy to say that Thomas as resolved most of them. She has gone back to letting the reader have glimpse into other characters point of views. Venus is a much more realistic person, her attitude has improved much in this book.
The writing style is still the same and it does grab the readers attention. The only problem that I had was that one of the storyline was obvious. Also, I was not satisfied with outcome of one of the stories major plots (I won't give it away).
Otherwise. It is a fast, enjoyable read.