Saturday, December 27, 2008

Nappily Married: A Novel by Trisha R. Thomas

Pages: 309
Rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: African American Fiction

Synopsis (
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.

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.

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