Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Genre: African American Fiction
Venus Johnston picks up where she left off after ending her relationship with Clint. Although she supported him while he attended medical school, he wouldn't commit to marriage. This time she's close to marriage, engaged for two years to a successful businessman, Airic, a divorced father of two adult daughters. But she's plagued by a continuing dream of being left at the altar by Clint. Venus is all set to have what she's always wanted--the perfect job and a perfect marriage--until the job takes her on assignment to L.A., and she's irresistibly drawn to her client. Jake Parson is a former rapper who has parlayed his popularity into success in the clothing-design world with a line of hip-hop fashions. Jake's appeal, her mother's bout with cancer, and her doubts about Airic's suitability throw Venus into self-reflection about the true meaning of love and marriage. Readers who enjoyed Thomas' Nappily Ever After (2000) will enjoy this sequel. Vanessa BushReview:
I have read the first book in the "Nappily Series" (I made up this name) and I have to say that I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the first one. The are several reasons for this.
First, one of the elements that made "Nappily Ever After" so enjoyable from me was that Thomas let the readers glimpse not only into Venus thoughts and actions but those of other essential characters. This novel is most all in Venus voice.
Secondly, in this novel Venus is more aggressive and combative. I don't remember her being that way in the first novel. It could be because if her mothers illness but her attitude is not likable.
Thirdly, the situation that Thomas created in this novel is unrealistic. What is the chance that you move to across country and meet up with your ex-boyfriends, while at the same time you are contemplating cheating on your finance with some other guy. Not believable in the least.
I disliked almost every main character is this book.
That being said. If you have read the the first one than I suggest you read the second one, if for no other reason than to read the third book in the series "Nappily Married".