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From bestselling author, Donna Hill comes an evocative, unforgettable novel about love, friendship, marriage, adultery...

"You'll find out soon enough. So I may as well say it now. I slept with my best friend's husband. There is no explanation. Not a real one, anyway, not one that people will accept, especially people who know me. . .But I want to tell my side. . .Just hear
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 13th 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2002)
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Sha'Dasia Bordley
Nov 10, 2016 Sha'Dasia Bordley rated it liked it
I just finished reading this book about a week ago and I must say I hated it when I first bought it. I tried over and over again to get past the first couple of chapters BUT I usually have a lot of down time at work so I decided to give it a try and it wasn't a bad book to be honest. I only gave this 3 stars for one I felt like there wasn't enough back story or character for Ross. The entire situation with Asha happen to fast and I don't feel like there was enough detail. I thoroughly enjoyed ...more
Tangee
Jun 24, 2015 Tangee rated it it was amazing
Donna Hill has taken a stereotypical plot of a story (cheating/adultery) and has made it her own. Not only does she open your eyes to each side of the story but through character growth and rawness you actually get closer to each character and become invested in this novel. I will recommend this novel to anyone that needs to dig a little deeper within self. This novel definitely allowed me to look at my own shortcomings (as a person and in a future relationship perhaps) and how I can mold myself ...more
Ang
Feb 07, 2015 Ang rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommend
This story is amazing! I read this book a few years ago and just read it again recently. This was my first book I read by the author and I love her books. What's so great about this particular story is the way it was developed. Three lives are impacted greatly by one decision. As you read about Lisa, Ross & Asha you can't help but feel their joys, pains and insecurities. My heart went out to all of them. Without giving away any details, I think that once you read this story you will be ...more
Tiana Freeman
Jan 09, 2016 Tiana Freeman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm still in tears after finishing this novel. Donna Hill truly makes you feel while reading her novel. You'll get attached to the characters and completely forget about reality. There will even come a point where you don't want to put the book down. You'll put all of your hopes and dreams into these characters' stories and either be relieved and proud or just a bit sad.
Nancy Hadley
Dec 06, 2010 Nancy Hadley rated it really liked it
I will definitely read more of this author. I loved the way she developed her characters through out the whole book, it really helped you establish why they behaved the way they did. I loved how at the end all the characters ended up living in a new place and living the life they should be. Really amazing read.
M Landry
Oct 18, 2015 M Landry rated it really liked it
This one started off slow, but got better in time. I loved the way the author resolved the issues in a way that seemed authentic to life. Everything wasn't wrapped up in a pretty little bow, but there was happiness and fulfillment at the end.
Juanita  Tyler
Feb 25, 2014 Juanita Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book.

I was up for some light reading and decided on this book. You are never too old to learn some life lessons. Staying best friends is harder than most people think it is. Why? Because life happens! This books kept it real. I will read this author again.


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