No one ever said being in a relationship was easy but when a third person gets involved it makes it that more complicated. Well, if you are looking foNo one ever said being in a relationship was easy but when a third person gets involved it makes it that more complicated. Well, if you are looking for a book that takes drama to another level, then Soulmates Dissipate certainly fits the bill.
In this novel, Jada Diamond Tanner is a very successful photographer who is madly in love with Wellington Jones, her soul mate. They are engaged to be married on Valentine’s Day but with the date fast approaching Wellington’s conniving mother, Cynthia Jones, has other plans for her son. Enter Melanie Thompson; a childhood friend whom Cynthia feels is more suited for her son. Melanie is sexy and tempting and also Wellington’s houseguest. At first, Jada distrusts Melanie but eventually, she begins to warm up to the idea of her being a houseguest thinking that Wellington only has eyes for her because they are soul mates.
But Melanie along with the prompting of Cynthia begins to make her move on Wellington right under Jada’s nose. And after a night of drinking and inviting Melanie to join them in bed, things go all the way wrong. The wedding is off, Melanie is pregnant and Wellington made her his wife. To make matters even worse, Melanie is now Jada’s boss and Wellington makes some painful discoveries.
Overall, the plot was good but there were times where I had to read certain details twice because they were somewhat convoluted. I know that folks can get caught up in the moment but I didn’t understand why Wellington would chastise Jada when she went nuts after hearing that Melanie was pregnant. To me, the reaction was to be expected especially when Melanie was flaunting everything that should have been hers. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining read despite the few hiccups in some of the character’s motivation which seemed at times to be unrealistic.
Some of my favorite lines:
Melanie turned toward the stairs. “Don’t you take your ass up those stairs until I know what the hell is going on!” Jada screamed with authority. “Let’s go in the family room,” suggested Wellington. Melanie sat in the reclining chair near the fireplace. Wellington sat on the couch. Jada braced herself on the edge of the sofa next to him. “I have some no-so-good news,” said Wellington. “But it’s not something we can’t work out.” Jada looked at Wellington. Melanie smiled mischievously. “What are you saying?” Jada’s voice was faint. “Wellington rubbed his goatee. “Melanie is pregnant.” “Well, obviously it’s not yours. Hell, this shit just happened last night!” Melanie remained silent. Wellington took a deep breath. His hands covered his face. He reached for Jada’s hand. She moved it. “I have to be totally honest with you ba. Last night wasn’t the first time.” Jada’s eyes rolled to the back of her head. Before she realized what she’d done, her backhand landed on the side of Wellington’s face. She jumped up from the couch and headed for Melanie. Melanie scrambled but she couldn’t get up fast enough. Neither could Wellington. Jada reached back to 2000 B.C. Melanie saw it coming but couldn’t escape. Melanie saw stars as she slid across the Billie Holiday rug like she was sliding into home plate—head first. Well, at lease found the ring. Jada didn’t wait for any further explanations. She walked out and slammed the door. ...more
This is a story about love, lust, lies, and black magic. The author captured the feel of the times with describing the setting, the characters and theThis is a story about love, lust, lies, and black magic. The author captured the feel of the times with describing the setting, the characters and the dialogue very well. But there were times when the shift in point of view threw me in the middle of a few chapters. Nevertheless, it was a good read....more
It’s been quite some time since I have read Waiting to Exhale. But I loved it then and I loved the sequel, Getting To Happy, even more. For starters,It’s been quite some time since I have read Waiting to Exhale. But I loved it then and I loved the sequel, Getting To Happy, even more. For starters, I loved that Terry revisited these four sister girlfriends (Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin) after 15 years and allowed us readers to peek in on their lives. They have now matured into women dealing with what I would call the “what now” phase in their lives. The phase where you’ve been there done that and now it’s time for a change. And boy did they go through some changes: divorce, job loss, loss of a spouse, pill addiction, etc. But through it all, it was the sisterhood that kept them going, laughing, and challenging each other to be their better selves and to take control of their lives.
Terry’s writing style drew me in as I was laughing out loud so many times during the book. I felt like I was out shopping with Robin, getting my hair done in Gloria’s salon (loved the guys selling bootleg DVDs), listening in on Savannah’s conversation with her mother, cooking in the kitchen with Bernadine while watching Days of Our Lives and wondering why some characters are still on the soap opera, etc.
This novel is not for everyone but those of us who have experienced some things in life will definitely appreciate how these women handled their situations. The choices were not always easy but they got handled. They exhaled yet again and found their “happy” place. Two thumbs up for this sequel!
Note: I may just have to dust off my Waiting to Exhale DVD - lol ...more
Gotham Diaries is a story about three friends living the New York City Black elite life and how their friendships crash and burn amidst lies, deceit,Gotham Diaries is a story about three friends living the New York City Black elite life and how their friendships crash and burn amidst lies, deceit, scandal and betrayal. At the root of it all is the almighty dollar: folks needing more of it, folks not knowing what to do with it and folks losing it all.
The characters are well developed and the descriptions are spot on. However, the pacing was a bit slow but picked up momentum in the middle and towards the end. Also, there were times when the characters should have reacted to a situation immediately but didn’t and that left me wondering “what the heck.” Overall, it wasn’t a bad read once you get through it.
Here are a few of my favorite lines:
Tandy was fed up with this child playing Speed Racer at the amusement park. “ALL RIGHT! YOU STUPID LITTLE BITCH! Life is tough. Get over it. If you want to kill yourself, go ahead, but you let me out. Your money is better served in my hands. You don’t know how to live.” In fear, Tandy made a subtle admission. At this point she no longer cared what Lauren knew; she just wanted out of the car before Lauren killed them both. ...more
Wow! This book had it all: love, betrayal, lust, manipulation, lies, compounded by more lies. I couldn't get enough of Charlotte and her lies and CurtWow! This book had it all: love, betrayal, lust, manipulation, lies, compounded by more lies. I couldn't get enough of Charlotte and her lies and Curtis and his lies. But in the end, they are a force to be reckoned with as they protect the ones they love. Once you've started reading this series, you'll definitely be hooked. A must read!...more