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Nappily Faithful

(Nappily #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  410 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Hoping to get away from emotional baggage in Los Angeles, Venus and Jake move to Atlanta. Yet the constant cloud of the past follows them, signaled first by a difficult pregnancy and then by Jake being charged for the murder of his accountant. Though Jake never spent one night in jail, he fears the case will be reopened and he’ll once again have to fight for his freedom.

Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 22nd 2008 by St. Martins Press-3PL
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May 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
This series is good. This one particular book in the series was a little disappointing. It gave us little tidbits about what happened in between books. But, without a lot of information. Venus lost the baby she was pregnant with at the end of the third book. We are given the details in little bits and pieces. Also, people making the same stupid mistakes over and over is... Frustrating. I wasn't speeding through this one like I usually do. Two other people were added to the mix. A judge (Delma), ...more
Trel Robinson
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

This was a good read. I felt the characters were believable although the ending was a bit anti-climatic.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This fourth installment of the Nappily series was kind of slow for me. It seemed to drag and took me waaaaaaaay longer to read. Things picked up during the last 25% of the book. I did a lot of audible gasping, to the point my co-workers were asking me what was wrong! Lol...The book was redeemed at the end and I look forward to book five. 🙂

One more thing, I was a bit confused about Delma and Hudson’s relationship.
Ryan Gerig
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this for a reading challenge at work.

This was surprising. I had no expectations before starting it, mostly because I just grabbed it off the shelf because it looked well-read.

As an overall plot, this book is about the custody battle between a woman and her ex-boyfriend. Nappily Faithful was full of flawed characters, all of the main characters have some trauma or situation in their life that they either couldn't control or they handled badly. Thomas makes you feel for almost every charac
Lakecia Allison
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Courtney Wilkerson
Dec 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this one better than the second one. Once again as I got closer and closer to the end she threw in the crazy twists in the plot and made it so I couldn't put the book down! I really found myself disliking Trevelle though, I would try to like her because she's the Christian character and supposed to be "saved", but she's too busy pointing fingers to notice all the wrong she's doing. A good read. ...more
Jessica Parker

This book was great LOVED IT I started with this one not knowing about the others before it. I am defiantly going to started from the beginning. This one had me on edge yelling like it was looking at tv and I finished in 3 days. I plan to read them all.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable reading. I found myself laughing at times but could definitely relate to some of the circumstances. Although some of the antics were stupid, I had to sit back and think about it, sometimes people do dumb thinks out of pure desperation.
Darcia Scates
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Trisha Thomas is an excellent writer. Her plot holds your attention! She gives a good reminder of how unsafe teen and pre-teen girls are in this world. I am glad Trisha wrote this. This is my first book of hers that I read, and I plan on reading more!!!!
Mar 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Read the whole series. Thought it would become a movie.
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With everything that transpired in LA, Venus and Jake decided to move to Atlanta. Venus and Jake are emotionally spent from the clothing company debacle, loss of a baby, and Jake's murder case. Just when they thought they were ready to start over, Airic Fisher, Venus's ex-fiance, demands visitation rights of their three-year-old daughter. He drops the news about his marriage to a world-renown televangelist, Trevelle Doval too. Judge Delma Hawkins presides over their custody case, but her past co ...more
Fadama Halie
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-bookshelf
Again this was really fun to read. There was so much drama. This time a little to much drama. Venus is such a neurotic person and Jake is a misogynistic ass. Although there are some trigger warnings (this book covers suicide, rape, miscarriages, and physical abuse), for me personally it was done in a light manner (as light aw those topics can get). I will continue with the series in the hopes Venus starts thinking logically.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Straight up, Venus is annoying. She creates havoc that is sooooo avoidable and because of that, she is hard to like. But, this book had drama, an interesting antagonist (Trevelle Doval) and had me anxious to find out how things would unfold until the end.
On to book #5.
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
The pacing was very slow, and it took me awhile to get into it. Eventually, I did start to appreciate some of the plot points and twists, but it was in the last 2/3 of the book. All in all, wasn't bad, just not that good. ...more
Julia Hunter
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
Best of the series so far. Loved the suspense!
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read
Stephanie R Howard
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining. Intriguing. 

this series just keeps getting better and better. Because the next two books aren't available on audiobook, I've got to make time to actually read them.
Karen Rowe
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Venus and Jake

Venus is stubborn. She has still not learned to be patient. Jake has a lot on his mind.

The story picks up where Jake and Venus have recently moved to Atlanta after the sale of Jake's sportswear company.

Airic comes back and has the nerve to say he would like to get to know his daughter, Mya, who is now 3 years old. He is being manipulated by the famous tele-evangelist, Trevall Dovall who has a bagful of skeletons in her closet and two other people know her secret.

Very entertaining.
The "Nappily" books are a good, page-turning read from front to back.

I found myself so engrossed in Venus Johnston's crazy over-the-top antics and drama that some pages gave me heart palpitations. Seriously.

Part of that may have been due to how some of the situations Venus found herself in eerily reflected my own life experience. lol

These books gave me several sessions of "can't put it down yet", allowing me to finish them in record time.

Now I'm off to find "Nappily in Bloom", fingers crossed. :
Jun 26, 2008 rated it liked it
This was the best of the three in this series, but still not my favorite book. I've come to like the characters, but they are still kind of cartoony and not at all realistic. It was fun and quick.

This book could have been very funny and delivered a really great message about love, forgiveness and faith, but it dropped the ball on all kinds of levels..

oh well.
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. Writing was a little soap opera-ish at times, with the sex-scenes seeming like a cheap throw-in for thrill seekers, but there were enough intriguing twists and great inside dialogue to keep me reading, laughing and writing notes on the page! Lol! I'd love to read the entire series in a book club. And the back cover note about the movie, when that happens, I'm seeing it! ...more
May 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
It's a fantastic book! Well written! Great story! Everything from the characters from the begining to the end was a page turner. She was also fabulous guest to have on the show. Check out the interview with Trisha R Thomas at ...more
Aug 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
The third in the "Nappily" series, this book calms you down from all the excitement of Nappily Married ...only to rev up the heat on the possibility of what's next at the end. Just when you think you have the main character Venus figured out she pulls the rug out from underneath you. ...more
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book made me sad.... the judge reminded me of Mablean Ephriam from Divorce Court. There were many unresolved issues in this one.. I really just felt bad for Jake and Venus. They have fallen so far. Maybe they will rebound.
Crystal Dickerson
Book number 4

Just as great as the first three. It's amazing how invested you become as a reader with the characters. It's makes you think how much can one couple go through and still come out on top.
Kymberli Tucker
May 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The book has a lot of drama in its plot. Overall the book keeps the reader enticed.
Oct 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Overall this was a good book but I feel Trevelle's experiences as a young girl were to detailed and were repeated several times. Some of those details could have been left out in my opinion. ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book ?
Debra Odom
Jan 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. I like the way Officer Kellogg was sutlely mentioned in this book. It was a big surprise when I found out that he was Keisha's father. There were hints throughout the book. ...more
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Trisha R. Thomas is the author of the highly acclaimed Nappily Series, best known for her debut novel Nappily Ever After (Random House).
She’s a guest analyst on CNN speaking on self-esteem and beauty issues.

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Nappily (9 books)
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  • Would I Lie to You? (Nappily, #2)
  • Nappily Married (Nappily, #3)
  • Nappily in Bloom (Nappily, #5)
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