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The Practice Wife

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  43 reviews
A Practice Wife is defined as; a woman who a man dates right before he settles down with someone else, and Misha London has had three exes, who within months of breaking up with her, got married. Misha, the only daughter of religious parents, cleaned up Carson Rivers for two years, improving him from head to toe, forgiving his bad sides and focusing on his good sides. And ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by 4D Publishing
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Teresa Howell
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is my first time reading this author’s work. I must say I was hooked after chapter 3. I could identify with some of the Birmingham streets due to living there for 2 years. It had some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. I will definitely start reading more of this authors work! Great Job!
Pat Smith
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was thought provoking. The characters were well developed and relatable. It appears the author did a lot of research, as the process of IVF was informative. There were so many issues dealt with, but they all came together cohesively. I loved the chapters and the titles. The counseling with Misha's pastor was enlightening. That the author used 9/11 to memorialize another tragic event, and even brought in the President and current issues was creative and added more realism to the
Eupholia Hayward
This book was EVERYTHING

I laugh, cry and was overwhelmed with joy. This speak so much to the current dating scene every professional single woman needs to read this
Chelle Ramsey
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flaws & Imperfections

This was an excellent story about finding love in spite of a person's flaws and imperfections. Ms. Monteilh did an excellent job of digging into the desires and dreams of the individuals, while allowing them to grow through their flaws.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. It takes you through all the emotions having you laugh, cry, saying Amen to the Pastor's sermon, and singing along with the music that the characters listen too. Misha London is tired of being the practice wife so she decides to do something about it. The story takes you through her personal experiences with the men her family and friends. I am never disappointed when I pick up a book from Marissa Monteilh. I started reading her books in 2009. I was given an advanced copy in exc ...more
Michelle Wright
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book spoke to me on so many different levels. It filled me with so many different emotions from happy to sad to utterly heartbroken. It is a wonderful story of being a practice wife for men who turn around and marry someone else. A man will truly only be with one he feels he can't live without no matter how you felt in relationship. This story also shows that God is truly in control an works things in his timetable and all you think you don't have God will bless you with them substantially. ...more
Cassandra Baker-Durham
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an unusual story that I found to be both hilarious and moving at the same time. Poor Misha London, her boyfriends breaks with her over the phone because his wedding is the next day..say what now? In walks Dr. Devonta Hill. who has more sketchiness that one can shake a stick at. Can Misha look past his crazy baby momma, and weird kids t find her happy every after? You'll have to read it and find out. This book makes me want to read more by this author. ...more
Angela Lackey
Great book

This book had a great story line. It opens your mind up to how many relationships we all have went through to prepare us for the right one. It also shows the pain families go through when losing a love one when things are unfinished. The storyline also showed the hatred there is in the world for all cultures and races. I loved the book. An amazing story with some what of a cliffhanger.
Althea Clay
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I just finished this book. It was amazing how much I could relate to some of what Misha went. through. Im taking inventory on myself. All I can say is thank you Ms. Marissa for such an enlightening book and for shedding light for many women that have been the "Practice Wife," but won't admit it. This is a must read, a definite page turner.
Yolanda Gore
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading The Practice Wife. The characters are all relatable. You will have all kinds of emotions. The story is deep, spiritual, emotionally driven and so much more. Get the book, you won't be disappointed.

**I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.**
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-2017-bwabc
The Practice Wife is a good read.
This book will take you through lots of different emotions.
The title of the book fits the storyline perfectly.
I look forward to reading more by this author.

Elma Shell
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I enjoyed the read completely believable characters and story lines. I will read something else by this author looking forward to the read
Ayesha Shoulders
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It warmed my heart to read Dr. Devonta Hill and Misha London’s love story. Devonta was a true man in my opinion. No matter how much Misha turned him down after the start of their short-lived romance, he didn’t stop pursuing her. His pursuit was pure genuine and wasn’t just until he was able to win the chase. Devonta loved Misha, so much that he was even willing to undo a procedure he had done years before in order to give her what she wanted…a child. This book will take you on a whirlwind of emo ...more
Tameaka Looney
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!!!!!

This book was so good! Loved the fact that it wasn't the typical drug dealer abused girlfriend book. Not that there's anything wrong with that but this was definitely a welcome change. It was so relatable and I'm right down the road from Birmingham so it was cool that I knew some of the places mentioned in the book. I loved that Devonta was successful and he was portrayed like a real character. He already had kids which most people do these days and Misha was definitely on a rol
Smile 2 Day
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book! From the beginning to the end. Misha got on my nerves with her indecisive self and treating that good man like that! And when I tell you I cried like a baby reading about Chanman and Giovanni! The ending definitely left room for a sequel. I hope Misha gets her trifling self together and her man forgives her and puts a baby in her!
Page Turner
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read from this author and I was impressed. I wasn't sure what to expect from this read because I didn't actually read the book description first, I just went off of the name. It was so much more than I expected it to be and I loved the character ...more
Neka Bellamy
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this book it was really good I want to check out other books by this author I felt some of the pain when the death hit the family
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Deep, interesting, well written, thought provoking and a bit sad. Loved this read. . PRACTICE MAKES BETTER. Not perfect but perfect for your perfect mate.
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read this Author's work before and I enjoyed it ! I bonded with Misha right away, I liked her and I rooted for her . When Devonta bumped into her I knew he was the one , at least I hoped he would be , because the author introduced him in a way , that let you know he was special , but like Misha I had my reservations . I cried a couple of times while reading this book because there is some real sadness in this story , but I laughed too , because it was equally funny . The author took ...more
jamia bell
Overall a good read

Was hard to get into at first and difficult to follow. After I got into the characters it was easier to finish. I enjoyed it because I can relate to it. I only gave three stars because it was predictable at times.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was up late reading....I haven't done that in years...

Another Grown Folks Relationship Drama...but with such relatable situations and characters... I was invested from the first Chapter.
Dee Cherry
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This was my first read by this author. The storyline remained interesting & held my attention throughout. Misha's trials & tribulations with her relationships were well written. Situations presented were realistic & characters had good dialog. This is a great story I recommend all to read ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pwoc-bom
Frogs First

The fairy tale says you must kiss the frogs and witches before you get to your Prince or Princess. This was very true in the case of Misha London and Dovonta Hill. A superb read with highs and lows, very realistic touching on all emotions. A must read.
Angela S
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was absolutely one of the best reads of this year and my first by this beautiful author. It reminded me of a relationship I had about 7 years ago and I now have a name for it. Thank God I was his practice because I did meet and marry a fine, fun and God loving man!
J.L. Sapphire
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Long before I read this book, I had been referring to myself as a practice wife. Like Misha, it seems that men used me, treated me like crap, took me through all the drama, then got with another woman and did right by her, so the title alone drew me in. The story was entertaining with a sad tragic scene I didn't see coming, but it felt so real with what's happening around us everyday. I was glad Misha didn't let her doubts get in the way of her happiness, but I also understood, as I've
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Practice makes perfect

I have scene and heard this scenario played out in movies and life before. Just the concept of putting in time with someone thinking this was it only to see the relationship end and that person move onto the next and get married at that! I enjoyed reading Misha’s journey, mostly through her reflecting back instead of going through the “practice“ with her. Devonta stole my heart from jump, regardless of his baggage lol. It was a refreshing read that had romance, drama, famil
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Practice Makes Perfect!!

Misha has been a relationship with Carson for two years and she feels he is the one she will marry and start a family with until she gets a call from Carson saying it is over. To make matters worse she learns that he is getting married tomorrow.

This was a powerful book to me it touched on so many issues that women go through in life, I guess you can say at some point we all are practice for each other. This book made me cry, laugh and want to throw it. The storyline was g
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this book. Misha London did not have a good record when it came to boyfriends. Carson and Misha dated for 2 years, and Misha thought that they would marry. Carson called Misha and broke up with her over the phone, and got married the next day. Misha is upset because she wants to be a wife and a mother. Misha decides to have a baby; since she froze her eggs years ago. Misha met Devonta Hill and the rest is history. We must remember things don’t come when we want them to; it’s all about
BW Diva
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a good read Misha found her for forever mate her husband after being considered a practice wife in so many relationships. Devontae was the ideal husband he was just too good to be true to Misha. There was several emotional moments in this book but if you are looking for a good fast read pick this book up.
Kim Melikian
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is the second book I've read by this author. It's a good book with a good background. The main character (Misha) is starting to questioning all of her past relationships because every time she broke up with a man, the next day or month, he is marrying another woman. So the term practice wife is what she thinks she is. Will Misha find love or become a practice wife? ...more
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Originally self-published in 2000, Marissa Monteilh (Mon-tay) is a bestselling author who signed with Harper Collins in 2001, and has since written over twenty mainstream novels and novellas, which include titles under two pen names. Marissa conducts monthly conference calls with aspiring self-published authors as a way of giving back. A former model, FOX TV news reporter, and commercial actress, ...more

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