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Do You Take This Woman?

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  341 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
RM Johnson, the "Essence" bestselling author of "Dating Games" and "The Million Dollar Divorce," once again creates a riveting and enthralling new novel that explores the testing of a bond between two childhood friends when they both fall in love with the same woman.Pete and Wayne grew up side by side. After Pete's mother abandoned him, Wayne's family took him in and treat ...more
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2006)
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Linda Boyd
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Seriously!!!!! This book was so out of control! Wayne and Pete are friends/brothers who both claim to have fallen in love with this woman Carla. The 3 of them totally made a mess out of their lives. Pete saw her first - but Wayne got her - then had an affair before they could get married - Pete told her about the affair - then he got with her and they got married - then she starts to see Wayne behind Petes back.......who lives like that!!!! I'm glad this was not the first book I have read by RM ...more
Shaquay Coaxum
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 10, 2012 rated it liked it
it started out pretty slow. spent too much time on the whole getting back at Pete for cheating on her with another woman. At first I thought Pete was real weak but it became clear that he is just crazy and it stems from competing with Wayne since he was little. Although he thought of him like a brother he felt inadequate when compared to him. He felt Wayne had everything he wish he had. All parties was wrong in this story. There was alot of throwing the blame around but it really started with Wa ...more
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
In this story we have Pete and Wayne who have been friends since childhood, they grew up together and call each other brothers. They end up both falling in love with the same woman, Carla. Pete saw her first, but Wayne is the one who ended up engaged to her.

However, Wayne cheats on Carla with another woman, and Pete runs to tell Carla. She then falls in love with Pete and they end up married. But that doesn't mean that Carla and Wayne are finished with each other.

This book started off very slow
Dec 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
This was my second time listening to this book. I don't remember how I felt when I heard it the first time around but... I feel like it was a good book but so the characters were so messy. Was Carla the only woman left or did she have magical powers?? I just couldn't imagine being in that kind of situation with my sister or someone that was close enough to be a sister. And definitely couldn't imagine the relationship between us remaining the same or even pretending all is well. So much betrayal, ...more
Shavonna Futrell
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Amira Smith
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! I was anticipating a heart wrenching ending but that was definitely not what I had in mind. Three friends love, lie and cheat. No one thinking ahead or wondering what consequence their choices will have. This scenario was something that could have happened to someone I know and that's what pulled me in. RM Johnson does it for me every time. He always writes stories that pull at my heart strings, that make normal people choose outlandish options, and titters on the brink of human insanity. ...more
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
WOW! My mouth literally fell open a number of times with the shocking twists and boldness of the characters. I did not expect the ending to be what it was, but I must say it was fitting for the characters left standing. I read the Million Dollar Trilogy a while back, and it was great. I didn't expect any less with this book about such a seemingly impenetrable bond as brotherhood. I guess it just takes the right woman..or I guess the wrong one in this case.
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is a juicy trashy well told tale of lies and deception and what happens when people need to communicate and know what they want before and after they get married. I enjoyed it as an escape, but the deception in the characters was so wrong that at times I was just like...really?...but it is fiction.
Mar 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Erica
I read the reviews and some say the book was good while others said it was bad and slow. I thought the book was actually pretty good. One part became kind of unbelievable, but it still fit in with the plot. I'll probably read this book more than once.
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I loved it up until it just became too crazy! It was all believable it just wasn’t how I would tolerate the situation to happen in my life. I say it’s a good read because it keeps you turning the pages until the end & Carla is a jerk face!
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book had so many dynamics that it was just ridiculously good. I had a hard time putting it down at times. I am very shocked at the simple story line and the drama that went into this. Well done. A great yet short read full of ambiguity and drama.
Tysie Davis
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I hwve read in a long time. It was a serious page turner I truly couldnt put the book down. Of you like suspense, sex, and passion this is a great book to find all three...
H. Adrian
Apr 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Insane. Tragic. All for the love of one woman. #toomanyfishinthesea! Carla needs her butt whooped!!!!
Oct 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome and leaves you wanting more.
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: african-american
This was a great story of how dangerous competition can be.
Nov 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Everyone in this book was selfish and paid the price for it in the end! Pretty good read.
May 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I like this book, alot of drama.
Jun 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Oh i loved this book, it was sad that bestfriends ended up fighting for the same woman, if I'm not mistaken one got hurt really bad.
Chineka Williams
Feb 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book keeps you guessing with every page. You are never sure who will end up with you and you want to keep reading more up until the last page.
Jun 12, 2007 rated it it was ok
Oh my, I didn't care for this one at all.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Was a pretty good read. R.M. Johnson has a way of keeping you turning the pages.
Mary Salazar
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book had so much drama about Infidelity, marriage and friendship. I wanted to punch the girl!
Wendy Kerr
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was an awesome book with a great twist at the end that I never seen coming!!!
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RM Johnson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he served five years in the United States Army. After which he received his Bachelors degree in science, from the University of Louisiana. He worked as an x-ray technologist, and radiation therapist for a number of years while continuously working on his writing, and earned a Masters degree in creative writing from Chicago Sta ...more
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