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Take Her Man

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  10 reviews
New York City "It Girl" Troy Smith thought she'd have her ring by spring. But there's been a change in plans. . . Troy is a beautiful, successful black woman who's convinced her delicious boyfriend, Dr. Julian James, is the man of her dreams--until he says he wants a break. Brokenhearted, confused, and stuck in bed listening to Mary J. Blige, Troy knows there's only one th ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Dafina
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May 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I had my reservations about this book. Take Her Man is a plan concocted by the 3T's (three women who became best friends in college) to help Troy steal her doctor boyfriend back from the hospital intern that stole him from her. The book was funny and it kept me interested. I was annoyed in the beginnning because of how childish this plan was; however, the characters matured by the end of the book. While I had issues with the Take Her Man plan, the way Grace Octavia pulled it together was good. T ...more
Jul 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
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After reading the "rave" reviews from others about this book...I picked this up and I have had it for quite some time because after reading Ms. Octavia's book His First Wife, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this one and needless to say that I DID NOT like this book at all. I found the whole "TAKE HER MAN" Plan stupid and frankly quite childish.... The fact that Troy who described herself as a "Fine, Black, Intelligent Woman" played herself in such a desperate way. The fact that Julian dumped h ...more
Jenna Marie
To keep this review short and sweet, since the other reviews tell you the basics of the storyline anyhow, I'll just quickly share my opinion. 1. I enjoyed the writing style of Grace Octavia in this book. I felt as though the dialouge used in the story was written as though it could have been an actual conversation or script. It had a raw and real feeling. 2. The plan was ridiculous. Honestly. 3. Troy was portrayed all wrong. The author wanted Troy to be intellectual but instead made her desperat ...more
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book is sort of..well..boring, and I was very disappointed as the last book I read by Grace Octavia was amazing. The narrator lives a very privileged life and comes across as a bit of a spoiled brat. She goes off on tangents that constantly left me thinking "Um, who cares?" And the little self help excerpts are pretty redundant. On a good note, it has an alright message.
Jun 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Upon first glance this may seem like a book about a petty, needy girl who's man breaks it off with her. As you keep reading it has so much more intertwined in it. It has lots of laughs and ultimately a good message. I really liked this book.
Desire'e Greene
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not the best but it still have a good ending.
Dionna Johnson
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book was a struggle which is surprising because the author's last 2 books were great. I don't know exactly what went wrong here but it wasn't as easy as the other 2 had been.
Jun 25, 2015 added it
Not a good story, language was different for me. I did finish book because overall it was a nice story, nothing outstanding.
Nov 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
Main character seemed to silly. Stopped after 1st chapter.
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Grace Octavia is a native of Westbury, New York. Her writing has appeared in Sisterfriends by Michele Agins and Julia Chance and Rolling Out magazine, where she was Editor-in-Chief. She is currently working on her Ph.D. at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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