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Torn Between Two Lovers (Big Girls)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,913 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
'Torn Between Two Lovers' is a provocative page-turner starring a plus-sized diva torn between the men in her life.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Dafina Books
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Tracy Darity
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Sometimes we know we should leave well enough alone, but like a train wreck about to happen, we just can’t look away. In my review of Carl Weber’s Big Girl’s Do Cry, I wrote the following:

"What really would have set this book over the top for me, and I was actually waiting for it to happen, was for Leon to be revealed as Big Poppa. Now that would have been a mess. The third installment, “Torn Between Two Lovers” will deal with Lorraine, her husband, and her new love Michael. Not sure that Mr. W
Carmen Blalock
Sep 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The sequel to Big Girls Do Cry is the hottest thing of the year!!!!! Torn Between Two Lovers has the same characters returning and bringing their drama back with them. Loraine, her husband Leon and her ex-lover Micheal, Jerome and Big Poppa and stalker Peter, and their friend Egypt has you rocking in your seat for the entire book! Make sure that you have enough time on your hands bcause this can easily be read in less than 24 hours! Too hot, too exciting!!!!!!
Mahoghani 23
Jerome, Jerome, Jerome!

When you find a good friend, you should never do something that will permanently destroy your friendship. Jerome & Lorraine fell out in the previous book, "Big Girls Do Cry (BGDC)" and she fired him and discontinued their friendship. Now Jerome gets the opportunity to rekindle their friendship but blows it again in the most devastating way! That friendship is dead.

If you have a stalker, take care of your business and let your friends and family know because the stalke
Vacirca Vaughn
Oct 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
Why do I keep doing this to myself? This novel was definitely a guilty pleasure...except without much pleasure. This third installment of the BIG GIRLS DO CRY Series was a disappointment. Although the ending was meant to be a shocker,I could see it coming from a billion miles away. And though it was predictable, it somehow managed to be farfetched at the same time. Figure that one out. I don't want to be rude, because Mr. Weber is a successful published author but the ending doesn't just throw y ...more
After realizing in Big Girls Do Cry that her best friend Jerome secretly and single handedly plotted and executed the destruction of her marriage, Lorraine is heartbroken that she was duped into starting a new romance and kicking hubby Leon to the curb. Luckily their divorce is not finalized before Jerome's scheming was brought to the light and never mind the fact that she has already given her heart to an old childhood pal, pretty boy Michael, Lorraine immediately decides to give her marriage a ...more
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Damn, damn, damn....Weber knows how to write some drama. Loraine, Jerome, Peter, Michael, and Leon are in some tangled webs and there is no telling who is going to get caught up. I never saw the ending coming (well it crossed my mind but I didn't want to go there). I thought the first part was good (Big Girls Do Cry) this one was ten times better. You don't have to read the first one to get the background story as he quickly recaps early on but it defintely will connect all the crazy dots. Now I ...more
May 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
WTF?!!! A coworker recommended this and went on and on about how shocking and suspenseful it was. Is it just me or were there no other choices of who Big Papa could be?! I'm starting to wonder if my taste is changing as I get older because things that might have appealed to me 20 yrs ago ain't cutting it now. And the ending?! OMG! Whatever, this wasn't a hit for me. I guess I missed what all the rage was about. I'm hearing the same thing with The Man in 3B and I'm leery about getting it now.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow, finding out who was BIG PAPA!!! This was a shocker!!
Danielle G
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
I didn't get a chance to read the first two but I'm kind of glad I didn't. Although I love Weber, this book just didn't do it for me. I felt like the ending was rushed and thrown together and for Loraine to end up with Michael ??? Like... I don't know.

It took Loraine to find out that her husband was cheating on her for more than half of their marriage to decide to be with Michael.. If I was him I wouldn't want it; if your not first then your last but I guess once your in love, logics becomes le
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
When I figured out who Big Poppa was I literally screamed!!!!! Then I back tracked this book and Big Girls Do Cry to see how I could have missed any clues!!!!!! I really enjoyed this story, it was short and drama filled!! I just don't like when Weber uses phrases like "it's nothing you can do" instead of "there's nothing I can do". That just gets on my last nerve! I live in the south and the people here talk like that. I'm not sure if Weber's way isn't grammatically correct but it just sounds st ...more
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
In this book, the perspectives are from Leon, Michael, Jerome, and Lorraine. From the title and the previous book, I thought that Lorraine was the one that was going to be torn between two lovers. This title applies to all of them in some way. Leon is continuing therapy and learning more disturbing this about his past; Jerome is still being stalked by Peter; and Lorraine still loves Michael even though she and Leon are trying to make their marraige work. It was a page turner. It's shorter than B ...more
Ayesha  Moore
Oct 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Carl Weber is one of my favorite authors. All of the books I have read have brought jaw dropping drama. The characters were brought back from where the book left of in Big Girls Do Cry. Once again it with any of Carl Weber's book was a page turning non-stop drama from beginning to end. I am more than looking forward to the release of Choir Director to see what more drama Weber brings in James,TK and Monique
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Talk about drama and scandal! This book had me on edge wanting to know what was going to happen next. That reporter dude was so far gone off his rocker, I thought for sure he'd go down another way for what he'd done but I guess he went down the "street" way instead. Oh how love will make you do some hurtful, crazy and stupid things... Very good read, I definitely would recommend this book to others!
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is part of a series. It is hot, steamy, complex and exciting. A sister has a man and another one takes him away, more like steals. There is parental drama, sister drama and friendship drama. No doubt this book is all about drama! Naturally, with Carl Weber writing this book you should know you're definitely going to your monies worth and then some.
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read for me and I did not expect the ending at all. The author did a great job of giving the reader just enough without giving too much. The main character did not evoke any sympathy from me.
Kimberly Strickland
Sep 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Very engaging and had a twist. I liked it a lot. I wish it was longer.
Sep 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was AWESOME!!!!!
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know who Big Papa until the end. It shocked me out my mind. Scandalous just scandalous. Carl Weber is genius, no doubt about that.
Tasha Milteer
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. It's the 2nd cook that I've read from Carl Weber and didn't disappoint! Relatable characters and excellent twists.
Erica L
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read, beginning, middle and end!
Deedee Henson
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
It was pretty good. It had a lot of unexpected twists and turns. Quick read though...
Elise Randall
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I never saw this ending coming. Carl is doing his thing with his books. I usually would have figured things out but not this time
Title: Torn Between Two Lovers
Author: Carl Weber
Publisher: Kensington Books
Series: Big Girls
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Torn Between Two Lovers" by Carl Weber ...

"One of Richmond, Virginia’s, hottest, most successful women, plus-sized diva Loraine Farrow finally wants to settle down with her husband, Leon, and focus on her marriage. Trouble is, her ex-lover, Michael, isn’t about to let her go so easily.

But things aren’t so simple with Leon either. Painful issues from his childhood
Norman LaVelle
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Another great book by Carl Weber. This book leaves off where the last, "Big Girls Do Cry," left off. So now Loraine is torn between Michael and her husband. She wants to let Michael go but something in her aches for his touch. Jerome is Jerome, what can I say. The book is filled with sex, drama, lies and more drama. With an ending that I don't think that anyone was expecting. If you are a Carl Weber fan you will not be disappointed. It's not necessary that you read the two books prior to unders ...more
Jessica Terry
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
I always think the mark of a good book is when it has me willing to sneak it into the bathroom at work underneath my shirt just so I don't have to stop reading it, and it's a bonus when there are twists and turns in there that I didn't expect. That's what happened in 'Torn Between Two Lovers'; just when I thought I knew what was happening, it proved me wrong. I went through stages where I disliked each and every one of the main characters. Another sign of a good book.
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VaLinda Miller
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It started out a little slow for me and I must admin, I did not read the other two before it, Something on the Side and Big Girls Do Cry, but after reading this and laughing my head off and staying up all night just to find out who Big Poppa was and the antics of Jerome, I went out and brought all of his books and his latest. I was happy to meet him at Books A Milliion in Charleston, SC and he signed my book as well as took a picture with me. It was like hearing Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy at th ...more
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
I read this book for a book club. It's the second book by this author that we've read, and only slightly better than the first "The Man in 3B".

I'm a little surprised that theses books are available in the public library, as they read like "Letters to Penthouse"! Well past a "smutty" or "R" rating, for sure.

The sex hook ups in the story were so many and so complicated, that I drew a chart with arrows connecting partners, with M for married and A for affair. "Hand me another piece of paper", one j
Is it possible to love two people at the same time?

This was a good book. The surprises and twists had me on edge. Great title for this book. The title definitely makes so much sense after reading the entire book. Lorain was a married woman who loved her husband and her lover. Lorain was no longer friends with Jerome after he tried to destroy their marriage. Jerome's part in this book was eventful, shocking, yet so unimaginable. I recommend this book to fans of Carl Weber and anyone who likes to
Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
I must say I enjoyed this book, I too was very angry with Loraine, but at the end I was more angry with Leon and
Jerome. This book had a lot of twist and turns. Totally caught off guard. The whole time I was feeling sorry for Leon when I should have been feeling sorry for Loraine. Both best friend and husband betrayed her. Can't say that Jerome got what he deserved because I don't think what all happened to him was right, and definitively what happen to Ron. Peter surely got what he deserved at
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Carl Weber is a New York Times and #1 Essence® bestselling novelist.

In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of the Year. He is the owner of the Urban Knowledge chain of book stores and a past recipient of Blackboard's Bookseller of the Year award.

Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in
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