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Been So Long [Kindle Edition]

Adrienne Thompson , Alyndria Mooney
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Listed at #17 on's 20 Bestselling eBooks of 2012!!

A woman, her married lover, an ex-boyfriend, and the ties that bind them together....

Mona-Lisa Dandridge left her past life behind her years ago and never looked back. But when unforeseen circumstances throw her into the path of a former lover, she is forced to not only face her past, but to relive it. An unlikely love triangle ensues leaving her questioning the decisions she once thought were sound. Will Mona-Lisa make a change or stay the course with her lover? *this is not your ordinary inspirational novel*


I could see the coach leaning over, placing red, white, and blue basketballs on a rack. He was tall, maybe 6'2”, and very muscular. He exhibited pure power. He must've logged in several hours a week at the gym. He wore black track pants and a tight black t-shirt. His arms were so huge, it looked like they were going to burst out of their sleeves. From that angle, I had a perfect view of his perfect butt. Now, I loved me some Wasif, but this man was fine!

We were only a few feet away from him when Morgan said, “Coach, this is our mom.”

The coach turned around and faced me with a bright smile. A handsome face to match that body. Mm mm mm.

He extended his hand. “Mrs. Dandridge?” he said, but as soon as the words left his mouth, his smile disappeared. His eyes changed. Do I know this man?

Editorial Reviews


"Adrienne Thompson's 'Been So Long' was a fabulous read. Once I picked the book up, I could not put it down." - OOSA Book Club

About the Author

Adrienne Thompson is a divorced mother of three who resides in Arkansas. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She prides herself in her relationship with God and considers herself a perpetual Bible student. She is an avid reader and writer. She is a music lover who enjoys studying pop culture.

Product Details

  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983756929
  • Publisher: Pink Cashmere Publishing LLC (January 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007271WHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful January 28, 2012
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I cannot believe how wonderful this book is. When I started reading, I didn't want to put it down. I finished in just a few hours. I hated to read the last page, because this is a book I could read for a long time. I cannot wait for your next book. Thanks Adrienne!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SMH......yessss....BEEN SO LONG!!!!! August 22, 2012
By Monique
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BEEN SO LONG.....This book was soo good!!! I could not put it down and could not wait until my next break at work to read some more! Let me just say that Mona-Lisa, is a good, caring,sensitve, single mother! She thinks that she has all she wants and needs in life. Until something or someone from past throws a monkey wrench in and HONEYYYYY.....Mentally slaps the SUGAHONEYICETEA...outta her! Does Mona-Lisa find out that her life was built merely on lust? I mean life and death does lie in the tongue! She also learns that Prayer can and will change things and God will restore! The twist at the end of the book was great, it left me saying....really...Thompson, you gonna do me like Plz, pick up this book and put your reviews on here to help others out!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! February 2, 2012
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When I ordered the book I couldnt wait to read it! I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! I READ IT NONSTOP! This book is so good that you can't even predict what will happen at the end! That's one of the reasons why I love this book! THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK OVERALL, READ IT, TRUST ME YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story February 19, 2012
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Even though I am single and of a certain age, I found this story quite compelling. From the first chapter I was with Mona-Lisa. She was wrong about a few things but she was always a good mother. Been So Long was a wonderful story to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book!! September 8, 2012
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This was such an good book! This wasn't your typical "Home Wrecking Mistress" storyline. This storyline was soo much more than that and had much more depth to it than that. This is a story about Mona- Lisa who fell in love at first sight with Wasif back in college even though she was already in a relationship with Corey. But, due to Corey's discipline and focus on school even though they were in a relationship her feelings for him never went beyond "friend". So fast forward 14 - 15 years later and we now find Mona-Lisa with teenage twin boys from Wasif. Whom is married to someone else but really truly does love Mo more than his wife, and lives a double life with two separate families. Mona-Lisa is happy with her life the way things are...... until someone comes into her life and show her that she is actually living the same life on the lines as her mother did. And forces her to relive memories she has taken years to supress & to see her life for what is really is leaving the question of "Is This The Life She Really Wants To Live?" Hope this review aids you in your decision to by the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good discussion book for women..What would you do? October 16, 2012
By C. Boyd
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Despite editing errors this was a good story about a young Black woman with a history of childhood neglect and poverty who escapes her memories by settling for the good life with a man she meets and becomes pregnant by while in college. She falls for this exotic man who is rich, kind and ultimately marries another woman while keeping her on the side. The story begins 15 years later when now with two boys, a home, luxuries and the role of mistress she realizes that she has settled for far less than she could have had. When an old friend reenters her life she realizes how much she has sacrificed just to live a comfortable life. The revelations are heartbreaking and you find yourself saddened by the choices she continues to make and the impact of those choices on others. I would categorize this as light Christian fiction. It is a good discussion book for women.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read! July 14, 2012
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I'd downloaded this book weeks ago, but didn't get around to reading it until this morning... and I read it all the way through. It was absolutely fantastic! Well written, well paced, great characters, great conflict (especially with the school bullying), real emotions (a little bit too much crying - but it was understandable). I just really, really enjoyed this title. Excellent work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Great April 22, 2012
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Been so Long was simply Great!! I give it a 6 and I know the scale is one out of five. You won't regret buying it. I read the book in two days and found that it was a easy read. Ms. Thompson also visited my bookclub Divas Leaving no Pages unturned on yesterday for a Live Discussion of the book and we all agree that this book was a Great read for everyone. We also enjoyed the characters in the book. I can't wait to read future books by Ms. Thompson!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting and easy reading.
Great book. I wanted some good books for summer reading, and came across Adrienne Thompson's series. I'm on my second book, and can't put it down.
Published 16 days ago by Lynne
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much of an easy read
This book lacked depth and was heavily cliched. More development and technique was needed. Something along the level of what a high schooler would read (minus the sex of course).
Published 2 months ago by Four-Eyed Artsy Chick
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!!!!
This is my first time reading this author. I appreciated the love and her addressing issues that so many of us are dealing with or dealt with over the years. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jojo
5.0 out of 5 stars Folks, She's done it again!!!!
Adrienne has such a way with words! I love her ability to really make her characters come to life. Corey and Wasif literally had me in tears with their verbal matches and there was... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!!!
Great read. I couldn't put this book down. After I read first book I didn't/couldn't stop until I read all six books in this series. Loved every moment!!!
Published 2 months ago by D. Rivers
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, clean and easy reading
I enjoyed the beginning of the book. I found the ending very unrealistic. People just don't behave that way. Absolutely no drama. I was disappointed , I expected more.
Published 3 months ago by jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent and thrilling book. Kept you intensed and eager to keep reading.
Published 7 months ago by Michelle N. Hammond-Dudley
4.0 out of 5 stars It's been awhile...
This was a good read. It's been awhile since I've read a book in about three hours. Kudos to the author.
Published 7 months ago by Melody Larrieux
5.0 out of 5 stars Been so long
I loved this book,it had me wanting more I have told all my friends and family I need this in my book club!
Published 7 months ago by shameka
4.0 out of 5 stars Changing lanes
A good opener, but I seen the ending by the middle the story line. Thanks for the enjoy of story telling.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and thrice a mother and divorced by twenty-four, Adrienne Thompson is no stranger to adversity. Not your typical teenage mother, she went on to complete her college degree and to earn her nursing license. She attributes God's faithfulness as the catalyst for her success in life. Now, having raised two children as a divorced mother, with a third fast-approaching adulthood, she is sharing a long hidden talent and passion with the world. Using the lessons that life has so expertly taught her as a guideline (betrayal, abusive relationships, self-esteem issues, witnessing the deteriorating effects of drug abuse), she has created stories that will both entertain and inspire the reader.

Adrienne currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter. Formerly an RN, she now writes and publishes her stories full time. She is also a motivational speaker.

Order of Been So Long Series:

Been So Long
Little Sister
Been So Long 2
Been So Long III

Order of Bluesday Series:

Lovely Blues
Blues In The Key Of B
Locked out of Heaven

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