From Publishers Weekly
Thomas's nicely-turned sequel to Nappily Ever After opens with Venus Johnston at a beauty salon, throwing around hundred dollar bills and requesting that her natural hair be straightened immediately. It's Venus's desperate reaction to catching her rich, handsome husband, ex-rapper and successful businessman Jake, in flagrante with his assistant. But Venus blames herself, and soon tells the other salon patrons the backstory. Despite a full life with Jake and daughter Mya (whom Jake accepts as his despite unclear paternity) Venus takes a public relations job at a troubled community hospital, which eats up her time and puts her in daily contact with ex-lover Dr. Clint Fairchild. What follows are enough misunderstandings for a daytime soap, and Thomas keeps the action flowing with short chapters, well-orchestrated subplots, steamy sex and root-forable characters.
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Venus Johnston is back, this time as wife to rapper turned entrepreneur Jake Parson and mother to Mya. Fed up with the stay-at-home mom routine, she is considering her next move when she crosses paths with Clint Fairchild, the one who got away. Clint is now a pediatrician at Jackson Memorial, the local hospital that serves the underprivileged. His invitationand challengeto Venus to help the failing hospital in its public relations efforts revives Venus' spirit of ambition, not to mention her continued attraction to her ex. But Clint's wife, Kandi Treboe, who spirited him away from her, also works at the hospital and is competing for the same job. On the home front, her husband isn't thrilled about the idea of her working so closely with Clint. To top it off, a saboteur is apparently behind the declining fortunes and image of the hospital. Fans will enjoy this latest installment of Venus' adventures and the pressures that send her back to the salon to ponder the state of her hair. Bush, Vanessa