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Childhood friends desperate for love square off over untrustworthy men in Poole's frantic if not totally satisfying latest (after A Rich Man's Baby). Nikki Edwards has had enough of lying men, especially after learning that her biological father, Raymond Hawks, has died without acknowledging her existence. She decides she's finished with Married Man Malcolm Walker who's strung her along for three years. Approaching 30, Nikki and her friends Reshaun and Tia face a crossroads. Reshaun decides to marry a Liberian after a whirlwind courtship, while Tia, a police officer, becomes pregnant with a thug's baby. An accident with a drunken Nikki at the wheel of her mom Lolo's car with Tia as a passenger disrupts their friendship when Tia sues Lolo's insurance company. Meeting single hottie Dre Hill seems like a dream come true for Nikki and wedding bells start to ring, but troubles suddenly escalate as sticky revelations about Dre's past cause major conflicts. Poole's rueful page-turner is diverting, and Nikki's emotional narration keeps it real, suggesting trust is always a work-in-progress. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; Original edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758222475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758222473
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,313,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Romich VINE VOICE on September 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAN by Daaimah S. Poole centers around the life of Nicole, an operations manager at Choice Springs Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a job she struggles not to quit daily. After being scammed out of her hard-earned money, she is forced to move back home, with her mother and step-father. Something she really did not want to do! Her mother is an overbearing shopaholic, that is addicted to buying everything off of QVC or HSN.

Nicole is in love with a married man, who keeps stringing her along with the hopes that he will soon leave his wife to be with her. After years of his broken promises, she slowly begins to realize that is not going to happen.
When Nicole's best friend, Tia, crosses the line in their friendship, Nicole decides to severe all ties with her. Will she be able to forgive and forget? When Dre, a sexy business man enters the picture, he proves to be a much needed distraction for Nicole. Will he be what she has been praying for? Or...will he prove to be like the men in her past relationships?

SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAN by Daaimah S. Poole is a story of friendship, betrayal, love and lies. Although it was a quick read, it lacked the action and drama that I would have expected a story such as this to have. However, the story was adequate and I am sure that fans of Ms. Poole will find this book to be enjoyable.

Reviewed by Leona
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on October 17, 2009
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SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAN by Daaimah S. Poole is a story of love, friendship, infidelity, and plenty of life issues. Meet Nicole, an operations manager at Choice Springs Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She spends her days lagging around the hotel, doing nothing much, until changes are made that will ultimately affect her. Nicole is in love with a married man. Just like so many others, she has fallen into the trap where the love of her life promises to marry her, after he leaves his wife. Will he do it? Will Malcolm make all Nicole's dreams come true?

In addition to being in love with somebody else's man, Nicole finds herself at odds with her best friend Tia. They argue and fight, which may end their life-long friendship. When Tia is acting like the friend she claims to be, she is usually talking about her relationship with hood rat Lamar. Tia is a police officer, but somehow she doesn't have the street sense needed to make good decisions in her personal life, thus there is a possibility her job will suffer.

Nicole must deal with her mother's antics and a new man, Dre who has entered her life. She is also contemplating a change in her employment. All is not well in her life because every time she turns around, there is nothing but drama. To top it off, she wants to meet the dad she has never known.

SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAN started off slow. It took awhile to get into the storyline. Poole wrote a story with all of the ingredients necessary for a great book, yet, even with the constant drama, the storyline dragged. Although this story was an okay read, I am sure Ms. Poole's fans will enjoy it.

Reviewed by RM Jackson
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OOSA Online Book Club on November 15, 2009
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Nicole Edwards has had her fair share of ups and downs in life. She has a decent job but may be on the verge of losing it. She bought her first home but was scammed by contractors. She got a man but he has a wife. Adding further to her downs, she and her best friend, Tia, have fallen out and want nothing to do with the other. When things don't look like they can get any worse, Nicole meets Dre. He's everything she's wanted in a man. Finally on an upward spiral with all things going right for her, Tia reenters the picture with some upsetting info about Dre. Who should Nicole believe - her friend of the past or her man of the future?

With a provocative title and cover, "Somebody Else's Man" does little to develop any interest on its own. The story was very slow to begin with. It picked up some momentum but often dragged at times. While the book itself had a solid plot/premise, its execution lacked what makes novels memorable. The characters were just okay. The drama was just okay. The climax was just okay. Not good, not bad, "Somebody Else's Man" was just okay.

Question. Did the person who wrote the synopsis actually READ the book? Character's name was Tia not Kia. Would have just written it off as an error except for another discrepancy. "Kia takes her new boyfriend's advice..." A six-year relationship constitutes a new boyfriend?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nealinda Stewart on November 12, 2009
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Somebody Else's Man was a funny yet drama filled read! Meet Nicole who is madly in love with a MARRIED man and continues to believe his lie that he is leaving his wife. While by day , she works as a manager at a hotel, she yearns for the true love of a male companion. Nicole never had the fatherly love of her own father but had a stepfather to fulfill that void. Her mom had a different personality and had problems showing Nicole her love. Then there is Tia and Reshaun, her BFF's/childhood friends. Reshaun meets a guy, falls in love and marries while Tia gets pregnant by a dead beat baby daddy.

Then Nicole finally meets the man of her dreams and she then finds out TIA is not the friend she thought she was.

Daaimah has penned a tale of friendship, deceit, jealousy. As we know, sometimes people don't have your best interest at heart and instead of being your friend.....they are really a FRIENEMY......Kudos Daaimah!

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