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It's true LOVE makes you act crazy,
This review is from: His First Wife (Paperback)
Kerry Jackson was living a picture perfect life. Her mother poured in everything high society had to offer and sent Kerry to Spelman. It was college where she meet Jamison Taylor (a Morehouse student) he had a different upbringing but he was perfect. Both had plans to attend medical school but when things didn't work out for Kerry their plans changed. The ultimate romantic, Jamison went all out on his proposal for marriage. Kerry accepted against her mothers protest. Their marriage, lawn care business, and lavish lifestyle altered their dreams causing a rift in their relationship. Like they say "love can make you do crazy things".
Flash forward ten years, Kerry is pregnant and discovers her seemingly dedicated husband is cheating. In a late night intervention, Kerry drives to the other woman's house to get her man. The actions of that night get out of control and Kerry is arrested. The details that come to light will free Kerry from the strongholds that have held her back all these years. During these difficult days Kerry re-evaluates her life and recognizes her purpose.
Octavia continues to write stories about strong, educated women. In her sophomore project, the characters are endearing and well-developed. The emails and IM offer a humorous view of the how easy it is for something innocent to turn into betrayal. Octavia also incorporates the power of a mother's love and how it can easily be tainted. There are times when the flashbacks cause confusion in the storyline but they don't distract much from the reading. His First Wife is a romance readers dream.
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