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The Great Pretender Paperback – July 22, 2010
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About the Author
A celebrated alumnus of Keiser University, Millenia lives in Florida where she was born and raised. She's currently hard at work on BLUE SATIN SASHES, book two of the highly acclaimed Favorite Things Trilogy!
Currently unmarried, she's never dated anyone living a double life...
Visit her on the Web: milleniablack.com
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Top Customer Reviews
After six years, the stress of trying to keep both lives separate is eating away at Reginald, so he decides it's time to choose which life he wants to live. After making his decision, he comes to realize that exposing his secret does not bring the peaceful resolution he was expecting. Instead, it opens up a chasm of lies and deceit so deep that it's anybody's guess who, if anyone, will escape unscathed.
Like an F5 tornado, THE GREAT PRETENDER sweeps you deep into its vortex, drawing you into this enthralling tale of secrets, secrets and even more secrets. With a surprise ending that is so intense, you will be left slack-jawed and wondering why you didn't see it coming.
Look out literary world! Millenia Black, a very prolific mystery writer, has hit the scene as a force to be reckoned with. THE GREAT PRETENDER is a wonderful debut novel and I highly recommend this to readers everywhere.
Reviewed by Renee Williams
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
The book is exciting, dramatic, mysterious and clever. The characters are interesting. Completing this book will leave you feeling the need to write the author and DEMAND a follow up of some sort!
I would also LOVE to see a movie! I would be so eager and happy to see how well the actors would portray these very complex characters and make them come to life! I could see it being a movie to watch over and over again, it would probably be just as addicting as Millenia Black's spicy book! If you read ANY book, THIS is the one to read! --.
This begins the split of Reginald's life.
He orchestrates it so traveling to and fro is intertwined with his work for Hart-Roman and as the intringing prologue conveys, for six years, "All was well in Miami." and "All was well in Orlando."
THE GREAT PRETENDER was a fascinating read. The transitions from one scene to the next was quick and fluid and caused me to fly threw the story. Though I am very tempted to give away the ending of this tumultuous plot, I won't. I can only say that the author did such an exciting job of having the ramifications creep up on me that my mouth literally fell open and then I said, "Well, it figures." because it made perfect sense. Why didn't I see it coming? Needless to say, it was an ending I shant soon forget.
Once I reached the end of this story, I do have but one serious complaint of THE GREAT PRETENDER: I have not seen or heard anything about a sequel.
This is a wonderful story about a guy who tries to have it all, two families, two lives, and the people he deceives. The story will keep you on the edge of your seat through to the end. There are lessons to be learned, but enjoy yourself on the ride! You'll love this book!
The plot of Reginald's lie was equally as engaging and I couldn't have guessed it would end up the way it did with the mistress. All in all, this is a very interesting read. I could not put the book down until I finished.
Reginald, a business man, had the privilege to work in two cities. He resides in Miami with his wife and two daughters and has a secret life in Orlando with a mistress with a beautiful six year old little girl. Reginald later on had confessed about his secret life.
According to statistics, 50-70% of men cheat on their wives. 2/3 of those wives (approx. 26 million women) have no idea their husbands are having an affair despite the presence of numerous tell-tale signs. As widespread as infidelity is, most of it goes undetected until it's too late. "The Great Pretender" gave me specific details and signs to look for in a relationship. Tracy, the wife, had secrets of her own.
The story also reflects the double standard in our society as it relates to men cheating vs. women cheating in relationships. For women, it is more of an unforgiving act. The story was very well put together and it kept me interested. The characters make some sad choices and are true to life. This book is recommended very highly to all readers who enjoy an interesting, well thoughtout story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Blah. Blah. blah. I read it but embarrassed I did. Took me 6 months to read and kept thinking I can't believe I am reading such crapPublished 4 months ago by Sherry A Sweeney
This book was so intense it had me jumping out of my seat. The writing is amazing and kept me engaged from beginning to end. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Candice
Great book. My first book by Ms Black, but will not the last. This was great drama involving two families and one man. Reggie has been married to Tracy for 20+ years. Read morePublished 6 months ago by buddysgirl1
Curiosity kept me reading this book, even though it felt like something out of a Jerry Springer episode. I think the author developed the plot well though. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Celeste Allerton
It was a good book but only towards the end. Slow in the beginning.Published 14 months ago by Andrea T.
When I first read this book back in 1998 or 1999 I feel in love with it and had to own it againPublished 16 months ago by Rochelle White