- Series: Urban Soul
- Mass Market Paperback: 319 pages
- Publisher: Urban Books (June 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599830027
- ISBN-13: 978-1599830025
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,215,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secret Lovers (Urban Soul) (Urban Soul Presents) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
"In Irresistible Flames, Kelly and Byron are both successful attorneys and engaged. Kelly loves Byron immensely and feels that he loves her just as deeply. However, Byron becomes very obsessive and this causes Kelly to question their relationship. An unexpected man comes into her life as a result of an accident. Byron's hidden secret is revealed, which totally shakes Kelly."
"In Second Chance, Caprianna and Marquise are happily married. So it seems, until Caprianna begins to notice sudden changes in Marquise. Caprianna is determined to resolve the issues in her marriage and also struggling to hold on to her business that appears to be going under. Caprianna becomes a victim in a shooting that nearly kills her. Her husband abandons her, but a wonderful man enters her life, with the hope of bringing a second chance of love and happiness to her life."
"Detoured is centered on family secrets that eventually come to light. Through out Yolanda and Frank's marriage he has been abusive. Their daughters Sonnet and Margaret have dealt with this knowledge and have kept it a secret. Health and self-esteem issues develop among the siblings. Eventually Yolanda gets the strength to leave Frank and returns to her hometown where she comes in contact with the love of her life, which just happens to be Sonnet's biological father. Sonnet and Yolanda have both harbored secret loves that are powerful and leads them back to the one they love."
"The commonality of these intriguing reads is that love can come into or reenter your life when you least expect it."
The second story in Secret Lovers is titled Second Chances. It is authored by Maxine Thompson, a talented writer who has penned other notables such as The Ebony Tree. Second Chances begins with Marquise, a police officer, and his wife, Caprianna laying in bed one morning. From the outset it is clear that the couple is having marital challenges, but that neither has yet mounted the courage to raise the challenges with the other.Read more ›
Each of the stories were different yet they shared two common emotions: love and sensitivity. Beginning with Irresistible Flames by Particia Phillips, I was immediately pulled into the book with the story of Kelly and Byron. After an unexpected accident, Kelly begins to have second thoughts about her engagement to Bryon and honestly, she should. This story shows us that "the perfect couple" is usually not perfect at all.
In Second Chances, by Maxine Thompson, I was so touched that I almost cried at the end. I had to take a break before reading the last story to get my emotions in check. Caprianna and her husband, Marquise, were already on shaky ground when they were faced with a tragedy. This storyline, told from first person, was a good mixture of romance and spirituality blended together to make for a smooth read. Not only did this one put you in the center of the action, but it pulled you into the eye of the tornadoe that Capri was struggling to survive with all that she had. Maxine pulled out all the stops for this story.
And the last novella, Detoured, by Michelle McGriff, was right on target. It was a sweet tale of teenage love and mature love, showing how they are different and yet similiar. All I can say is, this was an enjoyable, memorable, and wonderful read with realistic characters for all ages. If you don't know the secret to this best selling book, then pick it up now and start reading today. You won't be disappointed because I'm looking forward to reading more stories from each of these talented authors.
Barbara Joe-Williams, author of "Dancing with Temptation"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a romance reader and I like my happily ever after. This differed greatly because of the sheer amount of twists and turns to the story. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by T. Brame
I am a big fan of Patricia Anne Phillips so when I checked to see if she had any new ones coming out, I came across this book. Read morePublished on April 14, 2009 by R. A Rippy
How many people truly are with the person they were meant to be with? How many of us are actually bold enough to tell the person we are having warm and fuzzy feelings for that we... Read morePublished on March 12, 2008 by Jennifer Coissiere "The Tough Critic"
These are the types of stories that no matter who you are you will find yourself in them some where. They will fill your heart with some pain and sorrow but mostly hope and joy. Read morePublished on February 4, 2008 by L. Charles
"Second Chance," by Maxine Thompson is a beautiful love story about Capriana finding romance after overcoming her brutal attempted murder, spousal betrayal, and financial ruin. Read morePublished on August 23, 2006 by Barbara Williams
I'm sorry but I wasn't caught up in "Irresistible Flames" by Patricia Anne Phillips
"Second Chances," indeed. Read more
I picked up, Secret Lovers, the other day and flipped to, Second Chances, by wordsmith Maxine Thompson. I was certainly in for a literary treat! Read morePublished on July 28, 2006 by Delores Thornton
I am sure Dr. Maxine Thompson has been told numerous times that she is truly gifted with the capability of going deeply in the soul of her characters as she did with... Read morePublished on July 20, 2006 by Evelyn
The writing styles of the three authors in this book were very different.
Patricia Ann Phillips style was interesting. I have no idea there would be such a twist. Read more