“Reginald Brooks job requires him to travel from Miami to Orlando. On one of those trips he meets Renee Jameson, who he has an affair with. What was supposed to be his warm blanket away from home produces a daughter Denise. Two weeks out of every month for eight years Reggie lived with Renee and their daughter Denise playing house. Renee is in love with Reggie and thinks they are the perfect family. Reggie never lets on that he has another family.
The two weeks he spends away from Renee is spent with his other family. Reggie has been married for some twenty odd years to Tracy and has two daughters Olivia twenty one and Valerie who is seventeen. Since he spends so little time with this family he doesn't realize that his family is falling apart. Olivia practically hates her father and won't even give him the time of day. Valerie is busy watching her mother; she suspects her mother is having an affair and vows to find out with who.
Franklyn has been Reggie's best friend since they were seventeen. Frankly is one of a few people who know about Reggie's double life. Franklyn uses this to his own advantage and proves that he is not the friend he should be.
This is a superb story by Millenia Black! The emotional turmoil that surrounds the characters in this book is explosive!
It's a shame, but this story of deceit is all too real, and happens more than we know but we only hear about them when they turn into a tragedy.
A great read!!
ARC Book Club Inc.
Star Rating *****5.0
Locksie wrote this review Friday, October 12, 2007.