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He wants a future with the mistress

Etienne is settled with the money Dr. Gabrielle gave her but she wants a better life for her and her boys.  Dr. Gabrielle calling Thandy has got her a little unfocused but she is thinking about why he even called and why know he is acting like he care more about her than ever.  Back at work, Thandy is tough as a boss and even tougher as a black woman in charge.  At a team meeting she challenges her employees to do better and make company numbers.  One of her employees, she suspects is misusing company funds and for awhile had the suspect investigated.  To her discovery, she was right he stole $3million instead of suing him; she gave him another chance and made him pay it all back.  He did.  She has minority and younger clients in mind to replace him.   Dr. Gabrielle has been making a real life for himself.  Being a surgeon had given him some perks including membership at a prestigious golf club that many years ago didn’t accept blacks not even his own father whom was a surgeon as well.  Back at the golf club, Dr. Gabrielle is playing cards and drinking with several other black doctors, the governor and his favorite bartender.  Dr. Gabrielle has a private evening with all of the men.  One of his surgeon friends is having problems with his pregnant girlfriend who left him and Dr. Gabrielle is missing Thandy bad and trying to figure out how to show her he really loves her.  For the first time in the book, Dr. Gabrielle lost a patient.  He performed his normal incredible surgery but after he thought it was OK the man’s brain continued to bleed and he died.  The patient was very much loved by his family and his wife really loved him.  He had a tumor in the brain.  Dr. Gabrielle makes a big decision in his life.  He decides to head to Chicago and win the love of Thandy despite the heavy snow stormed that locked everyone in their home.  He shows up on her doorstep reciting Shakespeare.  He invites him in after feeling sorry for him.  He tells her he is sorry that the divorce is going through and he wants a life with her and he asks her why she leaves.  Thandy wants him to know it has nothing to do with him but that she was happy with having her own and being a mother to her child and providing the best for them.  She knew that allowing him back in her life would make things worse.  After a pot of coffee and lots of talking she finally sees a new Dr. Gabrielle in her eyes.  They fall asleep.  Montana was stuck at a friend’s house because of the snow storm and when she gets home she sees Dr. Gabrielle appear, her mother is sleep.  Dr. Gabrielle talks to her and gets to know her but she already figured who he was, the man several years ago that drove them to North Carolina, the man who impregnated her mother and the man who her mother ran away from.  Dr. Gabrielle tells Montana that he loves her mother and wants to be in both their lives. 

This was the first holiday that Jack was going to spend with Thandy and Montana.  He stayed in Chicago during Christmas and New Years.  During this time, Thandy tells Jack of her past.  Yvetta calls Thandy home and was surprised to learn Jack was there.  Jack for the first time told her he loved her and didn’t want to let her go.  Thandy’s grandfather died in the hospital.  The man who called her his January girl was dead and Thandy and Jack headed back to Atlanta for the funeral.  Yvetta is getting to know Jack and Montana and dealing with the issue of not knowing who her real father is.  Thandy and her mother decide to let Montana see some pictures of Monty, her father and consider letting her see him in jail.  Yvetta thinks this is a good idea and she is starting to be a better mother and grandmother.   So now that Thandy and Dr. Gabrielle are together she decided to commute back and forth from Chicago to Atlanta until she decided what to do about her career and future.  Dr. Gabrielle is moving along with the divorce with Etienne and at the courts the divorce was final.  Etienne didn’t ask for more and no words were said.  After it was all said and done and Dr. Gabrielle was no longer married to Etienne, he walked out the courtroom and hugged Thandy to say it was over.  Etienne witnessed the hug and a part of her wanted to go up to them but a side of her understood the love they shared and walked away.  Dr. Gabrielle moves Thandy into his home in Atlanta just in time for his sons to visit and meet her for the first time.  Thandy feels comfortable in the home and thinks that they boys need to be comfortable as well.  The boys seem to love Thandy and ask her can they call her mom.  She by no means wants to replace their mother.  Montana brings up the fact to see her real father in jail; Thandy and Dr. Gabrielle tell her they will work on it.  Although there is a maid at the house, Thandy still wants to make dinner herself.   Dr. Gabrielle surprises Thandy with a sexy dress, the dress is for a ball that he is taking her too.  She is rather shocked maybe because she has never really been in public with Dr. Gabrielle.  Angel is back on the hunting game and heads to a conference nearby to pick up more men.  She games and lies don’t work, in fact someone recognized her and she headed home in disappointment.  Angel is so upset that Dr. Gabrielle left her.  She thought they could have a future together.  Her friend Stephanie was the real woman who was pregnant and her boyfriend is Doggie who works with Dr. Gabrielle.  Stephanie finally tells her that she knew all about Dr. Gabrielle and Thandy’s relationship but wanted Angel to move on and try to meet someone that is available to her.  Stephanie sees a bottle of pills and water and assumes Angel is trying to kill herself but she throws them away.  Stephanie mentions that she and Doggie will be attending the same ball Dr. Gabrielle and Thandy will be attending.  Should she have done that?

Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you think.  Next blog post on Friday at 10am.


1.       Why do you think Dr. Gabrielle loved Thandy more than his own wife?

2.       How do you feel about the relationship Dr. Gabrielle is trying to have with Montana?



Everything done in the dark comes out in the light, someday

In Chapter 27, Thandy is enjoying Chicago and even purchased herself a BMW but the pain of what she left behind in Atlanta still bothers her.  Not the relationship she had with Jack but what she had with her ex husband Monty.  He gave her a lavish lifestyle as well, but it was all with drug money, something she never knew about and didn’t think to question.  She remembers the days after the drug bust and jail when she and her baby were out on the street and on welfare.  Her family would not help. No one cared but her neighbor, a single mother as well. She knew there was more in life so she enrolled in college.  Going to school was hard but with loans and grants she finished school and then put herself through law school while working for a firm nearby.  Over the years, Thandy’s career progressed, becoming a high paid employee at a larger firm; that is when she met Dr. Gabrielle.  He was so nice in the beginning and never denied he was married so how did she fall for him?  Overtime, Dr. Gabrielle never came through on those promises but Thandy didn’t make him get a divorce either.  He knows that if he gave her material things she would stay, and she did.  Her daughter never knew of the relationship she had with Dr. Gabrielle, he was just a friend to her.  As she continues to think about the rough times and Monty refusing Thandy visits saying he didn’t want his wife and daughter to see him in jail, she collapses on the floor.  Her daughter Montana rushes her to the hospital and it is discovered that Thandy was pregnant and miscarried.  It was Jack’s baby of course.


The other woman was a mixed breed name Angel.  Dr. Gabrielle met her in a club where she worked, the sex was good but she was just a booty-call, Angel wanted more.  The day Dr. Gabrielle spent he night was the day she thought she had him but she didn’t.  He didn’t plan to spend the night but he didn’t seem concerned his wife already left him.  Angel wanted to be with him so bad and he reminded her that their situation was not forever.  Once Dr. Gabrielle got to work, he spoke with his lawyer and he found out that Etienne would not sign the divorce papers she wanted 15 million dollars that is not what he offered.   She knew about everything and Dr. Gabrielle was surprised.  His lawyer told him to go ahead and sign the papers and give her 15 million but he had to think about it and think about the life he had with Thandy, the condo he bought for her and money he had stashed away.  He wanted Thandy back.  Dr. Gabrielle had ignored Angels several messages so she showed up at his office claiming she was pregnant and he was not having that.  He told her to get “rid” of it and to take a pregnancy test by a good doctor friend, she agrees.  After all that drama at his office with Angel Dr. Gabrielle had a lot to think about and after having a conversation with a young doctor who was engaged Dr. Gabrielle told him not to get married and shared some of the things he was going through.  He thought about all the women he had.  The test comes back positive, and Dr. Gabrielle is now caught up.  Sloane Faulkner, a local Georgian won a local election.  A man that the whole town believed could make a difference.  He was also a friend of Dr. Gabrielle and Thandy; they both contributed a lot of money to his campaign.  Sloane Faulkner had once been her professor and now a good friend.  He called to say he won the election.  He knew she left Dr. Gabrielle but didn’t know about the miscarriage and she told him but she knew it was for the best that losing the baby was a blessing.

Yvetta and Grace, two old crazy ladies are also neighbors.  They had not really spoken to each other ever since Grace told Yvetta she needs to visit Thandy in Chicago and work on being a better mother. Grace is trying to convince Yvetta that Mr. Fields was sweet on her instead of getting him to tend to her yard and trees she had Mr. Trip do it, he is a crazy person too and not too reliable.  When Mr. Trip hurt himself and a tree fell on him Mr. Fields had to run over ASAP.  Dr. Gabrielle learns from his good doctor friend that Angel is not pregnant from a picture he showed her. For some reason he thought she was lying.  She sent a friend that resembled her who was pregnant.  He was so upset but knew this could be the great time to catch her in a lie and dump her.  He calls her up and invited her to dinner later in the evening and Angel says yes.  Angel is so happy thinking she going to get her man back, she buys a expensive dress, gets her nails done and spends about $300, money she don’t have.  Dr. Gabrielle takes her to an expensive restaurant and he tells her over dinner that he can’t be with her that it’s over and he tells her that he knows she is not really pregnant.  Angel is upset and yells over the phone.  They argue and take the disagreement outside.  She spits in his face bits him on the hand and he knocks her out in the face.  He drops her off at her house and tells her leave him alone.  After that drama yet again he has a drink and thinks about Thandy and how much he wants to be with her, he called her and they talked he wanted to visit her but she says no and never tells him about the baby.  As he sits in his home office the police show up and he calls his lawyer.  Angel called the police on him and arrests him and he has to come clean to his lawyer about who Angel was.  Both Angel and Dr. Gabrielle show up in court and drop the charges.


The next day, at the lawyer’s office Etienne learns that Dr. Gabrielle settles on the 15 million and Etienne is surprised and happy but realized she had no life without him.  Not even her own account.  The accounts insisted that she open an account and some trust funds and referred a good person that could help, that person ended up being Thandy she already knew about her.  She wanted to be upset but she was more upset with herself that she left a 10-year affair continue without saying anything or divorcing Dr. Gabrielle.  Etienne leaves the office having a lot to think about but at least she has 15 million.  She goes to Gail’s house to pick up her sons.  They haven’t seen much on her in the past few weeks but she has been so upset with the divorce.  The boys are aware of the situation and she informs them that they are getting a new house and daddy will no longer leave with them but they can see him whenever they wanted to.  Now she has to be strong for her boys and Gail turns to her to say it gets better.  Now, Etienne is hoping it does and thinks about having a drink. 


I am stopping at Chapter 42.  I have no idea why this book is taking me so long to read, it’s good but very detailed. LOL.  Please answer the questions by leaving a comment.  Next posting on Friday @ 10am.


  1. How did Thandy not know she was pregnant?
  2. Why do you think Thandy’s mother finally is considering visiting her daughter in Chicago?



February book of the month “The January Girl”

The February book of the month is The January Girl.  This book seems really interesting from the description online  and I do plan to buy it at lunch.  I wonder how the main character managed to have an affair with a married man for 10 years?  Also, I looked at the price of the book and its in my price range.  I was torn between this book and the newly released book, “Act Like A Lady:  Think Like A Man,” authored by Steve Harvey.  I figured readers and myself didn’t feel like reading about the ends and outs of a man whom we will never understand.  So, I will stick with the Fiction, once again. 

So grab your copy of The January Girl, the title seems interesting.  Read below!!!!


After a 10-year affair with a married man, Thandy moves on when she discovers from his bitter wife that he’s taken up with yet another woman. Fate intervenes and sets into motion a series of events leading to a shocking climax that forever changes everything.

Men couldn’t help but be drawn to her exquisite beauty and incomparable grace. But Thandy knew Dr. Jackson Gabrielle was different the minute they met. And indeed, Jack knew that this enchanting creature was meant for him, despite the fact that he was already married. Thandy and Jack’s decade-long affair might have been continued indefinitely, the hard-working attorney and the high-profile surgeon scraping together moments for each other out of their crazed schedules, if Thandy hadn’t learned from Jack’s bitter wife that he had taken up with yet another woman. Thandy moves on, leaving Jack in Atlanta for a big job in Chicago. Jack, used to getting everything he has ever wanted with ease, is forced to figure out what it takes to hold on to something he loves. And Thandy, having fought her whole life for everything she has achieved, realizes the true measure of her strength. But fate intervenes and sets into motion a series of events leading to a shocking climax that forever changes everything.

The author Goldie Taylor also wrote the book In My Father’s House.



Sexy Old Friend Piss in the Bed: Here Comes another Bad Boy

It’s been months since Danielle last saw Ron and now she spots him in the club.  She wants him back but it’s not a good idea.  Remember, she is still dealing with her daughter’s issues finding that her daughter lied, her daughter is pregnant and now living with the grandmother.  Renee has been going to clubs a lot lately seems like she is looking for a new man to get over finding her husband John in the bed with another man. 

Danielle is hitting the clubs hard too and she meets Chance.  The finest brother in all of ever-ever land.  She acts like this man is a prince in a fairy tale story.  Chance ends up working with Danielle at the hospital and she is turned on but the simple fact that he even has a job because we all know Ron didn’t’. 

By now I’m at Chapter 11 and Renee is just a freak but on to Danielle she thinks sleeping with Ron is going to get him back.  For some reason the love making was unusual.  She describes it as being rough, and too much.  When giving him a blow job he pushes her head down deeper.  What is going on here?  Oh no he didn’t, Ron leave right after fucking Danielle, she is confused.

Renee runs into an old high school buddy name Landon, she takes him home to sleep with him and guess what ya’ll the grown ass man pissed in her bed while he was sleeping. Yes I said it this grown ass man pissed in her bed.  He had the nerve to look surprised and run out the house.

Danielle’s new man Calvin is so sweet.  He is a real man, cooking for her, caring for her and really trying to take the next step but Danielle had her mind on getting back with Ron. 

Here comes Kayla and Nadine.  The other two ladies of the friendship circle.  Kayla is getting married but are the ladies really happy for her or jealous?  I can’t tell. 

Danielle is now dealing with three men by Chapter 15.  Ron the loser, Calvin her boo, and Chance the sexy guy working at the hospital.  She likes the thrill and excitement. I figure these women are in their 40’s; they need to get it together.  They all have kids and sleeping with everybody in sight. 

Danielle and Chance goes on a first date and that bad boy image creeps up and turns her on. She is describing how good the sex is and how much she wants it.  I can’t believe she had sex with him on the first night and Calvin is at home not having a clue.  I’ll stop at Chapter 18. 

Should Renee ask Landon to replace her pissy mattresses? 

Why does Danielle fall for the bad boys?

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OMG!!! Renee husband is Gay and Danielle falls for the loser

OK, for those who picked up the book Careful of the Company You Keep on Monday, this book is wild.  Renee, sounds like a smart and beautiful woman and then she has to come home to some mess.  Her husband in the bed with another man.  She goes off, as most women would do.  She pulls out the camera phone to get the proof.  She starts throwing stuff, breaking stuff and cursing.  She is angry and she should be, but where I felt bad for her was that she was shocked. Why would she be?  Her and her husband were swingers.  In fact, the man her husband was sleeping with is the man she was swinging with too.  She questions her husband and ask him if he is gay.  He had the nerve to say no.  That situation looked pretty darn gay to me.  Do you think she had it coming?  I don’t know.   I just can’t get with that.  OK, so on to Danielle, her homegirl.  She sounds like she has a good head on her shoulders, but she seems bored with her life.  She is in this new relationship with Calvin but missing her old boo Ron the one who please her in every way but was a LOSER.  How many of us have dated that type of guy?  I know I have.  The one you “think” will do better but he is still a LOSER.  The one who makes you feeeellllllll gooooddd. LOL!.  I second that, but he is still a LOSER.  Let’s continue this evening.  Tonight, I might curl on the couch and not the bed because this is getting good.  I might have something for ya’ll Friday morning @ 10am.

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Do you think she had it coming?

How many of us have dated that type of guy?

Careful of the Company You Keep

Here is goes!  A few days ago I stopped in Barnes and Nobles Bookstore.  Can’t remember the aisle I was in, but the cover caught my attention.   Two black women sitting at a table on the cover of the book.  So, I picked the book up and the first page was a shock.  Someone was caught with their pants down? WHAT?!  I knew this had to be a juicy one.  I think we have a winner here folks.  Follow my blog as I unfold all the drama that takes place in the book.  Go grab you a copy and join in on Wednesday at 10am to see what’s going on in the first few chapters.  Leave a comment if you like.

Back of the book

After finding her husband in a compromising position, romance author Renee Moore goes back to her hometown, hoping to start over. But once again, she finds herself looking for love in all the wrong places. To make matters worse, just as she decides a healthy relationship may not be her destiny, her ex delivers shocking news that could change her life forever.  Practical nurse Danielle Brooks’ professional life is picture perfect, but her personal life is a mess. Her daughter is about to give birth to a baby believed to have been fathered by Danielle’s ex. In an attempt to mend her shattered heart, Danielle has been dating Calvin Cambridge, a truly nice guy. But when Calvin proposes, Danielle wants to be sure she is ready to commit. She enlists Renee to test his fidelity, but when the seduction goes too far, all their relationships may be in jeopardy.  Meanwhile, their best friend is getting married, and she is counting on Renee and Danielle to help her plan the wedding-whether they are speaking to each other or not. But with Renee now being threatened by a mystery woman, and Danielle facing her most serious crisis yet, they can not help wondering if it is all going to get worse before it gets better.  As things come to a head in each woman’s life, there is a whole lot of praying going on-and Renee and Danielle soon realize they are blessed in spite of it all-with faith, second chances-and each other.

About The Author

Angie Daniels is a African American author who grew up on the South side of Chicago but later relocated to Columbia, Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Resource Management. Daniels lives in Missouri.