DJ Gatsby Book Club: Books Of The Month For December 2013

1. Scandalous by Victoria Christopher Murray

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Before she was a minister’s wife, she was Jasmine Cox, the most prized dancer at Foxtails. Newly engaged to her high school sweetheart, Kenny Larson, Jasmine knows it’s time to leave her secret life behind and settle down. But on the night of her bachelorette party, she meets Roman and their lust-at-first-sight tells Jasmine this man is nothing but bad news. Built like a god yet sinful as dark chocolate, Roman ignites a passion in Jasmine that has long since fizzled out between her and Kenny. When a mindblowing one night stand with Roman turns into another…then another…Jasmine must face the fact that she’s full on addicted to a man who isn’t her husband–and this secret can only lead to trouble.

A prequel to the Jasmine series, written with Victoria Christopher Murray’s trademark twists and electrifying voice, SCANDALOUS is a thrilling peek into Jasmine’s world before she becomes the woman we all love to hate.

Victoria Christopher Murray is the Essence bestselling author of THE DEAL, THE DANCE, AND THE DEVIL; LADY JASMINE; SINS OF THE MOTHER; TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE; DESTINY’S DIVAS; and other novels. Visit her at http://www.victoriachristophermurray.com.

2. Married To His Lies by Mz. Robinson

51eZEFqw03L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Shontay Holloway is as faithful as they come when it comes to her husband, Kenny. For eight years she’s been his support system physically and financially. She’s managed to overlook the fact that he’s a woman chaser and even turned the other cheek when he got another woman pregnant. Shontay would rather work it out with Kenny than start fresh with someone new. She’s not satisfied but she is content. Is there really a difference? Shontay doesn’t think so, but that soon changes when she meets Savoy Breedwell.

Savoy is charming, successful, and has sex appeal oozing from every inch of his body. Shontay is intrigued and captivated by Savoy. Shontay finds herself torn between her vows and the man she’s falling for. When tragedy strikes, Shontay learns that the love she thought her husband had for her is nothing more than a cover up for his true intentions. She becomes a woman on a mission. When she’s finished, “Till death do us part” may have a whole new meaning.

3. Church Gurlz III by H.H. Fowler

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Jasmine Benton-Fowler, former love interest of both Lakatos brothers, is back in town for a joyous event. However, something tragic happens, which forces Jasmine to stay in town longer than she is welcomed.  Her stubbornness to leave, makes room for the devil to move in.

In Church Gurlz 3 (The Aftermath), the message of forgiveness and hope rings loud and clear. If your father had killed your mother, or if your mother, for thirty years had lied to you about who your real father is, would you be willing to forgive and forget? A test of true character is unraveled in a surprising twist.

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4. The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond

They have nothing in common. So why can’t they stay away from each other?

Construction foreman Tomas Molina has no desire to settle down. He enjoys the single life too much, with all the choices of women available to him. But when ad executive Talia Jackson becomes single again, they start an affair that has him questioning his beliefs about relationships. And the next thing he knows, he’s the one demanding exclusivity.

Talia Jackson has always done what’s right. Gone to the right schools, worn the right clothes, and married the right man. Seeking a boost when her marriage ends in divorce, she finds comfort in the arms of Tomas Molina, a man who makes her feel alive in a way she never has before. Then an unexpected result of their affair forces her to make a tough decision—stay in the world she’s known all her life, or make a future with the man she’s grown to love.

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