Shades of Jade: A Novel (Strivers Row)
by Gloria Mallette
Publication Date: Jun 19, 2001
List Price: $13.95
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Parent Company: Villard
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Terrance. Louis. Wayne. Eric. Marissa had been warned: One of these days you’re gonna mess with the wrong woman’s husband. But she doesn’t care. Aside from an occasional bout of guilt, she feels no shame, because after all, if their wives were doing what they were supposed to, then their husbands would not be seeking her company.
Marissa dates married men - four of them concurrently because it’s easier. She gets all of the trappings of a relationship - love, wining and dining, physical pleasure - without any of the pain - cooking, laundry, and the day-to-day maintenance of a relationship.
But when it appears that one of the wives of the men she is dating is out to get her - wants her dead, in fact - Marissa begins to reexamine the choices she’s made. Her selfishness gives way to vulnerability and fear, and she comes to the conclusion that she deserves a man all her own. But will she survive long enough to find Mr. Right?
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