||There are unexpected repercussions when a couple, Venus and Drew, get in the middle of a seemingly simple altercation between Venus's best friend, Allison, and her husband, Kerry, especially when Kerry, angered over the interference, decides to come up with an unexpected way to retaliate. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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||Shawn thinks he has the ultimate woman; Venus is sexy like an Essence model, hood as any Bronx girl, and as sly as a fox. Too bad he doesn't see her double cross before she strips him of all his belongings. Fortunately, Shawn is a hard worker, and his boss has a place for him to stay -- convenient enough for her to also get some of the Shawn lovin'. It is under his boss lady's real estate business that Shawn gets caught up yet again with the rich and connected Macy Jordan. The penthouse, the chauffeured limos, the Broadway shows -- would he ever screw up something this good? But then Shawn never anticipated falling head-over-heels for Lucy, Macy's executive assistant. And this new relationship adds a whole new dimension of secrecy and deception to Shawn's already twisted sexual adventures. Venus's girlfriend Allison's actions shift with the wind, but it's Allison's boyfriend, Kerri (a previous victim of the two), who seems to have had the answers all along. Except this is no help for Shawn, who spirals from one relationship to the next, reaching depths and heights that are as unpredictable and as unimaginable as the big city they all live in. Each one of these friends, foes, and lovers are affected by Shawn's decisions -- decisions that invite consequences of mayhem, ecstasy, and even a confrontation with true love.