My Best Friend and My Man: A Novel

Paperback | June 3, 2008

byCydney Rax

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The things women will do–to men and to each other–in search of love

Veron Darcey is a twentysomething African American woman who wants it all: a successful career, an upwardly mobile life, and a loving, attentive man. But the last few men Veron has been with have either added her to their five-woman rotation or relegated her to the dreaded “just friends” zone.

After one particularly bad date, Veron caves in and asks her best friend, Demetria Sparks, to share her secrets. Demetria is a gorgeous woman who has something special–men line up to paint her toenails and lavish her with Caribbean cruises and diamond rings. Demetria tries to give Veron a mind-and-body makeover, but sweet Veron struggles with being aggressive. And when Demetria demonstrates her method on Veron’s dream guy, Seaphes, his lack of interest provokes her to pull out all the stops–and forces Veron into a fierce competition between mentor and student. With pressure (and sexual tension) mounting, Veron begins to wonder if changing herself is a mistake. But is it too late to back off her new game now that she’s gotten a juicy taste of just what she’s capable of?

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The things women will do–to men and to each other–in search of loveVeron Darcey is a twentysomething African American woman who wants it all: a successful career, an upwardly mobile life, and a loving, attentive man. But the last few men Veron has been with have either added her to their five-woman rotation or relegated her to the drea...

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The things women will do–to men and to each other–in search of loveVeron Darcey is a twentysomething African American woman who wants it all: a successful career, an upwardly mobile life, and a loving, attentive man. But the last few men Veron has been with have either added her to their five-woman rotation or relegated her to the drea...

CYDNEY RAX is the author of My Daughter’s Boyfriend and My Husband’s Girlfriend. She is also the creator of Book-Remarks.com, a website that promotes books by and about African Americans. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:June 3, 2008Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307393771

ISBN - 13:9780307393777

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"My Best Friend and My Man glows with sexuality, warmth and drama! Cydney Rax has done it again!"—T. Styles, Essence Magazine bestselling author of A Hustler’s Son and Black and Ugly"I really enjoyed My Best Friend and My Man. There are some parts where Cydney has you laughing out loud and others where you want to reach in and throttle the characters. Cydney has another hit on her hands!"—Desiree Day, author of Crazy Love and One G-String Short of Crazy"Smart, sexy and wickedly funny…Once again, Cydney Rax displays her keen ability to weave a story of romance and mayhem with characters that you'll both love…and love to hate."—Nancey Flowers, Essence Magazine bestselling author of No Strings Attached"Cydney Rax is phenomenal with her pen game. My Best Friend and My Man pulls you in from the very first page and doesn't let you go to the last word. This blueprint on how to win in the game of love is sure to be a bestseller."—Joy King, author of Hooker to Housewife and Superstar "My Best Friend and My Man is truly a satisfying read that pulled me in from page one...I couldn't put it down."—Cheryl Robinson, author of Sweet Georgia Brown"Cydney Rax has consistently provided her fans with literary sundaes and My Best Friend and My Man is no exception... a sinfully delicious hot caramel treat!"—Philana Marie Boles, author of Blame It on Eve and In the Paint