Appetizer When You're Not the Main Course by Ni'Cola. 2010. NCM Publishing. Dream 4 More Rating: What a Dream! 3 stars.
Ni'cola is on her sophomore novel. She has allowed me to read her previous work and was amazed with a new talent on the writing scene and ambitions as a publisher-author.
After reading and reviewing her first book, Over and Over, this book did not have the same hook and page-turning capacity as her freshman novel. The title captures your attention though. Yet, this story displays how two women (Nia and Yazmin) accept being the other women (appetizer) with married men. Then, we see Monae who focuses on her girls issues and problems with their men instead of facing what is right in her face with Malik, until he's gone. When she gets it right, she walks into more than her eyes could bear. Hard to believe that Yazmin took Trey back in her life so easily after having twins, Trey was a no-show when she was in the hospital near death and had the babies, and then his wife Jill lets him go so easy. Loose-ends, does this mean another book?
*minor typos, wondered why the book was double-spaced too.
Dream 4 More Reviews,
3 stars/What a Dream!
*The opinion of the reviewer does not reflect the opinions of Dream 4 More Reviews. The author has given Adrienna a copy of the book to review at AAMBC Chicago event, June 12, 2010.