Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone.... Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be...because Sarah knows from the start that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than what Vera's got planned for her.
Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top....
©2014 Mary Monroe (P)2014 Recorded Books
It could have been shortened by about 30 chapters
No, it moved way too slow. The characters were weak except for Vera.
Believable, bitchy snob
The plot was good,but I found the characters to be slow and the conclusion to be lacking
Kept me wanting more!
Yes,I love her reading. she become the book
Keep up the good work!!
This literary art work is classic Mary Monroe, with the high energy vivid characters. Within this book it is plenty rags to riches stories, chocked full of drama. Some of the characters are so0 naive, but it’s so well written it’s believable. I thought the daddy character was going to run out of money. It is taking everything in me not to spoil it, so I will stop now. 2 thumbs up. If you are a fan – you will love it. If this is your 1st MM book, you will be a fan. Great read.
It was ok overall. The story was not that believable to me either.
The narrator who read Kenneth's voice was terrible. He paused in the most unlikely places.
I enjoyed how the story unraveled. There were touches of foreshadowing here and there that gave the story a hint of suspense. The characters were very human...sometimes even comical.
I have not read the print version...but tyeh Audio was very good...
even tho she was the "bad guy" i liked Vera... she was something else!
no... but i will look for more by her
yes...it kept me intregued
Loved this book. I will recommend to others who are interested in ready a suspense that keeps your attention the entire time. I never lost my will to read this book. Great read.
The narrator for Vera seemed to have trouble living out the character. It could have been her voice or the pith changes she made. I could not focus on what she was saying because it was just the wrong fit.
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