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Message from a Mistress | [Niobia Bryant]

Message from a Mistress

Nationally best-selling author Niobia Bryant lays down smooth and sexy fiction for her adoring fans. Here, four friends must deal with a shocking betrayal from within their group. Jaime, Renee, Aria, and Jessa have stuck together through it all. But the group is stunned when Jessa texts the other three a confession regarding an affair with someone’s husband—and she won’t reveal whose man she’s been sleeping with.
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Publisher's Summary

Nationally best-selling author Niobia Bryant lays down smooth and sexy fiction for her adoring fans. Here, four friends must deal with a shocking betrayal from within their group.

Jaime, Renee, Aria, and Jessa have stuck together through it all. But the group is stunned when Jessa texts the other three a confession regarding an affair with someone’s husband—and she won’t reveal whose man she’s been sleeping with. Now, with rumors flying and innuendo rampant, the three remaining friends must pull together or risk losing their bond forever.

©2010 Biobia Bryant (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amaryliss Dumfries, VA, United States 12-16-10
    Amaryliss Dumfries, VA, United States 12-16-10
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    "Good until the end"

    The narrator of this book is awesome, I enjoyed the storyline until it left me hanging at the end.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda mckinney, TX, United States 01-14-11
    Amanda mckinney, TX, United States 01-14-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Filthy and Very Disappointing Ending!!"

    I'll be fair and say this book kept me wanting to hurry and get to the end so I could find out whose husband was the cheater! I couldn't wait for it all to come together and make sense at the end. Needless to say, I never found out. After having to listen to an overwhelming amount of very graphic "love" scenes that seemed to take up the majority of the book (and yes, I like a "love" scene EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE but this was ridiculous), the author leaves us hanging in the end. I got to the point where I'd roll my eyes when ANOTHER love scene started up. I would speed through it just so I could hear more of the actual story. When the narrator said "The End" at the end of the book I wanted to throw my phone out the window b/c I was so mad I'd sat through the entire book waiting to find out who did it in the end. This would have been a much better book if it would have had some closure. But you are left wondering with no real clues even to help you guess. Ughhh...very mad. And I feel like I need a shower to wash away all the filth.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    robin oakpark, MI, United States 04-09-12
    robin oakpark, MI, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "very compelling couldnt wait to read next one"
    What made the experience of listening to Message from a Mistress the most enjoyable?

    The people were very real!!!


    What other book might you compare Message from a Mistress to and why?

    Mistress no more


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes she was great


    If you could rename Message from a Mistress, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't change it...:...


    Any additional comments?

    Very much enjoyed!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    pattigurl Plantation, FL, United States 12-21-10
    pattigurl Plantation, FL, United States 12-21-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Not a very creative writer"

    How many times do you use the word "huskily"? I found it incredibly annoying.

    And I'm starting to get annoyed with black writers playing emphasis on the same things: skin complexion, long hair, and the constant mention of brands.

    The story idea is interesting but the ending is a let down.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    lita friendswood, TX, United States 03-12-14
    lita friendswood, TX, United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2012

    I just enjoy books!

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    "Great!"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book and it kept me wanting more, the drama the drama oh boy what drama, Great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kell Statesboro, GA, United States 05-28-13
    Kell Statesboro, GA, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2009

    It you don't like...change it!

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    "It was good."
    What did you like best about Message from a Mistress? What did you like least?

    This story got better as it went on. At first...I was kinda into it but kept listening cause I wanted to know who's husband it was. Then as it slowly got better the end left me hanging cause I had to find out what was next...so I quickly purchased the second book.


    Any additional comments?

    This story goes up and down, up and down. Meaning it slow for a minute....then it's good....then slow again...then you like OMG, this is good. Overall good story...but don't be surprise it you start like..."ok, not sure if I'm gonna like this."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherell729 Hallandale Beach, FL, United States 04-24-12
    Sherell729 Hallandale Beach, FL, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Be prepared to purchase part two."
    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story line. The end left me with more questions than answers. You will definitely pick up part two after this.


    What aspect of Soozi Cheyenne’s performance would you have changed?

    Soozi Cheyenne's performance was not that great. It sounded like she was smacking most of the time.


    If you could take any character from Message from a Mistress out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would definitely take Jackson to dinner. He sounds sexy as hell!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Iloveshoes2 08-25-14
    Iloveshoes2 08-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible Narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Soozi Cheyenne’s performance?

    This narrator was not the best. She smacked which was highly annoying. She also had inappropriate pauses. This almost made me request a refund on the book. I'm not done with the book and just could not wait to vent my fruistration with this narrator. If I find it too unbearable I will just get a refund and read it for myself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lord'Williams New York 07-22-14
    Lord'Williams New York 07-22-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Message from a Mistress by Niobia Bryant"
    Any additional comments?

    Message from a Mistress


    I believe this novel by Author Niobia Bryant, was her debut novel, and she knocked it out the ball park with this work, which was cleverly written.

    My version of this novel was an audiobook purchased from Audible.com. It was narrated by (the seductive voice of), Scoozi Cheyenne. It plays 8 hours and 44 minutes, which is about the average time 8 to 10 hours, and it's Publisher: Recorded Books.

    I loved the way Author Niobia weaved this tale because the mistress within this story took a back seat to her three friends Jaime, Renee and Aria who all had some deep dark secrets which was unknown to each other but the mistress who had highjacked one of their husband's.

    The character development was excellent. The plot was driven by curiosity because you wanna know who's husband wasn't coming home, while the subplots revealed the reasons of how a backstabbing bitch was afforded the opportunity to place them in their situation.

    What situation, you asked? Well, these three women, Jaime, Renee and Aria all received a text message from their friend, Jessa while having a spa day. The message told them that she had been sleeping with one of their husbands, and that they were in love, they brought a house together, and that him and her was running off to live happily ever after. That's the situation I'm talking about.

    These women sum up their lives in the few agonizing hours afforded to them before they learn which of their husband's will not be returning from their fishing trip. -And you know what the mind can do to you when haven't been living right. You know what I'm talking about. That little affair you had, that walk on the wild side, lying on your ovaries, and little stuff like that can really weight on ones emotions, and it does.

    The writing is clever, the characters are real, the situation happens more often than not. I gave this novel 4 stars out of 5. It will surly entertain you, and make you wonder about how you living.


    ~LW~

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kavonda 04-09-13
    Kavonda 04-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Snooze fest"
    Would you try another book from Niobia Bryant and/or Soozi Cheyenne?

    I have listened to other books by Niobia Bryant and listened to Soozi Cheyenne and have enjoyed them.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Niobia Bryant again?

    I will try something else. This particular story was so long and drawn out and was all over the place. It was hard to get into the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Message from a Mistress?

    It seemed to me that the book was drawn out where things should have progressed and or shifted a bit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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