Carl Weber is the New York Times best-selling author of such bawdy, riotous novels as So You Call Yourself a Man and Baby Momma Drama. In Up to No Good, Weber demonstrates his storytelling panache and keen insight into his characters' complicated lives.
©2009 Carl Weber; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
this was the third book of a the series starting with Preachers Son. I think I enjoyed this one the most. I was really surprised with the ending.
This was a good listen if you read First Lady and remember the Bishop friend James Black who is a ladies man which continues in this book, with his daughter and son who both have much drama going on in their lives..It started out kind of slow but did it pick up I couldn't stop listening.
Title: Up to No Good
Author: Carl Weber
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Up to No Good" by Carl Weber...
There is always a man around the corner. Church trustee James Black should know--he's usually that man, carrying on adulterous affairs and sleeping with one conquest after another. But when he suddenly finds himself truly in love, the other women in his church have a thing or two to say about it--including his daughter, Jamie.
Jamie has every intention of dismantling the relationship--until she discovers a mystery woman has been secretly calling her lover, Louis. Meanwhile, James's son, Darnel, spirals out of control after he catches his fiancée cheating. James knows he's to blame for the turmoil that surrounds him and his loved ones. Now he'll have to find a way to bring peace to their lives. But he can only do it by facing some hard truths about himself and changing his scandalous ways.
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This was another one of this author good reads. "Up to No Good" was definitely one of this author types of drama novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat with a lot of drama and suspense and leave you wondering what will come next. You will be left saying 'what a story' that was a little predictable but yet not disappointing in any way with some characters that were simply off the chart. Some of the characters were greatly flawed while a few others were simply well developed, engaging and oh so real to give the readers a simply good character development with a excellent subplots along with a unforgettable story line. The ending will definitely leave thinking just how far would you go to help out a blood relative. That ending left me in awe...because even though I know that person had a lots of demons and definitely needed help....I never thought that would happen. I am still shaking my head about that ending. All that is left to say is wow what a interesting intensed read that still I have thoughts about long after this read. If you are looking for drama with a lots of pain and craziness you have come to the right place for "Up to No Good" will give it all to you and more!
Yes, the characters were well developed and I didn't want the book to end.
James Black was a womanizer but he deeply loved his children.
I loved Darnell's narrator he was refreshing.
I laughed and cried.
Awesome job Carl Weber!
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There is nothing predictable about this story. The book was very entertaining. James Black is an unforgettable character.
LIVE LOVE LAUGH
James, He kept me laughing as he went thru his sexscapedes. Although he was a womanizer, he was true example of a pure hearted father. He also showed that it's never too late to change for the better.
Karen Pitman, Her performance seemed like it was more of a spoiled brat vs the other her performance which came across as one you didn't want to mess w/ her. Both were outstanding
Oh YES. To many times I almost missed my transportation or wanted to postpone what I had planned.
Like a movie or a song, I look forward to listening to it again.
This book was more predictable but still enjoyable.
I pretty much predicted the ending especially with James and his son. His son was kind of crazy!
When James recognized Sonya was a gold-digger. Glad that he was hurt like he hurt other woman.
James. I admire his honesty even though he was a "man-whore" but he was honest about it. A lot of the reasons why James' children was so crazy and had difficulties trusting others in relationships is because of his behavior toward women. It's no wonder his son went nuts!
Emotion and emphasis and greatness!!!
Jaime, she was too much and in the end she calmed down with all her accusations.
Great book would recommend to all!!!
this was my 1st book in this series and it was awesome. i will be purchasing more.
when James' son found his fiance in bed with his best friend
my favorite character was James
i did listen to it in one setting. couldn't put it down.
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