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Publisher's Summary

On the surface, Anise seems to have it all: a successful career, a solid marriage, and good friends. But when she applies for a promotion at work, she loses out to a white colleague who isn't nearly as qualified for the job. However, the problem at work is only the beginning of Anise's troubles.

After being married for four seemingly blissful years, she discovers that her husband is having an affair. And to make matters worse, her best friend at work is keeping dangerous secrets. But Anise is no quitter. As brave as she is determined, she reaches deep inside her soul to find the strength and courage to overcome heartbreak and stay her course. Ultimately, she will discover that what is worth having is worth fighting for - in her career and, most important, in her heart.

Contains mature themes.

©2003 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2015 Tantor

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  • dw
  • 06-25-15

Great story! Issues still exist

I enjoyed this story. The opposition that the main character faced is real! So many times people are passed over for promotions because the powers at be let personal feelings sway their decision.

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Great book and excellent narration

Great book and narration. It hit on quite a few reality topics with discrimination in the work place. A must read

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  • camille
  • new rochelle, NY, United States
  • 04-01-15

Great writer, missed the mark

Although I love Lawson Roby, this story was a disappointment. It was too simplistic. The plot was weak with an anti climactic ending. As for the performance, one of the worst I have heard. One reading doing male and female voices but always pretty monotone. It was a struggle to listen to the entire novel.

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The Truth in Corporate America

This book outlines exactly what happens to women and minorities in Corporate America even in 2016.
Sad but true.......

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ummm

I'm a big fan of the author but I didn't enjoy the book as much as I have the others.

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Great listen

I enjoyed this story. interesting storyline. Romance, racism, and office corruption. dealing with Love and hurt.

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ok until the epilogue!

really wanted a happy ending but the epilogue disappointed me. I still love this author.

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Good book

Very good book a must read I love the story very good book I the characters as well

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A Real Taste of Reality.

The book made me laugh, sad, mad, and proud to be a woman. It took me through a world of emotions for the characters. Love it!

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Just Okay

At first, tt was tough working through the narrator who sounded robotic. Not to mention that Anise was quite the prude. The storyline was just Okay.