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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

The author of New York Times best-selling novels like God Don't Play, Mary Monroe is especially adept at capturing the tumultous highs and lows of the unforgettable characters who populate her books. In She Had It Coming,it's the best of times and the worst of times for Dolores Reese, who's married to two different men in two different cities.
©2008 Mary Monroe (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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  • Andra
  • Roanoke, IN, United States
  • 01-12-09

She Had It Coming is Definitely All Right!!

Mary Monroe is a great storyteller! This book is the lastest in her ability to weave together characer development and great dialogue. Ms. Monroe is great at descriptive storytelling and plot development. She is graphic at talking about benign deception, getting caught, developing remorse, and having to accept one's fate. This is a great read for everyone who wants it all but is doing it because 1) they don't know how to say no, 2) they want to feel good, 3) they don't know how to stop, and 4) they are in over their head. This is a great book and is highly recommended!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Classic semi-ghetto fiction

Not a bad book. It's definately an interesting read from Ms. Patricia R. Floyd, who is always great. However, the book has a few things in it that just seem implausible, and overly dramatic, but that's usually par for the course for novels like these. Very entertaining.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I enjoyed this story

I like this story. At times it seemed like Lo didn't care about but herself. I always liked Floyd and there was always an amount of pity that I had for him. But Paul was just an ass for no reason. You could always tell he looked down on her. The ending left much to be desired but overall it was a good story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Story

I loved this audio. Very interesting story, funny and full of drama!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very well written...

At one point in the story I stopped and said, “Wow that was a great build up.” Excellent read.

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excellent plot idea. poor execution

*I've had the book for a few months and each time I attempted to listen I put it down.
This story was one that I would chalk up to missed potential. Excellent plot idea. Poor execution.

1. The audio is 20 chapters and almost 12 hours. After 13 chapters and 7 1/2 hours the story finally got interesting. The author overwhelmed the story with redundant and irrelevant Information via an innner monologue. Patricia R. Floyd couldn't even improve the listen.

2. The female lead came across as simple and self-absorbed. This is the 3rd book that had female leads as simple minded. Again, I feel like I'm listening to a different book that the other reviewers. The writing makes you think the characters are middle schoolers and not grown women
a. What grown woman jumps up and down to get semen out of her? This is not set in the 1920s or even the 50s
b. Delores took off screaming when Marvin kissed her at her bday party..This again reminds me of a simpleton. That's just not a logical reaction for a woman and not a woman in LA that eats at places like the Ivy. It just added to the entire oddity of this character.
3. Where was the connection/the chemistry between any of the characters?
4. I vaguely remember that I enjoyed God don't like ugly. It makes me want to pull it out and re-listen or read, because this can't be the same author. I think I might have to give up on this author.
5. The topics (bigamy, murder, domestic abuse, foster care, sexual assault) it touched on were overshadowed by the ridiculous amount of detail
6. Valerie was "thirsty" , but we didn't see it. We only heard about it second hand. The plot twist that involved her was easily identified the moment Delores met "Marvin".
a. the one and only interesting item in this tale was a mentioned as a gossip tidbit during a "rundown" on Valerie. THIS would have been interesting to explore, but it was a sentence.
7. I think the story gets away from the author and that results in 90% build up and information overkill, 5% movement and the remaining 5% spent to wrap up the story OR leave you with a cliffhanger.
8. The story was wrapped in a nice convenient bow the last 30 minutes of the story. It was disappointing that Delores learned nothing & still learned nothing or evolved even after becoming a mother.
a. I'm hoping a sequel is not in the works..not with Delores as the heroine.

This book coupled with the first 2 books of the lonely heart series make me not one to read book 3 in that series.

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not good

Love the author and narrator but the story wasn't good. Sorry ladies this one didn't do it for me

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Too much vulgarity

I love Mary Monroe stories, but the graphic details about sex takes away from the stories, in my opinion. it gives the notion that all black women AND men think about is having sex. I wish she would scale back on that.

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Great Read

With the title and Lo's story line , I expected a bit more. This does not mean the book wasn't good bc it was still a decent read. Beginning of the book begins a bit slow, picks up shortly afterwards. Perfect for listening to while in traffic to/from work. (Did I mention I have the audio book) The ending leaves you on edge and I just wish SHE STILL HAD IT COMING (hint, hint for a continuation)

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Eh...okay

2nd audiobook from this author. There won't be a third. Her stories are too drawn out. Lots of unnecessary information and back story. Not a huge fan of this narrator either.