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So You Call Yourself a Man – Carl Weber

Synopsis:

The acclaimed national bestselling author of such smart, sexy novels as The Preacher’s Son and Player Haters returns with a tale of three best friends who’ve grown from boys to men together. But now that they’re each either married or about to be, they’re coming up against some of the real tests of manhood… James Robinson and his wife, Cathy, have had their rough patches. But seven years into their marriage, things are better, and hotter, than ever—until the not-so-distant past catches up with James. During a particularly rocky period, James hooked up with a woman on his UPS route, and he wasn’t just delivering packages. Now, three years later, the fling has come back to haunt him—with a baby in tow. James has to decide whether to tell his wife, or keep the affair a secret and give in to his ex-mistress’s outrageous child support demands. The choice might not be so tough if he wasn’t falling in love—with his newfound son.

Meanwhile, James’s best friend, Brent Williams, has got his own romantic complications. He’s a fine brother who’s had women throwing themselves at him all his life, but it’s taken Brent a while to find someone who wants him for the man he is on the inside. He thinks he’s found her in his fiancée, Alison Jones. The plus-size beauty isn’t his usual type, but more important to Brent, she’s a born-again Christian, like him. They seem like a match made in heaven until a sexy third party threatens to come between them—someone Brent has been praying to resist.

Ever since he got married and moved to Seattle, Sonny Harrison has missed his friends in New York. But that’s going to change now that James has pulled some strings and gotten him a job at UPS. There’s just one problem—Sonny’s wife. When Sonny tells her the good news, she promptly sends him packing. Sonny’s heartbroken—until he reunites with his high school sweetheart, Tiffany. But his quick devotion soon turns suffocating—and scary. Tiffany wants out, but the harder she tries to end things, the harder Sonny hangs on. As his behavior becomes more and more obsessive, Brent and James may be the only ones who can intervene. But will helping Tiffany mean losing their friend forever?

The Review:

This is another page turner from Carl Weber filled with lots of twists and turns just like any typical Carl Weber book. I have to say though that this didn’t quite have me engrossed or enthralled as his other books. I really just couldn’t get into it. So overall I’d give this book a 3 out of 5 only because the plot had potential and it definitely kept me on my toes like any books from Carl Weber but it seriously wasn’t his best. I wouldn’t recommend this one if you’re just starting to read any of his books.

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Carl Weber – The Preacher’s Son

 

Synopsis:

Bishop T.K. Wilson, popular pastor of the largest African American church in Queens, New York, has decided to run for borough president. But his family values platform is on shaky ground. In public, his wife and two children are a shining example of respectability. Yet privately, the Wilson kids are giving in to the same temptations as any other young adults. And their parents have no idea what’s going on behind closed doors–including the closed doors of the church offices.

As the bishop’s son, Dante Wilson is treated like royalty, and his good looks cause the congregation’s young women to think–and act on–some very impure thoughts. Personable and smart, he’s expected to assume his father’s position one day. The problem is, Dante wants to be a lawyer, and that’s not the only secret he’s keeping. He’s also met the woman of his dreams–who happens to be his parents’ worst nightmare. But Dante isn’t the only one who’s about to test his parents’ faith…

Dante’s younger sister, Donna, is as sweet as they come, yet she isn’t exactly the virginal princess her beloved daddy thinks she is. And thanks to her suspicious, ambitious, not to mention meddling, mother, he’s about to find that out–and more. To add insult to injury, Donna’s transgressions involve another man of God. And that’s only the beginning.

Just as the Pandora’s box of unwelcome surprises seems empty, it turns out that even Bishop Wilson has some skeletons in his closet–the kind that could cost him everything. Now all the Wilsons will have to face their demons…and discover what family values are really about.

The Review:

This is actually the first novel that introduced me to Carl Weber and I’ve been hooked ever since. His books are always page turners with turns and twists and it definitely keeps you on your toes. In the dialogue between his characters he incorporates slang and other stuff that make the dialogue flow and sound very realistic. So anyway on to the review. Have you ever heard the stereotype about preacher’s kids being secretly some of the worst behaved children? Well this book definitely puts truth with in this stereotype with these characters. The drama that ensues in this novel is true to Carl Weber form and very entertaining. Donna and Dante definitely acted scandalously. I loved everything about this book and I’d definitely give it a 5 out of 5 rating. I’d definitely recommend this novel.

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Something on the Side – Carl Weber

Synopsis:

Meet Tammy, Egypt, Isis, Nikki, Coco, and Tiny-the bodacious women of the Big Girls Book Club. There’s only one rule to being a member. You must be at least a size 14.

BGBC president Tammy loves everything about her life-her two kids, her fierce friends, her BMW. She especially loves taking care of business for her husband, Tim, for whom she’d do anything. This year, she intends to top all his past birthdays by having a threesome with her best friend, Egypt. Now, if only Egypt will agree to grant them this very special favor.

And then there’s hot-to-trot Coco Brown, who has a habit of messing around with married men. It doesn’t bother her, as long as they don’t try to deny it. But now that she’s hooked up with a man who makes his living being every woman’s fantasy, all she cares about is making sure he doesn’t stray.

But not every BGBC member is lucky with men. As insatiable about books as they are about love-or lust-these friends are about to discover how tough it is to keep it real when they all have Something on the Side.

The Review:

So this is another Carl Weber book. Again, Carl Weber has to be the king of drama and he delivers another page-turner. He doesn’t typically write romance novels but his books always has some element of love in it. I feel that the women in these books were truly crazy yet the kept me intrigued. I felt Tammy reacted to her threesome with her husband much less responsibly than she should have. There are also some crazy surprises and twists in this book. This book definitely held true to Carl Weber in that I just didn’t know how the book was going to end and I just couldn’t put this book down! It gets a 5 out of 5 rating.

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Up to No Good – Carl Weber

Synopsis:

There is always a man around the corner. Church trustee James Black should know–he’s usually that man, carrying on affairs with married women and sleeping with one conquest after another. But when he suddenly finds himself truly in love, his relationship quickly generates a ripple effect of shocking proportions….

The other women in James’s church have a thing or two to say about his newfound love–including his daughter, Jamie. Only six months younger and a former friend of his new flame, Jamie has every intention of dismantling the relationship. But her plate becomes full when she discovers a mystery woman has been secretly calling her lover, Louis.

James’s son, Darnel, always swore he wouldn’t be a player like his father. His life is the picture of monogamy–until he catches his fianc�e cheating with his best friend. From that point on he spirals out of control.

James knows he’s largely 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.

The Review:

Carl Weber has to be the KING of having juicy drama in his books. There are always twists and turns in the plots and I can honestly say I never know how the book is going to quite end. For those of you that have a desire for a good book with unpredictable endings than Carl Weber’s books are for you.

So Up to No Good is just one of the many great books that I’ve read from Carl Weber. So in this book we meet James who is a shameless womanizer. I’m talking a man who claims to NEVER want to fall in love. He actually then falls in love but it’s with someone who’s definitely bound to cause a riff between him and his family. His daughter especially. In this book his daughter Jamie is depicted as a busybody who is overprotective of her family members. But of course true to Carl Weber form, Jamie finds herself in a VERY interesting situation with her significant other Louis. Jamie’s personality was truly annoying at some point. Her constant nagging at her family members to do things her way was crazy.

Anyway, Jamie also has a brother Darnell whom of course has drama of his own. Unfortunately, Darnel did NOT take the news of his fiance cheating on him well. Yes, I know what you’re asking? Who would right? Well the lengths that Darnell goes in this book to seek revenge is damned crazy! I could not believe what I was reading but it was juicy and interesting so I loved it!

So overall I’d give this book a 5 out of 5 because of this amazing plot. I’d definitely recommend it.

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