Men and women test the limits of love and devotion in this sexy and suspensful first novel, which evokes the emotional honesty and moral complexity of real life. Newcomer Shonda Cheekes makes her contemporary debut in a hip, wonderfully wise story about letting go and moving on. When Yani Fenton married Jarrin Miller, she thought it would last forever. But five years ago, her husband of fifteen years walked out on his family without a backward glance. Since then, Yani and her two children have played a waiting game, certain that he is coming back. Now, with the help of her friends and her sister Asia, Yani is finally over her "love hangover" and ready to get on with her life. At a party, she meets Alex Chance, a prominent New York businessman who's looking for a relationship with a woman who isn't out for everything she can get. Their powerful attraction leads to a whirlwind courtship and a fairy-tale like wedding. But their happy ending is threatened by Jarrin's sudden reappearance, which forces Yani to face the truth about her marriage -- and the life-altering choice she will have to make as another man's wife. With generous helpings of affection, humor, and romantic suspense, Shonda Cheekes has created a story that crackles with wit and the rifs and rhythms of modern life. Alternating between the first-person outlooks of Yani and Alex, Another Man's Wife captivates readers with a sassy tale of brothers and sisters on the move andsearching for love and fulfillment. Imbuded with the author's fresh, unique voice, it is a provocative and seductive look at relationships in the twenty-first century.
A native of Miami, Florida, Shonda Cheekes got her start in the publishing industry as a freelance publicist in 1997. Her novels include Another Man’s Wife and In the Midst of It All, along with two short stories: “Lessons Learned” featured in Zane’s Blackgentlemen.com and “Silent Suffering” featured in Zane’s Breaking The Cycle, winner of the 2006 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Shonda now resides in the Metro Atlanta area with her husband and two children.