Just Too Good to Be True by E. Lynn Harris

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A New York Times Bestseller Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle." Now, in his senior year at college, the smart and very handsome Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, a beautiful and charming cheerleader named Barrett enters the picture. Barrett is set on seducing Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future. But is that all she wants from him? Is she acting alone? In a story that combines football, family, faith and secrets, Just Too Good to Be True is a sweeping novel that proves once and again why E. Lynn Harris is a bestselling author.


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About E. Lynn Harris

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E. Lynn Harris is a former IBM computer sales executive and a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is the author of four novels, including Invisible Life, Just As I Am, and the New York Times bestsellers And This Too Shall Pass and If This World Were Mine. In 1996, Just As I Am was awarded the Novel of the Year Prize by the Blackboard African-American Bestsellers, Inc. If This World Were Mine was nominated for the 1997 NAACP Image Award and won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence. Harris's column, "For All I Know," debuted in The Advocate in May 1998. He divides his time between Chicago and New York, where he is working on his memoirs.
 
Published July 15, 2008 by Anchor. 338 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Sports & Outdoors, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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Coming off a job where she helped Nico swindle a newly drafted NBA player out of his signing bonus, Raquel, aka Barrett, a well-preserved 29, is posing as a CGU cheerleader who’s after Brady’s virginity.

May 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Just Too Good to Be True

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In the latest cautionary tale from bestseller Harris (I Say a Little Prayer , etc.), Brady Bledsoe, Georgia Central University football star and Heisman trophy ho

May 26 2008 | Read Full Review of Just Too Good to Be True

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As Brady and Barrett become closer, a secret that Carmyn has been keeping from Brady is about to be revealed, and once Brady finds out, he will no longer want to have anything to do with her.

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As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future—but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone?

Aug 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Just Too Good to Be True

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Lynn Harris, but it is a well-written, compassionate read that embodies all of what readers have come to expect from Harris.

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