Near Perfect by Sharon Mitchell
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Eric Jerome Dickey hailed Sharon Mitchell's novel, Nothing but the Rent, as "sparkling, spirited, soulful, and sensational . . . a magnificent debut." The Philadelphia Tribune compared it to the novels of Terry McMillan-"an entertaining and illuminating study of female bonding." Now the acclaimed author gives us Near Perfect, a novel about love and friendship and the powerful ties that hold women-and men-together.

For the past five years, Roxanne's life has been near perfect: Her husband, Jamal, is a football star, and they have a strong relationship. But when tragedy strikes, Roxanne will need all the support she can get. Her old friends Gayle, Monique, and Cynthia, busy with their own lives, come to the rescue. Yet even they are powerless against the scandals and nasty allegations that erupt around her. It is Linc, her husband's best friend, who helps Roxanne cope with her sudden upheavels and notoriety. But a devastating secret and the unexpected appearance of another woman force Roxanne to confront some painful truths-about Jamal, Linc, and herself.
 

About Sharon Mitchell

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Mitchell is a psychologist at the University of Delaware.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by Dutton Adult. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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She knows how much he loves her—but doesn’t know that a scheming stripper named Honey Brown is threatening a paternity suit against him, while Jamal and his best friend Linc are still trying to figure out what happened “that” night.

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At the start of this semisequel to Mitchell's Blackboard-bestselling first novel, Nothing but the Rent, Roxanne Steele, wife in a "near perfect" five-year marriage to professional football star Jamal, has everything any woman could want—except a baby.

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As Roxanne journeys forward, we ache, we cry and then finally we smile again and we rejoice as Roxanne discovers that life and living is near perfect at best.

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