Nappily Married

A Novel

Trisha R. Thomas

St. Martin's Griffin

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Venus Johnston debuted with brazen personality and spirited humor in Nappily Ever After as she searched for the holy grail of marriage. Blessed with a beautiful baby daughter and a husband who is a former rap star with his own multi-million-dollar clothing company, her long journey to find love has finally come to fruition. But life as a stay-at-home wife and mother is hardly the end of the rainbow. In fact she's ready to do anything to jump start the career she's put on the back burner for the last two years.
Against her good sense and her husband's wishes, she applies for a high profile PR job to help save a struggling city hospital manned by none other than her former boyfriend,  Dr. Clint Fairchild, the very one and same who dumped her and married long-silky haired bombshell, Kandi Treboe. Venus soon finds out the two women are vying for the same job. This time competition between she and her old nemesis turns into a battle Venus is determined to win by any means necessary.
With an unhappy hubby at home, a nanny who's becoming mommy in her child's eyes, while forming an uncomfortably close relationship with her husband, and a deviant at work sabotaging the hospital, Venus may have taken on much more than she can handle.

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Chapter One

Make a list, I told myself.

Things I swore not ever to do again:

1 Go out drinking with my best friend, Wendy, which somehow always got me into trouble.

2 Return to the relaxer chair, where I now sit.

3 And most important, never ever fall in the path of Clint Fairchild again. Dr. Clint Fairchild to you, the man who broke my heart, stomped all over it, then gave it back, telling me we would always be friends. Nothing good ever comes out of dealing with the past.

“All right, Miss Thing, you know there ain’t no going back.

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Praise for Nappily Married

"'Wow' is what you say when something makes you laugh, cry and tell your friends about it. This is a definite "wow" book.... Readers will close this book fully satisfied -- and maybe wanting to read it again."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)

"Thomas keeps the action flowing with short chapters, well-orchestrated subplots, steamy sex and root-forable characters."
--Publishers Weekly

"Fans will enjoy this latest installment of Venus' adventures."

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Fiction Review: Nappily Married by Trisha R. Thomas / Author St. Martin's Griffin $13.95 (309p) ISBN 978-0-312-36130-3
Thomas's nicely-turned sequel to Nappily Ever After opens with Venus Johnston at a beauty salon, throwing around hundred dollar bills and requesting that her natural hair be straightened immediately.
- Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Trisha R. Thomas

Trisha R. Thomas is the author of Roadrunner, Would I Lie To You and
the top selling Nappily Ever After, which was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. With her debut novel optioned by Halle Berry and Universal Pictures for adaptation to film, she is currently at work on the Nappily series. She lives in Riverside, California.

Trisha R. Thomas


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Nappily Married
A Novel
Trisha R. Thomas

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312361303
ISBN10: 0312361300
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429939270
ISBN10: 1429939273
304 pages

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