Never As Good As the First Time

Mari Walker

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For years Samai Collins has been a faithful Christian, devoted wife and loving mother. But suddenly she finds herself in the middle of a nasty divorce from her minister husband and struggling to find a job, with almost no work skills, in order to support her three children. As Samai tries to get back on her feet, loneliness and the deep longing for a man's touch cause her to stumble in her spiritual beliefs.

 

Then an old high school crush reappears and Samai's life takes a wild new turn. She is seduced completely by Zane Blackmon's passion and zest for life and soon finds herself being led down a dark path that she never knew existed. An underworld of drugs threatens her life and the lives of her three children. But is love...and just a little bit of faith enough to save them all?

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Chapter 1
Getting divorced is never easy. Even if the person that you’re divorcing is someone that you’ve grown to despise. Being in church doesn’t protect you from it. Even being married to a minister doesn’t protect you from it. Even if everyone in your whole church is praying for you, it’s still hard going through a divorce. Because in reality, no matter how many people are there for you—your church, friends, family—when you go home at night, you’re still alone.
I had two older brothers, one older sister, and two younger sisters, but ever

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"Mari Walker's fresh new voice brings an era to life with a style as enthralling as it is entertaining."—Solomon Jones, Essence bestselling author of C.R.E.A.M.

Never As Good As The First Time is a fascinating novel...Readers will no doubt have a hard time putting this intriguing book down.” –Books2Mention Magazine


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Mari Walker

Mari Walker spends her spare time freelance writing, editing, and advising aspiring writers on creative writing techniques. She is the author of Not Quite What It Seems. Mari resides in Ohio where she is currently working on her next novel.

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Never As Good As the First Time
Mari Walker

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466858039
ISBN10: 1466858036
304 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312375423
ISBN10: 0312375425
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99
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