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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Complex yet satisfying!

Review by Jamaica Layne:

I have to say I was somewhat skeptical when I picked up this book. First, I'm usually not a fan of books that are tag-team written by two authors. In my experience, books that have multiple authors are usually a muddle of different voices wor...
Review by Jamaica Layne:

I have to say I was somewhat skeptical when I picked up this book. First, I'm usually not a fan of books that are tag-team written by two authors. In my experience, books that have multiple authors are usually a muddle of different voices working against each other. Plus, book is about a three-way marriage----and the book's cover makes no secret about its subject matter, with a tuxedoed groom with a white-gowned bride on each arm. I'm not usually a fan of the love-triangle story, so I went into this book waving a lot of red flags around. But Dow and Poole's tight, focused writing, along with their very original take on the old love-triangle theme, make this book well worth a read.

The plot centers around Dwight Wilson, a successful software executive, his longtime wife Tracey, and his newfound love Alicia, whom he meets when he has to move away from his home in Jacksonville, Florida to Washington DC as part of a job transfer. Tracey is settled into her life in Florida and refuses to move to Washington, forcing Dwight to enter into a long-distance marriage. The marriage begins to fall apart, and Dwight begins romancing Alicia Dixon on the side. Dwight files for divorce, and he marries Alicia when his divorce is final so they can both begin a new life in Washington---or so he thinks. But unbeknownst to him, back in Florida Tracey contests the divorce at the last possible second and it doesn't go through---making Dwight a bigamist. All manner of shenanigans occur, to the point that when Tracey and Dwight find out that their "husband" is simultaneously married to two different women, they decide to try out a "three-way" marriage arrangement so they can both keep their man. But guess what? It doesn't work. The whole arrangement falls apart in the most catastrophic way possible.

Dow and Poole made clever use of their different writing styles and author voices by having the narrative switch back and forth between the two women in the love triangle. This works very well. Each chapter is dedicated either to Tracey---the longtime, settled wife and mother----or Alicia, the "other woman" who becomes a wife and mother herself---offering the reader a chance to get inside both women's heads. Though the plot becomes more and more implausible---almost soap-opera-like at times----Dow and Poole's unique voices and strong characterizations keep the reader hooked at all times. Perhaps the book's greatest strength is its snapshot-like ability to capture the nuances of upper-class African-American society, along with its biting social commentary on some of that segment of society's traditions, taboos, and unspoken rules of love and marriage.

We Take This Man is a complex-yet-satisfying tale that asks a lot of tough moral questions, and resolves those questions in ways that you probably won't expect. Authors Dow and Poole make up a unique and memorable writing team. Definitely pick this one up---you won't regret it!

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It was okay!!

the book i thought was going to be really good but kind of make me sick with all this sharing of dwight, at first i it started to get good but then i got bored with them staying in the same house... I love daaiah poole books but this i wouldn't read again but it was a g...
the book i thought was going to be really good but kind of make me sick with all this sharing of dwight, at first i it started to get good but then i got bored with them staying in the same house... I love daaiah poole books but this i wouldn't read again but it was a good spin the book i would of like the end to be a little better like dwight leaving his wife for all the crazy stuff she did.

posted by tan49 on March 18, 2009

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  • Posted July 15, 2009

    Caught in the middle...

    Dwight Wilson has received a wonderful job promotion, one that will net him tens of thousands more per year in his annual salary. There are two drawbacks, however. First, his promotion requires a move to another city. Secondly, his wife Tracey refuses to move because not only will it uproot her two young children, she will also have to give up her dream home which she has spent months decorating and getting just right. Refusing to give up on this once in a lifetime opportunity, Dwight makes the move on his own.

    Try as he might, the long distance marriage just isn't working. Unfortunately divorce from Tracey becomes a reality. Determined to move on with his life, Dwight falls in love with his co-worker Alicia and they eventually marry. Little does Dwight know, Tracey never filed the divorce papers which leaves Dwight facing an improbable situation.

    When I saw the title, We Take This Man and read the synopsis of the story, I expected a book full of drama, such as cat-fighting, back-stabbing, and vindictive, jealous rages. Instead, what I encountered was a timid read that progressed and ended in such a way that even I, "Ms. Non-controversy", couldn't imagine or allow if faced with such a predicament.

    The plot was weak in that it never really exploded into the jaw dropping, "oh no they didn't", tumultuous storyline that it could have been. The female characters came off as being petty and selfish instead of the in your face, finger waving, neck rolling and vindictive women you would expect in a scenario such as this.

    Despite my misgivings with this book, it was a quick, easy read and I commend the authors for their collaborative efforts.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2009

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    Pretty Good

    This was a decent book. Not something I can see happening, but anything is possible. Two of the characters got on my nerves big time, especially one of them, but I am happy with the ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

    It was okay!!

    the book i thought was going to be really good but kind of make me sick with all this sharing of dwight, at first i it started to get good but then i got bored with them staying in the same house... I love daaiah poole books but this i wouldn't read again but it was a good spin the book i would of like the end to be a little better like dwight leaving his wife for all the crazy stuff she did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    A decent book

    This novel puts different spin on extramarital affairs. Good writing style& it's great for a rainy day read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    Good read

    The book ws good but left you guesing at the end. Maybe they did this in the event that they wrote a sequel. I would love to know what became of the characters in this story.

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    Posted April 10, 2009

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