Cheatin' in the Next Room

Cheatin' in the Next Room

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by Rhonda Lawson
     
 
Christopher and Andrea Lee seemed to have a strong, unshakable marriage. They were happy surrounded by friends, and even happier with each other. The only thing stronger than the Lees’ marriage was Andrea’s bond with her lifelong friend, Brenda. But all bonds are tested when Christopher meets Brenda’s cousin, Alexis. He tries to resist, but

Overview

Christopher and Andrea Lee seemed to have a strong, unshakable marriage. They were happy surrounded by friends, and even happier with each other. The only thing stronger than the Lees’ marriage was Andrea’s bond with her lifelong friend, Brenda. But all bonds are tested when Christopher meets Brenda’s cousin, Alexis. He tries to resist, but they soon begin an affair, believing it will be their little secret. But when the truth comes out, it rocks the world of not only the Lee family, but the worlds of everyone around them. This is the story of how one indiscretion can affect more than just the people who committed it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014553360
Publisher:
RM Lawson
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
110,003
File size:
183 KB

Meet the Author

Rhonda M. Lawson is the award-winning author of four novels, with her latest, Some Wounds Never Heal, scheduled for release Aug. 1. She is also a master sergeant in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, where she works as an Army journalist. During her 18-year career in the Army, she has earned awards for both commentary and feature writing, as well as Journalist of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter. Her career as a Soldier-journalist has taken her to various parts of the world, including Japan, Hawaii, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and Egypt. This summer, she will embark on a new journey when the Army reassigns her to Belgium. Her work has appeared stateside in various publications, including Soldiers Magazine, The Seattle Times, and The Army Times. An active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Chi Pi Zeta Chapter, Rhonda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland University College and a Master's in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Currently she is working on her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University. She is also a member of Divine Literary Publishing, and the U.S. Army’s Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. She has contributed to six different anthologies: Second Chances, Crimes of Passion, Gumbo for the Soul, The Heart of Our Community, Surfacing, Heart of a Military Woman and the recently released Color of Strength: Embracing the Passion of Our Culture. She lives in Richmond Hill, Georgia with her daughter, Beautiful Lawson, her nephew, Marvin Livious, and her mother, Phyllis Jones.

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Cheatin' in the Next Room 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book to read about love, marriages, and issues as well as friendship and family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story with a message...I recommend this book. Monique J.S.~Nook Readers
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so much more than the title suggests. Cheatin¿ in the Next Room does a decent job of looking at the aftermath cheating has on all the people involved. Rhonda Lawson has a well-written book, that could be expanded to fully develop all of the central characters When Cheatin¿ in the Next Room hits the stands it is sure to be a well received and talked about novel. Meet Christopher and his newlywed bride, Andrea. Happily married for a year and three months after a whirlwind courtship, they are determined to make their marriage the ideal. Deeply committed to each other and their marital vows it¿s plain to see this couple has what it takes for success. Christopher is putting on front by covering insecurities and shame from his past. He was a player when he met Andrea in college and admittedly not ready for marriage but his selfishness caused him to propose to ensure no other man could take her away from him. It's soon discovered that his philandering ways obviously aren¿t out of his system. Andrea, a high school English teacher feels her life is complete. She¿s married to a man she loves and completely trusts. She¿s privileged to have her best friend Brenda living in the same city with her and they have remained close since tenth grade back in New Orleans. However, things take a rocky turn when at a Christmas party Brenda¿s twenty-year-old cousin, Alexis and Christopher lock eyes and shortly thereafter, locks other things in a short-lived affair. Admittedly a game to Alexis, to see if she could pull a married man, Chris falls into old habits and they both pay a terrible price for their indiscretions. Reading Cheatin¿ in the Next Room brings home the devastation deceitful acts cause. A marriage is at risk, a long-standing friendship is threatened, a budding relationship is destroyed and trust is annihilated. As the plot develops, it¿s clear raw emotions are controlling the outcomes. The realism of the writing makes reading this book more than something to cuddle up with on a lazy Sunday afternoon, it drives the point home that each action has an equal and opposite reaction and consequences. Both Christopher and Alexis found this to be true, the hard way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really nice. Enjoyed it, good page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book . Nice quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read with a fast paste
Guest More than 1 year ago
What you do in the dark always come to the light. That's what happen to Christopher in this wonderful told story. The characters was brought out so while that this story really made you upset. You was actually walking in Andrea shoes. I don't like giving away the story. So everyone please go by this wonderful book. You will not be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story I like the plot. It just goes show how strong a women is. Men have to realize when you married that women who don't respect them selves will always come at them hard Men just have to be stronger no matter how hard she try. Women do it all the time. I like that the author wrote a second book for Alexis but $10 its not worth it def if it might only be 200 pages like this book. NookVikki
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I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a great read, had a hard time putting the book down :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book Was Just Ok And Drawn Out..Brenda And Sheila's Relationships Could Have Been Left Out!! -That DamnJonesGirl-