Single with Benefits

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Shawn thinks he has the ultimate woman; Venus is sexy like an Essence model, hood as any Bronx girl, and as sly as a fox. Too bad he doesn't see her double cross before she strips him of all his belongings. Fortunately, Shawn is a hard worker, and his boss has a place for him to stay — convenient enough for her to also get some of the Shawn lovin'. It is under his boss lady's real estate business that Shawn gets caught up yet again with the rich and connected Macy Jordan. The penthouse, the chauffeured limos, the...

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Overview

Shawn thinks he has the ultimate woman; Venus is sexy like an Essence model, hood as any Bronx girl, and as sly as a fox. Too bad he doesn't see her double cross before she strips him of all his belongings. Fortunately, Shawn is a hard worker, and his boss has a place for him to stay — convenient enough for her to also get some of the Shawn lovin'. It is under his boss lady's real estate business that Shawn gets caught up yet again with the rich and connected Macy Jordan. The penthouse, the chauffeured limos, the Broadway shows — would he ever screw up something this good? But then Shawn never anticipated falling head-over-heels for Lucy, Macy's executive assistant. And this new relationship adds a whole new dimension of secrecy and deception to Shawn's already twisted sexual adventures.

Venus's girlfriend Allison's actions shift with the wind, but it's Allison's boyfriend, Kerri (a previous victim of the two), who seems to have had the answers all along. Except this is no help for Shawn, who spirals from one relationship to the next, reaching depths and heights that are as unpredictable and as unimaginable as the big city they all live in. Each one of these friends, foes, and lovers are affected by Shawn's decisions — decisions that invite consequences of mayhem, ecstasy, and even a confrontation with true love.

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Nineteen-year-old j-school student Shawn Hopkins learns some hard lessons after his "ride or die chick" rips him off in this raw cautionary tale from street-lit phenom Aaron. Shawn's happy with Venus Hamilton, who keeps one hand in his wallet and the other in his pants, until her best friend, Allison, gets dumped by her man on New Year's Eve. Shawn wants to keep his distance, but soon, Allison's living in their crib while Shawn brings in mo' money (for Venus to spend) from a real estate gig. He impresses his boss and soon is in on a massive deal, but before you can say "bling," Venus takes off with all his money and possessions, leaving Shawn to discover the joys and hazards of being "single with benefits." In true Aaron style, the plot flies, the narration is unflinching and there are some hilarious scenes. Aaron doesn't bring anything new to his game with this one, but he plays it like a pro. (Nov.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312359379
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,308,370
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

RELENTLESS AARON lives with his family in New York. The author is currently working on a series of novels to add to his existing catalog of thirty novels.

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