True Lies

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The last time Dajah Moore took a chance, she was eight, and a wild, downhill bike ride left her with a scar on her knee - which is nothing compared to the ones that now criss-cross her heart. Life has made Dajah into a cautious and wise sister who won’t sit down in her silks for fear of wrinkling them, a hardworking accountant who doesn’t hand out second chances. Then she meets Rick Trimmons. And when the handsome corrections officer gives her the protection of his mace and the temptation of his phone number, she...

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The last time Dajah Moore took a chance, she was eight, and a wild, downhill bike ride left her with a scar on her knee - which is nothing compared to the ones that now criss-cross her heart. Life has made Dajah into a cautious and wise sister who won’t sit down in her silks for fear of wrinkling them, a hardworking accountant who doesn’t hand out second chances. Then she meets Rick Trimmons. And when the handsome corrections officer gives her the protection of his mace and the temptation of his phone number, she falls hard. Everything about Rick, from his soulful eyes to his straightforward talk, tells Dajah she’s met someone who will never play her—if she can put aside her fear and wrap herself around his troubled past...

For Rick, nobody comes before his four-year-old daughter, Kanisha. She’s his heart and soul, the reason he works overtime and puts up with all kinds of craziness from her mother, Gina. Meeting Dajah shows Rick what his life could be like. From backyard barbeques, where Dajah’s best friends size him up in a heartbeat, to unforgettable nights in Dajah’s bed, Rick is living a dream - until Gina’s outrageous behavior forces him into desperate choices that could destroy his happiness, his future, and everything he’s ever worked for...

Imbued with the emotional resonance of real, complicated lives, True Lies is about life’s uneasy answers, and how the truth can do more than set you free…it can lead you home in the most unexpected of ways.

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An African-American woman gets more and less than she bargains for as she falls for a man with a child in the latest romantic drama from Johnson-Hodge (Some Sunday; Butterscotch Blues). When accountant Dajah Moore meets corrections officer Rick Trimmons, the attraction is instant. There's just one problem: Gina Alexander, the mother of Rick's four-year-old daughter, Kanisha. For Kanisha's sake, Rick still lives with irresponsible, hard-partying Gina, who is several years his junior. His feelings for Dajah spur him to end the relationship, but things don't exactly go smoothly from there. Dajah and Rick argue constantly, and unemployed Gina is a relentless irritant manipulating, blackmailing and stealing from Rick, using Kanisha as her trump card against him. Then he devises a scheme to purchase a two-family home so that he can be closer to his daughter; of course, once they move in (Rick downstairs, Gina and Kanisha up), it's a complete disaster, and Dajah finds herself running out of ways to "deflect the drama." When Gina gets arrested and loses custody of Kenisha, she resolves to better herself, but her renewal could be what finally forces Rick and Dajah apart. Despite clich d prose, much of it devoted to the woes of supporting characters, Johnson-Hodge moves easily and realistically between the middle-class world of Rick and Dajah and the seedier realm in which Gina operates. More importantly, she has created characters that, despite their flaws, readers will actually care about. (Oct.) Forecast: Johnson-Hodge's popularity continues to grow. Audiences tired of shallow buppie antics will respond favorably to the earthy dramas she describes. National advertising; author tour. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booklist - Nina Davis
Dajah Moore is an average woman in an average coffee shop moments away from an extraordinary encounter. When she meets Rick Trimmons, she knows this could be the start of something special. For Rick, the feeling is mutual. The catch? Rick's number one love is his four-year-old daughter, and his number one complication is her mother, Gina, who isn't about to let Rick just walk out the door. Johnson-Hodge offers a poignant and lyrical tale of dreams lost, dreams deferred, and dreams reborn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758200273
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Johnson-Hodge is the author of 10 novels, many receiving national acclaim. She has garnered rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Midwest Book Review, The Dallas Morning Star, The Quarterly Black Review, Essence Magazine and Ebony Magazine. She is the recipient of the Reviewer's Choice Award for her first novel "The Real Deal" and her seventh "A Journey to Here," earned her an "Author of The Year" nomination.

Her works were considered by Showtime and Hallmark for book-to-movie options and have made bestseller lists numerous times. Her novels have been used as part of the curriculum at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and she was invited by Harvard University to submit a short story for their literary magazine. Originally from New York, Margaret continues to pay that great city homage with every story that she writes.

"Tumbled" the third book of the "True Lies' series, will be arriving to bookstores in the fall 2013.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2006

    This book was amazing...

    I enjoyed this book simply because It displayed real life dramas that us as african americans face on a daily basis. I made a connection with the characters and it was as if I was watching a Mini-movie in my head while I was reading the book. The author is so descriptive that I was able to picture the characters and everything that happened with vivid detail which allowed my imagination to wander. Me being 16 years old, I love reading and I hope to one day write my own novel and margaret johnson Hodge is one of the many authors that I look up to as a role model. Great job and keep up your amazing literary work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    It's the Truth

    I felt that the author knew my own life. This book is excellent reading, showing the dynamics of today's relationships and what most single, childless women cope with when dating men with a child/children. This story is neither black & white, it's people relational. It kept me on edge the entire time because I was hoping Rick wouldn't break Dajah's heart but there's a lesson to be learned in all circumstances & experiences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2005

    Great and also disappointing

    I felt that the book was good when you got into it but when the end came I felt that it was too soon. I don't think that it should have ended that way. You really don't get an understanding of what is gonna happen to the characters in the future. The book ends just when you are getting into it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    True Lies ~ True to Life

    I enjoyed this book, but I too found it hard to get into. I'm glad I didn't just toss it to the side. Once you get pass the first couple of chapters - they meet, they're curious, etc. the book takes off and becomes a real page turner. The story tells how true love really conquers all - it was baby momma drama with a twist. From the story you can be reassured thatwhen you have a good man who is truly in it for the long hall you should count yourself blessed. Job well done

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    Best heard but rarely observed relationship book!

    Margaret did an absolutely, wonderful job on portraying this relationship. Although many people have this similiar relationship, I have yet to read a book that actually brings that aspect to life. I had a relationship that was quite similiar to this book and that kept me intrigued to see the outcome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    Another Great Accomplishment

    I have fallen in love with every single book MJH has written since I randomly picked up 'Some Sunday' a year ago. True Lies was simply another one of Hodges great accomplishments. I have built an online relationship with her by emailing her everyday about the dramatic points I reach in her books, as if she doesn't know what it says already. All I can say is Rick was a man to die for. I could see Gina's point in wanting him back even after she messed up, but Dajah deserved him because of her undying sacrifice when Gina was acting a fool, as my mother would say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2003

    Nice Book

    I really enjoyed this book although It did take me some time to read. When a book Is really good I'm normally done with It within the 1st 5 hours I've bought It. I do reccommend that you do read It though. It just takes time for the book to really become a page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2002

    For Women who date Guys with kids

    Very Good, This book tells both sides of the story pertaing to the thinking of the baby-mothers and single dads as well as women dating single dads.Women should read this book if they really want to know why they shouldnt get involved with baby-mama drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    Excellent!!!

    When I started reading True Lies I couldn't put it down. The reality of this book was so uncanny to the ups and downs to everyday relationships it was unbelieveable. I could taste the pain, love, and envy of each character. MJH has painted such a clear picture of the dynamics of being in a relationship with a man who is trying to juggle a new relationship while maintaing a strong bond his daughter. Although his daughters mother is all out ghetto fabulous, its clear that once she gets her act together Rick has to deal with the feelings he buried so deep. On the the other hand Rick finds a refreshing newness with Dajah, the woman who has class and has her head on straight. At the end of this book I almost cried because it was over, it lef me wanting more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    This is no lie, True Lies was great!!

    This book was not the classic romance tale. Hodge sets up a beautiful story, making one want the characters to come a live. This is definelty a book to read. It sets up a REAL story, that I wished would never end. As I approached the last pages I actually grew saddened because I did not want the book to end. I wished that I could continue to read about Rick, Gina, Kanisha, Dajah, and the others mentioned because I grew to love each of their characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002

    Disapointed is all I can say...

    Let me start off by saying that this book was very well written. All the characters were cute and I enjoyed them as if they were my own family. In my opinion, this book was long and drawn out. I was thinking, "can we get to the end already?" It was the same stuff over and over again..up and down, up and down...then it came..what I was waiting for the entire time...the end. It was awful. I was so mad I threw my book on the floor. Good girls always finish last is all I can say.....

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    strong character study

    When Corrections Officer Rick Trimmons and teenage drop out Gina Alexander meet, both think it is love. However, Rick never recovered from being dumped and remains in a rebound state of limbo while Gina desperately wants a baby. When Kanisha is born, Gina learns what an infant does to a lifestyle so in order to return to the streets, she begins dumping Kanisha on her grandmother, which angers Rick. Rick still fantasizes about a loving relationship between he, Gina, and their child, but he turns to showering all his love on his little girl. Hardworking Dajah Moore takes no risks in life even with her heart. Currently she is lonely having ended her last relationship about a year ago. When Dajah and Rick meet, perhaps it is the traits they share in common, but they begin to fall in love. However, Kanisha remains first in Rick¿s life, which means Gina is still a player and at night by himself he knows in his way he loves all three women in his life. Will Rick choose the dream that Gina will change; or select a relationship with Dajah that will limit his time with Kanisha; or opt for the status quo of a foot in two homes? TRUE LIES is a strong character study that shows the impact on people of life altering decisions to include the ripple effect on other individuals in a person¿s concentric world. The key cast seems authentic, as readers will recognize similar people especially when seemingly poor or selfish judgment is used. Fans of complex contemporary relationship dramas with strong characterizations will enjoy Margaret Johnson-Hodge¿s latest spotlight on life. Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2002

    Another winner from MJH

    A favorite among readers, author Margaret Johnson-Hodge gets better and better. Her latest, True Lies (due in October) is one of the tightest novels she's ever written. The story revolves around a sincere, goal-oriented, but problem-plagued man named Rick who has fathered a child with an unstable drama queen named Gina. Although they are no longer a couple, Rick dotes on their daughter, four-year-old Kanisha, and dealing with Gina emotionally sends him to places he never wanted to go. Through it all Rick tries to develop a romance with Dajah, a woman who sometimes gets frustrated with the drama, a woman that Rick hopes will make his life complete. True Lies reads like a movie; it's very vivid, and the characters are so well drawn that when you read the dialogue, you can literally hear their voices. Margaret Johnson-Hodge shapes and sculpts her characters with amazing precision; she doesn't make all men look bad, or all baby mamas look trifling. She digs deep and helps the reader to understand the characters' motivations for the decisions they make. The novel takes surprising turns that may cause one to talk out loud to the book, grow disgusted with some of the characters' decisions, and make you feel as if this story could be anybody's. True Lies is just that authentic. This is a commanding and appealing novel, and it's highly recommended.

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