After the Dance

After the Dance

by Lori Johnson
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After the Dance by Lori Johnson

It's Her Game . . .

Here's my deal--I'm not knocking myself out to find Mr. Right anymore. As far as this thirty-something sistah is concerned, it's now about reciprocity, not romance. A brother doesn't have to whisper promises he won't keep or make me any kind of commitment. All he needs to do is respect my boundaries, rock my world--then step the hell on before anyone gets too attached. That's why the last man I need to be trying to hook-up with is my next door neighbor, Carl.

But He's Breaking All The Rules . . .

Who does Faye think she's fooling? She and I both know all that talk she does about game-playing is little more than a big front. Besides, playing by the rules won't necessarily keep us from falling in love. And if what's been going on between us lately is any indication, I'm thinking at least one of us is already halfway there. . ..

"After the Dance is a fast-paced delight with a plotline so intriguing and dialogue and characters so real, I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading fiction. It is an easy read with NO dull moments. I was hooked from the first page to the last. This is a five star new story from a five star new author!" --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author

"Unique, interesting characters and sharp, crackling wit laced with occasional pathos make this first novel a genuine winner." --Gwynne Forster, author of Getting Some of Her Own

"With its Southern charm, impossible-to-resist characters and hilarious take on relationships, this book is a must-read!" --Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker, Essence bestselling author of The Ex Factor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758268471
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lori Johnson has a master's degree in Urban Anthropology from the University of Memphis. Her stories and essays have appeared in Upscale Magazine and Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.

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After the Dance 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I won't bore you by telling you what this book is about (You can read the cover and the blah, blah, blah professional reviews for that). I will tell you that this is the best debut novel I've read in a long, long time. Google me, and you'll see that I call 'em like I see 'em and will massacre a book in one of my professional reviews. What's to like about this book?.......... The characters: well-developed, flawed, and human........... The plot: original and watch-milk-shoot-out-your-nose FUUNNY! I literally had to put the book down and laugh for several minutes at a time throughout the time I was reading it............ The style: First-person told from a male and female point of view, each picking up where the other one left off. Genius!......... The writer: doing this stuff like she's been doing it all her life. Switching from male to female point of view like bi-polar male transvestite giving birth to his first baby............. Perfect? Not quite. There is a level of predictability that one who reads this genre of books often will see coming a mile way. Okay, so take .5 away from the 5-star review............ Will I buy her next book? I'll be the first in line.......... Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Lori Johnson. Get up and show her some love and happiness up in dis here joint. Then show yourself some love when you buy and enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book.. I always enjoy books with both sides of the story. I loved how Lori Johnson developed a personsl relationship with the characters and I. I hope she publishes more stories.