No More Expectations

No More Expectations

by Cathy Jo

NOOK Book(eBook)


Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details


If you read about the messy breakup between Brianya Johnson and Darnell Jones, in the short story, Expectations, from the book, Transitions: short stories for a rainy day, you'll definitely want to read about Brianya’s transformation and her new lease on life!

Before the weight loss, Brianya Johnson was all about getting to "I do" by any means necessary. Dumped by her boyfriend, Brianya decided to re-evaluate her life. And in the process, she learned two valuable things about herself: 1) her self-esteem was nowhere to be found, and 2) she's an emotional eater. Sailing on anger and sheer determination, Brianya decided that change is long overdue. She enlists the aid of her trainer-friend to help whip her eating and her body into shape, and takes a vow of celibacy, swearing off men and dating.

That was 206 pounds ago, before she knew what lay beneath all those layers of bad food choices. At 147 pounds, Brianya's body has transformed into something she never envisioned, and the men are coming out of the woodwork, testing her patience and her resolve. The biggest threat of all, however, comes in the form of her ex, Darnell Jones, who's ever so sorry that he mistreated her and took her for granted. Next, enter Monticello Belvoir, Endo Jamison, and Edward Hollister. All solid men with loads of potential. Brianya's not used to this level of attention, so before she commits herself to any one man, she plans to take her time and get to know them. What she discovers about one of them, however, leaves her cowering on the bathroom floor of her newly purchased home, blood snaking its way across the mosaic tile.

With her heart pulling her in one direction and her family and friends pushing her in another, what's a girl to do? For Brianya, the answer is easy: Eat! When all is said and done, will the years of hard work have been for nothing?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045141499
Publisher: Cathy Jo
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 765 KB

About the Author

Cathy Jo is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where she has lived all her life. She is a product of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She has been employed by the Cleveland Public Library system for 33 years, where she began as a page in the Literature department. It was there that her love for reading and writing was further fostered. Although she has been writing since the age of eleven—when her mother bought her her first of many diaries—Cathy Jo’s first foray into the world of creative embellishment really began when she would regale her sister, Diane Keeley, with elaborate stories based on dreams she’d experienced during a night’s sleep.Cathy Jo inherited her mother’s love for the arts, particularly literature.She and her siblings were always encouraged to read and would often visit the neighborhood library. Her mother’s passion for words and the English language were evident in the way she disciplined Cathy Jo and her siblings when it came to reading. “I grew up in a household where, if you didn’t know the meaning of a word, you had to look up the definition yourself, which meant you had to know how to spell,” the author says. One of her pet peeves, she admits, is “people who don’t take the time to check their spelling or learn the correct definition or usage of a word.”In the midst of juggling a busy schedule of ministering, full-time work, volunteering for the Domestic Violence Center of Greater Cleveland,and college, Cathy Jo made time to devote to her love of writing. She has various projects in different stages of development that she is currently working on and hopes to complete them at a rate of one per year.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews