Somebody Else's Man

Somebody Else's Man

by Daaimah S. Poole

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Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole brings you the sizzling tale of two ex-best friends who can't forgive, won't forget. . .and will find out what matters most. . .

Nicole and Tia just know nothing can break up their long-time friendship. But when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes along, Tia takes her new boyfriend's advice to sue Nicole's mother after a car accident. Soon Tia has a new home in South Carolina—and one furious ex-friend out to grab some of the good life for herself. And when wealthy businessman, Dre, starts burning up her sheets, Nicole sees a future as sparkling as the engagement ring she's expecting. . .

. . .until Tia turns up broke, with a new baby in tow. . .and news that Dre isn't the man he seems. Now, between lies, lust, and betrayal, Nicole must gamble on whom to believe, what she really wants—and a choice that may cost her everything. . .

"The voice of a new generation." —Karen E. Quinones Miller


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758222480
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 658,759
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Daaimah S. Poole is a mother and Temple University graduate with a degree in journalism. She began writing her first novel, Yo Yo Love, at age 19 while working as a receptionist at her aunt’s beauty salon. Rave reviews from her aunt’s clients encouraged her to seek a publisher, which she did, and so began a very promising writing career. She is the author of Diamond Playgirls. Daaimah is a Philadelphia native. Visit her at

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Somebody Else's Man 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Pamela Hord More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of the best books i have read this year. The story had a great pace to it: there were so many times i laughed out loud while reading. I finished it in 2 days!
Kaileigh More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. Nicole got on my nerves A LOT. She seemed to be so naive and it got annoying hearing her go thru all the drama she created for herself. I wasn't surprised with the things revealed about Desmond.
ennie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am not a young black woman, but could still enjoy reading about the ups and downs of Nikki, who struggles with life (father who she never knew dies, contractor's scam forces her to move back in with mom), love (sneaking around with a married man, then meets handsome stranger who seems too good to be true), and work (hotel management) in Philadelphia. It seemed real enough until a twist at the end made me go, "Oh, come on." Still, it's fiction. The book jacket confused me by mentioning her friend "Kia" who was actually "Tia."
busygirllibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book as part of early reviewers. It was pretty obvious that this book was written for a certain reader demographic and I do not fit that demographic. However, the storyline did keep me interested although I found that I could not relate to the desperation these women felt. Their struggle to hang onto the 'best option' and to settle for any type of companionship painted a sad portrait of a single black woman's life. I found this to be a quick read although the blantent lack of correct grammar was irksome to me.
BinnieBee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got this book as an early Reviewer. It was written by and for a certain genre and I am not of that genre. I am a white, married, middle-aged grandmother by now and although the book held my interest and I wanted to see what happened next, the lack of correct grammer just grated on my nerves throughout the book. Also, the poor choice of men and the womens' reasoning behind hanging onto (or trying to hang onto) these men was so faulty that I could not relate to any of them. Yes, I have certainly made bad choices in relationships and marriages, but I couldn't relate to the choices as bad as these women all made (married men, accidental unmarried pregnancies, thieves/druggies, etc..). Wow. I hope life as a single Black woman is really not as grim as this book makes it sound. I can't imagine so few choices, and mostly all bad, unethical, undeserving and liars. The very few that were not were not really appreciated by their "women" so were either accepted as "all that's left for me" or "the best I've been offered so far". The book painted a sad, sad and possibly desperate life for a single Black female.
LoisFL More than 1 year ago
It stayed interesting throughout the story. Quite a few twists and turns and surprises . I listened to the audiobook version which was well done.
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Nicole Edwards has had her fair share of ups and downs in life. She has a decent job but may be on the verge of losing it. She bought her first home but was scammed by contractors. She got a man but he has a wife. Adding further to her downs, she and her best friend, Tia, have fallen out and want nothing to do with the other. When things don't look like they can get any worse, Nicole meets Dre. He's everything she's wanted in a man. Finally on an upward spiral with all things going right for her, Tia reenters the picture with some upsetting info about Dre. Who should Nicole believe - her friend of the past or her man of the future? With a provocative title and cover, "Somebody Else's Man" does little to develop any interest on its own. The story was very slow to begin with. It picked up some momentum but often dragged at times. While the book itself had a solid plot/premise, its execution lacked what makes novels memorable. The characters were just okay. The drama was just okay. The climax was just okay. Not good, not bad, "Somebody Else's Man" was just okay. Question. Did the person who wrote the synopsis actually READ the book? Character's name was Tia not Kia. Would have just written it off as an error except for another discrepancy. "Kia takes her new boyfriend's advice." A six-year relationship constitutes a new boyfriend? Reviewed by: Toni