On the surface, Ariyanna Stokes appears to have everything a woman wants, undeni...able beauty, the eyes and affection of handsome men, and good friends. But deep down inside she has kept a dark secret that affects every aspect of her life, a shameful secret that she deals with everyday. A cold winter in Cleveland brings changes to every one of her friend s lives.
Iyana Burns, Ariyanna's best friend, finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy with Ariyanna s playa for life cousin Rayshawn Carter. Is keeping the baby the right thing to do or is it in her best interest not to tell him and get rid of it?
Yasmien Taylor, mother of two, goes into a downward spiral of depression, drugs, and raunchy sex with random men while trying to deal with the sudden death of her husband. Will she be able to get her life back together before her risky lifestyle catches up with her?
Kera Williams, comes back to town one-hundred pounds lighter after bariatric surgery, but still carries a torch for Ariyanna s cousin Rayshawn. When she finds out he s now with her frenemy Iyana she is determined to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means going behind Iyana s back.
After Ariyanna s man Tre, does the unforgivable; an old flame named Vell comes into her life and gives her everything Tre never did. But can he handle the reality of Ariyanna s life or will her dark secret keep her Used To Temporary Happiness?
|Publisher:||Ocean Blu Publications|
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About the Author
Cleveland native RaeQuel Edgerson is a recent Psychology graduate from the University of Phoenix. She drew upon her real life experiences to inspire her to write her debut novel. She hopes to create a voice for all young women to grow and be proud of all aspects of their life. She's currently living in Atlanta and plans to obtain her second degree from Georgia State University in hopes of becoming a school Guidance Counselor after she graduates from grad school. Her debut novel "Used To Temporary Happiness" is loosely based on her own life. She is currently working on the sequel "These Beautiful Scars" with her writing partner Marlon McCaulsky. She can reached on, Facebook at RaeQuel A. Edgerson, Twitter at RaeQuelEdgerson and/or she can be reached by email at raequel.a.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book took you through issues someone may have in their life and things they can't control. Things a woman goes through trying to capture love and what they withstand. This woman was incredible