We Take This Man

We Take This Man

by Candice Dow, Daaimah S. Poole


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Dwight and Tracey Wilson are living the ideal life with their two children in a brand new home in Florida. They are both excited when Dwight is offered a promotion at work, but the downside is that the job is located in Maryland. After much discussion, Tracey decides that she does not want to leave their new house. Dwight makes the decision to accept the position and return home on weekends.

Alicia Dixon has spent her life hating and not trusting men after her father mistreated her mother, but she can't help but fall for the new guy in her company...Dwight. They both try to fight their attraction to one another, but it proves to be a losing battle-Alicia is everything that his southern wife is not.

When Alicia ends up pregnant, Dwight decides to end things with Tracey, but the process proves not to be as easy as Dwight had hoped.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446501835
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Candice Dow is a native of Baltimore, MD and graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Johns Hopkins University. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a Software Engineer. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Xi Omega Chapter in Baltimore, and enjoys mentoring teenage girls. Candice is the author of four novels: Caught In The Mix, Ain't No Sunshine, A Hire Love, and Tappin' On Thirty. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.

Daaimah S. Poole began writing in a black and white copybook and wrote every time she had the chance. After finishing her first novel, she got a deal with Kensington books. Her titles include: Yo Yo Love (12/03), Got A Man (07/03), What's Real (05/05), Ex-Girl to the Next Girl (05/06), and All I Want Is Everything (09/07).

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We Take This Man 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
drecake More than 1 year ago
wow this is what i see in the news! - like 3company on tv,? i feel sad for the man in the middle but talking abount haveing your cake & eatting it too! ( this is every man dream come true!) liveing with 2 women ?
Kaileigh More than 1 year ago
This was a decent book. Not something I can see happening, but anything is possible. Two of the characters got on my nerves big time, especially one of them, but I am happy with the ending.
Chapters More than 1 year ago
At first I thought this was a typical book about a man who is cheating on his wife. After reading the 2nd chapter, I had to change my thought process, this is not just another typical book. As you read the book you can see why Dwight did what he did and how both the woman in his life gave him something different. You grow to love Alicia and hate Tracey then as you read on your feelings start to change for these two woman. Candice and Daaimah did a great job in keeping the reader's attention. I found it very hard to put this book down. This is my firt time reading something from these two ladies and I look forward to reading more of their books.
tan49 More than 1 year ago
the book i thought was going to be really good but kind of make me sick with all this sharing of dwight, at first i it started to get good but then i got bored with them staying in the same house... I love daaiah poole books but this i wouldn't read again but it was a good spin the book i would of like the end to be a little better like dwight leaving his wife for all the crazy stuff she did.
Avid_readerDJ More than 1 year ago
This novel puts different spin on extramarital affairs. Good writing style& it's great for a rainy day read.
calexis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like the idea that the authors were trying to expand on through this novel... one that includes one man, two women, two families. However, the way it was carried out didn't really work for me. To start off, Tracey (wife number one) is made out to be this really immature and spoiled wife. It is led to believe that she pushed away her husband and as if her immaturity gives Dwight the excuse to have an affair. Alicia (wife number two) is a woman who believes that Dwight is a decent guy, despite the fact that he's already married. For a woman who is seen to be confident and knows the reality of life, she is pretty blind to the obvious fact that Dwight cheating on his wife already proves that he isn't a decent man.This story is told through the perspective of both Tracey and Alicia. They are both in love with a man they believe to be a man worth fighting for. And perhaps I haven't been able to truly grasp their love for him... but I think that they both should have left him. I don't believe that a man can have two wives and carry on with both families. I'd like to believe that women are smarter than that to let a man get away with infidelity.I like that the authors wanted to tackle this topic... and maybe in some cases, it could even work out. But the women portrayed in this novel was weak... despite their self-proclamations to be strong and confident women.
lovelytoreadyou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible. I liked the concept of having the different characters written by different authors, but the characters came across as emotionally naive and petty. I could not care for or connect with either of the women on any kind of level that made me want to read more once the novel was finished.
candlelitdreams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book even if it wasn't something I would ever normally pick up on my own. The topic was interesting and it was a fast read. I do recommend this story, the plight of the two women was entertaining. (Early Reviewer's Copy)
WillowOne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beware...some spoilers ahead. I couldn't write the review without revealing some...Dwight and Tracey Wilson have a good marriage, they are high school sweethearts with two little girls and they are living in Tracey's dream home. What could go wrong? Everything and more!Dwight's company moves him to Maryland and Tracey will not leave her dream home in Jacksonville. As the miles have separated them their marriage starts to crumble. Dwight takes solace with a co-worker Alicia Dixon, but neither wants to be intimate while Dwight is still married. After Tracey gives the ultimatum of come home and get another job or divorce, Dwight send her divorce papers. As the court date looms, Tracey realizes that she was just trying to make him run back scared while at the same time Alicia finds out she is pregnant. On the court date Tracey contests the divorce and it is not granted, unbeknownst to Dwight. He proposes to Alicia thinking he is free man and soon after married her. Time elapses and Alica has the baby premature. They do not have their new home ready so they plan to stay with her Mom. Tracey realizes she has been wrong and decides to hop and plane, girls in tow, to Maryland and get her husband back. She shows up on his door and he doesn't know what is happening and doesn't know what to say. Over the next week all is revealed, fights happen and words are said.Dwight is married to both women and neither one wants to give him up. So the women decide to share him and live in the same house. As you can imagine this ends in disaster. I have given away to many secrets so you will have to read to find out the rest.
mabes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not quite sure how I felt about this book. The writing was great, which contributed greatly to the reason I kept reading, but they way the two women were portrayed seriously bothered me. Sure, it's a fictional story, but I found myself rolling my eyes at several intervals. While the unbelievable lives of these characters drove me to finish the book to see how the drama would unfold, the way the last few chapters were thrown together left much to be desired.
akreese on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What would have to happen for you to agree to share your husband or boyfriend with someone? Is there any circumstance that would make you decide to push your dreams aside, and unselfishly share your man with someone else?Alicia and Tracey are both faced with these questions and come to the conclusion that the only way that they can hold onto their man and the only way that their kids can have both parents around is to share Dwight. It was interesting to see how this decision affected their relationships with each other and with those who found out about their arrangement.We Take This Man really reminded me of a soap opera with the drama and fights between Dwight and Tracey, and the powerful love affair between Alicia and Dwight. I was frustrated with both women and their unwise decisions.It was a quick read and held my attention, but this book is not for the easily offended. It does deal with real life issues such as infidelity, trust, and polygamy, but some of the content is pretty graphic. There is a good deal of swearing, and some crude descriptions of sex scenes.I had a really hard time relating to either of the women in this story. Tracey, Dwight's wife, was so selfish, and I couldn't understand why she was so attached to her house that she wouldn't move with her husband. I thought she was justifiable in her anger at her husband when he took a new job without telling her, but her stubbornness in staying behind was frustrating.I could understand Alicia's actions a little bit more. She knows she is getting involved with a married man, but "knows" that he is separating from his wife.I really didn't like Dwight though. I could understand that he wasn't feeling loved in his relationship with his wife, and that he needed someone to comfort him, but it really came down to him making a decision between the two ladies and it seemed like he wasn't willing to make a decision if he didn't have to.Towards the end of the book I just wanted to take them to task and ask them what they thought they were doing. They all had faults and flaws and their relationships were complicated. The whole section of the book where they are sharing Dwight made me feel frustrated and sad for those ladies. I could never live under those circumstances and I have a hard time understanding how anyone would voluntarily sit by while someone else was messing around with their husband or boyfriend. Of course the guy was okay with it - he had two women competing to meet his every need.Overall I came away from this book not liking any of the characters. The subject matter did provoke a lot of thought though.
Wrighty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dwight Wilson is a successful software executive. He has a beautiful family and is happily married to Tracey, a woman he's known since they were teenagers. They have two young daughters and live well in Jacksonville, FL. When he receives a big raise and a transfer to Maryland Tracey doesn't want to leave her life and her dream home in the south. Dwight is confident the family can successfully keep a long distance relationship but it isn't long before it begins to take a toll. Tracey is not trying very hard to make it work either. When he meets Alice at work he forms a friendship and then becomes attracted to her and all of the good qualities his wife doesn't have. But Alice refuses to become involved with a married man. When Tracey later gives Dwight an ultimatum, move back home or she will divorce him, Dwight has had enough and serves her with the papers himself. He now feels free to pursue a relationship with Alicia. His wife eventually realizes her mistake in forcing him to do what she demands and decides to contest the divorce at the last minute. But Dwight doesn't know that and marries Alicia. The woman who is now pregnant with his child.This story is told in alternating chapters of narration between the two women. When I read the back cover I thought this was going to be more a comedy of errors and have a type of "chick lit" flavor to it. As I read it I realized that it had too much drama and heartache for that. Unfortunately it probably strikes very close to home for the many fractured families that are all too common now days. Although each of these characters appeared to be strong I felt they all were basically insecure. They weren't able to make decisions and stick with them. I can't imagine being so impulsive about such important events in my life. Although I could feel their pain I wanted to know more about these characters' backgrounds and what brought them here. I realize that I may not agree with their decisions but I did want to understand them. While it must have been heartbreaking to be in their dilemma I had a hard time having sympathy for these characters. I often found their actions and reactions to be unbelievable. It seemed so easy for them to flip flop in their relationships with Dwight. I did find the concept to be very interesting though. No matter what they decided to do, it would affect all of them for the rest of their lives.
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I did not like this story at all. It was too far fetched for my taste. If you can, get it from the library!
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Arlisia Caldwell More than 1 year ago
The book ws good but left you guesing at the end. Maybe they did this in the event that they wrote a sequel. I would love to know what became of the characters in this story.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jamaica:I have to say I was somewhat skeptical when I picked up this book. First, I'm usually not a fan of books that are tag-team written by two authors. In my experience, books that have multiple authors are usually a muddle of different voices working against each other. Plus, book is about a three-way marriage----and the book's cover makes no secret about its subject matter, with a tuxedoed groom with a white-gowned bride on each arm. I'm not usually a fan of the love-triangle story, so I went into this book waving a lot of red flags around. But Dow and Poole's tight, focused writing, along with their very original take on the old love-triangle theme, make this book well worth a read. The plot centers around Dwight Wilson, a successful software executive, his longtime wife Tracey, and his newfound love Alicia, whom he meets when he has to move away from his home in Jacksonville, Florida to Washington DC as part of a job transfer. Tracey is settled into her life in Florida and refuses to move to Washington, forcing Dwight to enter into a long-distance marriage. The marriage begins to fall apart, and Dwight begins romancing Alicia Dixon on the side. Dwight files for divorce, and he marries Alicia when his divorce is final so they can both begin a new life in Washington---or so he thinks. But unbeknownst to him, back in Florida Tracey contests the divorce at the last possible second and it doesn't go through---making Dwight a bigamist. All manner of shenanigans occur, to the point that when Tracey and Dwight find out that their "husband" is simultaneously married to two different women, they decide to try out a "three-way" marriage arrangement so they can both keep their man. But guess what? It doesn't work. The whole arrangement falls apart in the most catastrophic way possible. Dow and Poole made clever use of their different writing styles and author voices by having the narrative switch back and forth between the two women in the love triangle. This works very well. Each chapter is dedicated either to Tracey---the longtime, settled wife and mother----or Alicia, the "other woman" who becomes a wife and mother herself---offering the reader a chance to get inside both women's heads. Though the plot becomes more and more implausible---almost soap-opera-like at times----Dow and Poole's unique voices and strong characterizations keep the reader hooked at all times. Perhaps the book's greatest strength is its snapshot-like ability to capture the nuances of upper-class African-American society, along with its biting social commentary on some of that segment of society's traditions, taboos, and unspoken rules of love and marriage. We Take This Man is a complex-yet-satisfying tale that asks a lot of tough moral questions, and resolves those questions in ways that you probably won't expect. Authors Dow and Poole make up a unique and memorable writing team. Definitely pick this one up---you won't regret it!
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AlltheBuzz More than 1 year ago
Dwight Wilson has received a wonderful job promotion, one that will net him tens of thousands more per year in his annual salary. There are two drawbacks, however. First, his promotion requires a move to another city. Secondly, his wife Tracey refuses to move because not only will it uproot her two young children, she will also have to give up her dream home which she has spent months decorating and getting just right. Refusing to give up on this once in a lifetime opportunity, Dwight makes the move on his own. Try as he might, the long distance marriage just isn't working. Unfortunately divorce from Tracey becomes a reality. Determined to move on with his life, Dwight falls in love with his co-worker Alicia and they eventually marry. Little does Dwight know, Tracey never filed the divorce papers which leaves Dwight facing an improbable situation. When I saw the title, We Take This Man and read the synopsis of the story, I expected a book full of drama, such as cat-fighting, back-stabbing, and vindictive, jealous rages. Instead, what I encountered was a timid read that progressed and ended in such a way that even I, "Ms. Non-controversy", couldn't imagine or allow if faced with such a predicament. The plot was weak in that it never really exploded into the jaw dropping, "oh no they didn't", tumultuous storyline that it could have been. The female characters came off as being petty and selfish instead of the in your face, finger waving, neck rolling and vindictive women you would expect in a scenario such as this. Despite my misgivings with this book, it was a quick, easy read and I commend the authors for their collaborative efforts.
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RT-Lover-of-Urban-Romance More than 1 year ago
I love me some Candice Dow! This is the first book that I've read by Daaimah, but it won't be the last. I really enjoyed this all-out-drama between Dwight, Tracey and Alicia. This book had me laughing out loud and saying throughout: "Are You Kidding me"? Tracey was a better woman than me with some of her decisions. I guess she brought it on herself when she chose to just let her man move to Maryland without his family. Dwight tried to tell her A double S to move, but, Nooooooooooo! She wasn't have it! Well, guess what? Alicia had some answers for my girl! The drama in this book was a trip! The ending was not predictable. I didn't know how this story was going to end and I liked the ending. It was a fast paced, page-turner! I throughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by these two authors. Good job with this collaboration ladies!