In this joyful, heartfelt, and sexy debut novel, Alex Hairston reveals the funny, unpredictable ways love has of finding us when we least expect it, taking us on journeys our hearts can never really guard against if we truly want to have it all.
Eric Brown, Jr.'s life is an open book-if you know how to read between the line. On the surface, the sexy poet has it all together-luxury condo in Baltimore, shiny new Lexus, and a loving sometimes annoying relationship with his family and friends. But underneath, his life is all about women who are both his strength and his weakness. From the sweet, hungry high school girl who initiates him into the pleasures of love to mentors, teachers, college coeds and countless other females, Eric's living large, letting his charm and good looks do all the talking, writing poerty that proves he's a brother who can read women on a much deeper level.
Then, just when he thinks he's got it all down, Eric meets a woman who truly knows how to read him. Beautiful, sensitive, and intrlligent, Candie is everything Eric's poerty is about. She's his heart, his soulmate, his reason for living. She's also his best friend's wife. Now, the man who wrote the book on love is about to have the pages turned on him, plunging hint into an intense affair that upends everything he ever thought he wanted or needed and challenges him to leave the playa behind and confront the man he could be.