Just Too Good to Be True: A Novel (Unabridged)
by E. Lynn Harris
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Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere - a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle". Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future - but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone? Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She's also determined to protect the secret she's kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady's idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other - are you just too good to be true? A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, Just Too Good to Be True has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a best-selling author: family, friendship, faith, and love.
I am not pleased
I really didnt like this book mainly b/c the narrator for the main charcaters voice is aggrevating. His voice doesnt sound entirely too old to be portraying a young 19-22 y/o African American male. He is sometimes a little to exaggerated with other characters. The female villian in this novel has a voice that is very nasal at times. After I got over the inital shock of the voices my other concern was the fact that the audio company never let you know when one selection/chapter was ending moving to another. The plot is min at best and the characters take too long to develop into a meaningful plot.
one that everyone can relate to
this book is somehat like the others, but with a little more heart. as the others had more of a gay theme, this one is about things that everyone can relate to.