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God'S Gift to Women [Hardcover]

BAISDEN MICHAEL
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21 Oct 2002
Julian Payne has spent countless night shifts trying to make it as a radio personality on an obscure AM station in Chicago. While most of the world is asleep, he captivates his growing audience with his smooth and masculine voice. His ratings rise as more and more emotionally scarred women tune in to get Julian's advice about their relationship issues.Julian's own attempts at having a love life are complicated by his ten-year-old daughter, Samantha, who believes that no woman is good enough to take the place of her deceased mother. It's hard enough to find the right woman and keep her happy, but keeping Samantha happy is damn near impossible. But soon Julian's issues as a single parent become the least of his problems.After years of struggling in Chicago, Julian gets his big break: a top radio station in Houston hires him to host their late-night talk show. While celebrating his last evening in Chicago with friends, he meets the sexy and intriguing Olivia Brown. Julian can't help being attracted to her dark, flowing hair, toned body, and hazel eyes that could put a man in a trance. Olivia makes her desire to spend the night with Julian clear right away. When Julian warns her that he's on a plane in the morning and has only one night to offer, Olivia assures him that a no promises-no commitment evening is just what she's looking for.Once in Houston, Julian begins to build his reputation and his audience faster than he ever dreamed. He meets and pursues the beautiful Dr. Terri Ross, a woman with class and her own counseling practice. But Olivia has her own plans for Julian. The calls start coming. She shows up in town "on business." She waits for him outside the radio station.Suddenly Julian finds himself in a situation with a deranged woman who is determined to win him over -- or make his life a living hell.Michael Baisden's hottest offering yet, "God's Gift to Women" is a suspenseful tale about the consequences of sex with a stranger and what one man will have to do to save himself and those he loves from the wrath of a woman scorned.

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (21 Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743246926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743246927
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,843,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars God's Gift to Women 30 Dec 2004
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Format:Hardcover
It's an entertaining fast paced read with humour and enough candy sences to keep you satisfied. A god follow up to this is the Maintanence Man. Just Great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Baisden Does It Again!! 1 Oct 2002
By Pamela Jarmon-Wade - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Author extraordinaire has done it again. His new book "God's Gift To Women" takes one night of passion and pushes the envelope OFF the table...beyond "Fatal Attraction". This suspenseful tale introduces the reader to Julian Payne - an up and coming Radio Host who gets his big break at a Houston radio station. His ratings are through the roof due to his profound advice on relationships. He is also a reformed womanizer and single parent. You will never forget Olivia - a sexy, hazel eyed woman with a dark side. If you have ever met a Player...you will relate to Eddie - a bold womanizer with a live-in girlfriend. Terri - A Good Woman. Most people can relate to Denise - A Good Woman dating a No Good Man. There are some other characters that help to propel this drama along.
This page turner will have you in suspense as one night of passion turns into Julian's worst nightmare. You think you know...but you have to read this because you are in for a bigger thrill than you know. The nightmare includes murder, poetry, kidnapping and a lot of relationship wisdom. Who is willing to pay the price for their sins? Which woman will realize that time is the most valuable thing and should not be wasted on players? Will the men who think they are God's Gift To Women take heed from this book?
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU THINK YOU KNOW?~.YOU DON'T KNOW! 9 Oct 2002
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! From the moment I opened the book and read the prologue, I was hooked. If you enjoyed THE MAINTENANCE MAN you will love GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN. I would call it Fatal Attraction to the 25th power. Expect the unexpected.
GGTW is a story every dating individual should read, before going on that blind date, or out with that person picked up at a club. What looks good to you may not be good for you.
In the book Julian Payne had to find that out the hard way. After having a one night stand with a beautiful woman (Olivia), that just happens to be a psycho, the night before he moves from Chicago to Houston. Julian leaves himself open for trouble, and at the same time unknowingly put those that he love, his daughter(Samantha) best friend(Eddie), and his new lady (Terri) in danger when Olivia follows him to Houston and makes his life a living hell.
This book was too good to put down. READ IT! You will not be disappointed. Michael, Thank you for a GREAT book!
Also recommended, Men Cry in the Dark by Michael Baisden, Cheaters by Eric J. Dickey and Married Men by Carl Webber
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Night of Passion.....hmmmm 3 Oct 2002
By Y. Kenton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Michael Baisden has once again written a novel that keeps you turning the pages.
In this novel we're introduced to Julian Payne, father and radio personality. Julian has just received the job of a lifetime and has to move Houston. On his last night he meets, Olivia a beautiful women who seems to have it all together. He is instantly drawn to her, sexually and decides to have one last fling before leaving Chicago.
All is going well (both personally and professionally) for Julian until he realizes that his last night of passion in Chicago has turned into a seriously "fatal attraction".
What happens from this point is something you have to read because you will be well entertained. The story is intense and funny at the same time. It's face paced and don't blink too hard or you might miss an interesting little twist.
This is one I think all men and women should read, it makes you really wonder if a one night stand is worth the thrill it provides. For all of us who might think that what happened in this book will never happen to us, think again because you truly never know.
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining yet cautious tale 20 Sep 2002
By Cydney Rax - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Julian Payne is trying to make a new start in life. He and his 10-year-old daughter Samantha move from Chicago to Houston so he can begin a job as a big time radio talk show host. But one tiny thing happens before he moves that spills itself over into his new life: He makes the mistake of meeting Olivia Brown, beautiful on the outside, deranged on the inside. After one night of unforgettable sex, Olivia can't get Julian out of her mind; especially after he makes his intentions clear. He had fun, but now it's time to go on. She should accept and understand that, but even when there's a supposed understanding between a man and woman, things can still become murky and out of control.
God's Gift to Women is a fast, lightweight, and funny read that may remind some of The Maintenance Man. The action is swift, with a little bit of behind-the-scenes insight of urban talk radio in America. The most emotional part comes from the appearance of Samantha, Julian's spunky daughter who seems a lot older than her age. On the constructive side, the book has numerous typos which hopefully can be corrected when the book goes into a second printing. But more importantly, the book does show how frightening it can be for a man who is stalked, and how emotional women can become if they have a different understanding when it comes to their relationship with a man that they feel they love.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Black Version of Fatal Attraction 9 Jan 2003
By Smootchez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Since Baisden's first book, I've been a fan. Baisden's latest book, "God's Gift to Women" is an action-packed book. Though the plot is predictable from Olivia R Brown's first encounter with Julian Payne, it deals with the bigger and more complex issues of how men and women misinterpret sex for love and the ramifications of a one-night stand.
I believe Baisden set up the story to be a typical "Fatal Attraction" because the book's introduction tells the whole story. The rest of the book tells how Olivia and Julian met, Olivia's mental state and actions, Julian's failure to respond to Olivia's action (hindsight), Olivia and Julian's final meeting, and a repeat of the introduction. I felt either the intro or the final chapter could have been omitted since I read the same details twice - this may have been a way to recap, tie up loose ends, and bring everything to a close.
Julian Payne, the main character, is a windowed single father of a pre-teen daughter. Julian is a relationship expert hosting radio talk show, "Love, Lies, and Lust" - what an ironic title!
Samantha (Sam) Payne, Julian's daughter, is protective of her father getting involved in a relationship after the death of her father. Part of the plot uses Sam's musical talent and youthfulness to show the extremes that people will go through to get what they want.
Olivia R. Brown, Julian's one-night stand stalker, is a woman that initially appears to have "it" all together, but has been emotionally scarred by men from her past. The R has significance in the plot.
Terry Ross, Julian's girlfriend, is a psychologist dealing with her personal struggle to love and trust again.
Mitch, Julian's co-worker, serves as Julian's source of wisdom and stability
Eddie, Julian's buddy, is in a long uncommitted (on his part) relationship - truly the opposite of Mitch.
Janet, whom Terry mentors, a lot of times seem to mentor Terry on how to deal with men.
Overall, the book is well organized with the exception of several revealed "clues" in the plot that I had to scan back through the book to see if they were actually given - one or two I couldn't find. It's a quick read - I finished in about two days. I will definitely recommend "God's Gift to Women" along with "Maintenance Man".
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