The Great Pretender Paperback – 22 Jul 2010
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"...Its a real page-turner! I was involved from beginning to end." -- Judith Henry Wall, author of THE GIRLFRIENDS CLUB and MY MOTHER'S DAUGHTER
"...The Great Pretender is warmly recommended as an emotionally charged, superbly presented saga of human failings and frailties..." -- Midwest Book Review, January 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Millenia Black was born and raised in South Florida. She is currently single and has never dated anyone living a double life...she thinks. Visit her on the Web: http://www.milleniablack.comSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Geena Brighton, columnist for Sherrington
This is an excellent book which keeps the reader interested throughout. The end of each chapter leaves the reader with a cliffhanger, enticing the reader to continue. For that reason, it makes excellent holiday reading. Once you begin reading you will not want to put this book down.
In here we meet married executive Reginald Brooks who has been living a double life--with two families in two different Florida cities. But after nearly a decade, he decides it's time to "come clean" with both women. But the results may be tragic as the so called the "perfect man" comes undone by the consequences of a double life.
Reggie is a brave soul because I don't think a lot people could have pulled off what he did and he certainly hurt a lot of them, including himself, being a "pretender." The story was believable and the rest of characters were well developed. It was definitely a page turner and kept my interest from beginning to end. It had an unfortunate and unexpected ending and I was very saddened by the actions taken by the other woman, although I could understand her hurt over living a complete lie. I was also shocked that the initiator of all of the problems couldn't handle what he had placed on others for so many years.
The author made you feel as if you were a "fly on the wall" in every scene of the book. I agree with the other reviews that this should be made into a movie's you have to be careful about who you deal with...if it doesn't feel right, nine times out of ten, it's not right. It broke my heart at certain parts, while other occasions made me think. Millenia Black did a great job with her debut and is well recommended.
The characters all have vital roles to play in the story and they all link up so well. I liked the way Millenia paragraphed her story using bold heading for each one. She kept the pace going well and worked the characters well without flagging at all. It is very much a page turner and as a reader I was so eager to finish it. The ending didn't disappoint at all and it was a bit awesome. Of all the characters Frank was the least likeable but he was so well thought out. A man who carried resentment through his life and wanted revenge in a nasty way. He lost a good friendship and the respect of Tracy too, I think.
Tracy was my favourite character. I know she did wrong but she was an easy target for Frank and she did not know his motives.
A very good debut novel. I look forward to Millenia's next novel, with relish!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A ok read, but come on your husband having a secret family and you don't go mentle, sorry but the Tracey should have been more hurt, mad and upset, you concentrated more on her... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Angie
Didn't enjoy it. Found it boring and dull. Typical American tale of family life. First time have read a book by this author - won't be rushing to read another.Published on 27 Mar. 2014 by Bonny white
I enjoyed the story.
It was easy to read and awesome in places.
The main character ? Had no sympathy for him
the arrogant prick. Read more
Although I haven't given this book the full five stars it was pretty close. The storyline was so unbelievably gripping. Read morePublished on 28 May 2012 by olivia1987uk
What a saga of lies, deceit and tangled relationships!!
This plot revolves around the fact that a man commits bigamy and has two separate families,who live miles apart... Read more
Bought this after being misled by some of the 'glowing' reviews on here.
Reads like a cheap soap opera, little or no depth to the characters or even story. Read more
Started reading this about 3 days ago, its one of those books thats easy to read,story flows easily,i was a little taken aback by the end and didn't expect that, very sad knowing... Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2011 by chand
I was up until the wee hours of the morning finishing up this one, I could not put it down and that ending will blow you away!Published on 31 Mar. 2011 by Kay Bunny
Read this awhile back, and must add to the *s ...
A family saga that's defy worth reading, about a man leading a double life, running two familes without the other... Read more