RM Johnson, the Essence bestselling author of Dating Games and The Harris
Family, delivers an absorbing and provocative new novel about the lowdown
schemes and broken dreams that follow a fractured marriage.
Successful business entrepreneur Nate Kenny is thrilled to marry the beautiful
and intelligent Monica, chiefly because it means he can at last fulfill his
lifelong dream of having a family. While he isn't happy about it, he agrees with
Monica to wait three years before trying for pregnancy. Once those three years
are up and the couple discovers that she is unable to bear children, any love he
once felt for Monica is gone, and Nate wants out of the marriage. But he's
worried about losing half of his sixty-million-dollar fortune in a divorce
settlement. Desperate for an out, he searches for a way to exploit the
infidelity clause in the couple's prenuptial agreement.
Enter Lewis Waters. With his baby's mother addicted to drugs, Lewis is
already seriously down on his luck when he accidentally smashes his car into
Nate's Bentley. Without auto insurance or any way to pay for the repairs, Lewis
is at the end of his financial rope. But the scheming Nate sees another way for
the attractive young man to repay his debt: as sexual bait for Monica. And so
Nate sets up Lewis with all of the accessories he believes Lewis will need to
earn Monica's love, or at the very least, her lust: a big house, a fancy car,
expensive clothes, and a full bank account. But as is often the case when it
comes to matters of the heart, things don't unfold according to plan. When
Monica falls hard for Lewis, Nate panics -- was protecting his fortune more
important than trying to save his marriage? As he finds himself overwhelmed by
second thoughts, Nate is willing to do anything to get Monica back.
An inspired fusion of realism and romance, The Million Dollar Divorce is an
unpredictable caper of lust, betrayal, and family ties.
The Million Dollar Divorce
By RM Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Book Type: New