Review by Doris Dancy
About the Book: Kara’s gotten her feelings wrapped around Jazz in hopes of becoming the number one woman in his life. Too bad his wife is already in that spot! Her love for him has her lowering her standards to maintaining her side chick status. But Kara wants more… She becomes demanding and gives Jazz ultimatums proving she is over his games. His empty promises and lies show her he isn’t the man he claims to be. But like most women, Kara is determined to fight for her love…
Jazz is hooked on Kara’s young love. After witnessing his best friend and wife having sex, he’s confused and unsure of who he can trust. His life is flipped upside down by drama and tragedy, once the set up of his best friend comes back to haunt him.
“Zen” aka Zenayia struggles to love her husband Jazz… She’s gotten lost in her feelings for his best friend Damon. Her affair with Damon ultimately puts her in a compromising position when she is deemed with an unexpected pregnancy. Her marriage is on the line resulting in her hiding secrets are unmasked.
The ultimate betrayal of his best friend Jazz leaves Damon questioning those around him. He is jealous of Jazz and wishes he had his lifestyle. Their friendship will be tested, pushing Damon to make drastic decisions to keep his affair with Zen under wraps. He is determined to find out who set him up, but he has no idea his enemy is right under his nose…
Five Star Review: Oprah Winfrey writes a lot about what she knows for sure. Well, what I know for sure is that betrayal, lies, and deceit never end well. This is the world exemplified in the lives of Kara, Jazz, Zenayia and Damon, the main characters in LaQuita Cameron’s Catchin’ Feelings For A Married Man. Kara, the other woman, is being promised repeatedly by Jazz that he is going to leave his wife, Zenayia, and make a life with her. Zenayia, in the meantime, is easing her feelings of neglect by spending her time sexing Damon, her handsome married and dangerous neighbor recently released from prison.
The tangled web weaved by these engaging characters leaves the reader breathless. The fights are constant and varied, the talk is vicious and obscene, and the events present no surprise in this microcosm of backstabbing and treacherous living. The lies flow from the mouths of these four “friends” like a quiet babbling brook, but the undercurrent is always there ready to erupt into an inescapable instability of danger, heartache, and fear.
Cameron is a provocateur, pushing her readers to see, and feel, and hear, the horrors of unrequited love, of betrayal, of places where truth refuses to exist. Friends are not trusted, husbands and wives lack truthful hearts, and the “side chick” sneaks around waiting for any opportunity to pounce and steal what will never be what she is seeking. It is, indeed, a world filled with anguish.
It is not only through the actions of her characters that LaQuita pronounces her warnings, but it is also through her own voice that she admonishes her readers by narrating the result of giving up hopes and dreams and the God-given plan for our lives. It is Cameron’s words of warning that tell a truth that many women know, but still turn their backs and refuse to hear: “Sometimes, we as women get our feelings so wrapped around a man’s finger that we forget who we are. Our morals diminish along with our self-respect.” Once the mistakes are made and the warnings ignored, Cameron tells her readers “Well, time can’t be changed…”
The author writes a five star powerful tale of life ~ its defeats, its agonies, and its unrelenting pain that many times we cause ourselves. Catchin’ Feelings For a Married Man is a master at teaching essential life lessons more than it is a novel of entertainment. It is rather difficult, I think, to find diversion in revenge, tears, death, and unrequited love.
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