by Shanora Williams
I just finished reading “The Other Mistress” by Shanora Williams. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. In order to properly review this book you almost have to divide it into two parts…before the reveal and after…More about that later.
This book is about a very successful woman, Adira, who is afraid that her husband is having an affair. She turns to his other mistress Jocelyn, to get the other woman out of the picture so she can have him to herself. As I was reading this book, I kept wondering why such a beautiful and successful woman like Adira would want to remain with a loser like Gabriel…he was unemployed, lying to her and being unfaithful. I was almost going to put the book away because I was unimpressed with Adira until…the big reveal>. Which changed my perspective on Adira and Gabriel and their relationship. In the end, everything came together perfectly, there was even a delicious finale which kept the reader guessing.
What I liked about this story was that the author wrote it in a way that left the reader shocked with the big reveal. It was crafty and well written.
What I didn’t like was it almost took too long to get to the explanation for Adira’s actions. I was almost going to put the book down. In the end I am glad I didn’t.
Well written characters, important relationships that played important parts in the ending of the story, and an almost perfect ending. (Gabriel was a little too perfect in my opinion). All in all, a unique story idea that created an entertaining read.
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