Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, November 30, 2009

E Lynn - Oops He Did It Again

E. Lynn Harris has done it once again. His latest book, Mama Dearest, which was released posthumously, turned out to be another thrilling, drama-filled, fun and fabulous page turner. I just put the book down. This one was so good I wanted to spike it like a football. Mama Dearest is the follow up to Harris' Any Way the Wind Blows. Diva Yancey Braxton (and her seriously crazy mama) are back. Yancey is still vying for the spotlight. She wants desperately to be an A-list celebrity but is afraid her best days may be behind her. However, with the rise in popularity of reality TV, Yancey feels she may have found the venue to get her career back on track.

Harris' ability to make us sympathetic for the most self-centered and egotistical of individuals is terrific. For most of her life Yancey was cut-throat, manipulative and deceitful. She would do anything to get her way and to be the center of attention. But with this book the hard edges seem to be smoothing. You'll find as you read this that you actually are pulling for Yancey to bounce back and be successful. But there are many obstacles in the way. Mama is out of jail now (she tried to kill someone in the previous novel). A young, handsome, debonair individual has entered Yancey's life but he is very elusive about his background. And there is a remnant from her past that Yancey wants to forget that may come back to haunt her.

Love it. Love it. Love it. I was reading it in the lobby of my doctor's office and had one of those laugh out loud moments and I got a few stares from people (but I don't really care). If you're a fan of E. Lynn, please pick up Mama Dearest. And FYI, Basil Henderson, America's favorite bisexual and Yancey's ex-fiance, once again makes an appearnce. Go and grab your copy today.

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