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Lonely mom, handsome college student, resentful daughter.

Tracey Kendricks kicked her honey to the curb after a screaming fight with the heffa he was seeing on the side. Where are all the good men? And why do single mothers have so much trouble finding one? At the age of 17, Tracey gave birth to daughter Lauren, who just turned 17 herself. Without much help, Tracey raised her child and did it right, but when does she get to have some fun? She’s only 34 and not ready to give up on sex and romance. Just her luck: Aaron Oliver, the college student who’s been dating Lauren, happens to see Tracey in bra and panties, and the gleam in his eyes and the husky catch in his voice let her know what he’s thinking (same thing she’s thinking). Good thing Aaron breaks up with Lauren not too long after that. Next step, a passionate affair has him and Tracey sneaking around and acting crazy. It’s not long before Lauren finds out. Yes, there’s hell to pay—and healing to come at a mother-daughter retreat.

Juicy debut, capably written. Rax keeps it real, and Tracey is genuinely likable, for all her sins.

Pub Date: June 8th, 2004
ISBN: 1-4000-4920-2
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Crown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2004