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IF THERE BE PAIN
by Gloria Mallette

Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural

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Thought-provoking and insightful, Mallette's novel expertly portrays the tale of a womanizing man with a twist: The lessons learned are felt most intensely by the man. An interesting story more than makes up for the occasional slow spot with the drama the main character encounters -- and barely endures.

Kyle Lawson is a self-made millionaire, debonair and handsome to boot. Although it seems he has the world in the palm of his hand, he has a problem: He can't keep his lower extremities to himself. He's managed to limit himself to three women -- or has he?

Audrey is a beautiful attorney who has patiently waited for him to come to his senses and commit to her. But she has a backup plan, and his name doesn't begin with the letter "K." Dalia is young, ambitious and money-hungry. With Kyle, money is no object, and all she has to do is satisfy his needs. Lorna is from the islands and has everything a man could want: body and brains. Her issue: She's married but wants to be with Kyle. (dafina, Dec., 320 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Belinda Williams

Publisher: Dafina

Published: December 2006

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