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Terri Dawson has been chasing a dream; a dream of becoming an A-list actress to the likes of Viola Davis or Regina King. Though she’s had her share of supporting roles in television and even on the big screen, she’s struggled to achieve that pinnacle of success she’s always wanted. As respectable and Oscar-worthy roles become harder to come by, the industry and in one last ditch effort to salvage what was left of her career, she begrudgingly accepted an offer to become a regular on a hit reality television show based in Atlanta only to be fired after the first season. Wallowing in self-pity and junk food, Terri sells her condo, packs up her car and makes a beeline out of Atlanta to figure out what’s next?
Devastation, Louisiana is all a buzz about the new resident in town. A famous actress has bought a house and decided to call the small town home. Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Hunt, born and raised in Devastation, practices medicine in New Orleans. When he comes home for a quick visit for a few days, he meets the beautiful, Terri Dawson. Several years older than he is, Nick doesn’t let something as silly as age get in the way of pursuing this gorgeous woman, convinced that she might just be the one.
Luther has never forgiven himself for not being there for his wife when she needed him most. Years later, her death still haunts him, compelling him to walk away from his passion—music. By the time he realizes the error of his ways, he’s left with a strained relationship with his only son, and the guilt of not being there for the boy during the darkest moments of his life. Terri Dawson is light, a second chance at life, but does he deserve a fresh start? Does he deserve her?
"Mason has become a major name in African American fiction. Her stark portrayals of her characters and their innermost thoughts bring the readers right into the emotional center of the story. Those who enjoy Carl Weber and Eric Jerome Dickey will add Mason to their list of favorites." --Booklist
J.D. Mason is the author of nearly thirty novels including Seducing Abby Rhodes, The Real Mrs. Price, That Devil's No Friend of Mine, You Gotta Sin to Get Saved, This Fire Down in My Soul, Don't Want No Sugar, And On the Eighth Day She Rested, and One Day I Saw a Black King.
J.D. Mason’s work has appeared on bestseller lists for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Denver Post, and The Dallas Morning News. In addition, she has been featured in USAToday, Essence Magazine, Pride Magazine in the U.K., and Today’s Black Woman. J. D. has won for a Best Mystery/Suspense and Best Science Fiction Awards from the African American Literary Awards Show and has also been nominated for The Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards in the African American Fiction and Best Contemporary Fiction categories.
"Chock full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets, and spirits plus a healthy dose of redemptive love." - Kirkus on Seducing Abby Rhodes
"A heart-pounding and terrifyingly awesome story!" - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Real Mrs. Price
“Readers are taken on a phenomenal journey that elicits gasps when the bombshell hits. Mason pens another astounding work.” ―RT Book Reviews on Crazy, Sexy, Revenge
“Taut, suspenseful and unforgettable. Run, do not walk, and get this book!” ―Zane, New York Times bestselling author on Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
“Mason's characters create an addictive drama with universal themes of laying claim to family--and to the truth.” ―Publishers Weekly on Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
“Effortlessly leaves no stone unturned in the lives of these tormented characters. Mason will take your breathe away.” ―Romantic Times Book Reviews on You Gotta Sin to Get Saved