Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review of An Inconvenient Friend by Rhonda McKnight

An Inconvenient Friend

Samaria Jacobs is a deceitful, yet captivating diva who will do anything to win the heart of her married lover. Will she get her man or destroy herself and everyone else in the process?Samaria has her sights set on Gregory Preston. A successful surgeon, he has just the bankroll she needs to keep her in the lifestyle that her credit card debt has helped her grow accustomed to. He's married, but Samaria would never let a little thing like that get in her way. 

Samaria joins New Mercies Christian Church to get close to Gregory's wife. If she gets to know Angelina Preston, she can become like her in more than just looks, and really work her way into Greg's heart.
Angelina's life is filled with a successful career and busy ministry work, but something's just not right with her marriage. Late nights, early meetings, lipstick- and perfume-stained shirts have her suspicious that Greg is doing a little more operating than she'd like. But does she have the strength to confront the only man she's ever loved and risk losing him to the other woman?

Just when Samaria thinks she's got it all figured out, she finds herself drawn to Angelina's kindness. Will she be able to carry out her plan after she finds herself yearning for the one thing she's never had. . .the friendship of a woman?

Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Kensington Publishing Corporation 
My thoughts:
I loved this book!!  Rhonda McKnight is a great author and I look forward to reading more books by her!  I found this book at the Black Expressions website.  I looked at the cover and thought it looked like a great  book.  The woman on the front looked to me like a nice church going woman--boy was I ever wrong!  

Samaria Jacobs has a married lover named Gregory Preston who is a doctor. She said she understood how the cheating thing worked and there were two categories (P.7) "The first was what I called "something different." .... "The second category, and the one I preferred to be, was the new model".    She met Gregory at a sports bar.  She didn't think he would be interested but she pushed him because he was upset over a patient.  She got  him and had him for six months.  She wanted to be more than just the woman on the side. (p.25).  He did help her with her bills, but of course she wanted more.

Gregory's wife Angelina had a feeling that something was up.  He was getting a lot of phone calls at odd times and worked more hours.  She would also find lipstick stains on his collar and smell fresh woman's perfume on him.   Samaria got to be good friends with Gregory's wife because she joined a church group and got involved in a big project.  She even made up a fake name-Rae Burns.

No good can come out of getting so close to your lover's wife.  She wanted to find out more about her so she could do everything she could to get Gregory closer to her, but then she started to really like Angelina.  Samaria is a cold hearted woman.  I can't believe the lengths she went to in order to try to tear Gregory and his wife apart. 

You need to read this book to see how it ends.  

Excellent book that everyone should buy!


  1. I read your teaser and thought it was intriguing. The book sounds really good.

  2. Oh, this seems like an unusual book, I haven;t read anything like it, but it sounds good!
    Thanks for the review!

    Kelly @ I Work for Books

  3. Thanks for the awesome review, Cheryl. I don't think the Black Expressions copy included the first chapter of my 2011 book, What Kind of Fool. It's a sequel to An Inconvenient Friend.

    BTW - Ms. Samaria was making trouble in my first novel, Secrets and Lies as well.

    Thanks again.

    Many Blessings,

    Rhonda McKnight

  4. @Mystica, it was well worth the purchase! @ Kelly, yes it's definitely different, but that's what makes it good! @Rhonda - I am so excited that you read my review and liked it. It's hard doing reviews sometimes and mentioning everything you like without giving too much away! I definitely plan on getting Secrets and Lies and then the next book!