Domestic by Nikkea Smithers
I just finished "Domestic" and that is one awesome book. That book really brought out a lot of emotions. I really felt sorry for Jamal the way Monica would treat him at the beginning of the book.
Truth be told, he was late picking her up because he had been across town putting his resume in at a potential employer. She wouldn't see it that way even if he told her. She never did. She only saw what she wanted to see and at the moment, that was him being late. (p.5)
Jamal wasn't a perfect man. He definitely had issues:
It was too late. She had laid her hands on him. He jumped up gripping her by the shoulders slamming her into the wall. His eyes turned a shade of amber red that frightened her. "You want to die tonight?" was the first response that Jamal had made all evening. Animosity grew inside of him that he could not immediately relate to. It was as though he was looking out of himself and someone else was becoming this violent beast. (p.7)