Deceit and Devotion
By RM Johnson
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781439180587, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 21, 2012
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Essence bestselling author RM Johnson returns with the hotly anticipated follow-up to Million Dollar Demise.
This electrifying novel features the Million Dollar characters fans have grown to love coming face-to-face with members of the Harris family, the unforgettable characters of Johnson’s other bestselling series. It’s his most dramatic—and passionate—installment yet.
When Nate Kenny convinces Daphanie Coleman to sign over custody of her newborn baby to the father, his ex-wife Monica vows to help the young woman. But Monica is still recovering from a gunshot to the head that put her in a coma. Daphanie hires Austin Harris to help win her baby back, but divorced and lonely, Austin falls for Monica and tries to pull her into a relationship—one she is reluctant to start.
Meanwhile, Caleb Harris, Austin’s brother, must pay back a loan shark to save his family from home eviction. But debt isn’t his only problem—his son has fallen deeper and deeper into crime. And as Daphanie struggles to win back her child, she must decide whether or not she will live by the rules of a man she despises in order to stay in her child’s life.
Deceit and Devotion is a gripping story of passion and revenge, and a tapestry of family, love and loyalty that must not be missed.
R.M. Johnson is the author of nine novels, including bestsellers The Harris Family and The Million Dollar Divorce. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
“… Johnson’s breathtaking pace pulls you along in this gritty soap opera, and a poignant theme of children growing up in broken families resonates. A chilling, abrupt ending points to another sequel sure to thrill Johnson devotees.” — Publishers Weekly