Recently I read the Adulterated Novel by Charles J.
As with any author whom I have never read, I am always a bit sceptical.
The book is centered around Adama. She is involved with two men but surprisingly it is not in the way that you would expect. It is set at the height of the Baltimore riots and deals with relationships, fidelity, and pregnancies.
My favourite character at the beginning of the book was Amad, a black police officer. Oh, what I would do to have a man as perfect as he seemed to be. In any case, the plot kept me guessing for the most part which I wasn’t expecting. In all honestly, after the first ten pages, I thought that the book was predictable – I was so wrong!
Without giving the book away – there is a significant change halfway through the book which I was pleasantly surprised by. Coupled with the cliff-hanger that we were left with in the first half, made me anxious to get to the end so that the cliff-hanger could find out the conclusion. However, the second half of the book it seemed to be not as intense as the first half of the book which was a bit of a letdown.
The introduction of our secondary male lead was a very welcomed breath of air. There are plenty of well-written parts which will forever go down as quotable for me – my favorite being this one right here;
“When your father cheated on me it didn’t mean I wasn’t worthy of love, it just meant he wasn’t capable of loving himself enough to realize what was good for him.”
My biggest drawback in this book was that it was too short. Towards the last few pages, the story became rushed, and the story lines that could have been pages worth of explanation were only entertained for a paragraph at most.
Overall, it’s a good read.
If you are looking for a light read, then this is your go-to book.