Ain’t Nobody by Adrienne Thompson
With her biological clock ticking like a time bomb, Alex Weaver issues her long-time commitment-phobic boyfriend an ultimatum. Soon, things are back on track and Alex is well on her way to her “happily ever after.” That is, until she makes a discovery that rocks her to her core. When Alex decides to take control of her future, she begins to make some life-altering decisions that set her on the path of fulfilling her goal of having a family. But will she be able to deal with the consequences?
As I sat there on the side of Quincy’s bed, the last straw flew in through the bedroom window and landed right on my camel’s back. Quincy, my fiancé and the love of my life, was in the shower whistling. He was whistling like he didn’t have a care in the world. He was whistling like I wasn’t thirty-seven and kicking the hell out of forty. He was whistling like I wasn’t unmarried and childless. Like we hadn’t been engaged for five years. Five years. He was whistling like he hadn’t refused to set a wedding date. Like my biological clock wasn’t ticking as loud as a time bomb.
I’d been with Quincy Wright for eight years. I’d been his lover and friend. I’d bent over backwards, neglected my own needs, and done all I could do to be a good woman. I wanted a husband and I wanted children and he knew it. We’d discussed it at length. And what was his response? His black behind was in the shower whistling. That was it and whether he knew it or not, it was over. O-V-E-R
The story follows the life of Alex Weaver, self-employed business woman in her late 30’s knocking on 40’s door. Alex is currently in a relationship with Quincy Wright. For 8 years she’s been all his, his lover, friend, companion and is presently engaged to be married; however a date has yet to be set. One fateful day changes everything for Alex when she discovers Quincy’s unfaithfulness. Alex’s relationship with her family is strained from the beginning. She has done everything her mother ever wanted her to do and accomplished them all and it’s still not enough. Alex feels that her sister Farrah hates her and their relationship is more tumultuous than sisterly. Following the breakup with Quincy, Alex decided to take her honeymoon in Brazil sans the wedding. While in Rio, Alex meets Brazilian native Victor Castro. Victor sees something in Alex that draws him in and terrifies him the same time. Returning back home Alex is confronted once again with the problems she left behind. Seeing no way out of the situation, Alex decided to take matters into her own hands. But whose hands will be left holding onto Alex?
This was my first time reading Adrienne’s work. I must say I was immediately drawn in. This book touched on so many subjects ranging from childhood abuse, self esteem, and forgiveness. It was drama filled and sexually driven. It kept me turning pages, gripping my kindle and most of all pulling me deeper into the lives of the characters. I will definitely be checking out more of this author’s work in the very near future. 5 stars