THE GREAT PRETENDER
by Millenia Black

September 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21648-2
Reviewer Graphic Button New American Library
Trade Paperback
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Reginald Brooks has led a double life for 6 years. He has two families.

But things start to get tangled for the salesman with two homes.


This is a fascinating tale. While Reginald keeps a wife and two daughters in one state and his mistress and daughter in another, his wife, Tracy, is conducting an affair with his best friend.


The people most affected by his part time fatherhood is his two daughters, Olivia and Valerie, who begin to wonder about his other life, while he is away from home.


This story is well written by Millenia Black. It is so good it is hard to believe this is her first novel. She is certainly an author with a promising future. Her handling of her characters’ lives is done with skill and understanding. She delves deep into the human heart and finds that flaws exist where on the surface everything is smooth.


The plot of this story is very clever and definitely keeps the reader gripped. The tension is very high at times and when the framework of Reginald’s two lives start to crumble, the results are far reaching.

No one comes out unscathed from the fallout. It makes for a riveting read.


Millenia Black may be a new author but her talent is undeniable. She will go a long way. I look forward to her next book with great interest.


This may not be a purely romantic story but it does have some good moments passion wise! It is well worth buying this novel. You are guaranteed a great read. It is a 5 rose review and well worth it. Definitely a book for my keeper shelf.


Reviewed in January 2006 by Mary.

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