A prequel to the novel, Secrets and Lies, coming December 2009
“Forget it. I’m not calling.” Jonah Morgan pushed the end button on the phone and dropped onto the sofa. Faith Andrews was the woman he’d been looking for his entire adult life. All he had to do was ask her out, but he was trippin’.
“You need to go on and call her,” Les Abrams, his best friend channel surfed with the remote control. “Ya’ old behind is almost thirty. It’s time to get married.”
Jonah craned his neck in Les’ direction. They had been friends since their freshman year at Morehouse. “How you advocating marriage when all you do is complain about your wife?”
Les settled on the Knicks game and reached for the bowl of popcorn in front of him. “Look negro all I’m saying is you practically a monk. Why not give this one a try, especially since it seems like she’s not feeling you anyway. You need the challenge.”
Jonah reached for a pillow to his right and threw it at Les’ head. “Very funny.”
Les caught the object mid-flight and laughed. “You been sending flowers and trying to be all suave with this sister. She has your number and I know you ain’t seen those digits on the Caller I.D. That’s a first for you. Usually your woman have to be taken away by the police and served with a restraining order,” Les laughed again.
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