Please Please Please

Please Please Please

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Babysister gets what Babysister wants. Always has. Always will. After all, she's been spoiled rotten ever since she witnessed her mother's death as a child, and she's made the most of it-especially with her dad. So when her oldest friend, Deborah, begins to date a fine-looking, fine-acting man named Darren-Babysister doesn't think twice: she wants Darren for herself. And what Babysister wants... There are just a few little problems with their secret love affair. Babysister's devoted boyfriend is one. And Darren's lingering doubts about dumping Deborah--light-skinned, church-going, beautiful--is another. But Babysister won't let go, even after Darren crawls back to Deborah--and marries her. Following her love-crazed heart, Babysister jeopardizes friendship, family, and her own self-esteem, until a little dose of reality shows her how much she's been missing all along.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.35mm | 200g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0440223768
  • 9780440223764

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Babysister gets what Babysister wants. Always has. Always will. After all, she's been spoiled rotten ever since she witnessed her mother's death as a child, and she's made the most of it-especially with her dad. So when her oldest friend, Deborah, begins to date a fine-looking, fine-acting man named Darren-Babysister doesn't think twice: she wants Darren for herself. And what Babysister wants...
There are just a few little problems with their secret love affair. Babysister's devoted boyfriend is one. And Darren's lingering doubts about dumping Deborah--light-skinned, church-going, beautiful--is another. But Babysister won't let go, even after Darren crawls back to Deborah--and marries her. Following her love-crazed heart, Babysister jeopardizes friendship, family, and her own self-esteem, until a little dose of reality shows her how much she's been missing all along.
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Review quote

"Move over, Bridget Jones. Watch your back, Terry McMillan. Babysister has got your number, and she won't be satisfied till she's broken every heart in town."
--Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama "Whew!!! 'Please Please Please' give me more! A huge applause and thank you to Renée Swindle for a fun juicy ride with Babysister."
--Rita Ewing, co-author of Homecourt Advantage "This novel reads like a good piece of gossip, intense and dramatic....Highly entertaining."
--Black Issues Book Review "A lusty tale...Swindle is funny, perceptive...she makes Terry McMillan look tame."
--Baltimore Sun "A revealing story about friendship, family and love."
--Cover Story "Renée Swindle's first novel succeeds wonderfully."
--Jervey Tervalon, author of Understand This "Don't miss this funny debut novel by a daring new writer."
--Beyond the Cover
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About Renee Swindle

Renée Swindle received her MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University, where she taught both composition and creative writing. She lives in Oakland, California.
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107 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 28% (30)
4 33% (35)
3 31% (33)
2 7% (7)
1 2% (2)
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