Another Woman’s Man, by Shelly Ellis, is the third release in the Gibbons Gold Digger series. The author did an amazing job by writing such an exhilarating story that can be read as a stand-alone, if the reader chooses not to start with the first novel.
Dawn Gibbons finally decided to break the family tradition and stopped seeking men according to their wealth. With two marriages under her belt, Dawn is keeping her eyes off of men and focusing on her art gallery. When her father, whom she has never met, enters her life, her attention is quickly diverted to his handsome lawyer.
Xavier Hughes is leery about Herbert Allen’s new found decision to meet his estranged daughter. Once Xavier and Dawn moved past their crossroad, he realizes how much she has changed from her last divorce. Engaged to one daughter and physically attracted to another, Xavier’s loyalty to Herbert is questionable.
Too often estranged relationships have a continuous negative impact on the people involved, which is why I’m glad the author took the storyline in a different direction between Dawn and Herbert. Herbert acknowledged Dawn as his daughter, not only in private, but also publicly.
I’m still in awe regarding Dawn’s half-sister’s character, Constance. At first she appeared to be ditsy and naive but when the truth was revealed, Constance’s character is the complete opposite. When Yolanda, Dawn’s mother, is standing at the altar ready to say “I do”, her world comes to an abrupt halt when her fiance’s girlfriend is standing in front of them pointing a .38 revolver.
Another Woman’s Man will keep you turning page after page. The scenes are filled with betrayal, sorrow, laughter, and love. I love when authors include life’s lessons within their writing. One that stands out is “be true to yourself to love someone else”.
This novel is highly recommended.
-Reviewed by LaMona