R. M. Johnson
Format: Paperback, 310pp
Pub. Date: September 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
List Price: $13.00
FROM THE PUBLISHER
RM Johnson, author of the #1 Essence bestseller The Harris Family, returns with
a riveting story of love, family, and revenge.
At age thirty-three, Livvy Rodgers is fed up with relying on men and working
her dead-end job, so she decides to apply for a scholarship to become a
registered nurse. In order to afford school, she needs to move to a smaller
apartment -- leaving no room for her twin daughters, seventeen-year-old
Hennesey and Alizé.
Though both gorgeous, the two sisters couldn't be more different. Hennesey, a
brilliant straight-A student, is soon off to college on a full scholarship.
She's in a strong relationship with Rafe, a recently released convict unjustly
jailed for drug possession after taking the rap for his old friend, Smoke, who
has since become the most ruthless drug dealer in Chicago. Now a free man, Rafe
wants nothing to do with his old friends and street life -- especially when he
falls for Hennesey.
On the other hand, Alizé, who is perfectly comfortable relying on her
undeniable sex appeal, is a hell-raiser. Once Livvy makes her announcement,
Alizé is in desperate need of some money. She and her girlfriends come up with
an outrageous plan to score some fast cash -- persuading the men with fat
pockets they meet at clubs to take the girls to a hotel, and then drugging them
and making off with their wallets and jewelry. In a weird twist of fate, one of
their first victims is none other than Smoke, Rafe's old buddy from the street.
Once robbed, he's bent on revenge -- and the violent chain of events that
follow will change the women of the Rodgers family forever.
Emotionally charged and filled with unforgettable characters, Dating Games is
an intense and thought-provoking page-turner, exactly what readers have come to
rely on from RM Johnson.