The Better Half

Brilliance Audio. Jul. 2023. 11:35 hrs. ISBN 9798400138096. $42.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Forty-three-year-old Nina Morgan Clarke is anything but over the hill. She raised her almost-adult daughter after divorce, helped her father feel connected to his family after losing his wife, and finally achieved her career goal of becoming the first Black headmistress of a swanky private school. To celebrate beginning the best years of her life, she and her closest friend take a girls’ trip to refresh and catch up on reading. Nina never saw the long-lashed Leo coming. Their one-night stand soon turns into a relationship, then into starting over in more ways than she ever imagined. Can Nina navigate the sudden barrage of personal and professional challenges that seem determined to deter her spectacular second act? Frank and Youmans (Never Meant To Meet You) are as delightful a duo as ever, crafting contemporary relationship fiction that is hilarious and comforting. Narrator Bahni Turpin evokes the diverting cast of characters with an expressive and engaging performance. From griping to giggling, she depicts every emotion with flair.
VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking funny, feel-good fiction about facing challenges and finding joy. Recommended for fans of Terry McMillan and Alexa Martin.
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