Just Too Good to Be True by E. Lynn Harris audiobook

Just Too Good to Be True: A Novel

By E. Lynn Harris
Read by Adenrele Ojo , Bahni Turpin , and Mirron Willis

Random House Audio
9.83 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere—a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church’s "Celibacy Circle." Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome, Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future—but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone? Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She’s also determined to protect the secret she’s kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady’s idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other—are you just too good to be true? A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a bestselling author: family, friendship, faith, and love.

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Summary

Summary

Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere—a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church’s "Celibacy Circle." Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome, Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future—but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone? Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She’s also determined to protect the secret she’s kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady’s idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other—are you just too good to be true? A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a bestselling author: family, friendship, faith, and love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Harris is a great storyteller who knows how to tug on the heartstrings with wit and sensitivity.”  USA Today
Steamy, funny, and real. The News & Observer“Harris is a great storyteller who knows how to tug on the heartstrings with wit and sensitivity.
“[Harris] tucks in plot twists bound to keep his readers turning pages late at night.” Washington Post 
“The storyline involving the exploitation of star athletes—a hot-button topic to be sure—is excellent.”  Chicago Sun-Times
“Harris’ books are hot, in more ways than one.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Harris is a wonderful writer. His romantic scenes…are always touching.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“Steamy, funny, and real.” News & Observer

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Author

Author Bio: E. Lynn Harris

Author Bio: E. Lynn Harris

E. Lynn Harris (1955–2009) was the author of many novels and the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. Many of his novels made the bestseller list of the New York Times and other publications. His numerous awards include the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence and three BlackBoard’s Novel of the Year Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English