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Title:
A man most worthy
Author:
Major, Marcus.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dutton, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
323 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780525946854
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Blackboard best-selling author Marcus Major (4 Guys and Trouble, Got to Be Real) returns with a novel sure to win the hearts of women and men everywhere - a story of love, ambition, sex and friendship...and rediscovering what matters most. When self-made millionaire John Sebastian decides to win back the love of his life, he's going to have to prove himself deserving of this special woman's love.


Author Notes

A former middle school teacher, Marcus Major is the author of "Good Peoples", which debuted at #4 on the Blackboard bestseller list & was included in Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers program. He lives in southern New Jersey.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

John Sebastian is an extremely successful entrepreneur who appears to have everything: a thriving security business; a home that is a palace; and a young, beautiful girlfriend. Even with all of his good fortune and childhood relationships with friend Jules and mentor Mr. Duke, something is missing. When Mr. Duke urges him to give back to the community, John agrees to do more than just send computers to an inner-city school by working with the "Boys to Men" program. When he shows up to make good on his commitment, he runs into Josephine Flowers Prescott, the vice principal of the school and the woman he had hoped to marry. Seeing her after seven years spurs feelings and an old passion. John and Josephine encounter some interesting twists and turns as they attempt to recapture a love that was meant to be. This is an entertaining and insightful novel told from the male perspective. --Lillian Lewis


Publisher's Weekly Review

Millionaire entrepreneur John Sebastian has everything but happiness at the start of Major's enjoyable new novel (after 4 Guys and Trouble). When John decides to expand his chemical safety systems business from North Carolina to New Jersey, he is at the pinnacle of success, with lots of money, a smart and sexy girlfriend (memorably named Scent) and a company he nurtured from the ground up-all by the age of 36. John resettles in the affluent northern New Jersey suburbs and becomes involved in a philanthropic project at an underfunded elementary school in his old hometown of Newark. There, he crosses paths with a former love, Josephine, the school's embattled vice principal. The reunion causes both to realize how much is missing from their current lives. Deep down, John knows that he and Scent are not really in love-and that she's most interested in his money. Josephine's self-absorbed husband has two main concerns in life: retaining his position as the superintendent of a rich suburban school district and getting Josephine to lose 20 pounds. John and Josephine fall in love all over again, but they're forced to confront the tragedy that parted them in the first place. Major breathes life into an old formula with his vivid, fast-talking characters and his rich descriptions of their friendships, milieu and workplace politics. His pop culture references are well deployed to give the book a fresh-but not studied-feel. The ending is too pat, but fans will be more than satisfied. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved