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A Review of Soulmates Dissipate by Mary B. Morrison

No one ever said being in a relationship was easy but when a third person gets involved it makes it that more complicated. Well, if you are looking for a book that takes drama to another level, then Soulmates Dissipate certainly fits the bill.

In this novel, Jada Diamond Tanner is a very successful photographer who is madly in love with Wellington Jones, her soul mate. They are engaged to be married on Valentine’s Day but with the date fast approaching Wellington’s conniving mother, Cynthia Jones, has other plans for her son. Enter Melanie Thompson; a childhood friend whom Cynthia feels is more suited for her son.  Melanie is sexy and tempting and also Wellington’s houseguest. At first, Jada distrusts Melanie but eventually, she begins to warm up to the idea of her being a houseguest thinking that Wellington only has eyes for her because they are soul mates.

But Melanie along with the prompting of Cynthia begins to make her move on Wellington right under Jada’s nose. And after a night of drinking and inviting Melanie to join them in bed, things go all the way wrong. The wedding is off, Melanie is pregnant and Wellington made her his wife. To make matters even worse, Melanie is now Jada’s boss and Wellington makes some painful discoveries.

Overall, the plot was good but there were times where I had to read certain details twice because they were somewhat convoluted. I know that folks can get caught up in the moment but I didn’t understand why Wellington would chastise Jada when she went nuts after hearing that Melanie was pregnant. To me, the reaction was to be expected especially when Melanie was flaunting everything that should have been hers. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining read despite the few hiccups in some of the character’s motivation which seemed at times to be unrealistic.

Some of my favorite lines:
            Melanie turned toward the stairs. “Don’t you take your ass up those stairs until I know what the hell is going on!” Jada screamed with authority.
            “Let’s go in the family room,” suggested Wellington.
            Melanie sat in the reclining chair near the fireplace. Wellington sat on the couch. Jada braced herself on the edge of the sofa next to him.
            “I have some no-so-good news,” said Wellington. “But it’s not something we can’t work out.”
            Jada looked at Wellington. Melanie smiled mischievously. “What are you saying?” Jada’s voice was faint.
            “Wellington rubbed his goatee. “Melanie is pregnant.”
            “Well, obviously it’s not yours. Hell, this shit just happened last night!”
             Melanie remained silent. Wellington took a deep breath. His hands covered his face. He reached for Jada’s hand. She moved it. “I have to be totally honest with you ba. Last night wasn’t the first time.”

            Jada’s eyes rolled to the back of her head. Before she realized what she’d done, her backhand landed on the side of Wellington’s face. She jumped up from the couch and headed for Melanie. Melanie scrambled but she couldn’t get up fast enough. Neither could Wellington. Jada reached back to 2000 B.C. Melanie saw it coming but couldn’t escape. Melanie saw stars as she slid across the Billie Holiday rug like she was sliding into home plate—head first. Well, at lease found the ring. Jada didn’t wait for any further explanations. She walked out and slammed the door. 

Rating:  3 Stars


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