Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Year: 2010
ASIN: B003L786YG
ISBN: 1416578056

From #1 Essence bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, a touching and funny story of faith, love, and tenacious friendship.

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Looking for Love . . .

Lifelong friends Coco, Nita, and Tia have spent years looking for love in the arms of flashy pro athletes, hoping to land a baller but ending up with a stream of failed relationships. The beautiful and demure Coco has endured years of physical abuse from her boyfriend, Sonny, while Tia, a single mother, has dated her fair share of cheaters and yearns for a stable companion who will be a father figure to her son. And feisty, seductive Nita is tired of being the million-dollar mistress and wants to settle down—if she can find someone worth coming home to.

Changing the Game . . .

Now that the women are approaching thirty, they’re finding it harder than ever to compete with the pro groupies. Determined to change the game and find some worthwhile men, Tia hatches an outrageous plan. Soon the trio is "holy rolling," masquerading as God-fearing churchgoers at a local conference for young ministers in the hopes of snagging a prominent pastor. But will their big gamble pay off? Men of the cloth are still just men, after all. As the three friends meet their potential life partners, they will have to decide how far they want to take their holy rollers scheme—each risking heartbreak while taking a chance on finding a reliable, responsible man to love and cherish, flaws and all.

Billingsley (Can I Get a Witness?) succeeds in offering her loyal fan base yet another soap-operatic novel that reads a little too close to many women's realities. But her comic presentation of her characters' poor decision making is undercut by the serious consequences of those bad decisions. Billingsley centers her story on three friends who have been looking for love in all the wrong places. So Coco, Nita, and Audra decide to up their chances of meeting good men by attending a Baptist convention, and things get decidedly unholy from that point on. Trying to move past abusive relationships, the trio consistently stand strong for each other even as they continue to falter and fall back into unhealthy relationship patterns. Billingsley's work is a gritty reminder that life and love are indeed serious stuff with lasting lifelong implications, and her Christian themes are at best tenuous. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
– Publishers Weekly
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