One wealthy businessman, a trio of unsuspecting wives, and an explosive turn of events. In this scandalous, twist-filled new series from Shelly Ellis, will too many secrets and one devastating bond unite three women–or destroy them?
Noelle. Diamond. Vanessa. Each woman believes she is Cyrus Grey’s only wife–until he’s nearly shot to death. Now, as he lies in a coma, the deceptions keep coming, unraveling everything they thought they knew…
Gorgeous model Noelle’s marriage to Cyrus anchored her–though she couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t have a baby with her. They certainly had the money. But she’s learning fast just how Cyrus became so rich–thanks to his fatally attractive business partner…
For Diamond, marrying Cyrus saved her from the streets–and being a pimp’s punching bag. But her past makes her the police’s prime suspect in Cyrus’s shooting. She’s determined to get to the truth–if she can she survive long enough to tell it . . .
Even with her beautiful house, three kids, and elegant lifestyle, Vanessa sensed something was wrong in her marriage. But she never expected this–or that taking a lover for comfort would change the game completely.
With danger closing in, Cyrus’s life hanging in the balance, and collateral damage threatening to take them all down, how far will each woman go to be the real Mrs. Grey?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Vanessa, Noelle, & Diamond’s perspectives.
Oooh boy was that a wild ride! First up, I think it helps going in knowing that this book is launching a series. While some questions are answered – many, many more are brought to light.
Cyrus Grey’s carefully crafted world is literally blasted to hell when he and wife number three are shot. His wives begin to meet and discover that they aren’t the only secrets he’s hiding.
I absolutely LOVED all the characters that Ellis created. While Vanessa, Noelle, & Diamond are brilliant the secondary characters are amazing as well. Even when I hated them, I loved them. The interplay between the various personalities makes for even more twists and turns in this story. No one knows the full truth and everyone has an agenda.
Not exactly a cliffhanger as the initial mystery of “Who shot Cyrus?” is revealed. However it’s obvious there’s a lot more to come. I can’t wait!
Thanks again to DL White for the recommendation.
I was blown away by Elle Cleviden’s narration. There are so many characters in this book, all with very distinct personalities and they were delivered flawlessly. Loved it!
Content Warnings (possible spoilers):
attempted murder, affairs
About the author:
As long as she could remember, Shelly Ellis (who also writes under the name, Shelly Stratton) has wanted to be a writer. In college, she studied journalism and started out as a crime reporter for a small local newspaper. Now she is an editor at a trade journal in Virginia.
Her fiction writing career began when she became one of four finalists in the BET Books First-Time Writers Contest when she was 19 years old. The prize was having her first short-story romance published in the book, All That and Then Some!
Her first novel, The Right Maneuver, debuted in April 2011 and her second, A Love Built to Last, was released in November 2011 and nominated for the African American Literary Award in the romance category. Shelly started her women’s fiction series with Kensington Publishing in 2013. The series earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly for the first novel in the series, Can’t Stand the Heat, and a 46th annual NAACP Image award nomination for the Gibbons Gold Digger novel, Another Woman’s Man.
She lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland with her husband and their daughter. She loves to paint, read, and watch movies.
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My Favorite Quotes
“Cyrus William Grey is . . . that’s my husband’s name too,” Noelle whispered, barely able to choke out the words. – The Three Mrs. Greys by @ellisromance #Audiobook narrated by #ElleCleviden #Mystery #Suspense #ThreeMrsGreys #ThrillerTweet
And being married to three women ain’t the only secret Cy has. If you really wanna know who your husband is, I’ll tell you. The truth and nothin’ but the truth. Just be prepared for what you’re about to hear. – The Three Mrs. Greys by @ellisromance #Audiobook narrated by #ElleCleviden #Mystery #Suspense #ThreeMrsGreys #ThrillerTweet
She couldn’t lose her husband. She didn’t know what her life would be like without him. – The Three Mrs. Greys by @ellisromance #Audiobook narrated by #ElleCleviden #Mystery #Suspense #ThreeMrsGreys #ThrillerTweet
They were both grand masters at the chess game of plotting, lying, and manipulation. – The Three Mrs. Greys by @ellisromance #Audiobook narrated by #ElleCleviden #Mystery #Suspense #ThreeMrsGreys #ThrillerTweet