Jonathan Gaines -
No Rest For The Weary -
Available Now! -
3 out of 5 books -
Brian Johnson is an author who has beautiful kids and a wife. He’s moved on to a much better life, but his ex-wife Janae won’t let him rest. Janae feels that Brian has cheated her out of the good life that she deserves. She will stop at nothing to get him back. Brian’s friend Mac has all the women that he can handle, and marriage is the last thing on his mind. But when Mac gets involved in a love triangle, he may be in over his head. Malik is currently in prison, but Mac and Brian have stuck by him, even when his family didn’t. Mailk promised himself that he would lead a better life once he's released. But Mailk has to face some shocking secrets of his own before he can move on with his life.
No Rest for the Weary is an entertaining debut novel filled with a mix of storylines and characters. Jonathan Gaines brought an interesting tale about three male friends. You see the mutual respect that these men have for each other and how they have each other’s back. This book had the makings of an excellent story, but there were a few missteps along the way. You never really see how Brian became this famous urban fiction writer...he just was. It would have been better if the reader got to see at least some of the secrets to his success. It appears that Brian was supposed to be the main character of the book, but his story was the weakest. Janae's obsession with Brian brought nothing to this story and proved to be pointless. Mac and Malik’s stories were so much more interesting and entertaining. Brian and Janae’s stories could have been completely cut out of this book, and it would not have been missed. What also would've made this novel better was if Gaines did more showing than telling. There were also some editing issues in the area of story development. No Rest for the Weary is still a decent debut novel by Jonathan Gaines.
Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert for Urban Reviews
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