Memphis Reads – Roby Reviews: Best Friends Forever

Johnnie reviews Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing, 2016)

For readers who expect this book to be a great lesson on true friendship, you are in for a big surprise.

This book is actually about a husband (Keith Richardson) who is committed to leaving home for a woman on the side. Of course, he blames his cheating on his wife (Celine Richardson). Although Keith learns that his wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer, he is not worrying about leaving his wife and daughter at a time when his family needs him the most.

After weeks of being the invisible family man, Keith decides it is time to ask his wife for forgiveness. But what are his real motives? Will Celine forgive her husband and allow him to come back home? Or will Celine follow the advice of her best friend, Lauren, who is single and not happy about Keith’s behaviors?

This book will play with your emotions. It will make you sad. It will make you mad. It is a book that should be made into a television series.

Johnnie Mosley, North Branch