Authors: Evelyn Lozada
gainst her mother’s wishes and her own reservations, Eve Inez marries Los Angeles Leopard’s superstar wide receiver, Chase Landon, and finds herself in a close-knit circle of friends who are also married to elite athletes.
ach of the wives soon discover their lives aren’t all glitz and glam, and that with wealth and fame there’s always a price to pay. It’s a regular battle of the sexes and Eve quickly realizes her circle needs protection against the everyday drama that keeps coming their way – prenups, baby mamas, scandals, cheating and worst of all, gossip.
n answer, Eve encourages the wives to band together to form The Wives Association. No athlete, no matter how rich, pampered or devious, is going to get one over on her girls – that is, until she herself is confronted with one terrible truth that strikes much closer to home than she could ever have imagined.
is a jaw-dropping peek into the lives of a group of women married to professional athletes. This gripping page-turner will make it impossible for readers to determine where real life ends and fiction begins and is sure to have every reader salivating for more.
is one of the most sought after reality personalities to date. Star of VH1’s #1 hit reality show
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is her first novel.
is a celebrity collaborator, novelist, and children’s book author whose titles include:
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He Was My Man First
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the fuck are you?” Eve spoke her text message into her iPhone while she waited impatiently at the arrival curb of LAX airport for her boyfriend of six months, Los Angeles Leopards superstar wide receiver, Chase Landon. She rolled her eyes under her vintage Chanel sunglasses when she spotted what appeared to be two nosy bitches whispering to her left, trying to confirm who she really was.
“And what the fuck are you they looking at!” she whispered aloud when spotting the two women pointing and snickering in her direction. Even though Eve wasn’t a celebrity, dating Chase made her just as vulnerable to the public attention that he experienced on a daily basis. Although the limelight could be exciting at times, there were moments when she dreaded the attention and just wanted to be left alone.
Within the six months they had been together, Eve had managed to come out to Los Angeles dozens of times from Miami. The crosscountry trips were beginning to wear on her and had also been the topic of her and Chase’s last argument. Chase almost never made it to Miami because of his hectic schedule, yet he insisted with each visit that Eve not return to her life in Miami.
“Are you crazy? I’m not giving up my condo or career for you.
I’ve worked too hard to get to where I am to just throw it all away. My mother sacrificed everything to send me to school. I promised her and I promised myself that I would always maintain my independence. Besides, what happens if this doesn’t work? Then what? I’m stuck having to start all over again from scratch. No, I don’t think so.”
“What about a proposal? I love you, and I want you here with me every day in every way.”
“A proposal for what?” Eve quizzed.
“Marriage,” Chase replied.
“Please, you know you’re not ready,” Eve had said as she folded her clothes into her suitcase.
“Do you love me?” Chase questioned.
Eve turned toward him. Her heart pounded as she searched his face for any signs of doubt. “You’re serious?” She almost hoped he wasn’t.
From the beginning of their relationship, Eve had strong opinions and hard fast rules about a lot of things, but none harder than her position on never becoming emotionally involved with a professional athlete. In her line of work, she’d seen enough cases of athletes and their drama with women, finances, women, babies, women, and more women, to be a bit leery. With Chase being just twenty-four and her being twenty-five, in Eve’s opinion, the lifestyle of a professional athlete was in no way conducive to marriage and family.