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“The Food Court?” Noon said. “Is that the name of some new restaurant, 'cause you know, I'm not pedestrian like that.”

“Pedestrian?” I laughed. “Heffa, have you forgotten that we grew up on the same street in Compton?”

“Shhh . . .” She lowered her voice and chuckled at the same time. “Brett thinks I'm from Kenya.”

“I'm gonna tell that white boy the truth if you don't meet me in an hour.”

“I'll be there in thirty minutes,” she said.

We laughed before we both clicked off our phones.

© SIGRID ESTRADA

V
ICTORIA
C
HRISTOPHER
M
URRAY
is the author of ten
Essence
bestselling novels, including
Too Little, Too Late
and
Lady Jasmine.
Her most recent novel,
Destiny's Divas,
was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction). Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction and Author of the Year, she splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

VictoriaChristopherMurray.com

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Also by Victoria Christopher Murray

Friends & Foes
(with ReShonda Tate Billingsley)

Destiny's Divas

Sinners & Saints
(with ReShonda Tate Billingsley)

The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

Sins of the Mother

Lady Jasmine

Too Little, Too Late

The Ex Files

A Sin and a Shame

Grown Folks Business

Truth Be Told

Blessed Assurance
(contributor)

Joy

Temptation

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Murray, Victoria Christopher.

Never say never / Victoria Christopher Murray. — First Touchstone trade paperback edition.

p. cm.

“A Touchstone book.”

1. African American women—Fiction. 2. Widows—Fiction. 3. Man-woman relationships—Fiction. 4. Psychological fiction I. Title.

PS3563.U795N48 2013

813'.54—dc23

2013013282

ISBN 978-1-4516-9577-9

ISBN 978-1-4516-9578-6 (ebook)

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