Hi, my name is Karen Davis. What can I say about myself? I’m a woman that wears many hats. I’m a career woman (Supervisor for National Grid-Electric company) I’m a wife and a Mother or two daughters. I’m also good at time management seeing that I’m having affairs with two men despite my busy schedule. I know what you’re thinking. I must be a horrible monster for cheating on my husband, but read my story and understand that there’s a method to my madness instead of only seeing the madness to my method.
What is your role in the story?
While many people would see my role as an antagonist, I beg to differ. I think I’m a victim of my own circumstances and environment.
What is your favorite hobby?
I love to go to clubs to dance and drink with my homegirls. When I’m not with them, I enjoy spending a nice romantic evening with my man and I adore playing with my children.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
I’m trying to overcome my temptation to sleep with other men although I feel I’m not getting the love and affection I deserve from home. I’m trying to keep my family together even though one slip up has changed things in my relationship with my husband. I’m challenged to grow as a person through all of this adversity, but all of the drama I’m facing is making things extremely difficult.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
That I never got caught cheating…
Title: Love and Happiness
Author: Ben Burgess Jr.
Genre: African-American romance
Karen has it all: a handsome husband, beautiful twin daughters, a lovely home and a great job. Karen also has a secret; she’s cheating on her husband, with not one man, but two.
On the outside her life seems perfect, but on the inside Karen feels neglected, bored and unappreciated. Yearning for affection and excitement, she falls into the arms of first Raheem and then Tyrell. Out of fear of losing her husband and breaking up her family, Karen ends the affairs but things don’t turn out how she planned. When Karen’s dirty secrets are revealed she must fight to keep her family together.
Chris is doing all he can to hold his marriage together. He loves Karen but she grows more distant every day. When she starts coming home later and later, he suspects she is being unfaithful. When Chris accidentally takes her cell phone what he finds changes their lives forever.
When tragedy strikes, Karen must decide if she should sacrifice her happiness for her husband’s love, and Chris wonders if he should stay with Karen because he still loves her despite her infidelity. But if they do stay together, will they ever find love and happiness again?
Sexy and relatable, insightful and inspiring, Love and Happiness shows us both sides of Chris and Karen’s story, and reminds us that sometimes to have it all, you must first lose it all.
Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award winning novels “Monster”, “Wounded”, the poetry book “Times Have Changed and Life is Strange” and the new novel “Love and Happiness” He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams. His poetry book “Times Have Changed and Life is Strange” and his novel “Monster” are currently used in schools on the lower east side of Manhattan. Ben Burgess has a BA degree in Business Management, and a MA degree in Educational Leadership. He is the proud father of his daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods and communities.