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Hands Off 

A Chanelle Series Novel - Book 2

Praise for Hands Off

“I’m telling you, within a year, this is a writer everyone will know.” – Victoria Christopher Murray, New York Times Best Selling author of The Personal Librarian and the Seven Deadly Sins Series


“Monica Lynne Foster is an extraordinary new voice in African American fiction whose writing captivates you from beginning to end. Hands Off continues the story of Chanelle and her supporting cast as they embark on new journeys filled with trials and tribulations. The novel is intriguing, loving, suspenseful and well written. I can't wait to read what happens next.”  Maria D. Williams, Film/TV Producer


“Chanelle is ready for her happily ever after, but this is no fairy tale. She has dealt with enemies before, but when Rick s ex-wife shows up unexpectedly she isn't dealing with the average nemesis. Twyla has a history of mental illness; but if she thinks she is going to reclaim her place as Rick's wife she has to be off her meds. Die-hard Chanelle fans know she isn't willing to give up without a fight. If you are familiar with Chanelle, you are aware that wherever she goes some kind of trouble is sure to ensue and this book does not disappoint. Monica Lynne Foster has really done it again with Hands Off! Using the precision of an expert weaver, Monica has crafted a tale of mystery and intrigue, while also calling attention to the issue of mental illness. This book is definitely a must read!” – Arnitris L. Strong, Creator of

About the Book...

Chanelle Slate believes she has it all. Beauty, a six-figure career, love of family, a ride or die bestie, and her dream guy. She knows her marriage proposal is around the corner and can’t wait to be Mrs. Chanelle Faust. Until she meets her man’s ex, and discovers his ex suffers from a mental illness. Will Chanelle find a way to keep her man without crossing the line and driving his ex over the edge?


Twyla Logan-Faust is used to being a kept woman. But when her boyfriend is sentenced to life without parole and her accountant takes off with her money, the life she’s used to living crumbles. She turns back to her ex-husband, Rick, hoping to resume her position as his wife. Rick is the only man who knows about her bipolar condition and he’s the only one she can trust. Even when she discovers he’s moved on, she remains confident that no other woman can replace her. With a little coaxing, she’s positive she’ll be Mrs. Twyla Faust again.


Rick Faust is caught in the middle. His love for Chanelle is undeniable, but he was Twyla's protector for nine years. He knows Twyla’s condition is serious. His rejection of her could have devastating consequences for all of them. It's impossible to keep both women happy and his decision will change all of their lives forever.

The battle is on! With both women determined to be the new Mrs Faust, who will he choose?

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