Friends and Lovers Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Debra meets sexy comedian Leonard she isn't expecting to find her love buddy. Although Leonard makes her laugh and provides a strong shoulder for her to lean on, Debra is sick and tired of being in sex filled relationships that go nowhere. She's vowed no more sex before marriage which has Leonard a little stir crazy. Meanwhile, Debra's best friend, Shelby,and Leonard's best buddy Tyrel, develop a friendship that leads to romance. Shelby, a stewardess, is a bit cynical and a little bit jaded from having slept with more men that she'd like to admit.    Tyrel, an on the rise computer executive, has just been dumped by a woman who left him for her estranged hubby. Tyrel is not looking for a good woman. Against all odds, Shelby and Tyrel end up falling head over heels for each other. When Shelby unexpectedly gets pregnant (unbeknownst to Tyrel) and Tyrel and Shelby argue over their relationship and break up, Shelby decides to terminate the pregnancy.
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While Debra and Leonard make the poignant decision to committ themselves and get married, Tyrel and Shelby are breaking up, despite the fact that they still love each other.

As time passes by Tyrel and Shelby cannot deny that they still love each other. With the inspiration of loving couple Debra and Leonard, Tyrel and Shelby each make attempts to reconnect.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   rekindling love after long time If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant    -   To abort or not to abort

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful If he's not white he must be...    -   black

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   blissful If she's not white she must be...    -   black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on two couples How much dialog    -   mostly dialog

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