There aren’t many books I can say that I loved from beginning to end, but Reshonda Tate Billingsley’s The Perfect Mistress is everything a book should be. It is well-written, engrossing, amusing, and just damn good! As a young child, Lauren prided herself on keeping her father’s philandering a secret from her mother. As we know, secrets aren’t always a secret, and Joyce, Lauren’s mother, believes her daughter has been her husband’s accomplice. Joyce feels betrayed and resents her daughter, and the two have an icy relationship. Now as an adult, Lauren believes all men cheat and she’s not willing to put her heart on the line for any man. Instead of finding a man of her own, she dates married men. Afterall, she learned from her father how to be the perfect mistress. Life takes a turn and Lauren is forced to rethink her stance on love, marriage, and forgiveness. I listened to the audiobook on my commute to work, and I didn’t want to get out of the car! Seriously, this family drama is that good.