In Nappily Ever After, the first book in Trisha Thomas’ Nappily series, introduces readers to Venus Johnson. Venus seems to have it all — a beautiful house, a great job, a loving doctor boyfriend, and “good” straight, shiny hair — but she feels like something is missing. When her boyfriend, Clint, once again brushes off her desire to get married, Venus decides that she needs to start making changes in her life.
The first change she makes is cutting off all of her hair. After spending most of her life in the solon having her hair chemically relaxed, she is sick of what she now sees as a painful, expensive waste. This symbolic move of independence is important for Venus, who has always worked hard to reach the goals set by society. She now has to fight against other’s expectations and make her own way.
Featuring love triangles, misunderstandings, and sabotage, Venus’ life is a ever changing soap opera. Fans of Kimberla Lawson Roby and Benilde Little will want to pick up book.