Joi-Marie almost has it all: a thriving career, a supportive family, great friends, and an apartment in Manhattan. What she doesn't have is a husband.
Ambitious, confident, and successful, Joi-Marie believes she has it all figured out. At 28 years old, she has an enviable job as a producer, covering entertainment in New York City. Her close-knit family is loving and encouraging, and her boyfriend, Adam, is as close to perfect as you can get - except for the fact that he won't propose.
Like most women, Joi-Marie has a checklist of what the perfect life looks like. She has the career, the friends, the apartment, and the lifestyle she has always wanted. But when the husband she wants doesn't fall into place, she decides to play the game - the engagement game - in order to get Adam to drop down on one knee.
After receiving a laundry list of advice on how to secure a proposal - even researching how to cook "engagement chicken" - Joi-Marie realizes that in the process of trying to attain her perfect life, she has slowly become a person she doesn't recognize. With this discovery she must make a decision: pretend to be someone she's not in order to have the life she envisioned...or have the courage to be herself and find her happily ever after in a way she never expected.
"Buckle up. Reading The Engagement Game is like brunch with your best friend where she tells you all the crazy highs (hello international travel and swoon-worthy dates) and excruciating lows (did he really just say that?) on her quest to marry a man she loves. Joi-Marie's transparency and incredible writing is a breath of fresh air in today's wild west dating scene. Every woman should read this universal story of finding yourself in the journey to Mrs. life." (Charreah K. Jackson, Essence relationships editor and author of Boss Bride)
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