Yet another chapter in the never-ending soap opera between bestselling novelist Terry McMillan and ex-husband Jonathan Plummer. Actually, more than one chapter—the former boy-toy who came out as gay two years ago now becomes a novelist in his own right.
Balancing Act: A Novel, co-written with Karen Hunter, hits the shelves on September 4. Simon & Schuster describes it "a sexy and satisfying novel as deliciously racy as the life he lived." According to the summary, the novel reads like Jackie Collins with equal parts Janice Dickinson and Boys N Da Hood:
Plummer's book...features a handsome Jamaican man living an ordinary life until a powerhouse of a woman—who owns a modeling agency—discovers him and whisks him into her world. It helps that he has, according to the press release, "hazel green eyes offset by dark chocolate skin" as well as a "perfect body and defiant attitude." All make the woman's "palms sweat" and a relationship ensues, but wait! The young man "discovers a hidden hunger for a male model."
Reportedly this novel was the basis for McMillan's $40 million lawsuit which claimed Plummer tried to "humiliate and embarrass" her during their highly publicized divorce. McMillan—who has been criticized for several uncharitable remarks she made regarding Plummer and black gay men— says she intends to write her own novel based on her experience with Plummer.
Some Background ...
Terry McMillan Sues Ex-Husband for $40 Million
Coming to a Megaplex Near You [R20]
How Jonathan Got His Groove Back [R20]
Couldn't I See the Signs? [R20]
How Do You Not Know That You Are Gay? [R20]
Exclusive: The Terry McMillan Interview [R20]
On the Next Oprah [R20]
Clik on Jonathan [R20]
The "Invisible" Man Returns [R20]