The Accidental Mistress (Paperback)

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Two dazzling sisters. One plays by the rules. The other lives her wild-card dreams on blast. But in this sizzling, twist-filled tale, they must help the exploited by putting their troubled relationship--and very different lives--on the line.

Sisters from Trinidad, Violet and Lily have never had much in common. Gorgeous Lily is an undocumented immigrant making it any way she wants. But Violet is this close to the perfect assimilated life, thanks to a prestigious job, and her rich bougie fiance. . . . Until she aids a woman in trouble, and is mistaken for a notorious strip-club mogul's mistress. And when she's wrongly accused of helping him embezzle millions of his workers' earnings, Violet loses everything--except the determination to get her life back.

Now Violet's on his track with the help of the Lower East Side Women's Health Clinic's resourceful staff, his vengeful ex-wife--and Lily. But a dashing longtime friend hungering for Violet's love, along with the mogul's all-too-real psychotic mistress, put the group's killer schemes at risk. And as Violet and Lily struggle to finally understand each other, they have only one shot to get justice for those who need it most.

About the Author

AYA DE LEON teaches creative writing in UC Berkeley's African American Studies Department. Her work has been acclaimed in the Village Voice, the Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Her writing has been featured in Guernica, Essence(R), Ebony, The Huffington Post, xoJane and Bitch magazine. She is an alumna of Cave Canem and VONA. Visit her online at, on Twitter @AyadeLeon, or on Facebook.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496715760
ISBN-10: 1496715764
Publisher: Dafina Books
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Justice Hustlers