An intriguing psychological journey filled with memorable cameos of characters from The Office Girls, unforgettable erotic encounters and a twisted yet realistic story line.
Psychologist Dr. Johnny Forrester is a former sex addict and brother to Michael Forrester, the steamy protagonist from Sylvester Stephens's previous bestseller The Office Girls. Desperate to understand the minds of his five severely disturbed female patients and validate himself as a doctor, Johnny repeatedly violates the sacred boundary that protects the doctor-patient relationship.
He becomes emotionally involved with a woman accused of abusing her child and tolerates her blatant manipulation of him. Then he allows another patient, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and Nobel Prize laureate, to take him under her wing as her submissive protégé. Most shockingly, he has an adulterous affair with one of his lusty female patients. When two of these women are murdered—including his lover—Johnny is implicated in some serious trouble, and Michael turns up to help his bewildered brother.
The Nature of a Woman is a suspenseful psychological journey into the minds and souls of women diagnosed with mental disorders and the mental clinicians who treat them.
Stephens (The Office Girls) brings back writer Michael Forrester in a soul-searching thriller about Michael's brother, the African American psychologist Dr. Johnny Forrester. Johnny is a former NFL star and the major player who's on a steamy quest to understand what makes women tick. He's guilty about his past erotic sins but he begins an affair with a patient, Anise, a bi-racial celebrity who is being pursued as a client by Johnny's wife Alicia's public relations firm. When Johnny tries to end the affair, Anise threatens to cancel her agreement with Alicia. When Johnny finds out that Anise is meeting with his brother Michael to collaborate on a book, he rushes to her hotel room only to find her recently deceased. Both men are arrested for the crime but Michael is released while Johnny is imprisoned. The only eyewitness who could clear him, a schizophrenic patient, has disappeared. Johnny learns his lesson the hard way, but with aid from friends, family and an agoraphobic psychologist comes to realizations regarding infidelity and both genders' frailties.