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Pandora's Box: A Novel Paperback – October 1, 2003
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Using the pen name, Joelle Sterling, she has added The Eternal Dead series to her list of published novels. The series includes: Midnight Cravings, The Dark Hunger, and Forbidden Feast.
Hobbs' novel, Double Dippin' was nominated for The Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. The Climax was nominated for the 2008 African American Literary Award, and Big Juicy Lips is one of the 2009 erotic nominees for the 2009 African American Literary Awards.
Top Customer Reviews
Reds and Dominique are old, and are barely making money
Bethany and Sheena are strung out on drugs. Bethany ends up leting her infant die, the question is did she kill him.
Miquon is a chubby, theiving, ignorant single mother.
Victoria is trying to be a mother to her son, but having to have sex for money is pitty. One day a customer comes in and it soon changes her life.
This book shows how women are forced to make ends meet, and how some choose jobs that are degrading but pays at the same time.
When the record deal falls through, in desperation and as last resort, Victoria, takes the name of Pleasure and joins the working class of prostitutes at a brothel called Pandora's Box.
At Pandora's Box, Victoria meets the sleaziest people, which only adds to her depression about the change in her life. But it is not until Kareem walks through the doors that Victoria allows herself to open up to the possibilities of love again. Even with the prospect of love on the horizon, is Victoria able to give up Pandora's Box? Or will she allow the fast money to control her life and stay at Pandora's Box?
I found the story enjoyable, but felt that the author spent too much time on the other characters at Pandora's Box, thereby letting the main character's story take a back seat too often. I also found that Kareem's character was not fully developed and thereby a great love story was lost because of this. The ending to the book was too quick and the tone of, "They lived happily ever after," was not fitting for all of the drama that Victoria and Kareem should've had to deal with, in her chosen profession.
Vanessa A. Johnson [...]
I was proud of the main character, Victoria, who took that risk to do what she had to do to provide for her son and keep a roof over his head.
She sunk to lows she never thought she would have to go to and encountered women from all walks of life who were at "Pandora's Box" for various reasons.
Very good read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Allison Hobbs is a wonderful author and this was a wonderful book I love how all her characters connect to other books.Published 14 months ago by candace swinson
Couldn't put it down from the moment I started reading it! Pandora's box tells the story of a women who Inspires to become a singer. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Powell
I didn't like the book! I felt it had no storyline, and the ending was rushed. I wanted to know more about the characters. It took me a long time to finish. Read morePublished 19 months ago by SHARONDA BROWN
It was a very nice and interesting read. We discussed at our bookclub and had some nice conversations. Everybody enjoyed the book.Published 22 months ago by Shekila Paxton
This book was amazing! One. Of those i cant put it down books! Allison is truly gifted with her hands and thoughts!Published on October 2, 2013 by meshia mzindependent horton
The plot was good. But there were some parts of the book that were boring. Overall, Pandora's box was pretty goodPublished on February 4, 2013 by Jade
I enjoyed this book and I was glad that I was able to purchase this product at a reasonable pricePublished on January 19, 2013 by shawnta
I havr read other books by Hobbs and this is my least favorite. The main character did not keep my attention and the ending was dissapointing. Love the others I have read.Published on November 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer