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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
Wahida Clark is at it again in her new installment, The Golden Hustla. Nina Coles has chosen to run away since the death of her brother and best friend. She wants to start over but hustling has been her game and it is hard to let it go. Nina tries to convince herself that leaving behind her past will not affect her future. After getting settled into a new city, Nina runs into her old boyfriend, Akil, who wants to make amends by helping her gain employment. Nina starts to realize that his help comes at a price, but not one that she is willing to pay. On the other hand, she has become a valuable salesperson at her new job. She is making good money, living comfortable and is tired of everyone wanting handouts. Nina soon finds out that she is knee deep in affairs that need immediate attention. Will she be able to save herself in time?

Rinaldo is the owner of an advertising empire and does not take kindly to slackers. He is in the business of making money and must do so to satisfy his wife, Rochelle. She demands to be kept in the lifestyle she has become accustomed to. Rochelle also has something up her sleeve if everything works according as planned. Rinaldo's urges to make money, his cloudy judgment, misguided dealings and his non-caring attitude toward his employees just might ruin him if he is not careful.

Detective Houser wants to retire but a murder case lands on his desk from an advertising company he has been watching and he just cannot pass it up. He believes something is not right with WMM Advertising and he will do whatever it takes to find out, even if it means asking an unlikely person for help.

The Golden Hustla will take readers on an exciting ride with its unsuspected twists and devious characters. The author gives readers an action-packed novel that is full of juicy details. I enjoyed the mindset of these characters because just when I thought I figured one out, the character was doing something else that had me in awe. It is a fast-paced book to read, but I definitely recommend this book to others.

This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

Teresa Beasley
APOOO BookClub
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
The protagonist, Nina Coles flees New Jersey and leaves her children, bloodshed, and pain behind to begin a new life in Atlanta. When she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Cream a*k*a - Akil, things begin to go downhill. Akil convinces Nina to leave her dead end telemarketing job selling magazines, and move to the lucrative WMM (We Make Millionaires) Agency. In the beginning, life is good - a new job, 5 figure salary a week and a means to support her children back home. After some time, Nina learns that she has gotten herself in a position where she is being controlled.

Her boss Rinaldo is shady and his main goal is to have his Platinum Team to persuade the rich and elderly to spend thousands of dollars on American Gold Eagle Coins and get rich sweepstakes. Things also begin to become more complicated as Nina and Akil's attraction to each other becomes so tense that they pick up where they had left off years ago. Akil also blackmails and physically abuses Nina into giving him inside information about WMM. Now realizing that she's in over her head, Nina is faced with walking away from WMM and starting over again or stay.

The story kicks into high gear when Nina becomes suspicious of Rinaldo when the nephew of a wealthy client is mysteriously killed. To make matters worse, the FBI indicts WMM for mail/wire fraud and money laundering. Using her hustling instincts and skills, Nina goes into survival mode to save herself and reunite with her kids.

`The Golden Hustla' is a page turner with believable characters and plot twists. I especially enjoyed how Clark cleverly brought Kyron and Tasha (Thug Lovin) into the story for a brief cameo. She educates the reader about the inside world of high end telephone sales, the thirst for American Gold Eagle Coins and corporate greed.

"The Golden Hustla" is a book that is not to be missed by adult Street Literature fans this fall.

Miss Domino
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN WITH THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT WAS TERRIBLE. I AM A BIG FAN OF MS. CLARK AND THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK I READ THAT I FELT WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE & RUSHED. IN THUG LOVIN SHE TOOK THE CHARACTERS WE HAVE GROWN TO LOVE AND TURN THERE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN OVER SOME STUPID ISH. NINA NEEDED HER BUT WHIP FOR THE WAY SHE LET CREAM PLAY HER LIKE THAT AND RICK WAS SO STUCK ON KYRA THATS WHY HE LIKED HER. SO MS CLARK DON'T EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME WRITING PART 2 JUST REWRITE THIS BECAUSE THIS WAS CLEARLY A DRAFT THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO PUBLISH
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2010
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WAHIDA YOU DONE IT AGAIN, I'M NOT GOING TO SAY TO MUCH BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING ON BOOKS, HOWEVER THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DRAMA, LUST, LIES, AND BETRAYAL. THE BOOK IS REALLY GOOD. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. THE BOOK IS THE TRUTH...........
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2010
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HANDS DOWN TO WAHIDA CLARK...BY FAR SHE SHOULD BE CROWNED THE QUEEN OF STREET FICTION!!! IF YOU HAVE READ HER THUG SERIES, THAN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THIS WOMAN IS SOOO FREAKIN...(WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN) AT FIRST I WAS BEGGING TO WONDER ABOUT WHO IS THIS RICK, BUT THEN THE NAME KYRA AND TASHA AND TRE POPPED UP AND I HAD TO PUT IT ALL TOGEATHER...SMART MOVEEEE AND THEN RICK WAS FROM CALI...AND KYRA A JERSEY GIRL THAT GOT SMOKED BY HER HUBBY WHO WAS A FREAKIN CRACK HEAD...OMG...SHE HAD ME LIKE DUDE....YOUR THE FREAKIN BEST...
THE BOOK IS QUICK....BUT KEEPS YOU WANTING MORE....TO I ENCOURGE YOU ALL TO READ THE THUG SERIES AND TEALS FROM THE HOOD TO GET THE JIST OF WHO THSES CHARATERS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE REALLY ABOUT....STAY IN THE LOOP....CHICK BOOKS ARE LIKE THAT!!! THIS BOOK IS LIKE THAT!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
This was the first and last book I will ever read by this author. The plot if there was one was pointless and uninspiring. I did not feel a connection to any of the characters and could not care less about their outcome. Some scenes in the book had absolute no relevance to the story, and made the book all the more boring if that was even possible. I can only suffice it to say that the author must have sign a book deal with the publishing company and was force to come up with something quickly to avoid being sued, because she had already spent the advance money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2011
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I am in SHOCK!!!! Wahdia is one of my favorite authors..... I have read ALL of her books and would highly recommend any of her other books, but she fell of the ledge with this one. I have read 70 percent of this book and have struggled to get this far. I read the other reviews and thought "it could't be that bad". Trust me it is. I guess all good authors have their one bad day...this was hers! Wahdia.... Please bring my Thug series back asap! "Justify My Thug" was awesome! One of your loyal fans!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
#1 HALL OF FAMEon October 28, 2010
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In New Jersey, just a few days after Nina's younger brother D-Rock was killed, a check cashing scandal leaves Michelle dead and Peedie severely wounded. Nina flees but not before she takes two kilos of drugs from her from dealing former boyfriend. She sells the drugs so she has a stake to start over far from New Jersey, but leaves her three children back in the not so Garden State.

Nina moves to Decatur, Georgia where she becomes Alexis, a telemarketer selling magazines. The money stinks and the insults are worse. She ignores her pledge when she fled her home to go straight and accepts a sales position at slimy WMM (We Make Millionaires) Agency. There she sells a lottery like opportunity to win a fortune in gold coins. Local hunk cops are undercover while the FBI is conducting surveillance of WMM at a time the CEO orders a hit on a client's nephew, who is asking questions.

This street lit stars a terrific noir anti heroine who is one step ahead of the law and the crooks with her other step sliding into a coffin or a cell. Men try to play her, as betrayal is the name of the game when a million dollars are at stake. The Golden Hustla is a strong thriller as the last man or woman standing may be dead too.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2010
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If you are a Wahida Clark fan you will definitely enjoy this book. The main characters of this story come from a short story by Clark- in the anthology "What's Really Hood". She also incorporates characters from her "Thug Lovin'" series as I like to call it. I think I am going to reread at least a few of these stories as it has been a while and it might help a little in remembering who is who. This book, however, can stand on its own without reading the past books- but knowing the background of all the characters just makes it that much better.

I like to read series from beginning to end- if you are wondering how it goes, here is the order: "Thugs and the Women who Love Them," "Every Thug Needs a Lady," "Thug Matrimony," and then "Thug Lovin'". The characters of this series are intertwined into this new story.
This story picks up from "Makin Endz Meet" a short story in "What's Really Hood" anthology (Good read, too).

I'd also suggest the "Payback" series- "Payback is a Mutha" and "Payback with Ya Life"- it's really gritty but so detailed that you can see and feel like you really know the characters.

Just found out a new sequel- "Justify my Thug" is coming next spring- can't wait!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'll be the one not to give this book 5 stars because again there are waaaay too many characters and too many plots going on.
This is the story of Nina Coleman who flees New Jersey after seeing her brother and friend murdered after a failed robbery. She leaves her 3 children with her mother to start a new life with the money from stolen drugs hoping the past will stay just that but we all know that's not going to happen. She arrives in Georgia trying to go legit then gets caught up in a magazine scam and back in the game thanks to an old beau trying to settle a score.

I know Wahida can write great stories because I read them in the first 3 thug series but I'd rather be on the wait list at the library than use my own money to buy any more of her books. Aside from this story being all over the place, Nina had no redeeming qualities that made me like her. She was a absentee mother making no attempt to see or get her children but yet sent up to $5000+ monthly for their care, she was easily seduced by any "D" that came her way and money just fell out of the sky for her. It was just too much, way over the top and I was glad to see this story come to an end.
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