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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601620519
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601620514
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

These two national best-selling authors hit the scene at the ripe age of 17 when New York Times Best-selling author, Carl Weber discovered them. During their freshman year in college they both received publishing deals and have not looked back since. With a smash hit novel The Cartel, they have solidified themselves as two of the best in their genre, together or apart. With a roster over 20 novels published and a hefty ghostwriting resume they have made a successful career for themselves.
They have appeared in publications such as Essence, Vibe, XXL, KING, and DON DIVA. Setting precedents the two have also struck a book deal with Baby and Slim of Cash Money Content.

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed this book from Ashley and JaQuavis.
Takeila Montgomery
I usually finish their novels in one day because I can't put it down, but this book took me two days to read the first half and another to read the second half.
NovelAddict
This book was so good and it held my attention from the beginning to the end.
Hunny Pot

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Michelle VINE VOICE on November 9, 2008
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The "Trophy Wife" is another banger from Ashley and Jaquavis. Kalil is a young man fresh out of jail and he is on a mission to do the right thing. The right thing means taking care of his little girl Jada and working an honest 9-5 job for some shady Italians. Kalil is used to hustling and balling out of control with unlimited cash, but to stay out of jail for his daughter he will do the right thing...for a little while at least.

When Kalil meets the lovely London, Jada's dance teacher, he is immediately drawn to this beautiful woman. Kalil soon learns that London's husband is abusing her and she has the bruises to prove it. Kalil and London fall in love, and London knows she is playing with fire. London wants to feel real love and not like someone's property or punching bag. London and Kalil begin an affair and this sets off a chain of events that will change there lives forever!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brilove on April 15, 2010
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This book will leave you crying and asking why. All Kalil wants to do is provide for his daughter and baby's mother. But after he came home from doing four years in jail, he finds his baby's mother cheating on him with his rival. After that he tries to get back on his feet. He doesnt want to get back in the drug game, but working a 9 to 5 isnt his thing. When he finds out that his rival has been touching his eight year old daughter, the old him comes back. Then when he took his child away from her mom he has to start taking care of her. While he is doing that he meets London, his daughter's dance teacher. She was being abused at home, and when he tries to take her away from that he finds out that the person who is abusing her is the same person that helped him get to the top. Then when the guy finds out what is going on, all hell breaks lose.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2008
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It was good book. I really enjoyed it. The ending made me want to cry. However there is another book by the same authors with the same title and I think they are the exact same book, so becareful purchasing this item. You don't want to purchase the same book twice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NiNi on August 30, 2010
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I am now a fan of Ashley and Jaquavis. However, this book was a let down. It had a great start with Kalil telling his story from jail. But somehow it justed flopped after a while. The chapters started to become too predictable and seemed kind of amateurish. Kahil started to get on my nerve simply because he couldn't take no for an answer and in the end lost everything. I had to force myself to just finish to the end. It is not a great read and i just gave away the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kslmbuggie on October 2, 2011
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This would have been a 4 star read for me, but about half way through the book I figured out what the ending would be, so it took a bit of the suspense out of it for me. The story was good, and entertaining, but it did have a little something different from these writers other books, in that the Kalil was actually trying to change his life and leave the drug came behind. This was a welcomed change from the usual hustlers mentality. As usual everyone dies in the end, but I really would have liked Kalil to have survived because you couldn't help but to love him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Urban Reviews VINE VOICE on April 7, 2008
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Kalil can already taste his freedom, as it has been four long years since he's been down. While Kalil may have been a bona fide boss in the streets, he's already made it up in his mind that those days are long gone. Kalil's main focus is on making up for all of the missed time with his baby girl Jada. Unknowingly, Kalil is shocked beyond his wildest imagination as he learns that the love he assumed was waiting for him may belong to someone else.

London is stuck in an empty, abusive, and loveless marriage. While she may have high fashions, jewels and a luxurious auto, her heart is cold and empty. London has always wanted to dance, but her husband has kept a tight reign on everything, treating London more like a possession rather than his wife.

When Kalil stumbles upon London, sparks immediately fly and he knows instantly that she is without a doubt his other half. London is married, yet she yearns for another man. Can this love affair make it?

Ashley & JaQuavis are up to book number four, and like so many before them, they are now characters inside of their latest novel The Trophy Wife. Admittedly, I loved the title but felt as though a lot was missing. In certain places, the story just didn't add up, and I was sick to death of the redundancy. I wanted so much more from the characters and the story. This is a story that is being filtered over and over again in the hood. In my opinion, if you're going to attempt to tackle it, then it's time that someone douses it with their own special blend. With a duo, especially ones on book four, I expected more! Double eyes should lessen the mishaps and multiply the surprise. Where was the imagination? I hope that the conclusion, The Cartel, rejuvenates this story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on August 21, 2008
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Kalil's story begins when he is released from prison following a drug possession conviction. Passionate about his young daughter and being an integral part of her life, Kalil is determined to lead a straight life with a legitimate job. Kalil soon finds out that his mission will be very difficult to pursue.

With the help of his loyal cousin, Kalil begins to piece his life back together. The most important part of this equation is Jada, Kalil's young daughter. Due to circumstances surrounding Jada's home life, Kalil decides to raise her on his own. Unfortunately for Kalil, a 9-to-5 job doesn't fit into his current situation, and the streets call him back. Kalil involves a notorious kingpin named Hova when he returns to the streets. With Hova's connections, Kalil obtains the resources to reclaim his name on the streets, but ironic occurrences change Kalil's plans and he quickly finds himself in an unexpected position.

While involving himself in Jada's school life, Kalil meets Jada's dance instructor, London. London is a foreign beauty who is married to an extremely abusive and controlling man. Kalil and London quickly bond, but soon find themselves in grave danger. Kalil, London, and Jada encounter life or death situations, and their time together begins to tick away.

THE TROPHY WIFE starts with a very unique prologue, and the tale takes off from there. Although some of the pertinent background history about the main characters was missing, the story's plot is clear. Ashley and JaQuavis are two authors known for their captivating stories, and they did not disappoint with this read.

Reviewed by Dawnna
for The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
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