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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062067680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062067685
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, music producer, and actor T.I. and his bestselling celebrity collaborator, David Ritz, continue the explosive story of Power and Beauty that began in the street-lit epic Power & Beauty.

When his mother, Charlotte, was killed, Paul “Power” Clay and his closest friend, Tanya “Beauty” Long, fell under the spell of a savvy and ruthless Atlanta businessman named Slim, who promised to protect them.

Wise beyond her years, Beauty always knew that the only person she could rely on was herself. It didn’t take long for the levelheaded young woman to recognize the simmering violence beneath Slim’s street charm. But getting away from him wasn’t easy, and it came at a heartbreaking price: turning her back on Power. Escaping to the glamorous catwalks of the Big Apple, she’s worked her breathtaking good looks and quick wit to build a thriving fashion business. Despite her success, she’s still haunted by the pain of leaving Power behind. Money and new men cannot erase the memory of the true love she denied.

To Power, Slim’s world held everything he thought he wanted: women, wealth, power, authority. He discovered too late that Slim Simmons isn’t just a businessman—he’s a ruthless killer who will turn on anyone he thinks is getting in his way. He is the monster who murdered Charlotte. Now, he controls the fate of her only son.

But neither Slim nor Power count on Beauty. Like Slim, she is a master who will manipulate, seduce, and sacrifice to get what she wants. She’s never let anything stop her from fulfilling her desires, and she will broker a dangerous bargain to save the only man she’s ever loved. But is saving Power worth sacrificing herself—body and soul? Will his youthful ambitions lead him to redemption—or deeper into the darkness? Will they bothbecome everything they swore they’d never be?

A tale of gangstas and sistas, money masters and politicians, that moves across the globe from Paris to New York, Atlanta to Tokyo, the Caribbean to California, Trouble & Triumph is a hip-hop mash-up of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, desire, greed, family, politics, and absolution—and of two unforgettable young star-crossed lovers from the streets who will risk everything for their dreams . . . and for each other.

About the Author

Tip "T.I." Harris is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and writer. He is the founder and co-chief executive officer of Grand Hustle Records, and he launched his film company, Grand Hustle Films, in 2007. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.



David Ritz is the author of the acclaimed novels The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn and Blue Notes Under a Green Felt Hat. He is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Book of the Year Award. He's also co-written the memoirs of many celebrities.


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Customer Reviews

Nice work T.I. and congratulation!
Mrs.Babs
Overall, this book was very well written, interesting and enjoyable to read.
Blair
I cant wait for the next book there, has to be another one..
kimberly

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jadiiewadey on September 24, 2012
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This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time reading it I was ready for the demise of Slim. It seems as if the book was well written until the end. I felt like they rushed the end rather than going step by step about what was going on or creating it to be more of a thriller rather than how it was written. Needless to say it's a good book and a good sequel but I'm unsure of whether there will be a 3rd book or if this was the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joya Webster on September 19, 2012
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I loved the first book and this book...except for the ending! The ending seemed rushed...still a wonderful book! I will definitely keep reading books by Ritz and Tip! There has to be more...it can‘t end here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cinthia C. on September 19, 2012
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EVERY ONE HAVE TO READ THIS NOVEL... IS WONDERFULLLLLLLLLL!!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO!!! WHEN YOU START TO READ IT YOU CANNOT STOP... YOU JUST WANT TO FINISH THE BOOK...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 3, 2014
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A must read! An easy page turner - although the ending had me on the edge of my seat, disappointed, and ready for more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 22, 2013
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While I thoroughly enjoyed Power and Beauty, I actually liked this book better. I loved that there were so many different stories going on at the same time and they were all connected sensibly. I appreciated that there were none of the extensive clothing descriptions that were in Power and Beauty. They took away from the story. I also think the writing was better in this novel. There were twists and turns that I did not see coming. My only problem with this book was that there were several typos. It really distracted my attention from the story. Better editing needs to be done for future literary ventures. Overall, I loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Clark on January 17, 2013
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I LOVED THE BOOK! I read the 1st one also...I can't wait until the next one..I hope I won't have to wait long! It kept me interested through the whole thing...what will power do next?Is Beauty' s sister dead...??or is she one of the survivors..?And now that slim knows that power wasn't there at the time of the attack,what will he try next? Who will kill who.....oooh I can't wait!!! I Love U T.I
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blair on January 14, 2013
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This book was a very good sequel to T.I.'s first book, Power & Beauty. The story is gripping; you will not want to put the book down! The ending was not what I expected, though. Overall, this book was very well written, interesting and enjoyable to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Courtney Pitts on January 12, 2013
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Very good read. Was an exciting love story with many characters. Wish there was a part three. I recommend this book.
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