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I read part one and waited on part two for a long time. You can tell that there is a new writer in Dee Shana in this book and I must say reading part two was totally not what I expected. Good story, real characters, real events, and many times Lyric worked my nerves because of her bad choices. The fact that this story is based on truth as part one was makes it all the more better. I must say read part one to understand the book more. These books are written differently too so don't expect the same from part one...Read more
Crimson Green and her best friend, Chantal, go to Club Panacea for a night out on the town to celebrate Crimson's big break in the fashion world. Crimson never thought she'd meet the man of her dreams, Isaac Fuentes, that night, nor did she think she'd be lucky enough to find a penny along with other spare change and baubles left abandoned on the ground in the alley next to the club. What she least expected was for her luck to change in a matter of minutes when a visit to Isaac's place lands her smack dab in the middle of an investigation for the disappearance of Isaac's ex-girlfriend, local heiress Penny Preston.
Now that she and Isaac have professed their love for one another and are now making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Crimson is determined to find out what really happened to Penny herself. With everyone trying to keep her away from Isaac, including the lead detective on the case, Detective Richardson, who is just as attracted to Crimson as she is to him, Crimson still can't find the strength to walk away. Instead, she jeopardizes her fashion endorsement, freedom and future all in the name of love and enlists Chantal's help on her mission to clear Isaac's name.
Find A Penny is a definite page-turner, with enough humor and action within its pages to keep you intrigued. Cotton Carpenter spins a riveting tale of love, chance and mystery with her debut novel. The characters are likeable and believable, the plot is captivating and the story flows effortlessly, keeping you engaged till the very end. Cotton offers a refreshing brand of storytelling that is comedy-filled and unexpectedly entertaining.
Usually the thugs in the books are male. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the females in Street Divas were not only backing up their male counterparts, they were pretty much holding their own as well. Although at times I thought the criminal element in the story was a little over the top, the points made were key to the tale that unfolds. There's a gangwar going on in Memphis, TN, which pits brother against brother and surprisingly, sister against sister. Even the police are two faced here. No one is safe when the gangs decide that the final showdown must take place. The Black Gangster Disciples vs the Vice Lords cause the streets of Memphis to run red with blood and their female counterparts will not be left out of the bloodshed. This street tale will have the reader on the edge waiting to see what happens next and they will not be disappointed. The ladies are not to be "slept" on as they will pull their guns just as quick as the men. There is one sister whose nickname is Lucifer and she lives up to that descriptive. I did not want to put this book down. I highly recommend this book to readers as I'm sure they will be will enjoy it as I did.:-)...Read more
DEATILS VANESSA DAVIS-GRIGGS DID IT AGAIN. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN, READ IT IN 2 DAYS. THIS IS DEFINITELY A PAGE TURNER. I ACTUALLY LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MIKVAH. SOMETHING I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT. I PERSONALLY CAN RELATE TO BRIANNA AND ALANAS FRIENDSHIP. THEIR INTERACTION WAS SO REAL TO ME, THE TWISTS OF THE STORYLINE IS WHAT KEPT ME EXCITED, THE PLOT SURELY DID THIKEN. I WOULD RECOMMEND REDEEMING WATERS TO ANY AND EVERYONE. IT IS A GREAT READ FOR CHRISTIAN BOOKCLUBS. KUDOS TO REDEEMING WATERS...Read more
Tia Jiles clocked the most billable hours at her law firm as a respected, high-powered attorney. She also volunteered for her charitable organization, Pay It Forward, as well as performed pro bono work in her spare time. In short, she was a workaholic, so she didn't have time to pursue a relationship. This is the story she told in order to hold onto The Secret She Kept.
Lance Kingston couldn't believe that such a beautiful woman was still on the market. Being a successful businessman himself, and the CEO of Epiphany magazine, he respected Tia's work ethic and wanted nothing more than to make her his wife. Especially because she seemed to possess all the qualities his ex-girlfriend, Crystal, lacked--the most important being faithfulness.
Tia was reluctant to fall in love with Lance, as all of her other relationships ended in heartbreak. But there was something about him that made her throw precaution to the wind and they began a whirlwind love affair. Within six months, to his family's chagrin and Tia's mother's relief, they were engaged and married.
After the nuptials, their "happily ever after" soon faded as Tia's façade began to crumble and The Secret She Kept came to light. Lance couldn't understand what was wrong with his new wife, but after seeing his mother abandoned by his own father, he vowed to stay by her side no matter what. But when Tia finally confesses that she is mentally ill and the strange behavior and mood swings escalate, and both his freedom and future are threatened, Lance must make a hard decision.
The Secret She Kept is a heartfelt and realistic look at the damaging effects of mental illness on those who suffer from it and the ones who bear the burden along with them. From the secrecy of having it, to the denial of dealing with it and ultimately the point of no return when you have to decide if you are going to be a person living with mental illness, or a person that is simply mentally ill.
The Secret She Kept is an entertaining and riveting story that is also very educational. From Tia's eccentric mental episodes to Lance's reactions and retaliations, I couldn't put the book down. The characters were so real and their beliefs and convictions were so genuine, I felt like I was a part of the family, rooting for Tia to get better and the couple to finally have a happily ever after, after all. It's definitely a must-read and one to add to the shelf of those who love a drama-filled story full of suspense and jaw-dropping occurrences.
This book has a captivating plot that will hold the reader's attention to the end. The
beginning was a little shaky but picks up fairly quickly. It was easy to see that the author
found her stride as she went along. The characters are easy to follow and the story line will
make the reader anxious to know what comes next.
Monica Mathis Stowe brings us "Where did we wrong?" With three friends whose friendships is solid yet their 3 wacky personalities make for great literary drama! This book kept me on the edge of my seat, a smile on my face, and a shake to my head at these ladies! This book is brilliantly written! I cant wait for the sequel!
Here's another crime thriller to add to the collection of recent urban fiction. The reader won't be disappointed as Tony Moda has constructed a tale of mayhem involving the lives of Fly Ty Sparks, Ducci, Young Curtis, and Asad & Ahmed Sparks. If you crave drugs, money, death, sex, and suspense, you've got to pick up this book!
Asad & Ahmed are notorious killers. Since their teens, these men have built a reputation of protecting their family. No one messes with the Sparks family; those who do, die gruesomely.
Fly Ty is a drug dealer, caught in a love triangle. When his near death experience lands him in the hospital, he is forced to choose between his girlfriend, who is a medical school student, and his pregnant mistress.
Ducci and Young Curtis are bank robbers with children they hustle to provide for. Their life changes when they have the opportunity to help the Sparks family.
There is a cliff hanger ending, so if you are not a fan of those types of stories, be aware, but look out for the next Tony Moda novel.
This was excellent in details, story lines and a great mystery? The
fact that Alexa Martinez was born into a legacy of men who worked in a
violent world seems surreal. It comes to mind that the Gotti or other
crime families living in a fish bowl world,always prepared for
unwarranted danger or revenge. While reading this novel I saw the
tender love story between the married folks and the love of family, by
any means necessary.
The story development ran excellent in a suspenseful way leaving you
wanting more. I rated this book a 6.0 because of the excellent
details of living the life of a organized family caught up in
specializing in political assassinations. The fact that our heroine is
a female is an added plus. The plot of the story keeps you guessing
until the last page. I loved the fact that race never became an issue
most organized families we read or hear on the headlines are people of
a Caucasian mix. This story could have taken place in Columbia or
Mexico between fighting drug lords. Refreshing to know that people of
color fight until the end as well.
I would recommend this book for those that love a great mystery. Go
sit out on a nearby beach and enjoy Alexa Martinez and the crew as
they clean the wreckage of their past. Enjoy the twists and the turns
as you figure out who was eliciting criminals to get at the Martinez
This is truly a gem of a read. It's an educational and literary keepsake. The author's research into the lives of
slaves who stood against their oppressors not only speaks to the heart of the false notion that many slaves were
submissive, it also provides a background on many unknown African American's who rose to prominence and wealth
in the shadows of a shameful era.