Truck Month Spring Reading 2016 Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_cbcc_7_fly_beacon $5 Albums Fire TV with 4k Ultra HD Grocery Mother's Day Gifts Amazon Gift Card Offer ctstrph2 ctstrph2 ctstrph2  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Fire, Only $39.99 Kindle Paperwhite AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Spring Arrivals in Outdoor Clothing SnS
Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Goal - First Lady, May 12, 2006
This review is from: Bad Girls Finish First (Paperback)
Bad girl Raven Holloway from Illegal Affairs by Shelia Dansby Harvey returns in BAD GIRLS FINISH FIRST, as Raven Holloway Joseph. Married to Senator Michael Joseph of Texas, Raven is up to her old tricks. When Illegal Affairs closed it appeared Raven, then a law school student, was responsible for the disappearance or as some assumed, murder of a lover.

As this story opens Michael is deciding whether or not to run for the Texas governorship and with Raven's browbeating and forcefulness, the decision is not a difficult one to make. Always wanting to be the center of attention, Raven plots, schemes and beds influential men in her quest to be the first lady of Texas. Unbeknownst to her, her past stands in the way as more and more people have heard about Raven and her exploits while in law school and the scandal that unfolded when Michael left his wife for her.

The African American women of Texas are an unforgiving lot, casting their relationship baggage and pain upon the couple as Michael fights an uphill battle trying to secure their votes. By his side is his trusty aid Dudley and friend in the form of David, pastor of a Dallas, Texas mega-church who is as charismatic as he is troubled. Realizing David's power with the African American women through the spoken word, Michael employs him to trot around the state attending speaking engagements. When it appears that Michael has the votes and the endorsements of several powerful companies, organizations and newspapers, everything starts to unravel and no one knows who the culprit is. Understand, Michael's position on gun control is something he will not bend on and with Raven's meddling and his refusal to be quiet, a very powerful and wealthy woman shows her hand and all bets are off for the governorship.

BAD GIRLS FINISH FIRST is a fast-paced book that begs you to continue reading to see how all parties end up. However, the plot appears convoluted and unrealistic; drama for drama's sake. The characters' behavior remains intact throughout with some being very endearing, while others were off the beaten path. The story was one incident after another of Raven's exploits which are drawn and tiresome. Finally, there is no conclusion, but a set up for a continuation. Dansby Harvey shows the affects divorce can have on children and the offended spouse; she showcases an array of political machinations and the psych of an insecure and dysfunctional villain.

Reviewed by Dawn R. Reeves

of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: RAWSISTAZ.com and BlackBookReviews.net