I agree and disagree with this read because even though I believe that love conquers on. I am questioning if young love is really that strong. I felt like I walked through the twilight zone and was reading about the problems that puppy love has, but I was clearly mistaken. It was more of a tale about going after your dreams and following your heart as best you can. It had tales of friendships that were gained and broken. And unique set a character who each in a way had to grow in order to not just get what they want but learn how to come to terms with who they are and how they love. Lankenua is a teenage girl who is uprooted from her home in Africa by her parents and is flown all the way to the US of A, where she goes to school at Gramby High and runs her parents store part time.
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The story was really all over the place for me and was really one of those books that I would pick up for a few day and put it right back down for the same amount. It was story that intrigued me in the love factor, but was losing me at times when it came to the character development. The plot of the story had its moments where you are moving from one scene to the next very quickly. All in all, my nose was in this book when it had the chance. You meet Rico and Rockwell who live in the H in Illinois. These two are together and have their own hustles in away. Their relationship is really on and off and in secret due to Rockwell’s uncle Marcel. Rico works for Rockwell’s uncle and I got to say that is grimy. Rockwell well she is a different breed of hustle and is good at boosting stuff from stores. How they met was out of the ordinary because Rico thought she was fine as wine but never saw her approaching him.
So this book automatically introduces you to all the characters. Well, at least the main characters. Princess and Kia are at a club living it up for the last time and are being eyed by this cat named Mace. He automatically has a thing for Princess and you can just see it or read it. On the outside, Mace is the perfect gentleman. Princess, in turn feels it too and what started in the club seems like its going to be a long term thing. I read this and thought it was going to be your typical love story because these two characters moved really fast as far as the progression of a relationship. You get to see how strong the bond between the two cousins are when you see Kia leaving for college and leaving Princess there for the first time in years. When Mace and Kia have left, she ends up turning to her ex for attention. She does feel guilty, but that moment quickly passes in her mind. Princess finally get the phone she has been waiting for and goes to see Mace where he dumps a trip
to Las Vegas in her lap.
Mirrored Lives by Rique Johnson
The book starts off with us having a look at a woman named April who is love with thunderstorms and in love with her husband Virgil. Her sense of intimacy has another notion, though. Even though they have been together for a few years April feels like their sex life has been going downhill. After she confesses this to her husband she goes to the bathroom and finishes what he never started from the looks of it. Then you meet Ariel who is also married and loves her husband and actually has not complaint. Well, except one and it has nothing to do in the sex department. Even after her man gives her all the pleasure imaginable, she finds herself in the bathroom as well and then things starts to get weird. To a point to where they see themselves but it's not them. It freaks them for a minute, but snap out of it due to different circumstances. Life goes on for usual for these two, but you see them doing the exact same thing as you continue reading. Another thunderstorm is headed their way and then it starts to get intense.
It's a quickie alright, as in it is a short read. This book is for people who want fast story to hold them over or just don't like read long stories. I already like this book, because it's the only book that puts the scene in Texas. Mercedes and Kandi have an organization called Groupies Inc and they each have their own preference of guys they target for this website.
What is it?You may be asking yourself. Well, it's a website that keeps tracks of celebrity and what they prefer in the bedroom and different cities they would be in for other groupies to get on it as well. Mercedes is a firecracker who is not only confident in herself but know how to handle her money. Calvin aka C-bone is her current target and you see that Mercedez could have had a thing for him, but Calvin played a player role from the start. Later on, you see that Calvin was actually really feeling her a lot. Along the way, you meet Coco and Tasha, a few of Mercedez friends that are also apart of this incorporation except Tasha is a little inexperienced.