Book Review Talk About When It Rains It Pours by Reese Anderson – Rated 3.5 Winks

When It Rains It Pours

When It Rains It Pours

3 and a half winks

Title When It Rains It Pours
Author Reese Anderson
Genre Urban Fiction
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN: B00IPJ7YM0
Book Link:  http://www.amazon.com/When-It-Rains-Pours-ebook/dp/B00IPJ7YM0/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

Book Description

Getting accidentally pregnant is never a good thing, especially when you are seventeen years old. And it doesn’t help if your mother is a pastor at one of the biggest churches in your city…For Janelle, getting kicked out of her parent’s house was one of the best things that happened. For most teenagers, the opportunity to live away from your parents, with a rich aunt, sounds like heaven. It was heaven.. until Janelle found out her aunt had her own issues. Between adapting to a new city, and having her aunt as her new guardian, heaven could quickly turn into hell.

BRT REVIEW

Yes it is most definitely a Hurricane with a few Tornado’s thrown in to this story. The entire cast seems to be lost in one big Ground Hogs Day. Young Janelle, who can’t seem to make a logical choice if it was tied to her, becomes the steady girl of a drug dealing & emotionally tormented young guy whom she claims to have no feelings for; but when her old flame and ex-baby daddy doesn’t provide the affection she craves, her new beau is suddenly the guy she wants. Furthermore, she’s honest to a fault, even confessing to indiscretions during her relationship which open her up to some black eyes and bruises. No wonder Janelle doesn’t have good decision making skills since her aunt and parents are both pretty juvenile in their behavior as well. Holding grudges, being ridiculously belligerent and irrational, all while claiming Christian superiority and/or to be strong black women. There was A LOT of repetition, which made me feel like a lot of the conversations were unnecessary or the author ran out of ideas for dialogue. This read is probably best suited for those in the same age bracket as the character (18-25) because anyone older than that will likely side eye the utter foolishness and improbability of the majority of events. Despite my annoyance with pretty much everyone in the book, I’m gonna eek out 3.5 winks because I do believe there is an age demographic for this book that may view it more favorably. Good review talk! But you be the judge.

 

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Book Review Talk About GOON by T. Styles – Rated 5 Winks

Goon

Goon

fivewinks

Title Goon
Author T. Styles
Genre Urban/Street/Crime Fiction
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN: B00MK6XJ8M
Book Link: http://www.amazon.com/Goon-The-Cartel-Publications-Presents-ebook/dp/B00MK6XJ8M/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Book Description

When five-year-old Roman’s mother is murdered before his eyes in Fayette, Mississippi he is left alone with his loyal dog, a blue nose pit-bull named Ice. Things appear to look up for Roman when Billy Bob Adams, a career criminal, finds him and whisks him to Baltimore, Maryland. With modern day slavery as his motive, Billy Bob teaches Roman every villainous trick he knows…including murder. From the moment Yoko was born she was unwanted. Born with a visible handicap people judged her upon first sight. Before long they turn the sweet child into a bitter young adult who does anything she can for attention. Even if it means taking responsibility for crimes she didn’t commit. When Roman and Yoko meet they become an escape for one another. Since an idle mind is the devil’s workshop they put their skills together and become living nightmares for unsuspecting drug dealers. Many years later, Roman vows to trade his turbulent childhood and crimes for a family of his own. Which means leaving Yoko and her volatile love of blood behind. When Roman must rely on his murder game to provide for his family, he excels and becomes the primary assassin for a multi-million dollar drug operation. But what happens when Yoko returns with a request that Roman doesn’t want to honor? Explosive drama. Goon is an action packed thriller with unpredictable twists and excitement! Enjoy!

BRT REVIEW

This story keeps you guessing from the very first page. These characters are nothing like any I’ve read about before and their intense and thorough development was so intriguing that I couldn’t put the book down. I felt for little Bay, who would later become known as Roman, when everything she knew and held dear to her was snatched away so violently, but her evolution into the GOON she became is nothing short of frightening. There were so many troubled and damaged characters to feed off of in this book that I found myself both hating and feeling sorry for some of them as their horrendous behavior was often due to some past horror inflicted onto them. Yoko’s history and character kept me on my toes and this book read like a evolving mini-series. At time I wanted it to end because I was dying to know what was ultimately going to happen, but once it was over, I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted more. Great review talk! But you be the judge.

 

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Book Review Talk with Author João Cerqueira

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Book Review Talk with Author Lisa Becker

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Book Review Talk with Author Inez Reilly

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Book Review Talk with Author Kelly Miller

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Book Review Talk about Lasso Me A Mom by Stephanie Jackson – Rated 4 Winks

Lasso Me A Mom

Lasso Me A Mom

Title Lasso Me a Mom: A Bluebonnet Novel
Author Stephanie Jackson
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Publisher Amazon Digital Services, Inc./ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: September 26th, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: B009HX2R9I/1480002194
Purchase Link: http://tinyurl.com/9zmegrr
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Book Description: Nikki Turner has it all: she is an honor student, has a popular boyfriend and is a star dancer. However; never is there a time that a smile crosses her face. With a constant frown and a sharp tongue, she doesn’t let anyone get a rise out of her, especially her teacher Cassie McGregor. When it is revealed that Nikki is homeless and in the foster care system, Cassie, who is a certified foster mother, is chosen to be her temporary guardian, an agreement they both object from the start. As their animosity begins to deplete, Nikki and Cassie realize that what they’ve always wanted just might bring them closer.
BRT Rating:  fourwinks
BRT Review Title:  Heart warming but needs character development
BRT Review: I was pleasantly surprised to find that this new author read was a good one. I found the story of Nikki the sassy but intelligent high school student who is later discovered to be homeless to be well written. The teen dialogue was believable and although some occurrences were a little far-fetched, Jackson did a good job of bringing Nikki and Cassie’s world together in a believable and enjoyable way. There are a few intended tear jerker moments but a little more character development in Cassie’s background in addition to Nikki’s would have dredged up more feeling from me in trying situations. All things considered, this was a good read and I’m sure there will be more good reads to come from this young author. Good review talk! But you be the judge.

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