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
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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.


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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