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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 about The Family Business by Carl Webber and Eric Pete

The Family Business by Carl Webber & Eric Pete

Title The Family   Business
Author Carl Webber & Eric Pete
Genre Urban Fiction
Publisher Urban Books
Release   Date: February 1, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN:   B006X464B6, ISBN-10: 1601624670, ISBN-13:   978-1601624673
Purchase   Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Family-Business/dp/B007N7NP3W/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1354831023&sr=1-1
Author/Book   Website: http://www.twitter.com/iamcarlweber
Book   Description: By day, the Duncans are an   upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they   live a dangerous secret life! Carl Weber and Eric Pete deliver a thrilling   underworld drama in The Family Business.L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family,   is at the age when he’s starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida.   But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he   has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son   Orlando gets the nod, Orlando’s siblings—including the favorite son Vegas,   conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant   nightclub owner Rio—are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family   whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any   moment.When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London’s lawyer   husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose.   Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans’ family   business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And   now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the   Duncans will have to stick together—or die separately!
BRT   Rating:   5 out of 5 winks
BRT   Review Title: Edge of your   seat reading!
BRT   Review: I listened to the   audiobook version and let me say that I was not disappointed!   The back story revealing what the true family business is, and   what each family members part in the business is, was nothing short of   brilliant. The vivid descriptions and realism of the situations pulled me in   at every turn. Either these guys did some serious research to ensure the   “business” dynamics were realistic, or they’ve had a room with a   view to such operations previously to make this storyline work. The cut   throat tactics of the outside players, as well as within the family itself,   ensures the reader undrstands early on that these are not the Huxtables from   the Cosby Show or the Seaver’s from Family Ties. Each family member has their   own back story and the audio version definitely made certain that I felt like   I was listening to a movie playing on my television while I was in another room.   The newly ensued trouble that begins at the end gears you up for the   sequel…while you wait on the edge of your seat for it. Nothing short of   “Bravo” is worthy in reviewing this book. Great review   talk! But you be the judge.

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