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Diamonds Are Forever (The Cartel #4)

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"The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they're still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving a failed attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into the queen's position by Zyir's side. Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami's streets; the world is in his hands. But there is always new blood ready to overthr ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Urban Books (first published October 1st 2012)
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India Jones-Tanner
Oct 09, 2012 India Jones-Tanner rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
First of all let me say that Ashley and Jacquavis are great writers whether they are writing as a duo or individually. I didn't like the direction that this book went in though. Why you ask? Let me tell you.....

First, the characters were not true to themselves. I don't believe that Carter would have let the "beef" between his two brothers escalate into an all out war. I know that Money's reappearance was shocking, but Carter is a thinker and he would have found a way to appease both Zyir and Mon
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Charlene Richardson
Oct 31, 2012 Charlene Richardson rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I am not a huge fan of The Cartel series like most people. I loved the first book and I enjoyed the second book until the dream portion. As for the third installment it was just okay, but A&J really killed it for part 4. From the first page I was completely drawn in, never knowing what was going to happen next. They say blood is thicker than water, but blood doesn't always equal loyalty. Carter and Zyir are loyal to one another and they expect the same out of anyone in ...more
Carla
Nov 04, 2012 Carla rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to sit here and give y'all a long drawn out play by play of everything that went down in this book. However, I will tell you that Ashley JaQuavis did not disappoint in this 4th installment of The Cartel Series. From the very first page, I was pulled in. The Cartel 4: Diamonds Are Forever is full of drama,murder, lies,and deceit. It had so many twists and turns that I definitely did not see coming. I loved the vividness of it all. It was almost as if I was there with the characters ...more
Anika
Sep 27, 2013 Anika rated it really liked it
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Jenee Rager
Jan 08, 2013 Jenee Rager rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fiction
I hold urban fiction to a lower standard than your general fiction books. To me they are fun little escapes that I switch to whenever everything else is just too much. Usually Ashley & JaQuavis are head and shoulders above other urban fiction writers when it comes to plot continum and editing. The first Cartel book is still one of my favorite stories, urban fiction or otherwise. However, in this outing I felt let down. The whole, everyone comes back from the dead, or wasn't really dead in th ...more
Christiana
Nov 04, 2012 Christiana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ashley-jaquavis
I'm a huge fan of A&J...but I want gonna write a review because I didn't want to give anything away in the book...so I will just say this...at first I was little skeptical about reading this book...even tho I love the whole Cartel series...I felt as if the good characters had died off....then I was like...Ok it's been over a year there's noway they can make this story any better...but after reading this...I must admit I love how they orchestrated this whole book...I love the plots, the twist ...more
Natasha potts
Nov 13, 2012 Natasha potts rated it it was amazing
still reading this I'm just loveing how ashley & jaquavis put there heart soul and passion into this book is so good I just don't want it to end
Ykengia


I was not impressed. Everyone coming back to life was soap operaish. I will read the cartel 5 because the girls will be reigning. Hopefully it will bring something better.
Tazzyt2bossye
Jan 16, 2013 Tazzyt2bossye rated it really liked it
lines are drawn, guns are drawn, sides have to taken. is family truly family...are diamonds truly forever? resurrected characters appear and decisions have to be made, to accept them back into the fold or will they be left broken hearted in the cold. love and allegiances are strange things,can Carter maintain his gangsters, family and love...or will he fall victim to these emotions?

#4 continues this seemingly never ending saga with no closure, New subplots and the promise of more to come. did I
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Kim
Oct 31, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
This book seemed a bit rushed and shorter than usual. Perhaps it was used as a transition to a new era in Cartel 5. Overall is was a great read! Loved how one of my favorite characters came back to life!
Jawanna
Oct 30, 2012 Jawanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ashley&Jaquavis really out did them self with this one I finish this book in a hour 1/2 it was very very good now im back on the count down for part 5!!!!!!!! Now i got to see whats next on
my list :)
Yvette
Apr 29, 2012 Yvette rated it really liked it
I was greatly entertained as I expected to be! I am anxiously awaiting Part 5!!! Some how I feel that the ending is not what it appears to be!!!! YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG by selecting the CARTEL Series to read! Great job!!!
Danielle Davis
Aug 16, 2012 Danielle Davis rated it it was amazing
cant wait i love em
Meika Edmunds
Apr 02, 2013 Meika Edmunds rated it really liked it
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Monica Pierce
Oct 17, 2015 Monica Pierce rated it liked it
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Sandra Atueyi
Dec 10, 2014 Sandra Atueyi rated it it was amazing
The Cartel 4: Diamonds are Forever by Ashley & JaQuavis was a good and interest book to read. I enjoyed reading this book because it’s always on the point, well-written and well-characters. Once again, both of authors never disappointed me for this book and they did a good job.

Like: Carter Jones, Mecca and Monroe “Money” Diamond are remind me of their father. They are business and family men. Carter Jones likes both of his brothers Mecca and Money but he never choose side for both of his bro
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Jacquelin Branch
Awesome Reading

This series of books keep you on edge... Hard to put down because you want to know what's going to happen next. Had to down down it on my kindle and apple
Kim
Nov 28, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book totally redeemed itself from the Cartel 3: The Last Chapter. There were so many turns of events, and shocking things that were happening I literally couldn't believe it all. I don't want to give it away, but a lot of wrongs that were done in the previous book were done right in this book. The action was there. It was ruthless, and there was plenty of good loving all around as well. For once, A&J didn't kill everyone in sight so that was a welcome change. I am so happy that this sag ...more
Rell
May 27, 2015 Rell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drama....gunfire...love....deceit...forgiveness

Wow.....I almost didn't read this book but I am so happy that I did! I couldn't wait to have a moment to read. I would start reading and find myself staying up later and later trying to finish.

I'm not even sure where to begin this review. This book was so action packed that trying to give a review is nearly impossible. Just know that it's an excellent read that's going to make you lose sleep and keep turning the pages while you try to figure out wh
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Tiffunee
The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they're still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving an attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into the queen's position by Zyir's side.

Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami's streets; the world is in his hands. But there is always new blood ready to overthrow the throne.

This book seemed a bit rushed to me. OK read! I hated two of the characters came back to life! Let the dead stay dead.
...more
Meeyah
Jul 13, 2016 Meeyah rated it liked it
I honestly believe that the book could have been better. All these past characters coming back to life and Breeze surviving being sliced up in the stomach area while on a plane is highly unrealistic. I really haven't liked the cartel series since the first book and i just keep reading to finish the series, but its getting harder and harder to finish each book.
Tyana In Wonderland
Dec 18, 2014 Tyana In Wonderland rated it it was ok
I had several issues with this book. Normally their writing is good and the plots are well thought out, but this book was horrible. It just pissed me off, it felt rush and I had to forced myself to finish reading it. Don't get me started on the mess on the plane, or certain dead people, becoming alive. It was just all over the place.
Pamela B
Jan 25, 2015 Pamela B rated it did not like it
Can't finish this book. It have characters reincarnating which makes no sense after the violent deaths
Stephanie Wiley
Loved it ... waiting for Cartel 5 ... I am very excited! If you have not read The Cartel series, you are doing yourself an injustice!
Dawn
Apr 27, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
Quick read.....the beginning started out well and some old faces caused more surprise. I'll definitely read Cartel 5.
Heather Cade-smith
Jul 06, 2012 Heather Cade-smith rated it it was amazing
I haven't came out of shock yet!!! But Diamonds are forever & as long as this series goes on I'll read it!!! Love Your work!!!
Trisheana
Jul 14, 2012 Trisheana rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read this.!!
Jasmine Cole
Oct 06, 2012 Jasmine Cole rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK WAS GREAT CAN'T WAIT FOR PART FIVE
Nene
Jun 03, 2015 Nene rated it really liked it
Good Read , can't wait to see what's next
Kim Broadnax
Oct 28, 2012 Kim Broadnax rated it it was amazing


This book was great. It's amazing how two people can come up with such a great story.
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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE COLEMAN is one of the most successful female writers of her time. The feminine half of the popular married duo, Ashley and JaQuavis, she has co-written over 40 novels, including the bestselling Cartel series. Several of her titles have hit The New York Times bestsellers list, but she is most widely regarded for her continuing racy saga, The Prada Plan. Born in Flint, MI, she was ...more
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The Cartel (6 books)
  • The Cartel (The Cartel, #1)
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  • The Last Chapter (The Cartel, #3)
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