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Dirty Little Secrets

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  245 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Nothing prepares Tyler Blake for the fast-paced living of New York City. A small-town girl from Georgia, she quickly gets caught up in the glamorous entertainment industry. While pursuing her dream of becoming an actress, Tyler continually gets sidetracked by men who promise to help her and finds herself going from one dysfunctional relationship to another. Just when Tyler ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 28th 2004)
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Milah
Jun 21, 2011 Milah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: urban
I have never read a book where the character got on my last nerve like this one. OMG! I can't tell you how many times I've put this book down only to pick it back up and continue to read the stupidity this woman does. However, towards the end of the book I reached an understanding with the characters mentality and really enjoyed how it ended.
D.lee
This the first book in the series and it follows Tyler Blake's life from young childhood to young adult. Tyler is trying to find her nitch. She knows she wants to be a star, but is not sure how to do it. She attempts to be a rapper, but she knows this is not for her.
Tyler is a beautiful girl but she is suffering from low self image. She experiences a lot abusive relationships in her search for purpose. We are introduced to T-Roc and Ian for the first time and there is no question that he is trou
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Pamela
"Dirty Little Secrets" by Joy "Deja" King was a page-turner...I couldn't wait to read about what was going to happen next. Another thing I liked about this novel was that it dealt with an issue that, unfortunately, a lot of young women are dealing with these days. They're always trying to find a "daddy" figure because they didn't really have a one as they were growing.
As a result, they find themselves, more often than not, in situations that they don't want to be in, and that are even harder to
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DeTerrius Woods
This Can't Be Life (2.5 stars)

*SPOILER ALERT*

I'm highly disappointed in Joy Deja King for writing this...book. I would give her the benefit of the doubt because it's her first novel and I know she has gotten MUCH better, but some things can't be overlooked. What pisses me off the most is how dumb, contradicting, indecisive, stupid, insecure, and just plain dumb the main character, Tyler, is. Not to mention, everything was happening too fast without reason. (This is where the spoiler alert comes
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Rachel
Did not really enjoy this book as much as the others. Tyler Blake's story is a bit redundant. She knows better but continues to make the same relationship mistakes over and over again. I found her story boring. It was not a page turner like the others.
OOSA
The quintessential one
Ladies we're all guilty of searching for `LOVE.' You know the old wives' tale says that all of us will meet that one guy who'll love you, respect you and whisk all of your troubles away. To him you're more than a girl he's seeing or plotting to sleep with, you're extraordinary! Willingly he risks life and limbs to be apart of YOUR world. Baby girl when he comes along life for you will fall into sync and there will be no more lonely days, no more crying yourself to sleep an
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rochelle pettrie
Love this story, it was embedded in Tyler as a child that she was beautiful and only deserved the finer things in life so she took that and ran with it all her life,she encountered a few obstacles on her journey but in her mind it was nothing she couldn't handle, Lisa her so called best friend pissed me off with her back stabbing self, Tyler had her ups n downs with the lifestyle she lived but in the end she came out on top
Dominique
This book was okay. I love joy and everything she writes but love stories don't move me too much and Tyler really did get on my nerves. I loved the ending though.
Monique
Quick read about secrets of a young lady named Tyler Blake. She kept having people and situations take advantage of her - her father, mother, stepdad, step-brother and numerous men. Then one day she woke up and found her inner strength. Tyler just may become a star.

King wrote many scenes of disturbing abuse and unrealistic emotions. However, it's like looking into the mind of a sexual/domestic abuse survivor. I kept yelling at Tyler wanting her to make better decisions. The line - "When a man i
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Maebelle richardson
Book started off a little slow to me and it took me a while to get into it but once I got into it I enjoyed it. Keep up the good writing Joy Deja King
Shakeisha Williams
Tyler sure did go through a lot. Most of what was learned from her mother she endured just to have a certain life that she was accustomed to. Searching and staying in relationships for all the wrong reasons, Tyler went through what many women do just to survive or make it big... whatever it takes. Although her decisions were poor when it came to love and abusive relationships, she learned from them and came out on top even when she was brought down to her lowest. Great read!
SlimmGoodie
The character in this book got on my nerves. The storyline was different, I feel like she (the writer) was trying to make a point by us going through each relationship with her, but it still seemed a little empty like something was missing. Not drama but more guidance or wisdom. I guess we were supposed to be living vicariously through her. It jus didn't click for me.
Alysia
First off im late at reading this book thats why it took me so long to get into it. Tyler blake got on my nerves but I had to finish the book. Deja king is still my favorite author.
Angela
I liked it but it was a bit of a downer because you would think she learned after the first tragedy. It covers abuse very well though.
Steph
I enjoyed reading about Tyler and her drama I'm glad she finally grew up and got her mind right can't wait to read more
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i really felt the tyler blake character and ian and love it
Eleanor
this was a good read!...very deep!...could not put it down!!!!
Glam
I give these books *** they were good reads.
Katrice
Very good book so many twists and turns loved it.
Donna
Nov 23, 2010 Donna added it
I just love this book
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