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Borrow Trouble

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  238 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
"A perfect blend of two amazing stories by two talented authors." --Books2Mention
"Monroe and McGlothin share engaging tales of how one night changed the course of some unsuspecting individuals."--The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
A woman lets herself go and finally does something wrong. Down on his luck, a man tries to do something right. For both, the consequences are as surprisin
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Dafina (first published December 1st 2006)
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Aug 28, 2008 Miss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Black lit. lovers, self-indentity issues
Shelves: black-authors
This book has 2 parts the first story I have finished it is called. Nightmare in Paradise By Mary Monroe- This story revolves around a woman going on vacation and getting arrested for Prostitution. What's worst her husband refuses to bail her her out and she spends 3 months in jail. Then the story flashes back to before she meets her husband and the way Mary Monroe tells a story your drawn in and get inside the character and enjoy thier POV. She's a great author. I'd recommend God don't like ugl ...more
Mar 17, 2011 Kendall rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorrow for not giving this a higher review, I started with high expectations. The characters are just too dysfunctional--and it ways the authors don't really give us a good excuse for--for me to invest in them or to bring forth my sympathy.
Kasey Vaughn
The women was a little naiive for me. But overall a decent read
The first book was very good. I could not get through the second book-- which is very rare
Jun 02, 2014 Natasha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Jul 23, 2008 melanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I was never convinced of the motivations behind the driving action which the plot revolved around. The characters would have been more believable if it were set in a time period two or so decades back. I was unable to relate to either of the female characters as modern women.
Oct 22, 2009 Aone rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nightmare in Paradise was pretty cool. I don't doubt that things like that actually happen on exotic vacations. The second story by Victor took me a little longer to get through. I guess I'm not a big fan of stories that take place that far back in the day.
Michelle Johnson-lane
Mary Monroe took a little too long to get to the plot, but overall, it was a great book. Victor McGlothin is a fantastic writer. He's captivating and had me hook from the first page.
Jul 19, 2012 Eddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Mary Monroe. The first half of the book is by her. I enjoyed it as I do all her books.
Jan 10, 2016 Teesha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wasn't really fond of the second story.
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Apr 12, 2014 Ruth Palmer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must read book
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I am the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of my family to finish high school. I never attended college or any writing classes. I taught myself how to write and started writing short stories around age four. I spent the first part of my life in Alabama and Ohio and moved to Richmond, California in 1973. I have lived in Oakland since 1984.

My first novel THE UPPER RO
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