The Lover and the Firefly
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The Lover and the Firefly

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Is love possible for the number two man in a gang or will he be fighting all his life just to find what he is looking for?

Tony B. is the unofficial number two in the Latin Lovers gang in Brooklyn, NY. He gained the rank and the respect it held because he had known his leader Rickey since grade school and they were best friends.

For a long time Tony had been thinking he wa...more
ebook, 44 pages
Published (first published December 27th 2007)
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I found the gang lore realistic and the romance believable. Dana Littlejohn writes with emotion and depth, and I was pulled into the action along with the characters. Her ‘gangsta’ English lent a very credible feel to the story. I did notice some novice traits, so I’m assuming she’s fairly new to the writing world. I look forward to more of her stories and watching her blossom. I wouldn’t hesitate to read more of her work.

Rating: 3.5 Enchantments
Brett Scott
Sep 16, 2011 Tony rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is definitly a story that should be expanded into a full novel. The story is told from Antoino's point of view and everything takes place in less then forty-eight hours. The glimpse of the people and the world she introduces us to are worth the time. My one qualm is that she may have tried to sanitize the Latin Lovers a bit to much.
This story was good, but I just really found the language used to tell this story to be a bit of a hinderance. I'm just really not a fan of the massacre of the English language and it actually took me longer than it should have to finish it. I guess with this particular story, the language is fitting, but for me, it just wasn't a hit.
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Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After spending most of her youth dreaming up stories to pass around the lunch room for her friends to read, she decided that writing was something she wanted to do. As an adult, she took on a new role as mother, wife, and laborer, and her writing took a back seat. In 2003 and with the encouragement of her husband, she picked up her pen aga...more
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