The word prodigal according to Merriam Webster dictionary means ~ carelessly and foolishly spending money, time etc. But in this case it is the reversThe word prodigal according to Merriam Webster dictionary means ~ carelessly and foolishly spending money, time etc. But in this case it is the reverse of the biblical verse Luke 15:11-32 The parable of the lost son. What do you do when you are oldest son but not the preferred child? Do you still try to win your father's affection or do you just stand on the sideline and watch the show?
Matthew Black and his wife Raquel are living LAC ~ life after Charlotte ~ with all the drama and trouble that she caused them with the kidnapping of their son MJ. Life has not been easy and trying to get back on track has been really stressing on Matthew but he loves Raquel and he is willing to try anything. When things start going sideways in his marriage once again they are really on a path that Matthew is not sure if he is willing to try to bring it back from. While he loves his wife, but is his love going to be enough this time?
Dillon Whitfield is so glad to be around Curtis Black, that is all he ever wanted. He is so amazed at everything with Curtis but what he isn't amazed with is the Black children. He understands that Curtis kids have the right to be around, he doesn't want them around while he is around. They have had him all of their lives now it is his turn, he has missed out on 30 years and he won't miss out on one more day!
The Prodigal Son is not what you expect from the Curtis Black series because you don't have much from Curtis himself but you DO have just as much of the Black family drama. You have the children going through their own situations with the parents in the background but they are always there providing that right amount of umph that you need to say "I know that Curtis/Charlotte has something to do with this!" You have the emotional ups and downs and it is the easy flow of the characters that you just know that it is a book written by Roby and you are glad about it and you can't wait on with it. Congratulations on another great novel!...more
Growing up we have dreams and fantasies. We may see a picture or watch a movie and think "Wow, I want a life just like that when I grow up." We watchGrowing up we have dreams and fantasies. We may see a picture or watch a movie and think "Wow, I want a life just like that when I grow up." We watch others and see how their lives are going and we know what we should and should not do, what we will and will not do. We set our plan and we go for it! Then POW! life happens and everything changes. There is nothing wrong with changing the direction that you were planning on going in but it is how you make the change and how you adapt that will determine how successful you will be in life.
Nick Johnson has had an interesting life. It has not been the life that he has planned for but then again Nick hasn't had a solid plan. Nick is a free spirit, he just kind of goes where the wind blows him if whatever he plans doesn't go the way he planned it. He is a carpenter by trade but drinking and partying is the job of choice for Nick. When Nick is thrown a life altering change, will he deal with it the way that he has always dealt with life or will he step up and be the man that he needs to be?
Daddy's Girl is a great read! It is all about choices and good, bad or indifferent and how we choose to deal with them. Burgess has touched on some very good points in this novel about decisions and the choices we make. This is a very easy read because it flows very well but it is an emotional read at the same time making this a book that I would gladly recommend to all. I look forward to reading more from Burgess in the future, continued success!
Daddy's Girl is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BN.com on paperback. ...more
As the old saying goes, "revenge is a dish best served cold" which means loosely that if and/or when you exact revenge it is best that there has beenAs the old saying goes, "revenge is a dish best served cold" which means loosely that if and/or when you exact revenge it is best that there has been some time in between the occurrences. That way it is believed that the person has forgotten all about their mishaps and is living life smoothly. What happens when you don't realize that you want revenge until you are forced into a situation when you can give it? Do you go through with it or are you content with living your life as it is?
Sasha is a natural-born leader. Because she is so headstrong this has caused her some problems in her life. Just like the cat that she is, she lands on her feet. When Sasha goes to her 10-year high school reunion, the events of that night will set the course for what she believes her life will look like in the future. Is Sasha still young enough to accept this change or will she rebel against it will her everything.
Letrice is the polar opposite of Sasha. She is quiet, blends in with the walls, and has an obsessive compulsive disorder. But if you push Letrice's buttons just right she is just as fiery as Sasha if not more. What is it that can bring this person out of her shell or is there anything that can? Can Letrice be the person that she always knew she was or will she just be this woman who is a stranger to her in every sense of the word?
A Recipe 4 Revenge is a story about a taboo that occurs in todays society that has been around longer than its existence. Oftentimes in society it is frowned upon for a child to tell on a person in authority or someone who is an adult. Children belong in their place, seen but not heard. The result of those types of situations more often spiral into an adulthood of trouble and trauma. David L. captures what happens when children are scared to talk or lacking trust in adults. It is a gripping tale of deceit and an attempt to regain trust in someone other than the ones that you believe who are there to protect you. You will be conflicted with the story but you will enjoy it....more
There are different levels of loyalty. You are loyal to a sporting team because you feel strongly about them good, bad or indifferent. You are loyal tThere are different levels of loyalty. You are loyal to a sporting team because you feel strongly about them good, bad or indifferent. You are loyal to your friends because they have been there for you through thick and thin. You are loyal to your spouse because they love you through sickness and health. What are you supposed to do when you have to split your loyalty? Do you stick with the person who you have been most loyal to or do you stick with the person who will make a difference in your life?
Carmen King was good at deception. It wasn't because she wanted to it was strictly about survival and she was going to survive at all costs. Carmen is a beautiful teenager with the spirit of an older woman but she isn't getting a chance to live those teenage years because of circumstances beyond her control. How will Carmen continue to cope or will she crash and burn.
The Lines of Loyalty is a book about life struggles. Yes there are friendships and relationships but the main point behind this book is survival. You have friends who are going to be there for each other and new friends that are trying to be in the fold. It is a compelling story and you will remain interested in the story line. This is my first time reading anything from this author but it is not my last. Great job Brittany, continued success!...more
Love know no boundaries is one of the truest statements even spoken. If you are fortunate enough to find love, how it comes to you or what it looks liLove know no boundaries is one of the truest statements even spoken. If you are fortunate enough to find love, how it comes to you or what it looks like isn't going to matter to you. Many have been attracted to a person and fought it because it was not "correct" in the eyes of others but who do you love for, yourself or the people around you?
Ike Drake Jr. is the COO of Drake Realty Plus and is very good at what he does. He is strict and professional in all that he does and doesn't ask for permission. When Ike jr. is involved in a car accident, he loses all composure and turns into a person that sometimes he doesn't even recognize. The beginnings are rough but the ending is smooth as silk and no one would have guessed the reason behind it, not even Ike jr.
Quinn Taylor comes from a hard life. Lost her mother at an early then lost her father not long after that and she turned into a rebellious teen. She draws attention everywhere she goes, whether good or bad but she is ALWAYS noticed. Is there anything that Quinn can do to get the target off her back or will she just be the center of attraction from here on?
Sapphire Attraction is book number eight in the Drakes of California series and if you haven't learned anything else you have learned that we LOVE The Drakes! The way that this family is portrayed is our family on any given day. The dynamics of their interaction and the way that the story is told is more like watching a movie than reading a book. Day keeps you involved with the story and makes you always want more. I love her writing and I look forward to reading more from her. Continued success!
Sapphire Attraction will be available for purchase June 1, 2016 and it will be sold everywhere you get your favorite Harlequin Kimani Romance and on Kindle download. ...more
Life. We all live one but how it is lived is not only determined by you. Perception of how life is lived is a strange thing, two people can see the saLife. We all live one but how it is lived is not only determined by you. Perception of how life is lived is a strange thing, two people can see the same thing and they will perceive it differently. Is our own perception of our life more favorable or are we our worse critics?
Isiah King is an interesting person, this he already knows. He takes us through his life from the age of five years old but he is already an old man in spirit. Isiah is the type of kid who loves to play with children but also LOVES to be around older people. They are extra interesting to him and he can gain a wealth of information from them. But the one thing that Isiah could not figure out was the reason for the way he was feeling. Isiah is seeing and feeling things that he doesn't understand and no one can really tell him why. The one thing that he does know is that he has an internal struggle that no one understands but he is trying to overcome it. Will Isiah overcome his struggles or will he succumb to the urges and desires?
Reporter From Hell is a book about a young man growing up and coming into his own. It is written from the view of Isiah and it is his version of how his life is going. It is graphic with the language and the situations that Isiah is going through. The story revolves around him and his family's lives and their struggles. While things are interesting enough, Isiah is a child with a child's mind until later in the story and it shows. It is an intriguing story but the story line is kind of jumpy, sort of all over the place. The structure needs to be tighter and the grammar needs to be double checked. All in all it is a decent read....more