Living life is difficult enough but when you have factors that interfere with basic survival it makes life unbearable.Who do you turn to when you feelLiving life is difficult enough but when you have factors that interfere with basic survival it makes life unbearable.Who do you turn to when you feel like you have no one to turn to? What should you do besides running screaming tearing your hair out? Is there any way that you can bounce back from this?
Aniya is trying to be a normal 16-year old teenager but her life is far from normal. She is in high school and just happens to be dating Malik, the star of the football team. That is where Aniya's normalcy ends. Her mother Anita is giving her problems that she doesn't know if she can handle but the one thing she does know is that she loves her mother very much. But will her love for her mother be enough to keep her happy?
Anita is far from a perfect mother but she does her very best and that's all that can be asked of her. When Anita tries to find some joy in her dismal life she soon finds out that everything that glitters ain't gold. Does she deserve her pot of gold or will life give her a lump of coal?
Malik is the boy everyone loves to be around. He is good-looking, popular and a star athlete. Who wouldn't want to be associated with him. The only person who doesn't agree with all of Malik's decisions was his mother, but that is a mother for you. How can Malik live the life he wants if he is being pulled in many different direction? Who will survive in Malik's future?
Mommy Please Help Me Get My Baby Back is a story about family and real life situations. You have decisions to make and sometimes you have to suffer the consequences but the end result is you should learn from your experiences. This is a well written story that keeps you involved in the storyline and makes you want to know what is coming next. From the title you can tell that there is a desperate plea from one of the characters but you will be pleasantly surprised how everything turns out. This is my first time reading this author but it won't be my last....more
Dedication vs loyalty, is there a difference? When you are dedicated to someone or something there is nothing you won't do for them. When you are loyaDedication vs loyalty, is there a difference? When you are dedicated to someone or something there is nothing you won't do for them. When you are loyal, you have a unwavering allegiance to someone or something. Is there a point when your dedication should be put on hold or once you are loyal you remain loyal no matter what? Who determines when and at what cost?
Donovan Lattimore is what the older generation would call "a piece of work." All through his high school career and after into adulthood he felt like he was entitled and if you didn't do things his way Donovan was a force to be reckoned with. It wasn't until Donovan met a girl named Charlene Hamilton that he was starting to question his actions like never before. What was it that this girl had that made Donovan attempt to change his way of thinking? Could the almighty Donovan Lattimore be under the spell of the one person who no one would ever thought that he would be associated with? Or does he have an agenda for Charlene?
Winston Taylor is the best friend of Donovan. Some would think that Winston doesn't have a brain of his own the way he is Donovan's' "yes" man. The one thing that has Winston's brain all twisted more than Donovan is his girlfriend Dawn. Dawn is the one person who can break the spell that Donovan has over Winston but when they go head to head over Winston there are casualties in that war, but who will that be?
Men @ Play is a book about relationships. Some are easy and some are not but the one thing that is consistent is that there is a constant relationship of some sort going on at all times. The characters interact well and they keep the story flowing very easily. The book have some twists but it is very easy to follow. There were some grammatical errors that if you were not paying attention to the story you might get confused (like mixing up names) but all in all this is a good story. I would suggest to the author if it can be updated and corrected on Amazon, I would do that. I have read this author before and I know her work and this is not the norm. It is still a book worthy of purchase.
Men @ Play is available for purchase on Amazon.com in Kindle form....more
Sometimes the hardest thing to ask for is forgiveness. When you know in your heart of hearts that you are doing the right thing but it all turns out wSometimes the hardest thing to ask for is forgiveness. When you know in your heart of hearts that you are doing the right thing but it all turns out wrong you often wonder if it was the right thing to do or if it was even worth it. What should you do when the struggle between good and evil is weighing you down and you don't know which way to go? Should you continue on with the plan or should you stop and start over with a new plan? Is it even worth the trouble?
Dillion Whitfield Black is back with a vengeance. He is back in Mitchell with a fresh start. After the scandal that happened between him and his father, the Rev. Curtis Black, Dillion is more than eager to prove that he is worthy of the name Black. Dillion has his own church that is growing by leaps and bounds. Even though him and his father aren't on speaking terms, he is realizing that he is truly more like his father than he cares to admit. Question is, does he still want to be like his father?
Alicia Black is struggling. She is in a good place, she has married the man that she loves Levi Cunningham and she is happy, or so she thought. It is not that she misses Phillip but she does have moments of guilt about how her and Levi came together. Will she get past this guilt or will it run her crazy?
A Sinful Calling is book 13 in the Rev. Curtis Black series and it is just as powerful as book number 1. The characters and the situations are powerful and they keep you on the edge of your seat. You have family situations, church situations and they are all familiar like it is happening to you. This book is written by a friend about a friend, that is how you feel while you are reading it. That is what keeps you coming back for more! Roby has definitely earned the title of New York Times Best Selling Author!...more
When you betray someones trust you are walking a line that you may never regain. If you are granted that luxury of being trusted once again you shouldWhen you betray someones trust you are walking a line that you may never regain. If you are granted that luxury of being trusted once again you should do everything in your power to stay in that person good graces. But we all know that there are people out there who will take advantage of the grace that they have been given and mess up again and again until there is no more trust left. How do you break this cycle and get people to trust you or will you ever be able to be trusted by anyone again?
Alicia Black has had some bad days and she have had some better days that is for sure, but life seems to be getting better since her and her ex-husband Phillip Sullivan are getting re-married. Alicia has been praying for this since realizing her mistake and she vows that she will do the right thing this time. Alicia is excited about the opportunity to get a second chance to build a life with Phillip and she can't wait to be his wife but he is making her wait for the perks of being is wife. That simple task she knows is the right thing to do but it makes her vulnerable to suggestion from sources that are not in her best interest. As if on que, Alicia's past comes back to haunt her and as much as she tries it is a struggle of good and evil. What is Alicia to do and how will Alicia cope with this outside pressure?
The Ultimate Betrayal is book number 12 in the Curtis Black series. While it is more focused on Curtis daughter Alicia, he does make appearances in the book. The dialogue between family members and friends in this book make it seem more like real life than reading a book and because there are so many books in this series you know everyone involved so you are absolutely talking to the characters while you are reading. It is a very easy read because you are familiar with the characters but it is in no way predictable. Roby keeps you on your toes with this family and their situations and circumstances and that is what keeps this series going. There is NEVER a dull moment. I always look forward to the next chapter and I hope that this series never ends. The characters could have stand alone books and still hold your attention because they are just that strong. Kudos to Roby on yet another great novel!...more
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