WOW! This could of been such a GREAT, inspiring book! Cupcake Brown went through more hell and back a few times and still overcame so much.
BUT THE WRI...moreWOW! This could of been such a GREAT, inspiring book! Cupcake Brown went through more hell and back a few times and still overcame so much.
BUT THE WRITING~! I couldn't ignore it! It was horrible! She should of hired a co-author or something! And where was her editor? seriously? She's a lawyer! Didn't she have to write some papers along the way?
I'm not knocking recovering addicts. In fact I can see why a book like this could be inspiration and give hope for someone who thinks they have no options, but her situations become redundant and after a while- boring to hear.(less)
Loved that it was set in chicago. Loved that the main character would do anything for her family and career, to a fault- some would say Steamy scenes, A...moreLoved that it was set in chicago. Loved that the main character would do anything for her family and career, to a fault- some would say Steamy scenes, A LITTLE softcore-.IMO I didn't see a love story, more like a lust story. Unrealistic, Pretty woman - knock off. The protaganist always flaunted his money and that's the only way he showed her any "romance." That doesn't give any hope to the poor sap's romantic he/she will never be able to live up to unless there's a Swiss bank account somewhere.
On a brighter note, its a fast read. Great book when you want to inspire some bedroom heat.
NO NO NO NO NO. Why? This book is pretty ghetto, but that's not even the issue. I wanted to like it or be interested in it, but I wasn't. I wasn't sur...moreNO NO NO NO NO. Why? This book is pretty ghetto, but that's not even the issue. I wanted to like it or be interested in it, but I wasn't. I wasn't sure what I was looking for- but it wasn't this.
Ghetto Luv has three main characters: Mya, Reesie and Libra. Of the three, Libra (Scales) is the lead. She's perfect, of course. Has a slammin' body, smarts, luv, a great closet. Everyone wants her or wants to be her. She can sing her @ss off. AND we see alot of it because she's constantly attending funerals! ANYWAY...
*********SPOILER ALERT***************SPOILER ALERT*********** I didn't like the fact that the author, Mary L. Wilson, glorified such a violent lifestyle. Some ppl may not see that but come on! Libra gets revenge with no repercussions AND ends up with a few suitcases full of $$$, perfect husband, baby boy, a business where all the A-list music peeps want to be at and a record deal! Um heeellllllooooo?
Ms. Wilson also has an issue with storytelling. Sometimes I felt like a missed reading paragraphs, maybe even pages of text because I was hit with thing out of left field. Too many missing time lines.
AND another thing that was missing was character development. The back cover talks about this guy Keke, the hottest guy in the hood (of course) who wants Libra (of course) but they have a "cat and mouse" relationship. Really? I didn't see that. He was a cheater who wanted Libra because everyone did and vice versa. Basically they hooked up a few times. He wasn't developed enough to show that there was "love" between them. FYI- f@cking does not equal LOVE.
I also felt like there was TOO much after the climax of the story. You got to an action- packed, violent part and when it was over she gave you some closure... and then it went on.. and on... and on.
In short, the slang was too much at some points- but whatever, sometimes books read like scripts and that's how I treated this. I hated the brand name dropping, it's a pet peeve of mine. The sex was pointless- someone's a lonely house wife. Missing time lines, bad character and plot development. I felt like it went on and on in the end. I didn't like the way it glamorized violence with no repercussions. I'm going to stop now. I know I'm missing thoughts I had while reading this but I need to move on to my next book.
I can't believe this book got almost 3.5 stars on Amazon!