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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young
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Oct 05, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 27 to October 05, 2011

I just finished this book tonight, and my thoughts are was that it was a good read. But, I still think that Murder on the Down Low was a better book in my opinion. With Buying Time, the whole Viatical Insurance business went over my head somewhat, I tried my hardest to understand it. The mystery building within the story was interesting, it was amazing to read about the things people would do to inquire more money even if that meant murdering people. But I really enjoyed the characters of Angela and Dre, if the author were to make a sequel I would hope that she would pair these two together again. Dre was a flawed character throughout the book, Angela was an achiever, career-oriented person who's future was already set. However upon meeting and dating Dre, I liked how her elevated status was brought down because she got caught up. I liked reading about how her flaws were being fleshed out. Which is a weird description and nothing I like seeing in the real world, but since its literature its okay. And as far as Dre is concerned, oh yes, I need a Dre in my life sans his checkered past, but I liked Dre because he was street-smart despite his bad choices, he knew what he was doing was wrong, but for him it was never meant to be permanent. He did it with the goal of stopping after he reached enough for him to live off of. I appreciated as a woman how protective he was of Angela even if he wasn't upfront about his past with her in the beginning, she had some skeletons in her past, and alot of things that kept her hindered including a maniacal fiance'. But Dre was that stand up kind of guy, and not to mention that his analytical skills were off the hook, I loved how he could break things down to its simplest forms. I would love for the author to utilize Dre's street smarts into a detective career if she makes a sequel.
Speaking of the author I got to meet Pamela Samuels Young last month on a book retreat in Savannah, GA and she auto-graphed my book. She's a nice person.

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