Yasmin Shiraz is a best selling and award winning author of several books, including Exclusive: An Amazon #1 Best Seller and Retaliation: A Novel which was named a Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers by the American Library Association. She is the award winning Writer/Director of Can She Be Saved? which won Best Documentary at the NC Black Film Festival and the Best First Film at the Youth International Film Festival. She also wrote and produced the award winning suicide prevention web series, SOURCES. As an empowerment speaker and youth activist, she has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities as well as organizations such as Planned Parenthood, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc and the YMCA to name a few. She is a trained sociologist having received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Hampton University and her Masters of Arts in Sociology from Morehead State University.


Urban Reviews: Tell us about Devious.
Yasmin Shiraz: Devious is the 3rd book in the Tisha Ariel Nikkole series. Its a sexy, fast-paced romance. At the end of Privacy, a tragic event occurs and Devious tells what happens next. 

Urban Reviews: What made you decide to write another installment of this series after so many years? 
Yasmin Shiraz: Readers continued to email me about Devious. I had promised a Devious book after Privacy, but I never wrote it. I like to be a person of my word. So, Devious is much later than it should have been, but hey, better late than never. And, I love Tisha and Shout. I want those characters to be around for a long time. 

Urban Reviews: Will we see Tisha in another book in the future?
Yasmin Shiraz :Yes, I'm already working on the 4th book, Secrets. I cannot wait to share it with the readers. 

Urban Reviews :You also have two teen novels Retaliation and Accused. Can you tell us a little more about these novels? 
Yasmin Shiraz: Retaliation is about a teen girl who gets jumped by 3 girls that she doesn't know. Everyone (her family, school, community) wants to retaliate but her. It's a real page turner and was inspired by my work with teen girls. The book was named a Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers by the American Library Association.

Accused is the sequel to Retaliation. The main characters go off to college and one of them is accused of a crime that they didn't commit. Accused exposes date rape on college campuses which is currently a hot topic. Accused was recently nominated for a book award by the In The Margins Book Committee of Librarians. 

Urban Reviews: Retaliation is the catalyst for the Talk Retaliation empowerment series. Can you tell us about this and what your goals are for the series?
Yasmin Shiraz: I've visited schools, non-profit organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the US and I have a real dialogue with youth, police, and community leaders about violence. Each session feels like a therapy session. Police officers leave crying as well as youth and community leaders. The goal is to create an open forum and to build trust within our communities. 

Urban Reviews: Are you working on any upcoming projects or books?
Yasmin Shiraz: I'm a documentary filmmaker as well as an author, so I'm currently on a film tour promoting my film on HIV/AIDS, entitled Growing Up Positive. I continue to write daily and am more committed to staying connected to the readers than ever. 

Urban Reviews : What is the most important piece of advice that anyone has given you in regards to your writing career?
Yasmin Shiraz: "When things get tough, write. When you think you can't, write. When it's quiet, write. When it's noisy, write. When you're bored, write." The best advice for writers is simply to write every day as much as you can. Get it on the page. 

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Tisha has left the world of entertainment and hip hop culture behind, to find herself embroiled in a sex trafficking ring that involves her former fiance. Has Shout become that guy? Can she save the girls who she's pledged to protect? From Washington, DC, to Miami to the Dominican Republic, Tisha vows to give her life meaning, even if it kills her.

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4 out of 5 books



Draya works very hard every day to make sure her little brother June stays off the streets. June has dreams of college and his sister will try to make that come true for him. Draya is a maid at this luxurious white house. She’s not sure of the exact profession of her employers. But Draya sees that there’s plenty of cash that they won’t miss laying around. Soon she devises a plan that will result in a big pay off. But Draya soon finds out that for every action there is a reaction. 

Nothing is what it seems in The White House by JaQuavis Coleman. Coleman tells a story that is a prime example of what goes around comes around. Just when you think everything in this story is going smoothly, there is an unexpected twist that will make your jaw drop. Readers will also find that the ending will be something you will not be prepared for. The White House is a fast-paced thriller that doesn’t disappoint.

Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert



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4 out of 5 books



Puss and Boots is an exclusive swingers’ club owned by Lyssa and Jacob. Since their two children are now out of the house, they have been actively living this lifestyle. Every few months they hire a “live-in” girl who they provide room, board, and a paycheck. In exchange for this, the hired girl gives them sex on demand. But when Jacob decides to go out and find the next “live-in” on his own, things don’t go as planned. Danielle and Stewart have been regulars at the club for the past eight years. They have their own private room and there’s something far more sinister than sex that’s going on. Juju is a fifty year old millionaire and former model. Ferrari is a 30 year old college dropout . Juju and Ferrari love the club but Ferrari may have his sights on someone else. Tori and Kevin always wanted to experiment and Puss and Boots is the perfect place to do it. After their encounter with another couple at the club, Tori can’t seem to get that experience or that man out of her mind. What will happen with these four couples?

Sex, lies, and dirty secrets are what you’ll find in the pages of Swing by Miasha. This book is a lot more than just non-stop sex at the swingers’ club. You’ll find that these four couples have some deep issues outside of the club. This story does provide some unexpected plot twists and drama that Miasha is known for. This book is a hot and fast read that will surely delight readers. With Swing, Miasha gives us a walk on the wild side.

Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert

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4 out of 5 books



James Wolf aka Lone Wolf is a narcotics detective that does not play well with others. With Internal Affairs watching his every move, Wolf needs a good case to get back on track. When he is called to assist in a homicide investigation, Wolf knows that this is no ordinary case. A gruesome murder of a priest inside of his own church leaves more questions than answers. The killer’s calling card is a single black lotus flower that’s left at the crime scene. Will Wolf find out who the killer is before the body count goes up?

As soon as you start reading Black Lotus, you know that there is more than meets the eye as far the black lotus murders are concerned. When reading this story, it feels like you are at the actual scene of the crime. As you get further into this story, you keep wondering who the killer is and what is their motive.This book features the sublime story and character development that K’wan is known for. Readers will need to pay close attention to figure out who the killer is before it is revealed. Although this is a novella, this is a complete story that has a satisfying ending. Hopefully, this is not the last time we see the Lone Wolf. Black Lotus is a good crime thriller by K’wan. 

Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert

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2.5 out of 5 books

Animal is back, and the promise he made Gucci about staying out of the streets is one that he has to renege on. When Red Sonja comes knocking on their door with a little girl in tow, that she claims is Animal’s, Gucci can tell that Sonja is telling the truth when she takes one look at the little girl. Red Sonja has come for help and the only one she can trust is Animal. For the love and safety of his daughter Animal will once again pick up his guns.

Animal 3: Revelations by K’wan was a huge disappointment. I have read most of K’wan’s novels and have been following the Animal character from the very beginning. There was just so much going on within this novel that it is at the point that this reader is wondering if Animal has more than nine lives like they say cats have. He has been put in practically every conceivable situation that would and should result in death, numerous times, but Animal keeps on. When I say this (without revealing any spoilers) in this novel alone, Animal got out of some situations that were just too unfathomable. This is the main reason for my low rating. Then add to that the poor quality of editing, it just all equaled to a disappointment. I did inbox K’wan and asked him about the poor editing. 


Although he did state that he turned the book in late and that he fully accepted the blame. Unfortunately that blame falls not just on him but the publisher and editor as well. It is a bad look for each of them. The release date should have been pushed back until it was properly edited. K’wan has such a huge fan base that to wait for his novel to drop would not have hurt a thing. K’wan is definitely a good author but this particular book missed the mark of what he normally puts out.


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5 out of 5 books



Bad boy Dillon Montgomery has done well for himself. He is a self-made millionaire and wants no part of the town that wrote him off. The only reason he returns is because his mother is his everything. So when he and his mother are asked to come to the reading of the will for Abe Collins, he has no plans of attending. However his mother was Abe’s secretary for years and respected him for giving a single mother a job and expected him to be there. What was not expected however, was Abe leaving half of his company to Dillon and his granddaughter Samantha.

On the night of her parent’s death, Samantha had come on to Dillon. Even though he was attracted to her, he knew his mother would kill him and he would never take advantage of a woman like that. That had been 12 years ago. So Dillon had no intentions of staying and helping Samantha run this company. But with the coaxing of his mother and his utter dislike of her uncle, he decides to help. The attraction he has towards Samantha is just a bonus.

Francis Ray has always been a phenomenal writer. Anything that she has written is a great read. Her character and plot development are always well done, and there are usually several different sub-plots within the main plot that keeps the story flowing. After the Dawn is no exception. Another well written book.

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4 out of 5 books




Royce Jones has worked hard building an empire for his family in the funeral home business.  His lovely wife Lexi, is supportive and despite it seeming as if she's your basic trophy wife, rest assured, she knows how to handle business in all aspects.  The Joneses have three children, Lovie, their independent son who is an accountant, and two daughters, Charity and Hope.  Royce calls for a family meeting and informs the family of financial woes and everyone takes a stance regarding the trouble.  Lexi is mortified as she knows that the haters will gloat over there demise and Lovie steps in and questions his father about his business partner and life long friend.  The sisters are challenged to stand on their own two feet and blaze their own way in order to maintain their present lifestyle.  Financial challenges aren't the only problems plaguing this family...secrets begin to come out of hiding as each are threatened with having their folly exposed.  When exposure threatens the family's iconic name, how desperate can one get and what lengths will it push one to?  Can the foundation of which this family was built stand a crushing blow or will it crack and crumble?   The Joneses are proud and upstanding citizens, can they maintain their status in society or will they have to tuck tail and hide? 


The Joneses was an enchanting read.  There wasn't really any highly explosive scenes but it carried a very low key but smooth rhythm.  The character development was on point and consistent, everyone had a purpose and their scenes flowed effortlessly.  I was always anxious to read and delve further into the book.  The mystic edge was an enhancement as it captivated you with the development and unfolding of all the dirty little secrets.  The Joneses was indeed a pleasant read, and I can truthfully say it was not predictable, just enjoyable from all angles. My only complaint is that it ended with a cliffhanger so there is most definitely another part to this tale.  

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3.5 out of 5 books




Naeema Cole finds herself full of regrets as she mourns the death of her only child, her son Brandon.  A son she gave away at birth and only she and his guardian know her deepest secret.  Naeema has been rejected all of her life and because of her hard knocks, she tried to make sure that Brandon had better than she could give him.  She embarks on a mission to find Brandon’s murderer and avenge his death.  She finds herself amid a bunch of outlaws that have their hands in all kinds of mischief, whether it’s robbing a bank or carjacking for profit, it makes them no difference.  Naeema infiltrates this crime ring and deems the name ‘Queen’, a misfit that is attracted to Bas, the leader, and their flirtation allows her an immediate in.  Naeema’s real life scenario consists of an ex-husband that she’s still madly in love with and Sarge, a boarder at the place she calls home. 



Kiss The Ring entices you to travel with Queen as she begins this one woman vendetta of revenge.   A game of who, when, where and what for piques the curiosity as you watch the manipulation and word play proceed.  Will this mother abandon her original game plan as she becomes enamored with ‘the enemy…is she in too deep?’  When secrets are on both sides, which side will be exposed?  I found this tale to be creative, interesting with just the correct amount of mystique to keep me entertained and curious.  I found myself contemplating the different emotions such as compassion, forgiveness, loyalty, jealousy, sexual chemistry, devotion, tenacity and the depth of a mother’s love.  Although the window was open for a continuation, it was a great read!  

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5 out of 5 books




Agent MX-401 aka Reaper was supposed to go on a simple kill mission. But when things don’t go as planned, she finds herself having to improvise all on her own. The Laventille Killers (LK) are now hot on her trail since she killed some of their own. After a series of other small jobs, Reaper finds herself trying to keep under the radar while still gunning for the LKs. While on this journey, Reaper meets another woman that proves to be very helpful in her mission. But will she finally be able to take down the LKs unscathed or will she make the ultimate sacrifice?



A Wanted Woman reads like a non-stop action movie. Eric Jerome Dickey once again brings us a complex and mysterious character in Reaper. Everything from her physical characteristics and her skill set makes you want to know more about her. It was refreshing to see this be a female character and to see her be strong and vulnerable at the same time. Dickey describes the Reaper’s surroundings so well that you feel like you’re actually there. You can picture every single detail. This book has a solid conclusion but you wonder if Agent MX-401 will be in another book on her own or will she ever meet Gideon.  Eric Jerome Dickey proves that he’s still at the top of his game with A Wanted Woman.

Reviewed by Radiah

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5 out of 5 books




Donovan Mitchell has not seen his best friend in 15 years. So when he tells his sexy, smart, super insecure girlfriend that his best friend is back in town, there should be no problem, right? Well, not when his best friend is very attractive, very shapely Kyra Reynolds. Kyra has had a rough life, but growing up Donovan was always there to protect her. So when she was shipped off to Arkansas to live with family after her mother was put in jail, Kyra's life took a turn for the worst. Now that she is back in Texas, she is determined to get her life back on track and if her best friend comes with the deal, that makes it even better. However, a deep, dark secret could ruin their friendship forever.

The Realest Ever is just that, real. Walker's characters and plots are so relatable. You feel as if he is writing about someone you know, or a situation you are familiar with. That is the element that make his books such a success and must reads. The Realest Ever does not disappoint!

Reviewed by Tenecia

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4 out of 5 books

Poor sexy millionaire actor Dominic Wolfe is feeling sorry for himself at his mansion in his beautiful homeland of Barbados. After an accident left him injured, Dominic is mad at the world. When his good friend and doctor sends him his newest physical therapist, things start to look a little brighter. Physical therapist Aaliyah Carrington has come to Barbados to help rehabilitate a person who her boss told her would be a challenge and to also help rehabilitate her own heart. She had no idea her reluctant patient was world famous, super sexy Dominic Wolfe. Once she got Dominic to agree to come to his sessions, she realized that more than one side of his body needed healing. Does this widowed nurse have enough healing power to mend both Dominic's heart and hers?

Wayne Jordan is an awesome author. He does such a good job of giving you the male perspective of a budding relationship. Touch My Heart is another great read by Jordan. There were a few times within the story that I was a little confused, but Jordan did a good job of pulling it all back together. The primary and secondary characters were well developed along with the plot. There is also a side story within Touch My Heart and it seamlessly flows with the primary storyline. This was a very good sequel to I'll Stand By You

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4 out of 5 books



After serving time for a crime he did not commit, Don Juan Jackson is finally a free man. He wants to become a real father to his daughter Trinity but he needs to make some real money first. Don plans to return to the drug game until his friend Lex turns him on something less dangerous and more lucrative. Don and Lex soon make plenty of money in the world of white collar crime. But there is someone that's standing on the sidelines that's trying to take them out. Will Don and Lex be able to continue their criminal enterprise unscathed or will it all blow up in their faces?

White collar crime, murder, and dishonor is what you'll find in Pretty Boy Thugs by Rahiem Brooks. When you first start reading this book, you think that this will be another street thug getting out of prison to reclaim the streets type of story. But when you continue to read, you'll find out that this is not the case. Brooks does an excellent job of bringing us a crime thriller with a dash of street drama thrown in. The character development of Lex and Don makes readers want to almost root for them. There are a few minor editing issues but none that takes away from the story itself. This story runs at a pace so fast that you need to pay attention to who's doing what. There is a cliffhanger ending that just stops the story too abruptly. But the ending does create anticipation for what's next for Don and Lex. It makes you wonder if there is a sequel in the works. Pretty Boy Thugs is an entertaining, fast-paced read by Rahiem Brooks.

Reviewed by Radiah 
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4.5 out of 5 books

It has been roughly five years and Deena and Tak Tanaka were happily married. When a young boy shows up on their doorstep, never could they have imagined that this person would play such a major part in their lives. Taking in someone they know absolutely nothing about, they go through the ups and downs of trying to show this person what a loving family is really about. Not only that, but Deena has a new project she is working on that she has a very personal interest in. Knowing what she is trying to do, her father-in-law, Daichi Tanaka, tries to sway her in a different direction. In doing so, Deena decides to face the demons of her past. Will she be able to forgive and move on?

Kenji Tanaka is now working at the architecture firm of his father's. The only thing is, he really doesn't want to. Baseball really is what calls him. In the meantime, Lizzie (Deena's sister) pops up at the firm looking for Deena, but instead runs into Kenji. Kenji and Lizzie begin to form a friendship that neither could have expected. Kenji is torn by being attracted to her but repulsed by her profession as a prostitute and drug user. He tries to show Lizzie that there is so much more out there in life than what she is living. Soon Lizzie finally asks for the help that she really needs. Is she serious this time? Does she really want to change? And will she change for the better?

Crimson Footprints II: New Beginnings by Shewanda Pugh was an excellent novel. If anything the sequel was much better than the first. It is a story of family, love, self-destruction and of course new beginnings. Ms. Pugh does a great job in her character development, the characters are easy to relate to. Emotions run deep throughout the novel. This was a page-turner and beautifully written. Just when you think you may know how this story is going to end...you may just get a helluva shock. I took off .5 stars due to minor editing, other than that I would definitely recommend book 1 & 2!

Now on another note: Although I personally do not feel like it is necessary for a 3rd book in the series, there will be. The good thing about how Ms. Pugh ends a novel, she does not leave the reader in suspense on waiting for the next book. I love how she ends her books like it could just be the end, but she comes back with the story picking up a few years later letting the reader know what has become of these loveable characters. Ms. Pugh is a talented writer that hones her skills with each novel. Compared to her last novel, the reader will see a tremendous growth, and I'm sure will continue with her future novels.

Reviewed by Leona
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3.5 out of 5 books


Although this book 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup was originally published in 1853, the book was left forgotten about and rediscovered in the early 1960's and now adapted into a film. The story is a narrative told by Solomon Northup and how he was born free, in a free state for nearly thirty years. Solomon had owned his own land, had a wife and three children. When Solomon is introduced to two white men and is offered a job that pays well he is quick to accept the job. The men seem friendly, looked to be about business and it was an opportunity that would make him a decent amount of money for him and his family. Unaware that that would be the last time he would lay his eyes on his family for 12 long years.

Going with those two white men, turned out to be the worst mistake Solomon ever made. He was imprisoned and sold into slavery and was beat mercilessly until he was forced to repeat that he was not a free man. Solomon was tricked and sold into a slave market, where the white man would sell a free man into slavery. Solomon was told if he ever mentioned he was a free man again, he would be killed. So keeping his mouth shut he endured years of being beaten, berated and living in a cabin with just a blanket or a board if he was lucky, as a bed.

As a slave Solomon was only known as Platt, well known around the surrounding plantations for his musical skill and also the way that he was good at fixing and making pretty much anything. He was hired out to different plantations to help build or entertain the other whites. Never losing hope Solomon one day hoped to see his family again, plotting and planning but the problem was who could he really trust with the knowledge of the truth of his captivity.

12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a narrative of a free man sold into slavery that was written and published the year after he was freed. The story is heart wrenching and one that will have you literally cringing. One that will make you thank God for the little things you have in life that you do not think much about and the fact that we are free and not enslaved like those of our past. The horrible way slaves were treated and whipped/beaten for the smallest of things is astounding. 12 Years a Slave is one of those books that give an in depth account of what it was like to be a slave during the 1800's. The only real issue I have with this book is the fact that it has been revised more than once. There were some things I would have really liked to know more about, there were too many people mentioned in this story that really have no relevance but at the end of the story you see that justice was at least served for this one black man.

Reviewed by Leona
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2 out of 5 books




Betty Blaise 'aka' Fly Betty is the type of woman who gets what she wants. She is beautiful, dressed in nothing but designer gear and lives lavishly. The question is how can a college student, a senior majoring in psychology able to afford these finer things in life? Well like Betty (named after her mother) told her before use what you have. So Betty uses her body to attract men that have status and money. The best part is Betty does not even sleep with these men. They just do for her and keep doing for her until her alloted maxium time with them is up. She then dumps them and then and moves on to the next man.

That is until she meets "the one." When Betty is rescued by this guy that is not the most handsome man, but definitely has his own swag and respect in the streets, it intriques Betty to find out more about this guy. Come to find out he is an up-and-coming star in the music business. Betty pretends she knows nothing of his status but after awhile Betty begins to do the one thing her mother warned her never to do, she falls in love. Things are going so well between the two that just when she thinks she has the world at her fingertips, everything falls apart. The question is will Betty be the one left standing? Or will all her dirty deeds come back to smack her in the face?

Fly Betty by Treasure Blue was disappointing to say the least. I have personally read all of Mr. Blue's novels to date and loved the Harlem Girl Lost series but this one fell short of his previous novels. Fly Betty was hyped up on facebook and twitter before it was released. Mr. Blue kept asking on these social networks "are you a fly betty?" What is a Fly Betty? That question was not answered clearly for me. In reading so many street-lit books, Betty was your average girl trying to come up off of another mans money. Mr. Blue contradicts himself in the beginning of the story when he mentions that Betty took care of herself and did not need a man to take care of her. Then later explains that she gets the things she has because of other men. The thing that really threw me for a loop was the ending...I could have thrown Fly Betty across the room. I do not give spoilers in my reviews but honestly if Betty was so intelligent and was one of the top students in her class...well lets just say the ending was too simple.

Reviewed by Leona
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4 out of 5 books



Kharem Reyonds is the man that all women should be wary of. Do not trust his good looks and smile because once you get caught up, you are going to be a sucker once he gets you in bed. Talk about women being sprung. Kharem does not care in the least who he hurts by his cheating and lying ways. That is until he finds out that he is a father. Once he lays eyes on the little girl that he fathered he vows to be a better man. No way would he ever want his daughter to ever be a victim to a man like he used to be.

When Kharem gets a job as an on call cable man at the local cable company, he is making ends meet the best he can. But the money he is making is no where near what he made before at his last job. So to make ends meet, a woman he goes to service offers him a job servicing more than just cable boxes or outages. The best part he makes money for doing what he loves to do and does best. Unfortunately, what seems too good to be true usually is. Things start to get out of hand. Kharem's "client" list is steadily growing and one situation was too much for him to handle. This is when he decides to quit his side hustle. Unfortunately, someone is out to hurt him and will stop at nothing until he is dead.

Pleasure On Call by Mz. Robinson was a very good short read. I have to say I am not a fan of short stories, but this kept my attention from beginning to end. It is a story with a little erotica and the storyline itself is what makes this such an interesting read. Follow carefully because the one you most suspect, will not be the one, as Kharem soon finds out. Mz. Robinson throws a hell of a twist at the end of the story and your mouth will literally drop open. If you are looking for a short story filled with drama...this is your read.

Reviewed by Leona
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3 out of 5 books



With This Ring by Allison Hobbs is the anticipated follow-up to Put a Ring on It. Last we saw Nivea she was having an affair with her sister's husband, and thought the baby she was carrying was his. When Nivea receives the paternity test results back she is stunned. Will the results sever her family? Nivea has always been selfish but when she decides that she wants the best for her baby, she will not stop until she gets what she feels like she and her baby are entitled to, no matter who she hurts in the process. In the end, will Nivea get what she has wanted for the longest? A man to Put a Ring on It?

Harlow is still recovering from her wedding fiasco, where it landed one person dead. Now Harlow is beginning to wonder if she knows the man she married. Is her husband Drake Morgan involved in something illegal? Anytime Harlow tries to bring up the subject Drake shuts her down. So when Drake starts traveling more often than he use to and not taking her along like he did in the past, Harlow begins to question if the marriage can stand the secrets that Drake is keeping from her.

Vangie is desperate for the man she is seeing to put a ring on her hand, but he makes it clear that he is a proclaimed bachelor and is not looking to be married ever. She lets this man use her as his personal sex toy and the unfortunate thing is Vangie hates the sex between them. The only thing she receives out of it is just a few shopping sprees but what Vangie really needs is money. So she compromises her morals and turns the tables. She brings her alter ego the next time she sees him, and she demands what she needs. After awhile though, she begins to see how sick he really is. She starts feeling disgusted with the whole thing leaves her alter ego at the door. In the midst of her problems she finds an unexpected love. The question is will she give in to it or will she walk away?


With This Ring by Allison Hobbs was a good read but I felt it lacked the substance behind the Harlow and Drake senerio. It was hard to wrap my mind around a wife not demanding answers or trying to find out what it was exactly her husband was into. I just can't see a woman going through what Harlow went through and shaking it off right away without being scarred in some way or scared for her life The Drake part of the story is what brought my rating down. The rest of the story was very good. I have read almost all of Ms. Hobbs novels and I just felt that one part of the novel fell short of her previous novels.

Reviewed by Leona
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