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Malcolm Black is a man with everything but the woman he wanted.... Cinnamon Dubois Brown.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
NEW REVIEW: Teyawna Jones - Purple Silk
Teyawna Jones - Purple Silk - Available Now! - 3 out of 5 books -
Layah McAllen and Leshey Baker were both born into horrible
situations. Layah’ was born in jail to a crack addicted mother. Leshey’ mom
left her in a garbage can at two months old so she could continue getting
high. Both was raised in the foster care system, which resulted in Layah
creating a tough exterior for coping and Leshey searching for meaning.
Layah was bounced from one foster care system to the next
until she came upon life with Ms. Tracy. In Tracy’s house, she received exactly
what she needed to become a returning citizen into family life. Unfortunately
she didn’t escape the system unscathed; it’s her hustler’s mind and strong
personality that is a blessing and a curse.
The blessing is how
she became owner of Purple Silk gentleman’s club at age 24. But we understand
karma and how this universe doesn’t forget and neither does haters. As you make
your way to the top, sometimes you make enemies or develop haters who might come
after you. How Layah handles what comes her way in lifeis shocking to the
reader. As soon as she begins to make a life for herself, she becomes a
guardian of a life.
Teyawna’s story of life captures the reader from the very
beginning. I enjoyed how the author kept Layah true to her character as well as
the growth we saw in her. Whether she can change her ways for love, the reader
will find out. Whether or not she finds her happily ever after is another