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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
NEW REVIEW: Keith Thomas Walker - Blow by Blow
Keith Thomas Walker - Blow by Blow - Available Now! - 4 out of 5 books -
back in Overbrook Meadows, Texas. On this trip, we meet Nisha Elder and her up-and-coming boxer boyfriend Lonzo, also known as The Champ. Nisha and Lonzo have been together
for five years and have a son together. They
both work modest jobs while they wait on Lonzo's big fight, which will put them
on "easy street." But after Lonzo loses his first fight, he goes back
to work for Mr. Brown in his illegal dealings. Nisha already has a problem with
Lonzo working for Mr. Brown, but when her and her child's lives are threatened,
she knows she has had enough. While she is taking time away from Lonzo to
figure out what she wants, another opportunity reenters her life. Jimmy Ellis,
her high school boyfriend, comes back from the military and is ready to reclaim
Nisha as his. Who will she choose? Will it be the hot head who has been there for her but
doesn't make the greatest decisions? Or will it be her first love who is stable and makes
her feel things she hasn't felt in years but is also the one who left her to
persue his career?
Blow by Blow is a good read by Keith Thomas Walker. It has a different twist with the boxing
storyline. I really enjoy reading books by Walker because he writes about real
love, not that fairy tale, fantasy love. He writes about everyday, ordinary
people love. He also does a wonderful job with character development of both
primary and secondary characters. Blow by
Blow started off a little slow, but it quickly turned into the urban romance
page turner that I have come to expect and love from Walker.