Friday, July 25, 2014

NEW REVIEW : Fly Betty by Treasure E. Blue

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
Urban Reviews

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