Book Reviews

Published on Blogger September 9, 2013

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Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey 

This book is about a writer who is not over his ex-fiance after she dumps him at the altar and he tries to win her over except that there is someone else in the picture, her female lover. This love triangle is wild and it gets deeper as you learn more about the characters.

Addicted by Zane 

Addicted is about a woman who is addicted to SEX. At the beginning of the book, I was thinking “ok, let’s get to the good stuff,” then BAM! It went there. This book had all kinds of twists and turns and then it became an (excuse the language) “oh hell naw” type of book. I never expected it to turn out the way that it did. If you haven’t read this book already, read it!

Hush by Amaleka McCall 

Great book about an FBI agent who gets an assignment that she never imagined would turn out the way that it did. It had a few twists and it kind of reminds me of the movie Set It Off with certain characters. It’s a combination of action, betrayal, danger, and violence…and of course drama.

The Maintenance Man by Michael Baisden 

So I’m a fan of MB, he talks about real issues on his radio show and I was finally able to read one of his books. It’s about a man named Malcolm who lives a luxurious life and how he earns a living…by being a bona fide gigolo! Imagine the drama with one man and a lot of women. Yes, I read this one quick, which obviously means, I enjoyed it.

Tempted by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey 

Believe it or not, this is the first book that I’ve read that was based in Detroit. It’s about a man name Dmytryk who was going through hard times because of the economy. He went from white collar to blue collar to fast money. This is more of an action book with lies, betrayal, and a little mystery…possibly mental illness as well.
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey 

Genevieve (pronounced Zhawn-vee-ehv) is about a man who has an affair with his wife’s sister. When there’s a family death, he finds shocking secrets about his wife and boy does it have a twist at the end! It makes you wonder how well you really know people.

Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey 

Out of the few books that I’ve read by EJD, this is the most explicit! To sum it up, it’s like reading a porno, sorry but that’s the best way to put it. When I got it from the library, I was excited to read some new drama and suspicion but that really came towards the end. The book is about a writer who explores her sexual desires and ends up getting caught in some mess that she (and the reader) never imagined. I can’t recommend or not recommend this book, it depends on your interest.

Sisters and Lovers by Connie Briscoe 

This is a great book about three sisters and their complicated relationships. It will remind you of how we judge other relationships and sometimes give the wrong advice because of bitterness.

Sisters and Husbands by Connie Briscoe 

So if you have read “Sisters and Lovers”, you must read “Sisters and Husbands”! It’s the sequel and its 10 years later about the many changes in the sister’s relationships. It shows how they have grown and the book has a devastating twist! It will have you asking yourself, what should be one’s limits in a relationship?

P.G. County by Connie Briscoe 

So I was right, the book was a page turner! The part one to the last book I suggested, Can’t Get Enough, definitely was worth reading. The author did a great job with making the characters come to life and have you wondering what you would do if you were in certain situations that the characters were in. She’s become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to find more of her books to read.

Can’t Get Enough by Connie Briscoe 

This is such a great book, definitely a page turner. (It’s the sequel to P.G. County) The book explodes with scandals and betrayals…oh and did I mention fashion! It takes you into the world of the rich people and makes you feel like you’re in the book as a neighbor who’s learning about everyone’s drama and hearing all the gossip. It was easy to imagine the scenery that the author portrayed in the book (probably because it was filled with mansions, luxury cars and fashion) and showed how the grass is not always greener on the other side.

The Hand I Fan With by Tina McElroy Ansa 

This book is about a hardworking woman who is everything for everyone but doesn’t have time for herself. (We all know women like that—mothers, aunts, grandmothers, friends, and even ourselves) Her life does a complete 360 when she meets this ghost name, Herman. He opens her eyes to many important things and “tickles her fancy” while doing so. It’s a good story but I’ll be honest, it took me a minute to get interested in the book because of the author’s writing style.

Cheaters by Eric Jerome Dickey 

The characters in the book will have you shaking your head, saying what you would do if you were in that situation, etc. We all have been cheated on, whether you knew it or not, so you can easily relate to the feelings of some of the characters in the book.