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  1. jbrit

    Anyone read.....

    You're not late...I still haven't read "Genevieve" yet. I got up to the part when her and her husband were going down south because someone died. The hotel part with the girl on the phone with her boyfriend talking about a Uhaul truck had me confused. 1921926[/snapback] It is a bit slow but the information that you get at the beginning and toward the middle is good to know. If you are ever bored, try to stick it out. I know I'm late but I read Genevieve last year...well now it would be 2 years ago (05'). Anyway, I liked the book, You're right it's a bit slow in the beginning but it was a good 'take your time' kind of book. It's not a book you read in one sitting but it keeps your attention enough to keep you interested.
  2. :OK!: ...the book started off kinda slow but it was a good setup for the second half. I actually liked this book. I'm reading G Spot now...another urban erotica. I really didn't want to read this book but it's been sitting in my apartment forever. It's not bad at all...it's like all the others...young girl hooks up with a drug dealer and tries to leave. I'm kind of afraid to turn the page b/c I just know what's going to happen. Just4, I read Threesome, and didn't really like it. The main character annoyed the hell out of me for some reason. Nervous by Zane was a pretty good book for anyone who needs a book to read next.
  3. I read it and it was a VERY good book. I couldn't put it down. Matter of fact, I was meaning to check out Black Expressions to see if I could find more books by that author. 923145[/snapback] Million dollar divorce is worth the read. 925118[/snapback] It sure is worth the read 928260[/snapback] Loved it!!!! 1017001[/snapback] I just finished reading it. :faint:I had the book for about a month after ya'll recommended it but never picked it up until today. Absolutely loved it...from the first page to the last...a real page turner!
  4. :OK!: ...I'm still in a state of shock over this whole thing.
  5. I read it and it was a VERY good book. I couldn't put it down. Matter of fact, I was meaning to check out Black Expressions to see if I could find more books by that author. 923145[/snapback] Then I'm definitely getting the book.
  6. Who read Million Dollar Divorce? I know someone on this board mentioned it but I don't remember who. How was it? I want to order the book but I wanna hear some opinions first. I just finished reading Slick by Brenda Hampton. It was pretty good and it only took a day to read. My friend recommended Harlem Girl Lost. It seems people are raving about this book so I'm going to get it but I want to get Million Dollar Divorce with it.
  7. jbrit

    The Criss Cross

    yeah...some of the old characters from LLL pop up in the Criss Cross so you wanna get a feel for the characters from LLL before you can really truly appreciate The Criss Cross.
  8. I read Liar's Game and you're right it was just ok. I was a little dissappointed.
  9. jbrit

    The Criss Cross

    Bliss, you have LLL? You're in for a doozy. That book was so good. After LLL, you'll be ready for The Criss Cross.
  10. jbrit

    The Criss Cross

    This book was unbelievable. So many twist and turns...i seriously could not stop reading this book. I'll say it's one of the best I've read of recent. I do recommend you read her first book 'Life, Love, and Loneliness' before you read 'The Criss Cross' both are great but 'The Criss Cross' was unbelievable. Crystal Lacey Winslow's first novel,"Life, Love, and Loneliness" was a sure fire hit. Hence, she has followed it up with the sequel "The Criss Cross" which revisits some of the lives of the characters in her debut novel. This book aptly called "The Criss Cross" is the story of Nikki and Noki Ling. We are introduced to Nikki and Noki Ling - two sisters who have been orphaned after their Japanese mother commits suicide. Because of this tragic event, they seemed to be doomed from that point going forward. Having to both be placed in foster care has caused them to be separated for a while but Nikki has vowed that she would "find" her little sister Noki and become a family again. Unbeknownst to her, Noki becomes her eventual downfall in life. The Criss Cross chronicles the lives of Nikki, an exotic, six foot tall beauty who possesses both the beauty and essence of her Japanese mother and African American father. Having grown up in the streets of the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, Nikki has learned to survive any way possible. Believing that luck is not on her side, Nikki almost misses out on a golden opportunity bestowed upon her by a wealthy South African diplomat who becomes smitten with her. They marry and he offers Nikki the world on a silver platter. Vowing to fulfill her promise to her sister, she embarks on setting up her baby sister Noki -- nothing but the best schools, the baddest apartments and the latest and best fashions available. Spoiled and ungrateful, we are introduced to the further dimensions of Noki Ling. She unlike her sister, has never embraced her African American heritage, choosing to only acknowledge her Japanese heritage. Having been sent to a Japanese foster family, she was able to accomplish this with much aplomb until her stepfather forces her to make a life altering decision. Luckily for Noki, big sister Nikki has never forgotten about her and when she asks to live with her, Nikki is more than pleased. Readers are taken through a myriad of scenes and characters from various racial, economic and ethnic backgrounds. The Criss Cross is an entertaining novel that will take you on a roller coaster ride, having you hold your breath in anticipation for the next twist and curve. I highly recommend this sophomore novel to those who enjoy a little bit of mystery, sex, lies, drugs, psychosis and much more. It is a well written, readable novel with just enough slang from some of the more colorful characters to give it that edge affording it to be considered Urban Fiction. I see Ms. Winslow growing as a writer as I have read her contribution in the "Four Degrees of Heat" anthology as well and can see the growth she has made along the way.
  11. ...it's funny with all the controversy going on in her life I forgot she had a book out.I'ma check it out.
  12. :OK!: ...or swap it with friends...kind of like a book club.
  13. jbrit

    Dating Game...

    Ya'll are making me mad naming all these books. OK so I'll read The Ties that Bind first then Loose Ends then Million Dollar Divorce.
  14. jbrit

    Dating Game...

    interesting... I'm going to Barnes & Nobles tomorrow. I'll pick it up. Thanx, Mama!!!
  15. jbrit

    Dating Game...

    Sasha, the author of Dating Game is RM Johnson, i believe. The books really good. My friend is reading a book called Afterburn by Zane. She said so far it's really good. She won't tell me what it's about (we have an agreement to never give the plot away...it makes the books much more exciting) but she said so far the book is excellent. brnsknhonee, here's a list of books you might be interested in: Criss Cross by Crystal Winslow, is the followup to Life Love and Loneliness and that was an excellent read as well. The Connection: Murder, Money, Sex And A Warehouse Full of Cocaine by S.W. Smith. This was an excellent book. Black by Tracy Brown was a great book. I'm afraid to give you the plot because i don't want to ruin it for you. The book is a page turner...it starts slow in the very beginning but quickly seduces you.
  16. jbrit

    Dating Game...

    Just wanted to start my own thread because this book is good. Thanx for the heads up brnsknhonee. I read the other thread and saw you and Croom raving about this book. Good Lookin out!! :thumbsup:
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