So let me just start off by saying, I never read books of this particular genre. I don't have a single science fiction bone in my body, if you know what I mean. Yet, I read the whole thing in a couple of days so that alone should tell you that this book was quite the read.
We're first introduced to Brendan Johnson, a lawyer who does good things for his community, including sponsor a girl's basketball team. When he goes to one of the team's games, he notices a girl who is simply...unlike the others in skills and strength amongst other things. After watching the girl closely, he quickly realizes that she reminds him of himself as well as a girl he use to date. Long story short, he's the pappy and hadn't known it for 11 years.
When he finally meets the girl, Achilla, he's also given the opportunity to confront his ex-lover about Achilla's existence. He knew enough from his experiences with her that she was an unfit parent and ends up getting custody of the daughter, which I was honestly surprised went over so easily with his wife.
Anyway, once the family takes Achilla in, they end up on this wilder than wild ride through her teenage years, although she was already pretty grown up when they first took her in thanks to her crazy, "superior" mom. Her mom had constantly been training her for "something" (I won't say what cause ya'll gotta read it to find out lol) and the Johnson family works tirelessly to find ways to hold on to Achilla's superhuman skills as well as give her the normal life she's never had.
There were lighthearted moments as well as grimy, intense moments that kept my attention throughout. I think what kept me most engaged, though, was Achilla's language. She was such a spicy little lady through the whole book with her immodest bluntness and incredible intelligence that you could either be offended or laugh; I chose the latter.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is looking to try something different literature wise and who likes action with an urban twist.
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Nights with the Nanny was a good, short read. I personally prefer longer reads where you get to learn more about the characters. But for this to have been less than fifty pages and still captivating, I would definitely recommend it as a good, erotic, before bed read.
The story follows Quentin and Nia. Quentin is a recently widowed doctor who is in desperate need of extra care for his set of fraternal twins, Queen and QJ. In walks Nia, former model, who I instantly connected with because we both have degrees in Early Childhood Education (Holla! Lol). Anyway, she's not only the nurturer that Quentin was looking for, but the first spark of intimate electricity Quentin has felt in years (his wife's health was dwindling the majority of their marriage). So how does he handle this scorching hot, live-in nanny? Well, you'll have to read it to find out. :)
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"Slut: Someone who is having more sex than you."
I wasn't sure what to expect from this little nugget of literature but I was automatically drawn in by the title. The first few pages provided a back story on how this book came about. A few teenage girls discussing sex and playing the numbers game. Yes, the number of sex partners each had. Long story short, one of the girls' body count was WAY higher than the others. Even I was a little shocked. But then I had to question, why am I shocked? Is it because she's so young? Is it because she could be exposing herself to various STDs? Would I feel the same way if a guy had the same count? (For the record, the answer is yes to that last question.) Either way, the concept got me interested enough to keep reading.
Then the facts came out. The one that struck me the most was that 39% of the women surveyed said when asked, they lowered the number of sex partners they had. Their reasons all varied from shame to it's none of their business, but 39%?! What's the issue? If it's high, it's high. Get tested. Often. If it's low, that's cool too. But did you know some women actually increase the number to make themselves sound more experienced? Now if that's not wacky I don't know what is. Women are lying both ways just to normalize their relationships and sex life. But for what?
Another little tidbit I learned from this book was that another way women regulate their number is by going back to exes because that means you technically aren't adding another body to the count. WHAT. You tolerate ain't ish folks just to avoid adding another someone in the mix? I mean I get it. Kinda. But wow.
And then there's the whole double standard which could be a separate blog post on it's on. Guys put up bets (someone in the book actually) for who can sleep with the most women but a woman having sex with two guys within a small time frame is automatically a slut. How does that even make sense? It doesn't. But that's how society has taught us to see it. Men can be sexually exploratory but women have to be in love and committed and all that stuff.
I will never forget I was watching some documentary about how sex is viewed in different countries. I can't remember what country this particular segment was from but it was about how the teenage girls carried condoms just like the boys. Surely in America her carrying condoms alone would probably deem her promiscuous, but I always viewed it as her being just as prepared as a guy would be. Better safe than sorry.
"Sex should be enjoyed by all but, to enjoy it, taking responsibility for your actions is essential."
That single quote pretty much sums up my own personal views, part of why I enjoyed this book so much; because it gave me a chance to really think about my own views on sex. Who am I to judge someone just because their body count is different than mine. As long as they are being responsible and not putting others at risk, it's none of my business. And none of yours.
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I hadn't had a dose of Street Lit in awhile, so when the opportunity to receive a copy of this book for an honest review presented itself, I said why not?
Slicker Than Most is the story of Rich and Claudette. Rich is like this super ridiculous doggish playboy who lies his way into the panties of way too many women. He met Claudette in Miami, when she was on Spring Break and changed her life forever. Claudette was actually kicking it with Rich's boy Turk, but Turk didn't have the juice like Rich had.
2 years later, Claudette is busy being played left, right, up and down by Rich but she is in love. So even though she tries to convince herself to get away, she never gets too far. Eventually, Rich gets caught up in more women drama than he could ever imagine.
This book could use a small update (the mention of Blackplanet made me cringe) but overall, it was a page-turner. The ending was...crazy...to put it simply. If you enjoy suspense and drama, plus a dash of romance, check it out.
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This book is everything. The end. Okay, I'm joking...about it being the end; not about it being everything...because it is.
Moving right along....
I'm really excited to review this book because I was actually able to read it twice before the release date; once "episode by episode"-style, and once "Netflix binge the whole season in a day"-style. #betareaderperks #bookwormproblems
----Sidenote: You can check out my thoughts on my first beta reader experience with this book by clicking HERE.
Now about Didn't Mean to Love You..
This book is actually a spin-off from A Crazy Little Thing Called Love (featured here). It tells the story of Vivienne, the French chocolatier, and Carter, the tech-savvy barber. The two are neighbors, they both own businesses on the same block, and they have common friends which means they are bound to cross paths. Vivienne is a free-spirit who pretty much wears her heart on her face; not that she's easy by any means but the woman is just a natural lover. Carter is the cool, calm and collected type from the look of him and buries his heart in his perfectly-groomed locs. Unfortunately, he doesn't realize that his actions tell otherwise which confuses Viv (and will just about piss you, the reader, off). Vivienne wants to love, and she can't help but to speak her mind about it. But sometimes holding your tongue can save you from a trifecta of broken hearts.
This book will make you laugh, make you sad (especially for Vivienne..well Carter too..but mostly for Vivienne), make you angry (mainly at Carter), but then make you believe in real, no-holds-barred love.
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So I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline (bad procrastination habit of mine) and I stumbled across the book, Love Delayed by Love Belvin. The short description intrigued me; a witty Princeton girl and a bad boy professional basketball player. How in the heck will they relate? I haven't been able to do as much reading as I would like to lately (The Bookworm Lodge is almost a month old!) so I decided to buy the book. Once I started, I was addicted. I finished it in a day; like a "stay up late because I can't stop reading" day. #bookwormproblems
In this book, you meet Elizabeth aka Zoey (self-proclaimed, totally unrelated nickname) and Stenton. Zoey gets wrapped up in a mindless summer program due to her slut of a cousin Angela (sorry, I hated her lol). Little did Zoey know, she'd end up getting wrapped up in a WHOLE lot more than just a summer program...more like a lifetime of drama, with her tattooed lover Stenton. And what an interesting lover he is...let's just say he's a level 3 on the scale to 10 being Christian Grey.
Anyways, Part 2 to this book will be dropping soon (right Love??? lol) and I'm sure you all can tell, I'm super excited. Check out Love Delayed by Love Belvin by clicking the book!
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