THIS BOOK WAS FORMERLY "NOW OR NEVER: A TEENAGE LOVE"
Meet Marissa "Mikki" Washington.
Today is her wedding day, what should be the happiest day of her life. Unfortunately, it's not.
As Mikki and her family prepare for her stroll down the aisle to become Byron's wife, she spends most of the day reminiscing over the past 15 years she spent as Meeko's girl.
Torn between the temptations of her past and the allure of her future, Mikki spends her day on an up and down rollercoaster of emotions, praying that her walk down the aisle doesn't lead to biggest mistake of her life.
Marrying A Man nobody believes she loves.
Jules St. Laurent has pulled and completed some of the most elaborate jewel heists in the world.His last heist was set to be his most lucrative and would allow him to retire before the age of 30. Those dreams are halted when four unknown men rob him after his heist and take the diamondshe worked hard to acquire. Jules makes a promise to find the men who crossed him, make them pay with their lives and reclaim his diamonds. He soon learns that the task will be moredaunting than he'd planned.
Londyn Francis is the girl most men wanted, and most women envied. She'd lost both of her parents at a young age and was raised by her older brother Logan. Logan made sure that Londyn was well educated and wanted for nothing in life. Her world was suddenly turned upside down when her brother is no longer around to be her rock, but with her best friend Shaena, and her boyfriend Makai, Londyn is confident she'll make it through. However, she has no idea of the threats that surrounds her as it becomes ...
The pawn is the most numerous piece in the game, and in most circumstances, also the weakest.
While they started out as lovers, family and friends, their actions along the way to Keeli Byrd's success made them expendable gaining them the title as pawns. But being that life is full circle the same people you step on going up are sometimes the same ones who grab your ankles and snatch you down.
They are all back and gearing up for the grand finale... The Story Of Her Demise.
Raynard and Kintessa Blackwell are newlyweds. They fought a long and hard road from their first meeting to the "I Do's", complete with drama worthy of a Monday night reality TV show. It's taken years for Raynard to see the gem he has in Kintessa, but now that he finally has and made her his wife, life is picture perfect...
Until a trip to the grocery store attempts to shatter that picture.
A blast from Raynard's not so distant past, Tamika lives in a delusional world where it is her and Raynard forever. She is determined to make him see that she's the one for him and being pregnant with his child is proof of that.
Raynard quickly finds himself being pulled in two different directions, trying to be the husband his wife deserves while trying to be the father his child needs. While Kintessa struggles to figure out if she can handle this package deal.
Being married to a man with a child is hard, but being married to a man with a BABY is damn near impossible.
Nate "Blaze" Daniels was what some would call a kingpin but to him he was just a guy in his prime that knew how to grind. Blaze was the hard exterior known as the cruel heartless son of bitch that only had one thing on his mind, MONEY. Nate was his smart persona that was always busy chasing academics. Meeting Kaydence Morgan was what caused Nate to second-guess his original ground rule of never settling down despite their age difference.
For him everything started as just conversing with the little young timid girl soon it turned into a strong attraction. Eventually their budding relationship will take a drastic turn down a rocky path to destruction. Falling in love with Kaydence is where he went wrong in his line of work but she betrayed him terribly, further hardening his already tough heart.
When these two have a chance meeting after no interaction for three years, who will blink first in this intense stare off?
Victor and his brother Vern Cardell have their own hustle going over Oakland. Victor's married to his childhood sweetheart, who he has children with. However, the Cardell brothers have no problem spreading their seed around Oakland like they're farmers. When the Cardell's refuse to go against the Wallace's this triggers a war with their boss, which in the end results in their take over of Oakland.
Meanwhile Dalenna Jones is a little girl who's trying to fit in somewhere. After suddenly losing her parents and her sister snaps behind the grief. Dalenna only has her big cousin Samira left to love and support her. Although Samira is very protective of her prematurely developed little cousin, she still introduced Dalenna to Vern Cardell who ends up saving Dalenna from an attack. Dalenna is forever grateful to Vern for saving her and she then decides there's nothing she wouldn't do for her "big brother". When Victor's wife is thrown in jail Dalenna happily agrees to help Victor sighting ...
Ella, a Mississippi born young woman who is abandoned by her biological mother at the age of five thinks she found the gateway to peace and a new life when she relocate to New York City until she look fate directly in the eye.
Ella candidly narrates her life's journey in this short, emotional memoir... Sojourn the way with her until she finds her final place & haven
Ashanti Wright, a 28-year-old Author and Screenwriter narrates her journey to success, eminence and pacification..Before all else, she was oblivious to her destiny, however, she was more than determined to escape where she came from and the folks of the old at all costs. Estranged from her parents, her identical twin sister, and her extended family members.During her odyssey and transition she take a walk down the a bumpy road and come head to head with darkness. She creates a world of her own on the quest and voyage to discover her purpose, her sense of self, and her place in the world. A born rebel, she takes the wrong way, and the the Wright way- her way. This is Ashanti Wright's story.
Natice has a one-track mind for a "reformed" thug named Tony. He's fresh home from prison and she wants him all to herself. But Tony refuses to share a home with her; he tells her he needs his own space. And when he starts hanging with his little brother Tao -- the reigning dope boy in the streets of St. Louis -- Natice starts to lose faith in all Tony's talks of being a changed man.
Will Natice step aside and let Tony fall victim to the streets again? Or will she fight tooth and nail and rally old friends to save the man she's fallen in love with?