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Review of Cracked by Obsession

Where do I begin? This was one of the craziest relationship stories I have ever met. It held my attention from the first page with constant drama, witty comebacks, gruesome crimes, and a dip into the mind of a person with multiple personalities. Erika is a devoted wife, but her mistake is choosing to stay for too long, and holding on to a man who had let her go a long time ago. Dominique is a cheater like no other. He has no remorse for his cheating and views his lovers as notches on his belt (which is quickly running out of room). Erika's days are spent searching for her husband and begging for his affection, that is...until his infidelities decide to show up at her door one by one, changing Erika's life forever.  The drama that ensues will have your heart racing and your fingers bleeding form the paper cuts you will receive trying to turn the pages in order to find out what comes next. Cracked will prove that love really ain't ish.

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Stay Loyal by Empress Simone
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Stay Loyal by Empress Simone was a great quick read. India, like many women today, is plagued by a man who has no regard for her health, life, or emotions.  He cheats on her with various people, even family members, and abuses her despite the fact that she is the mother of his children.  Unlike many women who find no way to escape when a man provides for them well and gives them a lifestyle they were not accustomed to, India is a brave woman who uses her own smarts and cunning to escape the hell she is living in.  To me, this story was very realistic because not only did Veontrae choose to cheat with other women, he also had affairs with men, which is one of the unspoken happenings within every 'hood.  I love the fact that Empress Simone brought HIV to the forefront of her story; from how easily it is passed when people are promiscuous and do not use protection to how it affects innocent lives such as that of the infected person's children.  She shows that we should never allow love to get in the way of our common sense when it comes to holding those we love accountable and taking responsibility for our own lives when we know we are dealing with someone who may not be faithful.  This is one of the first books I read by this author but I am definitely a new fan.

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Kennedy's Awakening by Perri Forrest
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Kennedy's Awakening is a light-hearted short story about a woman who is pretty much done with love. She is so used to being mistreated that she has a wall up for anyone new that may attempt to come into her life. Kennedy ventures out with her friend and meets a man who puts her in her place...literally and makes her realize the error of her ways.  She sulks, of course, but when they meet again, nothing can stop the fireworks that happen between them. This is a great short read that will have you wanting more.