Have you ever been betrayed by those you love? Violated in the worst kind of way? And no matter how hard you tried to fight your way out of a trick bag, no matter how tall you tried to walk, did the cold streets of life lead you right back to your grimy destiny?
The bestselling author of G-Spot and Candy Licker, Noire pens the intense tale of Eva Patterson, a tragic daughter of the ghetto who finds peril on the streets of New York. With an abusive mother and a heroin monkey on her back, Eva experiences a series of traumatizing events, forcing her to flee her Brooklyn tenement and seek refuge with her beloved cousin Fiyah in Harlem.
But fate is not done wreaking havoc in Eva's life yet. Poised on the brink of progress, Eva meets King Brody, a vicious Harlem drug lord who runs Bricks, the hottest rap club in town. Unbeknownst to Eva, her cousin's thirst for glory leads him to cut a killer deal with Brody. A trade-off is arranged: Fiyah gets a recording contract - and Brody gets Eva.
The problem is, Eva already has a man: Ice Mello Williams, a hot Harlem rapper who has a bitter feud going with Fiyah and is determined to seize his recording contract.
Torn between the man she loves and a violent kingpin, Eva becomes an unwilling pawn in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Can Fiyah and Mello help her elude the sadistic jaws of Brody, or will she end up losing her life in his brutal trap?
Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com.
©2009 Noire (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
"Urban erotica has never been hotter!" (Nikki Turner, New York Times bestselling author)
"Fantastic…. A compelling story. Noire does it again…and never fails." (Urban Reviews)
"Noire’s latest work of urban erotica features the same sensual suspense and intrigue that her fans have come to enjoy and expect." (Library Journal)
I thought this was really good. I would recommend this book. The Characters were real. Sometimes you would be mad at them, then turn around and cheer for them. That's hard to pull off. I can see why this book was made into a movie.
I really like Ramel. I have a thing for protective men. :-) Also, he's someone I could see myself respecting in real life.
She did a wonderful job playing all characters and conveying emotion without over doing it.
When Ramel found Eva. Also the car accident scene.
Can't wait to catch the movie, that's all I can say.
It was GOOD & Dark... I say this because it tend linger in my mind after I finish each chapter. in the forward I believe it said this might be made into a movie. I will say this about that ...because its darkness because if it's it's doom create hope.
I've listened to several of noire's books and this is by far the most touching. Towards the end I felt all of Eva's pain and tears formed in my eyes. Fuego was such a sissy, he was truly a selfish man. Mello was my fav character, he was a ride or die! My type of man! I love listening to Nicole small! She does such a great job and has such a soothing voice.
NO! The story was at it's best at the beginning, the middle was boring & corny. It didn't get better until the last hour of the story.
Yes, great author. I have read a lot of her books, just this one was not my fave.
I love her voice. She helps me picture everything.
Hard knock life in Harlem.
This was the third audible I've listened to. Was doing it more for research because I'm an author and want to put my work in an audible. I'm a BIG fan of Noire. So I chose because her story lines are dope! She didn't let me down with hittin the bricks. I was in from the first word. Although as i I'm used to with her work, the tears were flowing. Noire you're awesome and you're my inspiration!
There are some good stories that come from the hood. Almost every book I have read from this author the lead female is traumatized or dies..and just because it's not a "romance" novel EVERY female character is treated horribly ??? This doesn't happen to every female in the hood. #fact ..but I love the narrator. She does a great job with every book I purchased. I'm usually a reader but can't read at work so I like to listen. I have purchased G-Spot Candylicker Thugalicious and Hood..if you write another book can you switch it up please and thank you.
A lot of urban novels are similar but this one stands out. I've listened to many audible books but by the end of this book, I felt a strong emotonal bond with the character and was touched by her journey.
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