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Taking Care of Business | [Lutishia Lovely]

Taking Care of Business

In Taking Care of Business, the Livingstons are enjoying plenty of success - Toussaint is a Food Network star, Malcolm’s BBQ Soul Smoker is the toast of QVC, and Bianca’s Taste of Soul Tapas Style restaurant is a hit. In fact, only Jefferson has yet to make a name for himself - a problem he blames on his cousin, Toussaint. But when a stranger threatens the Livingstons’ legacy, Jefferson must put his damaged ego aside and help his family fight to stay in business.
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Publisher's Summary

Lutishia Lovely delivers plenty of delicious drama in her novels chronicling one family’s soul food empire.

In Taking Care of Business, the Livingstons are enjoying plenty of success - Toussaint is a Food Network star, Malcolm’s BBQ Soul Smoker is the toast of QVC, and Bianca’s Taste of Soul Tapas Style restaurant is a hit. In fact, only Jefferson has yet to make a name for himself - a problem he blames on his cousin, Toussaint. But when a stranger threatens the Livingstons’ legacy, Jefferson must put his damaged ego aside and help his family fight to stay in business.

©2012 Lutishia Lovely (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 07-16-12
    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Loving the Livingston's"

    This family is a blast! Strong family values and morals and a legacy adds to the charm. I was glad to see that Jefferson finally came to grip with his "demon". The question now is whether they will let Que get away with his deceit? I don't think so as their motto is "mess with 1 Livingston--mess with them all! I was brought to tears when one of them past--the scene was teared filled and heart-breaking but now what happens... Bianca's TOS was burned down and someone has to pay the piper--the Livingston's. Good listen but be sure to read the others first to capture the charm of the Taste of Soul family. Still a good stand alone read.

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    Christi Houston, TX, United States 03-27-13
    Christi Houston, TX, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR CREDIT"

    I could not get past the horrible narrator. He made all the characters seem like they were senior citizens. I did not complete the book. It was that bad for me! Despite the narrator distraction I could not get into the book. Bad listen all around.

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    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 02-25-13
    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 02-25-13

    Love books on tape! It's all about the narrators for me though. No matter how good the story, if the narrator doesn't cut it...

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    "NOT GOOD FOR ME"

    What happened, Corey Allen? You usually narrate stories so well. Twice I've tried listening to this book and twice I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I attribute much of this to the narrator. As I said in my description, if the narrator doesn't cut it, then I simply can't listen to the story. That's too bad because there are many good stories that pique my interest but lose me on their choice of narrator. Oh well...I should have asked for my chip back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra United States 12-21-12
    Debra United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book from Lutishia Lovely and/or Corey Allen?

    Probably not. I had a hard time getting into her book Mind Your Own Business and an even harder time trying to get into this book, I probably will not finish this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lutishia Lovely again?

    Maybe but not too soon.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Corey Allen speaks in a monotone voice which makes it hard to listen to him. Actually his reading is one of the reasons that the book was so boring.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None that I can see.


    Any additional comments?

    There are way to many key characters (Adam, Ace, Judge, Kiesha, Sterling, Diane, Quintin, Candance, Abernathy, Joyce, Zavier, Bianaca, Bobby, Chardonay her two kids, Shala, Malcom, Cooper, Jeff, Tousan, Marcus, Marietta, Booker, Zoe, Evelyn) just to name a few. It was too hard trying to keep up with all of the different characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12
    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2006
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    "You will enjoy this read!"
    What did you love best about Taking Care of Business?

    I liked how the author assumes that readers are familiar with the characters in this book. I really liked how the family stuck together in the face of adversity.


    What other book might you compare Taking Care of Business to and why?

    Not sure....


    What does Corey Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator was able to portray the womens' voices with clarity and realism.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, some of the storylines were predictable yet fun.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great author. I highly recommend this series!

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    Reader's Paradise Chicago, IL USA 11-05-12
    Reader's Paradise Chicago, IL USA 11-05-12 Member Since 2012

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    Would you listen to Taking Care of Business again? Why?

    Absolutely Corey Allen did an excellent job of voice switch over w/out confusing the reader.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Taking Care of Business?

    The gift Jefferson gave Senator Abernathy


    Which character – as performed by Corey Allen – was your favorite?

    Jefferson had such a tenderness to him and I liked that.


    If you could take any character from Taking Care of Business out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Obadiah I would like to understand why he left Mama Max and lived with another


    Any additional comments?

    An exciting read..and I WANT more

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