Four women. Two years.A friendship to last a lifetime.The only things that Sharita, Thursday, Risa, and Tammy have in common are their disastrous love lives. But the year three of them turn 30 will be different, they swear!Sharita, a plump and conservative accountant wants to make partner at her firm and find the man of her dreams. Thursday, the daughter of a formerly chart-topping political rapper, wants to stop being a serial one-month stander, and settle down into a stable life with a stable boyfriend. Risa, a skinny and audacious electronica punk rocker, wants to finally land an album deal, which she feels is the only way to win back the heart of her on-again-off-again closeted girlfriend. And after getting fired as the spokesmodel for her family’s hair company, sweet and gorgeous Tammy wants to prove that she has what it takes to make it on her own. None of these women get what they want, but over the course of two years, they get exactly what they need. And that proves to be the best thing after all.
©2013 Ernessa T. Carter (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I'm in love with Ernessa as an author. She made me LOL in 32 Candles and literally cry, laugh and shake my head in this choice. You will love her writing if you want to be entertained and touched by a message all at once. I forced myself to stretch this book out over 3 days because Amazon credit prices are sky high lol. But I would have finished in one day's sitting, easily.
I fell in love with all of the characters. I'm a reader for life. this was a great story line and i love the messages in between the chapters.
Audible Enthusiast who loves to read but can't keep my eyes open long enough to enjoy a hard copy!
Know thy self and know they relationships
Once again, Ernessa Carter has spun what seemed to be a "how to get a man guide" to an insightful, bold tale of relationships: girlfriends, daddy/momma/daughter, men, self. At first listen, I was tempted to confuse this book with the shallow urban black literature (all Black lit ain't created equal)-young women struggling with careers while tryna' look good and bandage all the bad feelings with a man, any man, wondering why "a good black man is hard to find" ignoring the lowest common denominator (namely, she!), but I degress... This is NOT that story. Ernessa Carter digs into the complexities of relationship dynamics (across the board) in an honest and clever way leaving us once again with the awesome charge of being authentically and wonderfully ourselves. She invites us to risk, share, love and learn in our journey to become our better selves and along the way, there's a chuckle but mostly an "ahhh haa".
Well done my dear sister, I look forward to more of your tales SOON!
A great read after reading 32 Candles. I loved the correlation between the characters in both books. The story took a while to pick up but when it did I was hooked. I really enjoy this author and look forward to more of her stories.
I enjoyed it once I got into it. I thought it was a bit long but overall a nice read.
I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow
Yes I would. This was a great story of 4 very different woman. I couldn't stop listening to this story.
I loved the relationships between the 4 friends, they all have interesting stories to follow
She was great to listen to! I have never listened to a book narrated by her but I will search her out now.
Yes and I even had a tear or 2 over it, I don't want to spoil it by saying anymore
This is a fantastic book! I listened to Ernessa Carters first book 32 candles and that was fabulous! Some of the characters from 32 candles show up in this book! I love it when authors do this!
This is the story of every girls journey in one way or another. When I started I almost sent it back because I didn't like the "sista girl' tone of the book but I am glad I stayed. While listening I could relate to each one of these ladies as they made their way through this crazy thing called life. I really liked how it is the an how to guide by Davie Farrow but inside the Awesome Girl Guide lays something so much better than a self help book. Its about forgiveness, friendship, fun and also falling in love. When I finished I immediately logged into audible to find out if is a next chapter for these awe inspiring ladies. I didn't see much but maybe in the future. Even if there is no sequel these ladies story will stay with me and continue to inspire.
So I REALLY liked this book. I listened to this with my girlfriend (who is Iranian-American) and we both appreciated how three dimensional, complex, interesting, strong, and funny (and frustrating!) the women main characters were.
I loved how I hated moments of it. The twist 2/3 of the way through was AMAZING.
It would 5 out of 5 stars all the way across the board except, to be honest (SPOILER ALERT) I thought the ending didn't fit at all.
Literally all three strong black women married rich and it solved their problems. Idk, maybe I just don't get it as a White man, but the idea of having strong independent women all find "awesome" relationships that make them so wealthy they never have to work again seems sort of like a cop out and betrayal to the central theme.
That said, it was a happy ending in a way, and I loved getting to know Shireeta, Thursday, and Risa!
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