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Written in prison and based on real-life experiences, this is the novel that launched the writing and publishing career of the best-selling author of Still Dirty, Dirty Red, and Imagine This, the reigning "queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly).

Vickie M. Stringer wrote Let That Be the Reason when she was still serving her seven-year sentence for drug trafficking. When she couldn't find a publisher, she printed the novel herself and sold it out of the trunk of her car. "I've exposed myself with the prayer that my life can be used as an example to warn others of the awful dangers of the drug game," she wrote in its afterword.

Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend, Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed into a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords - and, of course, the law - by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel, all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is that she doesn't quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means - or what it all costs.

Let That Be the Reason is a true-to-life saga of a woman's love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.

©2016 Vickie M. Stringer (P)2016 Buck 50 Productions, LLC, and Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Yawn!

The story was booooorrrrring!! i was so sick of hearing about "chino" I can't even finish it!

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Fantastic!!

Definitely worth it!! Let that be the reason I get another book by this author! The narrator was excellent too!

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Reason

Wow the book ended with a good note. There are alot of twists and turns to keep you interested.

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Ms Pat

loved it. It shows how people can be really dirty, especially those that you trust.

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never disappoints

can't wait for the next book always a great read she is a very talented author

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Toxic love at it finest

I hated to repeatedly hear about chino but at the same time it was realistic a lot of unhealthy relationships really are this way. it showed a real life situation on how a woman can be easily lost and mislead in a man

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Very disappointed 😔

I was expecting so much more of this book. The story line was boring. I had a hard time finishing it. I wouldn't dare get the 2 book.

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Narration was PERFECT!

I am not even through the book yet but I had to stop and give the narrator her props because horrible reading can ruin even the best writing. I just finished another book with absolute HORRIBLE narration but a good story but I could not finish it for the life of me. And th