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Going Broke

By: Trista Russell
Narrated by: Misty Reign
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What’s a girl to do when she’s going broke? 

Sarai Emery lost her job as a radio disc jockey when a heated breakup with her wealthy drug dealer boyfriend was accidentally broadcast live. With the sudden loss of income, she goes from living it up to giving it up for cash when she meets a stranger who promises her a steady income working for a high-society escort service. With thoughts of dodging the repo-man, past due bills, an impending eviction, and a bill from the nursing home that cares for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted father fresh on her mind, Sarai feels she has no choice but to plunge into a world where the line that separates sex and money is blurred beyond recognition. When she meets the man of her dreams, will she come clean about how she’s been paying her bills, or will her low-down, dirty secrets rise to the top on their own?

©2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

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Still needs to read the book first

Misty needs to read the books before she narrates them so she can see where to place punctuation and when she should have inflection to make the book more believable. Although I must say she is getting better she sounded better in this one than the last one, but the fact it had less laughing (ha ha) could have been a factor to.

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3 Ending ....REALLY?

What on earth is wrong with picking an ending and simply having a HEA...how freaking hard is that? I’m sticking with the 2nd ending....we see and hear enough negativity and dismay for real....at least when I read a book....I’d like some positivity...it was already filled with lies and a mass amount of drama.....not everyone need and want a mass amount of drama to enjoy a fictional story....this book was listed under romance novel...and that should’ve been the ending!

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A Hot Mess But In A Good Way!!!

I read Going Broke when it was originally released in 2005. I actually have the paperback with the original cover. As it’s been 15 years since I read it, I didn’t remember a thing so, it was like reading it for the first time. Sarai worked my last nerve. She made so many stupid mistakes. Unrealistic stupid mistakes. I kept waiting for her to find some common but, she just couldn’t find the light at the end of that tunnel. Starting with Norman and the camera. The minute he pulled out that camera, she should’ve walked out the door or, at the very least, called Stephanie. But, she’s standing there talking about, “I don’t think I can do that.” Girl! Then, there was the whole scene that played out with her and India in the hotel. Why wouldn’t she tell her about Damian anonymously?!!! That would’ve made much more sense. Finally, why would she reveal her identity to Norman’s wife?!!! That was just stupid. Come to find out, Norman’s crazy azz was Mel’s uncle. I figured one of his relatives was going to be one of her former clients. I just didn’t think I was going to be Norman psychotic azz. And, what’s with the two alternate endings?!!! Why are authors who write urban fiction so allergic to HEAs?!!! I just didn’t see the point in killing Sarai. But, if I’m being honest, I’m glad it was her and not Mel. By the end of the book, she worked my last nerve. I didn’t think she deserved Mel. The narrator was horrible. Misty Reign did a terrible job narrating this book. She doesn’t know how to invoke the proper emotion for certain scenes and all her characters sounded the same. I’ll be adding her to my list of narrators NOT to listen to. Going Broke was a good read. I just wish authors who write these street storyline realize urban fiction need HEAs too.

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Never say what you wouldn't do for a Klondike Bar!

I love how this book tells the truth what some men and women choose to do when their bills are due. I would just say don’t be so quick to judge. You or me could find ourselves in this very predicament. Sarai really did not want to put herself in that situation, but After much protest, she allowed it to happen. She felt like she had the world on her shoulders. Sarai’s twin was dying of A-I-D-S”. I could really appreciate this book because she was paying her own bills instead of looking for handouts. I like how Sarai got back at Roland, but did not expect him to mail those pictures to the house. I was overjoyed when Tremel got his record deal. I feel this is a phenomenal book and I approve this book for reading.

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Why did it end like this?

It was cool but why did it end this this? I’m pissed off but i have to check if she has a part 2

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Amazing Story

I enjoyed listening to this book. The storyline, characters, plots and plot twists kept me hooked. Misty Reign’s voice is nice and soothing which was perfect considering Sarai’s professional at the beginning of the book. There were moments when the sentences wouldn’t flow, but she rebounded quickly. Overall, this was an amazing listen/read.

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Where’s part 2?

When are you idiots gonna add part 2 to Audible? I mean part 2 is there so get on it!

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Must read Omg it will leave you breathless

Lovd the book, narrator did an awesome job.
Could be a Biography of someone life

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THIS BOOK

IN THE BEGINNING I WASN'T SURE IF I WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET INTO IT, AS I MADE MYSELF LISTEN ON IT ENDED UP GETTING MY ATTENTION AND ENDED UP BEING A GOOD STORY. I DIDN'T CARE FOR THE ENDING AT ALL. I UNDERSTOOD THAT SHE GOT HER PAYBACK FOR WHAT SHE HAD DONE TO OTHERS BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHE WAS ONLY TRYING TO SURVIVE HERSELF. BEING THAT SHE GOT HER HEART BACK TO A STEADY BEAT WAS THE BEST PART OF THIS BOOK. AND TO REMIND PEOPLE NOT TO JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. WISHING THAT IT WOULD HAVE ENDED DIFFERENTLY OR THAT SHE WAS REVIVED AND THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HELD FOR THEM AS A UNIT. OH WELL!

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A Roller coaster

This book had me on a roller coaster of emotions. Sarai got on my nerves A LOT and sometimes I didn't want things to work out for her, while other times, I was hoping for the best. There was so much going on that I knew something was going to go left eventually with all of the dirt she was doing. I guess I'll have to get the sequel to find out the rest.

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