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Rapper Tsu Surf and national best-selling author Jessica N. Watkins have collaborated to bring to life for listeners the collection of hit songs, House in Virginia

Money is the root of all evil. It’s the thirst and hunger for money that is the origin of the ills of this world. It’s where our desperate thoughts and shameful actions are buried. Yet, when we are broke is when we have the most diabolical thoughts; when we are willing to break hearts, destroy relationships, and even ruin our own lives.

Meet Karen Dunlap and Jovan “Jo” Saint: a young, loving couple living the way that many in their mid-twenties are in hoods of New Jersey. Karen is working a minimum wage job, while Jo hustles on the block with his right-hand, Pop. 

For the five years that Jo and Karen have been together, Karen has been by Jo’s side, no matter his struggle because she sees and believes in her man’s potential. Yet, Karen cannot deny that she wants more - to leave the hood and live a comfortable life of ease. 

Jo is desperate to come up in the game, not only for his own comfort but for Karen, as well. However, before Jo has the chance to sweep his woman off of her feet, a boss, Kway, easily gains Karen’s attention with the glitz and glam of his lifestyle. However, everything that glitters isn’t gold, and Kway is a dull and ugly, cancerous individual that affects the lives of every woman he touches with his negligence and deceit.

Though Karen soon comes to her senses, re-dedicating herself to her man just in time to experience Jo’s long-awaited come-up, her decision to step out on her relationship will haunt her forever, proving to be the worst mistake she has ever made. Yet, will it cause her to lose the love of her life for good? 

Jo is blind to the deceit hovering around him as he and Pop begin the construction of their own empire. He is blindly happy in his newfound riches. Yet, “the more money we come across, the more problems we see”. 

The rise of Jo and Pop is laced with mayhem, murder, and infidelities that lead to heartbreaking disaster, the loss of lives, and the introduction of new love.

Join Tsu Surf, national best-selling author, Jessica N. Watkins, and a host of entertaining characters on this mind-boggling, roller-coaster ride of a street love story.

©2019 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Jessica Watkins

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READING ANYTHING JAKOBI

I'll always jump to read shy and everything with Jakobi's sexy voice in it but Lacy Laurel pretty much ruined he story for me. I really can't take her narration. I mean really, someone REALY should have taken he time to correct her pronunciation of Mecca's name. Lacy's voice simply is not hod enough for these readings. it's such a turn off. Great story tho. Please get another female voice for book 2, hell call me if you have to cuz if Lacy is reading I'm going to miss out.

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OMG!!!!

Come on with 2!!!!!’ Don’t leave me hanging too c long please !!

Got me wanting to bite my nails

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Loved the story

I loved the story. I can’t wait for part two but the narrators could have been better

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Love it

IM READY FOR BOOK 2. CANT WAIT! THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME I COULD NOT STOP LISTENING.

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woooaah surf!

wtf.. great story and all. but cliffhangers that dangerous should be disclaimed. reader beware.
i would say this book excite emotions for regular 9-5 workers because of the struggling truth with relationships. EXTREMELY put together story though. s/o to the battle rap fans. in conclusion. it was a pleasant story. i like the addition of the music. surf has the midas touch.

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Omg

This book is a must have I finished it in one day ,I can’t wait for part 2.

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House in Virginia

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Tsu Surf's song. House in Virginia is the first part of this emotional trilogy. Lacy Laurel and Jakobi Diem did a great job with the narration. I love their voices together.

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Met Expectations

The book is what I expected. I'm a Tsu surf fan, so it was nice to see how he unpacked this story now that he wasn't confined by the rules of music. The characters came to life true to form, and that part DID NOT disappoint!!! I love how realistically the story unfolded which made it easier to continue. I did find myself frustrated with finishing the book due to narration. Jakobi was great, however Lacy is not a good narrator for urban lit. She reads clearly, but she just didn't bring the characters to life. Her tone, diction, and cadence gave the speaking parts an unauthentic feel. Sometimes the switch between her and Jakobi seemed as if two different books were being read. That was the biggest downside. I'm excited about part two, I'm concerned about who's narrating.

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when a Man loves you

wow this has some turns tricks and omg.
I hope it's a Book 2. Narrator love the male voice. Author is good dont have your readers wait a long time.

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Great 👍

Loved everything about this book. Now I am a.little upset that it ended the way it did. Can't wait until book #2.