House in Virginia

Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Jakobi Diem
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Romance, African American
4 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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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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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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please hurry part 2 .

good book. I need part 2 asap . I enjoy Jessica's book wish all were on audible

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my goodness

this book was the best . it has to be a part two..hopefully cause i need to know so many unanswered questions.

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AMAZING A MUST READ

AMAZING! This book definitely left me speechless how it ended amazing! Can’t wait for part two!

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Love this book

This was a great read! I’ve never commented on a book before but I had to do it for this one. I stayed on the edge of my seat and enjoyed every last minute. I can’t wait for the sequel to see everything come together!!

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Good story

I really enjoyed this story. The character development was good. The authors did a great job on this. The delivery was good. I love Jakobi as a narrator, but he’s better in romance, not hood stories. And I didn’t enjoy Lacy in this. She read like a new person. And She kept calling Mecca, Meka

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I struggled to finish the book. I didn't like the female narrator but I did enjoy listening to Jakobi.

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Nah fam this ain’t it👎🏾

I was sold in the very beginning thinking it was going to be a thriller because of the burning house on the cover and her in the trunk. But a steady downhill spiral from then on. Once again Jakobi is the only reason I kept listening...