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When My Soul Met a Thug: A Standalone Novel

Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Lacy Laurel
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, African American
4.5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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True never guessed that life would be this hard. Being only 25 years old, she should have been being wild, reckless, and having fun, not fighting the hardest battle of her life, alongside a husband who no longer loved her. After their divorce, True wanted to be free and enjoy every day. Falling in love was not in the plan. She most definitely hadn't foreseen falling in love with an arrogant, womanizing hustler like Coop. Yet, she did. However, as soon as True tells him all her truth, he'll revert back to that unbearable goon that wreaked havoc on the streets of Chicago.

Coop grew up an orphan, passed from foster home to foster home. A hustler, his right-hand man, was his only family. His love was the game. His side chick was money. Then he met True. She filled gaps in his life that he didn't even know needed filling. Looking at her, being in her presence, was like the first warm, sunny day after a brutal Chicago winter. Being with her felt like being lost in the right direction. Coop had thawed out his icy heart and given it to True...just for her to break it. True was gone, unable to fix what she’d broken, but, lucky for Coop, True found a way.

Remi has been with Banks for 10 years. She remained loyal through every lie and infidelity in hopes that her patience and understanding will eventually bring her “happily ever after” with her one true love. Finally, Banks gives her what she has always wanted...a ring. However, that ring came with such a devastating blow, leaving Remi unsure how she will ever recover...until she meets True and Coop. Unbeknownst to her, these two strangers will mend her broken heart and cause her life to never, ever be the same again.

This is a heart-wrenching, yet warming, story of broken women who find love in their darkest hours from the most unexpected and hardened hearts.

©2019 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Jessica Watkins

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Amazing storyline

Ok so let me just say get your tissues ready! This book was wonderfully written and was a beautiful story. Wonderful book!

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Heart Wrenching / Uplifting

First of all Jakobi Diem is THE TRUTH! Good storyline! Great characters. I loved Coop!!!

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Great story!!!!

I loved it!!! Wasn’t predictable and i loved that about a book!! Narrators were awesome!

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Loved it just as much as I did when I read it!

This story is so raw and emotional. I read the story awhile back, so I already knew what to expect. However, it was still a roller coaster ride of emotions. A story of unexpected love all around. Just heartwarming!

Jakobi, as always, did an amazing job narrating. Lacey Laurel was just okay. I've listened to her narrate before, so I knew not to expect an outstanding job. Her performance was just "ehh"; if you didn't read the book, her performance will probably take away from the experience. But still... give it a try!

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Took a minute to get started...

I almost gave up on this book because it took too long I interesting. I'm glad I listened to the entire book. Sweet story but Jakobi's voice is street thug sexy... I'll be looking out for more of his narrations...

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  • Anthony
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • 09-10-19

I have listened to a lot of novels but this one...

This was quite a journey that's worth it!!!
Don't skip listen to the whole story

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Frustrated me

I was frustrated by this book. I don't know if it was because I was being impatient but it seemed to be a drag, I gave it stars cause it was a great book heart wrenching but I didn't care for it. I know confusing just because I didn't care for it, I absolutely have to recognize a great book

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Decent Story

This story was decent, very touching. Could’ve been even better if the female narrator was good. She was pretty bad. Jakobi was great as usual!

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good story

So I enjoyed this story but had a lot of issues with some of the things that happened. First True should have never stopped her treatment all because her husband left her. It's like she said forget about her family. the why coop acted after she told him that she was pregnant was crazy. I don't think I would have took him back no matter what. As a nurse Remy did not follow the oath we take. some of the things she did I would have never.

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  • aD
  • 08-23-19

Beautifully Written

I felt every emotion of this book. Even though there is sadness, there is lots of joy and life lessons.