• Where There's Smoke 2

  • When the Smoke Clears (The Where There’s Smoke Series, Book 2)
  • By: Terra Little
  • Narrated by: Mishi LaChappelle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (286 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this gritty sequel to Where There's Smoke, the past comes back to haunt Smoke Avery and Anne Phillips, and the choices they make will change their lives forever.

A father's work is never really done. Then again, neither is a lover's.

After a few ups and downs, Alec "Smoke" Avery and Anne Phillips have found a rhythm they can both groove to, and they’ve made a love connection. But just when they think they can finally settle down, their past comes back to haunt them in ways they never imagined.

Smoke's former flame is stalking him, and she's determined to have him all to herself. That's the last thing Smoke needs while he's trying to deal with Anne's emotional baggage and convince her that he's all the man she needs. Anne suspects that Smoke is still stepping out on her, and when things get tense, she decides to do a little stepping out of her own.

Away at Kentucky State on a basketball scholarship, their son, Isaiah, has become motivated to straighten out his life, but his nemesis, Hood, isn't done wreaking havoc. His sudden appearance on campus is jeopardizing Isaiah's scholarship, and his life.

Things go from bad to worse when, during a heated lover's quarrel, Smoke and Anne commit the perfect crime to save their son and themselves. When the smoke clears, truths will have to be told, and Anne will have to accept that she and Smoke are more alike than she cares to admit.

Terra Little takes listeners on a roller coaster ride of emotions in this story of a very real, very dysfunctional family.

©2013 Terra Little (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

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Typical desired storyline, but off...

Typical in that it displayed black couple with dysfunctional issues but overcame the odds. But atypical in that they get away with murder. I mostly enjoyed it but there are cringeworthy moments where I as an African American woman was embarrassed and disappointed in the storyline.

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I like the authors writing style and the narration

The narration was excellent. Both books were delicious 😋 😍. I couldn't stop listening... even at work.

Characters had enough depth where I could imagine each one. There weren't any "lyrics" being spat out like ghetto poetry... THANK GAWD!

This is a new author and narrator for me and I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone. I'm a urban fiction junkie and writer myself but, needless to say, I'll be looking for other books from both!

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this one! Great job!

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Ok there has to be a Smoke 3

This was good!! Glad Hood got what was coming to him.. Anne and Smoke, perfect match!! But he definitely did not like it when he thought she was stepping out on him!! Again the narrator was great! Totally recommend.

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"Emm" ...🙄

felt like I struggled and begged myself to finish part one and two of this book. I didn't have a problem with the narrator like some have said however the character "Ann" was playing on my nerves back and forth!!!! I couldn't quite put my finger on her or which way the writer wanted to go with her personality/role or what have you... One of my biggest pet peeves yet with movies and books is somewhere down the line the writers and directors seem to forget that we as the audience remember EVERYTHING!! and we don't forget ANYTHING!! .... One minute our Miss Ann, green as can be, uptight, doesn't know anything about music or fashion, no humor, no fun, hasn't had a piece of meat between her legs in a decade, can't keep a bra on to save her life, she is well educated, decent home, has raised Isaiah on her own to be a respectable young man, and she also trying to live a respectable life; IS NOW THIS FIERCE UNTOUCHABLE QUEEN, who can shut a room full of people down by her very presence, going to jail, fighting, can have whatever she wants when she wants, when she was just referred to as a Volvo compared to a "Mercedes" which was Smokes girl friend in the first book🙄..... l hated her voice and the story line was blah, I'm use to books with eww's and aah's, have you gasping, tearing up, crossing your legs, biting your bottom lip, feeling a little embarrassed, ripping through each chapter can't wait to get to the next and soooooo disappointed when the book is over, but no fret.!!!....
I'll just turn to page 1 and read it again 😁😁😁😁

overall I guess I can give this book a light three stars, there was just nothing going on in the book whatsoever and I thought part two was going to be interesting but🤷🏽‍♀️.... nonetheless if you have chosen this book go ahead and read it you may enjoy it in a different way than I did

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Surprising!!!

This book was a very big surprise because I thought it was going to be something completely different by the title. However, I enjoyed this book tremendously I'm glad it wasn't what I thought.

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Great story line

every day living with the average American family. no one has a perfect life.

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great narration, reason for finishing book

Depth & storyline/plot not as good as first book. Seems like author used cussing, graphic sex , drugs, & vigilante murder to make up for lack of a good story. not my style, but narrator great.

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Good…. Just Not As Good As The Original

There is no question that “Where There’s Smoke 1“ has to been considered an urban classic. The only question was whether the anticipated sequel would be just as great….. Not! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed 2 but it just was not on the same level as the original. The sub plots were as cohesive and not as well developed. The narration was excellent and I loved when we were surprised with the baby’s voice at the end. Warning: Please read the original before this one; it’s good enough to carry you through this sequel.

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Love It!

This book had my attention the entire read. It left me wanting more. Finally, a real depiction of what love can truly be without leaving out the real ness of drama, hurt, trust, and forgiveness. A great novel that made me smile while being disappointed the story had to come to an end.

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well done!

I'm always into a good listen for a good book.. I found this one under missed treasures on my audible books as a suggestion... all I can say is well done ..the book .. the story line and performance was off the chain.. great listen.. I started with this one now I am listening to book one.. I went backward but oh well it's worth the credit👍💯