Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Never Say Never by Dwayne S. Joseph


Never Say Never by Dwayne S. Joseph
Published September 1st 2005 by Urban Books
255 Pages

This is a story of three friends and all of the drama and man troubles that they are having.


Ressa wants to have a baby before she is 35. She is with Simon but he is just an asshole. She is afraid of being alone. She just gets tired of his shit and tells him to pack and get out. They end up together again but then he says (p92) "Shit, other than you paying my bills, the only thing you really been good for is fucking. And you ain't even the bomb at that. That's why I get straightened out every now and then by Cecilia." On page 115 she was talking about shaking her rear end to "Just Got Paid" by Johnny Kemp. (I remember that song and love that song!).
Erica is looking for a man. She hooked up with Dominic, he had a body but he was terrible in bed. He claimed to be a little rusty but Erica told him (P23)"A little rusty? Please, your shit is broken. Now get the fuck off me." Then Kenny came back around. Kenny was in her life before, but he cheated on her and had a baby with another woman and she wants nothing to do with him. While they were apart, he wrote a book dedicated to her. He will not give up until he has her back.


Carmen is with Anthony and he is just a pig. He wanted her to dye her hair blonde to look like Shakira and he told her that she was not at fine as Shakira was. He even went so far as to book her an appointment at the salon! She couldn't believe it and said (P37) "Hell no, I won't chill out! How would you like it if I pulled some shit like this? How would you like it if I said, 'Anthony, I think your dick is too small. Here's an appointment card to go and get it enlarged so you can be just as big as my ex!" Carmen ends up spending a lot of time with her co-worker Jordan. Jordan likes a lot of the same things that she does such as salsa music and books. Anthony's mom is so mean to Carmen and he never sticks up for her.

You will have to read this book to see how their lives end up. I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end and I was so hooked. I am still amazed at how great of a job Dwayne writes from a woman's point of view and makes the characters come alive! I had to stay up late and finish this book to see how everyone's lives turned out. Those men in this book really pissed me off sometimes! He is right "Never say Never"!

I gave this 5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the author does his research!!!

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