Saturday, March 26, 2011

Book Review - Snapped by Tracy Brown

About the Book:

As the pampered wife of Frankie Bingham, Camille wants for nothing. After all Frankie and their life together are her whole world. So Camille tries not to be bothered by his closeness with his coworker and dear friend Gillian. But it soon becomes clear that Camille’s suspicions are correct. When his indiscretions become a public matter for the world Camille is pushed to a dangerous breaking point that spells disaster for them all.

Camille's sister Misa is newly divorced and clueless about men. She smothers men with phone calls, emails and pops up unannounced at their homes. She hacks into their voicemail and email and causes drama. So when she sets her sights on Baron, he has no idea what hit him. Will her quest to win his heart cost her everything?

Dominique Storms appears to have it all - a great career, a beautiful NYC condo and a gifted teenaged daughter. Her only problem is that the man she loves is incarcerated. While trying to juggle the demands of motherhood, work, and friendships, she manages to make her man Jamel a priority in her life. But is he doing the same? And is she too distracted to notice what is going on with her daughter?

Latoya Blake seems to be the one who has life all figured out, that is, until some skeletons are discovered in her closet. When her well-put-together fa├žade crumbles, will she crumble as well?

from Goodreads

My Review:
This is my first book by Tracy Brown.  I joined the "We Love to Read Book Club" on Facebook.  They are reading Aftermath by Tracy Brown this month.  I wanted to buy it, but then realized Snapped was the first book, so I bought both of them.

I am so glad that I was led to this book!  Tracy Brown really did a great job building the characters and really giving them personality.  There were quite a few characters and I was worried that I would get confused, but I didn't.  You really have to pay attention when you are reading this book to keep everything straight, but that was one thing that I really liked about this book.  It made me really think!

Camille really should have done more with Frankie, but he should have tried harder to involve her in his life too. Misa really seemed to take advantage of Camille by having her watch her son Shane all the time.  It was nice of Camille to do that, but she really should have put her foot down and told her no once in a while.  It really would have been good for Misa and may have prevented a lot of problems.  Misa was really worrying too much about her love life when she should have been taking care of her son! Camille and Misa's mom finally let them have it and told them both what they should be doing.  It's about time!  What happened with Shane though at the end really surprised me.

I want to find out in the next book what happens with Dominique and Jamel.  She was so good to him, and I really hope that things work out for them.  People were putting her down for what she was doing for him because he is incarcerated, but have hope that he will come out and they will be together.  What happened with her daughter Octavia really surprised me toward the end. 

 This book definitely was full of drama and was a page turner!  The end definitely had me wondering what is going to happen in the next book, since I was left hanging at the end!  I was sad that  this book was done, but I am so glad that the story will continue in Aftermath!  I highly recommend this book!

My Rating:
 5/5 diamonds
A book to purchase!

Book Details:
Title: Snapped
Author: Tracy Brown
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: Paperback; 368 pages
Source: Purchased

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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

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