Monday, August 29, 2011

Week With An Author - Hope Lynette - Review of Tha Bottom Line - August 29, 2011

WEEK WITH AN AUTHOR  -   Hope Lynette!

I would like to welcome Hope Lynette, author of Tha Bottom Line, to Black Diamond's Book Reviews for the entire week!  Make sure to stop in every day!  There will be a giveaway later in the week!

Today we will start with my review of Hope Lynette's book Tha Bottom Line!

Tha Bottom Line
Book Details:

    • Title:  Tha Bottom Line
    • Author:  Hope Lynette
    • Paperback: 156 pages
    • Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 7, 2011)
    • Source: Hope Lynette

About the Book:

A Steamy Novel of Love, Desire, Success-and What Happens When Relationships Collide

Skye is a successful and sexy African American woman whose days consist of business deals and sultry lovemaking with her beau, Trevor. Her sister, Bethany, is married to a thriving dentist, but her heart still pines for the hunky blue-collar Donald. Their mother, Alice, is catching the eye of the eligible Dr. Bradford. If that sounds like a lot to keep straight, wait till you meet Pete and Sylvester - two studs whose sexy past will bring this group together in a way no one could have predicted. Now, all of them are about to find out how their intertwined love lives could change their lives for good. Tha Bottom Line follows the twists and turns of this smart and savvy group of African Americans living in Southern California. It's a world driven by business, the thirst for success, and-above all-desire. But when one man's mistake shows its consequences years later, this group's tight connections could unravel everything they've worked so hard to build. The result is a fast-paced, emotional, and provocative ride that will leave you guessing what happens next-and in whose bed each man and woman will end up. This steamy and no-holds-barred look at contemporary love and relationships is by turns arousing, exhilarating and moving.

My Review:

This story is told from the point of view of Skye.  Her father never expressed love for her or his other children.  Crime, drugs, and women were all he cared about.  This set the wheels in motion for a life of feeling unloved.  She finally met Trevor though,  They had great sex, but he failed express in words that he loved her.  She wasn't sure if she was just his fling or what she was.  She had a man from her past named Nate, and he kept creaping into her mind too.  Could she forget him?  Does Trevor love her or will he drop her like yesterday's news?

Pete and Tiffany are also in the book.  I can tell that Hope Lynette has a sense of humor from this quote:

His tongue turned out to be a thick limp piece of flesh.  It tastes like mold.  As I looked into his face I pulled back from his kiss.  I noticed he had white polka dots on his tongue.  Oh, hell no.  That was too much for me. (page 10)

There was also Bethany.  She is married to Bruce, but she has a past with Donald.  Does she want to stay with Bruce or rekindle an old flame?

I can't forget about Dr. Bradford and Alice!  I will let you read the book to see who they are and what happens with them!

You will have to read the book to find out how their lives all turn out.  I'm going to tell you right now though that you will be glad that you read it!  Don't worry, there are plenty of steamy sex scenes to keep your temperature hot!

Tha Bottom Line by Hope Lynette was like reading a soap opera.  There are a lot of characters and they all had different issues going on.  It kept the book very interesting.   When I got to the end, I was thinking, "that's it"?  I wanted to know what happened next! What happens with Trevor?  I was so excited to hear that there is a part two coming out! You have me on pins and needles Hope Lynette wondering what happens!  I highly recommend this book.

5/5 Diamonds - Highly Recommend!

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Disclaimer:  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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