BALLER DREAMS

BALLER DREAMS

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by Tasha Macklin, WAHIDA CLARK
     
 

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After graduating from High School John "Dre" Dodson finds his future looming before him. He is forced to make a number of decisions that will change his life. Choosing school over the mean Detroit's Eastside streets, the sudden reality of his poor circumstances make him painfully aware of the fortunes that can be made if he embarks on the career path of a hustler.…  See more details below

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After graduating from High School John "Dre" Dodson finds his future looming before him. He is forced to make a number of decisions that will change his life. Choosing school over the mean Detroit's Eastside streets, the sudden reality of his poor circumstances make him painfully aware of the fortunes that can be made if he embarks on the career path of a hustler. Deciding that he wants to be a baller, Dre meets and forms an alliance with an older, very beautiful female named Destiny. Unbeknownst to him, she had a secret and motive that draws her to him, which causes her to assist him in making all of his plans reality. Dre and his closest friends will create a clique called the Eastside Syndicate and set a hustle in motion like Detroit has never seen. No one else in the city will be able to compete with the murder and muscle game that they release upon the streets. However, when he falls in love with another and finds himself at odds with Destiny, the beautiful temptress who helped to make his dreams come true will stop at nothing to bring Dre and the organization that he created to its knees. Dre has everything that a hustler could ever want. Only when the tide turns, he will quickly realized that the dream life that he once lived was no more than a nightmare in disguise…

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BALLER DREAMS by Tasha Macklin

“Contrary to the name, Baller Dreams has nothing to do with basketball. The ballers in the story are Dre and the other drug traffickers in the Eastside Syndicate who murder their rivals to get street cred and to get rich and powerful. Violent, raw and gritty, the book will appeal to Macklin’s fans.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015491838
Publisher:
Wahida Clark Presents Publishing
Publication date:
10/17/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
268,121
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Tasha Macklin is one of the leading ladies in Wahida Clark's Thug Series
(Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs A Lady, Thug Matrimony,
Thug Lovin', Justify My Thug and Honor Thy Thug). This is her debut novel.

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Baller Dreams 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was actually pretty good. I enjoyed the read. Wish i knew the out come of dres girlfriend,but i guess not.
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Seventeen-year-old John ‘Dre’ Dodson has just graduated from high school. His grandmother raised him because his father is doing life in prison. She is extremely proud that Dre never fell victim to the streets like a lot of other young men. She told Dre that any of the automobile factories would be proud to hire him, or if he chose to go to college, she would find the money for him to go. Either way she would support him 100% whatever his decision was. Unfortunately, Dre decided on an entirely different path than his grandmother wanted to see for her grandson. Dre wanted to make quick money with power and prestige. When Dre meets Destiny, a beautiful older woman, she knows who Dre is. He is John Jr., the son of the man that brought her up in the game. When she sets eyes on him, she is determined to make him hers. She opens doors for Dre to claim the streets. When Destiny finds out that Dre has been keeping time with another young lady and has feelings for her, Destiny’s emotions make her do the unthinkable. Will Dre get out the game before it is too late? Will Destiny get her revenge or will it backfire on her? And who will be left standing? “Baller Dreams” by Tasha Macklin is your typical street-lit story. Young man has the world at his fingers but instead decides to take the illegal route and gets caught up with the money and fame. Along with the drugs, flashy cars, sex and money, it makes for an unoriginal storyline. Some parts of the story made me literally shake my head. The story also lacked the depth and description how Dre started in the game and established his crew to claim the streets. “Baller Dreams” is just an okay read. Reviewed by: LeonaR
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robra More than 1 year ago
Can someone please tell me how it is that a character from her Thug Series books is the author of this title? I am confuzzled. Please and thank you:0)!
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I thought it would be a good book being that ms Clark brought them out but i don't like it at all hate i spent my10.00 dollars on it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok so this book reminds me of thugs and the woman who love them stacy & dre reminds me of tasha and trae love there relationship i knew when dre and destiny first got together it was going to be so drama that chick shoulda got her ass kicked by naiza for the whole nut drama this book was hot