D.Y. Phillips is the author of Kiss or Keep, The High Price of a Good Man, and Too Much Drama. She lives with her husband, Reginald, in Victor Valley, California, where she is working on her fifth book.
Love Trumps Gameby D.Y. Phillips
After twenty-nine years of marriage, Hattie has paid her dues. She's now retired and looking forward to enjoying her peaceful golden years. Unfortunately/b>/i>
After her daughter's disappearance, a world-weary grandmother becomes the guardian of her two street-wise grandchildren -- but their demented, no-good father will do anything to get them back.
After twenty-nine years of marriage, Hattie has paid her dues. She's now retired and looking forward to enjoying her peaceful golden years. Unfortunately, her calm life is changed forever when her daughter Neema mysteriously disappears and she finds herself to be the sole guardian of her two unruly grandchildren. To make matters worse, their crazed father, Topps Jackson, is determined to get them back.
A ruthless drug dealer, Topps runs a dangerously lucrative drug trafficking operation. Now Topps wants to bring his young son into the business at an early age. The only person giving him grief and standing in his way is Hattie Sims. Grandmother or not, Hattie has to go.
Driven away by his constant threats, Hattie is forced to live her life on the run, depending on friends and family members to shield her and two grandchildren from danger. But there seems to be no place to hide from a monster like Topps Jackson. Hattie's options are running out. Soon Topps will find her. Realizing that she can't run forever, Hattie decides that enough is enough. She decides to stop running and face the monster for the last showdown.
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Hattie Sims had really paid her dues she was in her golden years and was retirement age and was doing like grandmothers trying to raise her grand kids,her daughter Neema who would not listen and was using her to the fullest why Neema was dealing with the father of her children Topps Johnson he was a ruthless man, killer, drug dealer and was a clean fatatic and all the stuff he did, Hattie was not gonna let him destroy her grands and she stood up to Topps when no one else would and the thing she did was extra special and the way she did it was awesome. You would not expect the book to end the way it did it was a page turner I could not put it down. The author D.Y. Phillips really put this book together I have read all of her books but I think this is her best book ever.....
I was so amazed at this book! The characters were so realistic! This kind of thing happens everyday in black america..it is such a shame. I was so excited to read something from an author from up here where I live and I can't wait to read more of her stories!!
Love Trumps Game by D.Y. Phillips - ISBN 10: 1-59309-270-2 ISBN 13: 978-1-59309-270-2 - 255 pages - published by Strebor Books - Paperback - Reviewed by Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant; Literary Wonders! (www.literarywonders.com) October 19, 2009 - 4.5 Stars. Author D.Y. Phillips gives readers the tale of Topps Jackson; a ruthless drug dealer who plans on turning the family business over to his son as his father had done him. In Love Trumps Game, Topps Jackson, affectionately known as 'TJ', has a multi-million dollar drug business and he has no problem popping anyone he considers a complication. After all, he tortured his own mother, which eventually led to her death. Neema Jean Sims was TJ's 'main girl'. Neema was so caught up in the luxurious lifestyle that TJ afforded her that it blinded her better judgment. The truth was, Topps didn't trust her and he had every reason not to; Neema had been stealing from him for years. None of her street smarts prepared her for what Topps had in store for her. Like so many times in the past, Neema had disappeared and left her children in her mother's, Hattie, care . It has been days since anyone has heard from her, including TJ. Topps is sure that his number one man Slick knows Neema's whereabouts. He also knows that Slick and Neema have been creeping behind his back. Hattie knows something isn't right this time, especially when Topps Jackson sends her the message that if she doesn't return his two children, she would pay. And pay, she does. D.Y. Phillips, creates a story of thug life and adds plenty of action and drama complete with sex, drugs and dead bodies. Love Trumps Game shows what can happen with a person on the wrong side of the law leaves 'lose ends'. Determined to save her grandchildren, even if it means her life, Hattie is put in protective custody, but soon realizes, nothing gets by Topps Jackson. But what Topps doesn't realize is that Hattie was dead serious about keeping her grandchildren safe at the expense of her own life. Even Christian's get fed up. This urban tale is an easy read and gives a realistic look at the pros and cons of the gangster lifestyle. Money and power is all good but you just may pay with your life.
DY Phillips has left a fresh, entertaining mark on the urban lit genre with this pageturner. It has it all suspense, heart, grit, sex and a bit of humor where you list expect it. You won't be disappointed. Can't wait for her next book.