Mistress (The Mistress Trilogy, Book 1) [NOOK Book]

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Keisha Crawford is at a crossroads. Just when she thought she’d finally risen above the scandal in her past, her latest “sugar daddy” passes away, and now she’s being evicted from the luxury penthouse she thought was hers. Slinking home to her father’s house with her tail between her legs, Keisha’s only goal is to get out of Brooklyn and back to the lifestyle that she’s become accustomed to. But when you go home again, it’s that much harder to let go of the person you used to ...
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Mistress (The Mistress Trilogy, Book 1)

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Overview

Keisha Crawford is at a crossroads. Just when she thought she’d finally risen above the scandal in her past, her latest “sugar daddy” passes away, and now she’s being evicted from the luxury penthouse she thought was hers. Slinking home to her father’s house with her tail between her legs, Keisha’s only goal is to get out of Brooklyn and back to the lifestyle that she’s become accustomed to. But when you go home again, it’s that much harder to let go of the person you used to be.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148803546
  • Publisher: Nia Forrester
  • Publication date: 8/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 219,714
  • File size: 136 KB

Meet the Author

Nia Forrester lives and writes in Washington DC where, by day, she works on public policy and by night, she crafts woman-centered fiction that examines the complexities of life, love and the human condition.
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  • Posted September 5, 2013

    In ¿Mistress,¿ Nia Forrester serves the first helping of drama e

    In “Mistress,” Nia Forrester serves the first helping of drama early on. Keisha Crawford is a kept woman. Her latest “keeper” is Charlie, a man old enough to be her grandfather, but the youngest of Keisha’s recent string of boyfriend benefactors. Charlie doesn’t provide Keisha with a lot of cash, but he gives her things, to include $100,000 dollars worth of jewelry and a nice apartment (a kept woman has to be kept somewhere). But as the tale begins Charlie has dropped dead, and shortly thereafter Keisha receives a call from Charlie’s attorney daughter Beth. It turns out that the apartment Keisha lives in is in Beth’s name. Beth informs Keisha that she has two days to pack her things and vacate the premises. With little cash and no new sugar daddy waiting in the wings, what’s a gold digger to do? Moreover, what’s a reader to do? Can a kept woman—a user of men—be a sympathetic heroine?

    Well no, she probably can’t.

    And that’s the cleverness of author Nia Forrester. She creates flawed characters (read real); the kind of people you might find it hard to like and cheer for. I didn’t find myself hoping that things would work out for Keisha. I didn’t hope that in the end she’d get her man, an ex-con named Jayson whom she meets through a family connection after being evicted from her swanky crib.

    And then it gets worse…

    Like many characters in relationship dramas and romance novels, Keisha has a secret from her past that haunts her. Oftentimes less skilled authors make the heroine’s secret something that happened TO her, some incident that through no fault of her own left her emotionally scarred and unable initially to connect to the male protagonist. Usually the secret revealed is designed to elicit sympathy and understanding from the reader so that they can give her a pass on her current issues. But here once again Nia Forrester throws formula out the window. Scratch that: She hurls formula through the window and shatters the glass. Keisha’s secret is an ugly one, one that’s of her doing only, and one that made me like her even less.

    And this is why I enjoyed “Mistress.”

    I didn’t like the character much, but that’s okay. I read fiction to be entertained, and I was, thoroughly. I didn’t like Keisha enough to hope that she’d figure out how to take control of her life or that she’d get her man, but I was interested to know whether or not she did.

    That’s the craftiness of author Nia Forrester. She doesn’t take the easy way. She doesn’t follow formula. She’s like a young Muhammad Ali. She’s not supposed to box with her hands down by writing unsympathetic primary characters because that’s how less skilled authors get knocked out. But like Ali, Ms. Forrester defies convention and makes you want to turn the page, and in doing so she scores a knockout read.

    She wins, and “Mistress” is a winner.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Took awhile for me

    Took awhile for me to order this book as I'm not a fan of Keisha but I have come to love this author I had to try it. After reading I have warmed up to the main character and Nia Forrester did a great job giving us more insight on Keisha. I found myself rooting for her a little. I give book 4.5 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

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    I absolutely detested Keisha in the book Commitment by Nia Forre

    I absolutely detested Keisha in the book Commitment by Nia Forrester I changed my mind about her in this book. I rooted for her because I got to know her, yes she did wrong before but this book was her changing and I liked everything I read. Keisha goes from being a girl looking for a man to take care of her to being a woman doing it for her self. She learned she was worth more than the few pretty things those old men could buy her. Jay was a character I enjoyed getting to know and I was surprised to see Nia write this type character but like anything she does, she did him well. I really liked Jay and wanted to see him end up with Keisha, I liked the story they made together and I hope there is much more to tell, to me their story was the beginning of a really good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Must read!

    At first, I wasn't going to bother reading this story of Keisha because she was foul, but I so glad Idid. It gave a great background and allowed us to see why and how Keisha went down the road that she chose. I wanted to befriend her I'm the end. Nia Forrester did it again! !!

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