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Yoshi Lomax is on the run, but trouble follows her wherever she goes...


When things get too hot in Miami, criminal lawyer Yoshi figures she'll be safe if she goes home to Norfolk, Virginia, for a little while. But the streets there are just as mean, and a sistah needs to keep her head to avoid getting popped by a drive-by. And when Yoshi witnesses the brutal murder of a snitch by a ruthless drug dealer, she knows she'll be the next one in the gangsta's sights. Out of time and ...

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Overview

Yoshi Lomax is on the run, but trouble follows her wherever she goes...


When things get too hot in Miami, criminal lawyer Yoshi figures she'll be safe if she goes home to Norfolk, Virginia, for a little while. But the streets there are just as mean, and a sistah needs to keep her head to avoid getting popped by a drive-by. And when Yoshi witnesses the brutal murder of a snitch by a ruthless drug dealer, she knows she'll be the next one in the gangsta's sights. Out of time and abandoned by everyone but her ex-hooker cousin Carmine, Yoshi's goin' to have to learn to fight back if she wants to live another day...

More praise for Kiki Swinson



"Kiki Swinson is unstoppable. Whether she's writing about life in the 'hood or living the fabulous life, one thing is for sure-Kiki always delivers a sizzling read."
-Crystal Lacey Winslow, Essence® bestselling author


"I'm Still Wifey is the truth! Kiki Swinson has done it again. This book pulls you in from the very first page."
-Treasure E. Blue, Essence® bestselling author of Harlem Girl Lost


"Kiki captures the heat of the streets."
-Wahida Clark, New York Times bestselling author



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758228376
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 281
  • Sales rank: 638,781
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

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    LOOKING FOR MORE!!!!!! A COWORKER LET ME READ THIS BOOK, AND I

    LOOKING FOR MORE!!!!!!

    A COWORKER LET ME READ THIS BOOK, AND I MUST SAY A TRULY ENJOYED IT!! I DID NOT READ THE FIRST BOOK, BUT I DIDN'T FEEl AS IF I WAS MISSING ANYTHING. THE STORY PULLS YOU IN FROM THE FIRST FEW PAGES, AND KEEPS YOU TURNING UNTIL THE VERY END. YOSHI WAS ABLE TO FIGHT HER WAY OUT OF THE TROUBLE IN VIRGINIA, BUT SHE STILLS HAS TO FACE THE MUSIC IN FLORIDA. I WONDER IF MARIO WILL BE THERE TO HELP?? THE ENDING COULD HAVE BEEN STRONGER, BUT ALL IN ALL, THIS WAS A GREAT READ. I AM NOW LOOKING FOR THE NEXT ENSTALLMENT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO A FRIEND. ENJOY..........

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Great read

    This book is a must read, drama drama ....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    highly recommended

    Kiki is just a great writer. I thought it could not get any better after the wifey series, but she continues to deliver the best. A continuous page turner.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

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    Not that Great - Notorious is what it is.

    Notorious is an easy urban fiction read about the fall of a top lawyer who represents mobsters. The author use way to many details to describe the characters outfits thinking that she is creating three dimensional characters when she really only created one dimensional characters. The main character starts out being shallow but eventually becomes a decent person. I am not sure if you actual see the growth or it is just there at a blink of the eye. I found this book little unrealistic. The main character is hiding from the Feds but she goes straight to her family. The Feds know everything about you so I believe that is just unrealistic that they would not know about your daddy's people. For 90% of the book I did not liking the main character. I found her all about money and image and that just made you not like her. The biggest lesson I took away from Notorious is lesson we are told all too often, that you can't let fame and greed go to your head or you will end up on the bottom. It takes a lot of sense and reality check to stay up on your came. Ms Swinson books is good for the average reader but not for the avid reader. The plot is good; the pace is good, but it just lacks a lot of thought. I would say Notorious was an easy read but left me without any desire to read any others because I am not a big fan of urban fiction. I have read my share of urban fiction and I still would say there is better reads out there if this is genre that you like.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    I Loved this book it was better than the first Playing Dirty now

    I Loved this book it was better than the first Playing Dirty now i am on the last book of this sequel called Murder was the Case cant wait to see what happens to Yoshi and Mario.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    I REALLY DID NOT CARE FOR THIS BOOK BUT I READ IT BCUZ I PAID FO

    I REALLY DID NOT CARE FOR THIS BOOK BUT I READ IT BCUZ I PAID FOR IT. AND HAD TO GET THE FILL OF BOOK 3 MURDER WAS THE CASE. I HOPE THIS ONE IS BETTER. I REALLY LIKE HER BOOKS WIFELY SERIES, CHEAPER 2 KEEP HER SERIES. I LIKE PLAYING DIRTY, BUT NOT NOTORIOUS. SO HERE I GO READING MURDER WAS THE CASE.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    DID NOT LIKE THE END OF BOOK ONE AND BOOK TWO

    did like the ending it took to long to get to the get to the good part and the end still left you hanging just like part one did the same
    I USE TO LIKE HER BOOKS BUT THIS IS GOOD BUT it leave you hanging with book one and then book two

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    Has Yoshi Changed for the Better?

    The sequel to "Playing Dirty" is worthy of 4 stars.

    In "Notorious", Yoshi attempts to become reacquainted with her father's family in Virginia after many years of neglect. With the Miami police, DEA and the dangerous drug lord, Sheldon Chisholm on her designer heels, she didn't have much of a choice.

    Initially, Yoshi frowns upon her family who is less fortunate and lack sophistication. As she spends time with her cousin, Carmen and her grandmother, Hattie, she realizes that this visit is ideal in order to strategize a plan to clear her name.

    Next enters the handsome, Mario, a former hustler who now owns legitimate businesses. He's immediately taken by Yoshi and the feeling is mutual. Considering she's on the run, things between the two are harmonious until Yoshi witnesses a vicious crime. Once again, Yoshi's life is turned upside down.

    I felt "Notorious" took a moment to "bust out the guns", however, it was nice observing a less brash, Yoshi. A compassionate individual who thought of family FIRST, even if it meant losing her life. Stay tuned to learn if Yoshi makes it out of this mess ... alive.

    Another well thought out read from the author. Good job Ms. Swinson.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    A must read

    I truly enjoyed this book it took me only one day to read it i couldn't put it down a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    It was ok

    The book was boring for the first half but then it got good. I really didn't like the main character so it was hard to get into. It took 80 pages for it to really get going.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    This is a very good book

    I love this book

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