Real Wifeys: On the Grind: An Urban Tale

Real Wifeys: On the Grind: An Urban Tale

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by Meesha Mink
     
 

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CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND HER AND GOLDIE WILL USE ANYTHING TO GET IT. . . .

In the hood every day is about struggle and survival, and no one understands that more than twenty-two-year-old Kaeyla “Goldie” Dennis. So when the affair she’s been having with a wealthy married man comes crashing to an end, Goldie doesn’t waste any time…  See more details below

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CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND HER AND GOLDIE WILL USE ANYTHING TO GET IT. . . .

In the hood every day is about struggle and survival, and no one understands that more than twenty-two-year-old Kaeyla “Goldie” Dennis. So when the affair she’s been having with a wealthy married man comes crashing to an end, Goldie doesn’t waste any time getting back on her grind. Her new hustle? Running a strip club where she also happens to be the main attraction. Pretty soon she’s knee-deep in the skin game with more money than she ever imagined. Enough to bring more girls on and even hire a security detail. But as the saying goes, More money, more problems. When one of her dancers becomes the victim of a vicious assault, Goldie must decide whether to remain silent and continue her lucrative business or tell the truth and lose everything she’s worked for. Her decision will test her devotion to the motto she seems to live by: Get Rich or Die Trying . . .

Real Wifeys is the first installment of a fierce and gritty new series by the coauthor of one of the classics of street fiction, Desperate Hoodwives.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Raw sistah Kaeyla "Goldie" Dennis is only 16 when she becomes the kept plaything of the much older, married Damion "Dyme" Gunners after entering his Newark, N.J., store. She drops out of school and waits seven years for him to leave his wife and make their relationship legit. During her affair with Dyme, her disapproving grandmother, Mama Bit, dies, and Goldie turns a desperate 22 by the time Dyme finally proposes, only to turn around and dump her. Goldie tries a legit life before transforming her apartment into her personal strip club, which leads to a dangerous smackdown with Make a ruthless rap star, and his cronies. Mink, coauthor with De'nesha Diamond of the Desperate Hoodwives series, goes solo to launch this first disturbing installment of a gritty new urban series with a down and dirty intensity that's heartbreaking given Goldie's age and circumstances. (Jan.)
Library Journal - BookSmack!
Kaeyla "Goldie" Dennis, now 22, is fed up with being a second-place wifey for 45-year-old Dyme Gunners. For seven years she dropped her $100 silk panties and sexed up her sugar daddy anytime, anywhere. That is until Dyme's wife disses Kaeyla in the streets, and retaliation has Kaeyla swinging a mean tire iron. Rebooting her life, she now has to find a paying job. The streetwise Newark girl tries waitressing, but she hates being "a sweaty, feet-aching, backbreaking, grease-funk-all-up-in-my-hair, lousy-tip-making bitch." Better money comes from working the pole in a strip club, and soon she's Slick Rick's headliner on stage and in his bed. This is one bad woman who relaxes by blazin' a blunt during sex but who also gets her revenge by firing a taser at a gangster's private parts.Verdict Marking her solo debut with this new series launch, Mink (coauthor, The Hood Life; Shameless Hoodwives; Desperate Hoodwives) gives Kaeyla a snappy and profane voice laced with sarcasm. She's a charismatic woman, both vulnerable and tough. Female readers will love her, but men may want to check their own woman's purse for taser wires. Load your shelves with multiple copies. Mink is the pseudonym for Niobia Bryant (Message from a Mistress). Rollie Welch, "The Word on the Street Lit", Booksmack! 10/21/10

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439173121
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
646,529
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Meesha Mink is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty books written under three names, including the Real Wifeys series and co-authoring the explosive Hoodwives trilogy.  She was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, and lives in South Carolina. For more information, please visit MeeshaMink.com.

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