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Real Wifeys: On the Grind: An Urban Tale [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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: 1/11/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 318,785
  • 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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  • Posted February 13, 2011

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    Kaeyla Dennis was fortunate enough to have her grandmother, Mama Bit, in her life, but she still couldn't help feeling neglected by her drug addicted mother and unknown Caucasian father. While most girls in the neighborhood had their fair share of wears, Kaeyla's choices were limited. While window shopping, she meets Dyme, an older entrepreneur, who takes the time to upgrade and mold Kaeyla aka Goldie into mistress material.

    After six years of promises, Goldie finds herself on the outside. No longer falling for Dyme's lies and excuses, she's on her own. No high school diploma, she uses her street smarts to get through hustle after hustle. When Goldie is talked into stripping, she decides to take it to the next level. Opening her own spot, securing her own fate, Goldie is a star quickly rising to the top.

    Cash Rules Everything Around Me, and soon Goldie realizes the error of her ways. What will the cost of having it all ultimately cost her in the end?

    'Real Wifeys: On The Grind' left this reader wondering why was 'wifeys' plural, when the story is only about one person. Also, who is the wifey in the story, as the main character is a mistress? 'Real Wifeys: On The Grind,' has been told a multitude of times and in Meesha Mink's version there is nothing new or unique. While you rejoice that she's learning to utilize her independence, she still lacks any real growth as she's put back in the top position and squanders her wealth on labels while living in an apartment that cost the same amount as her underwear. Something is really wrong with this message. Aside from my disappointment in the story, the editing is just as disturbing as there are so many missing and misspelled words. Minus the pictures, I felt as though I was reading a fashion magazine.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Good book

    Was a good read. Not so much a page turner but it keeps u interested. I dont like the way it ended, other than that all in all its a good read. Goldie is truly a hustler out there trying to get her money by any means necessary

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Okay read...

    Nothing really spectacular here, an average read I would not recommend it for a seasoned reader

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    It was alright

    I enjoyed her hoodwives series waaaay more. I recommend that series to anyone ! But this book just didn't set it off for me. It was an okay book. The profanity &&sex didn't bother me one bit. Its just the plot &&storyline was kinda everywhere.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    This is the first book i read from her and I will be reading mor

    This is the first book i read from her and I will be reading more. I really liked this book. It was funny a little to me. Good book

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    ¿Suga¿, Sophie Alvarez¿s world is about to take a severe turn.  

    “Suga”, Sophie Alvarez’s world is about to take a severe turn.  She is the wifey of loan shark Dane.  All she wants is for Dane to go legit so they can marry and start a family.  When the house is raided, Suga has to make some tough decisions.  Her life gets even crazier when she tries to run Dane’s business.




    Suga also learns some information about her father and his past that changes her perception of her father and her relationships with friends of her past.




    Not having read the first two books in this series, I did not know the background of Suga and Dane.  But I was easily able to follow along and enjoy Real Wifey’s Hustle Hard.  Once I got past the profanity and an understanding of the “street talk” I was hooked.




    I enjoyed Sophie.  She stayed strong to who she is not giving in to marry Dane until he goes legal and also not letting her education go to waste and go for the “easy life”.   Sophie also showed her smarts, not just book smarts but street smarts.  When she has to be self-sufficient she proved she could.  She was also loyal.  Loyal to those who were loyal to her, a friend you could count on.  She will also call you out if she doesn’t believe in what they are doing.




    There was a lot of profanity, which does nothing for me, but it was necessary due to the settings of the book.  The sex was rather graphic and sometimes did not add much to the plot, but again I understand some of it was necessary due to the settings.




    I did enjoy the book, but probably will not read the first two in this series.  If profanity and sex does not bother you, the you will enjoy Real Wifey’s Hustle Hard.  This is definitely not a book for everyone, but it does have great characters and a catching plot, some will truly enjoy it. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Havent read it yet but want to

    Seem very unteresting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Too racy krc

    The storyline is not bad but way too much profanity. It really turned me off. I wont recommend this book.

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

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    Good book, quick read..

    This book was a good quick read. The plot was, what's become the "norm" for a lot of Urban Female writers (great bodies, unique looks, street smarts, buying up the malls and name brands galore), living "hood fabulous" and all that goes with it. This book did leave the door open for a lot more.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Great Book!

    This is a great book to read. The author always does a great job with her books and I can't wait for the next one to come out. It took me 2 days to read this book.

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