Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty

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Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, music producer, and actor T.I. and his bestselling celebrity collaborator, David Ritz, continue the explosive story of Power and Beauty that began in the street-lit epic Power & Beauty.

When his mother, Charlotte, was killed, Paul “Power” Clay and his closest friend, Tanya “Beauty” Long, fell under the spell of a savvy and ruthless Atlanta businessman named Slim, who promised to protect them.

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Overview

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, music producer, and actor T.I. and his bestselling celebrity collaborator, David Ritz, continue the explosive story of Power and Beauty that began in the street-lit epic Power & Beauty.

When his mother, Charlotte, was killed, Paul “Power” Clay and his closest friend, Tanya “Beauty” Long, fell under the spell of a savvy and ruthless Atlanta businessman named Slim, who promised to protect them.

Wise beyond her years, Beauty always knew that the only person she could rely on was herself. It didn’t take long for the levelheaded young woman to recognize the simmering violence beneath Slim’s street charm. But getting away from him wasn’t easy, and it came at a heartbreaking price: turning her back on Power. Escaping to the glamorous catwalks of the Big Apple, she’s worked her breathtaking good looks and quick wit to build a thriving fashion business. Despite her success, she’s still haunted by the pain of leaving Power behind. Money and new men cannot erase the memory of the true love she denied.

To Power, Slim’s world held everything he thought he wanted: women, wealth, power, authority. He discovered too late that Slim Simmons isn’t just a businessman—he’s a ruthless killer who will turn on anyone he thinks is getting in his way. He is the monster who murdered Charlotte. Now, he controls the fate of her only son.

But neither Slim nor Power count on Beauty. Like Slim, she is a master who will manipulate, seduce, and sacrifice to get what she wants. She’s never let anything stop her from fulfilling her desires, and she will broker a dangerous bargain to save the only man she’s ever loved. But is saving Power worth sacrificing herself—body and soul? Will his youthful ambitions lead him to redemption—or deeper into the darkness? Will they bothbecome everything they swore they’d never be?

A tale of gangstas and sistas, money masters and politicians, that moves across the globe from Paris to New York, Atlanta to Tokyo, the Caribbean to California, Trouble & Triumph is a hip-hop mash-up of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, desire, greed, family, politics, and absolution—and of two unforgettable young star-crossed lovers from the streets who will risk everything for their dreams . . . and for each other.

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In Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I.'s first novel, Power & Beauty, the eponymous teenagers are taken under the wing of notorious Atlanta gangster Charles "Slim" Simmons, but Beauty breaks away. Now she's ready to fight for Power. Some mixed response to the first, but the 100,000-copy first printing says that expectations are high.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062067685
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 541,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tip "T.I." Harris is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and writer. He is the founder and co-chief executive officer of Grand Hustle Records, and he launched his film company, Grand Hustle Films, in 2007. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.

David Ritz is the author of the acclaimed novels The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn and Blue Notes Under a Green Felt Hat. He is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Book of the Year Award. He's also co-written the memoirs of many celebrities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Nice read

    Ready for the next book

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Great storyline, but...

    Intriguing and fast paced plot, great follow-up to the first book, disappointing and anticlimactic ending. Not even a cliffhanger, just ends abruptly. Poorly constructed ending brings book from five stars down to three.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Great book

    But im sooooo mad at the way it ended they cant leave me on the edge like this.....ughhh so not right. It felt like a movie i was watching

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Great

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Yea

    Yea im on wats ur name ps im not a stalker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    The ending!!

    I guess there wont be a part three the way the book ended. A little mad, Cause i dig the characters. Who died at the end?? Shiji or sister..i guess they ran out of ideas. And then took us back to the first book! Come on cant run out of ideas if it was getting good. But the book was good. Ended comment just like the book did lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Loved it

    I loved the first book and LOVED the second one even more. Each page had me eager to get to the next. I can't wait till the 3rd one !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Can't begin to explain how much I enjoyed reading Power & Be

    Can't begin to explain how much I enjoyed reading Power & Beauty. Trouble & Triumph is even better. Must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Good Read

    It's a love story that ends just as it should.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Loving the read.... but do u have to wait so long for the next o

    Loving the read.... but do u have to wait so long for the next one to come out....can't wait!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Awesome

    Loved both books cant wait to see what is next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Not better than the first

    I loved the first one but the second one wasnt to shabby. I hope there is a third one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Great read....but........

    This was a really great follow up to Power and Beauty, however, the ending kind of just came so suddenly. A definite classic page turner so I still give it 4 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Amazing second book in a legendary series!

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