“Nobody can question Danielle Santiago’s Gangsta. She puts her thing down…staying true to the streets.”
—Shannon Holmes, author of B-More Careful
"Santiago is back and proves that she is amongst street fiction's elite with this hood tale."
Ashley Antoinette, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Prada Plan
I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Allure of the Game sizzles with all the workings of a classic street tale. Danielle Santiago truly outdid herself with this one. – Miasha, Essence bestselling author of Secret Society and Never Enough
Santiago has penned passionate and timeless prose that proves why she will forever reign as queen of Street Fiction royalty.
Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker, Essence bestselling author of Millionaire Wives Club
This third installment in Santiago's trilogy (Grindin'; Little Ghetto Girl) continues the saga of a family moving in on the drug game between Harlem and Charlotte, NC. Arnessa has fallen in love with Butta and wants her family to go legit. But her silly sister, Cenise, falls for a thug working for rival kingpin Suef. This dude wants a war and has Butta gunned down. But like Marlon Brando's Godfather character, Butta survives multiple bullet wounds. Suef loses his head and gives his soldiers marching orders: "So once you get your foot on their throat, you gotta keep pressing till they're dead." Both rappers, Kennedy and her husband, Chaz, hold down Charlotte, while Arnessa draws battle plans in Harlem. Best character in this complicated mix? Female assassin Mish, sexy as a runway model and deadly quick with a knife. Sic 'em, girl!VERDICT Santiago writes with a romantic flair but also stuns us with violent Wild West-type shoot-outs. But the stage gets crowded with over a dozen characters. Demand will be high among readers familiar with the trilogy. — "The Word on Street Lit", Booksmack! 1/20/11