Hustlin' Divas

Hustlin' Divas

by De'nesha Diamond
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Hustlin' Divas by De'nesha Diamond

In the first book of a fierce new series, meet Memphis’s hardest ride-or-die chicks as they fight along with their infamous men to lock down the Dirty South.

Memphis is the crime capital of America, and no one knows that better than the women born and raised on its mean streets. It’s put sisters Ta’Shara and LeShelle on opposite sides of the street game, where blood means nothing and loyalty doesn’t last long. It’s also got Yolanda, an ambitious drug mule, and Melanie, a police detective, caught up with the same man—the notorious hustler Python. These four women think they’ve got the game figured out, but the one man they have in common will have them living double lives and wondering who will come out on top. Forget what you heard about East Coast/West Coast, ’cause real vendettas are born in the Dirty South.

“Diamond’s ear for street talk comes across loud and clear . . . a violent and profane tale, which launches a gritty new series. The divas here are realistic characters, and the pacing zooms . . . one of the best constructed street lit stories of 2010.” —Library Journal

“A nonstop, hard-hitting page-turner.” —Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758247551
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Series: Diva Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Hustlin' Divas 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
nepe More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Kwon or Coldest Winter Ever, this is a must read. Unlike a lot of Urban Lit, not all the characters are Glamorous or Ghetto Fab. The characters feel real and are sometimes hauntinly remind you of someone you may have known. The ending has a surpise twist that I didnt see comimg.......Ill be following this author! Ps dont start this book unless you are off work the nextday......Dont say I didnt warn ya!
diamondkee More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Page turner, and this is how it's suppose to be done! Damn!!! These characters come to life..Can't wait to read part 2!!
Beebs62 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of this genre that I have read. I started another one by another author and stopped after about 50 pages, but as others have said, I couldn't put this one down! There was a sneak peak to the next book at the end of this one and I didn't start to read it because I knew I wouldn't be able to continue, so I'll wait until the next one comes out. Held my interest all the way through and had so many twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!
AllyB32 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It's good from beginning to end, but the end will leave you wanting more. The next book comes out soon, I would wait so when you finish this one, you can get started with the next book. I am so excited about part two of the book. De'nesha Diamond is doing a GREAT job, and I look forward to her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very good fukin read now im bout to start sequel great job
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good start to finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Profit is my booo im in love with this book one of my all time favorites the next one is great too but not as good as the first for me because profit isn't in as much.
Monique Locke More than 1 year ago
This book was GREAT!!! I really enjoy reading urban fiction and this one wasn't over the top as some of them can be. Reading this book was kind of like watching a mini series on TV, that's how well it flowed. It was very interesting, realistic and somewhat unpredictable. I can not wait for the sequel to be released in October! I believe this is DaNesha's debut book and if she continues the way she started I will definitely be in the look out for her books!!
Sheikinah More than 1 year ago
I am looking forward to reading more from this author!
Shanay More than 1 year ago
Normally I would have never read this type of book.....but one of my co-workers had it and I'm a very nosey person so I borrowed it from her and I zoomed through it in a day. I couldn't put the book down!! This book was awesome!! I really enjoyed it and I am so ready for part 2 to be released because I am so anxious to see what is going to happen!! I love the way De'nesha wrote the book....it flowed so well....if you haven't read it it is a must that you pick it up!!
drecake More than 1 year ago
a man is playing the women ? takeing all they money, takeing they 4 a ride? who getting played ! ( it,s time 4 pay-back ! so the women get even withhim!)
Marvalousone More than 1 year ago
From start to finish...can't wait for #2.
Kandis Moragne More than 1 year ago
great read. cant wait for part 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i could not put this book down, i can't wait to read another one of her books.
twinmom03 More than 1 year ago
good from the first to last page.
slowpoke59 More than 1 year ago
At first glance of the title, I didn't care to read it. This book is Excellent! I can't wait for Diamonds next book to come out in June. I liked the characters and plot. This book is a definite page turner.
hoosierreader More than 1 year ago
I did not finish this book. I could not get past the the first few pages. I even jumped to the end and was still disappointed. I have read better! Don't waste your money.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Violence knows no boundaries. Like many cities across America, the gang life and its mentality has made its way to Memphis,Tennessee . This mentality has affected the lives of many including sisters LeShelle and Ta'Shara. Orphaned at a young age, each sought the security of family from different sources. LeShelle is the head of the Queen G's, the female counterparts to the Black Gangster Disciples. Her boyfriend, Python, is the leader of the Black Gangster Disciples. Her gang is her family and she will let nothing and no one threaten that bond. Younger sister, Ta'Shara, on the other hand, flourished under the guidance of foster parents. With good grades, she has dreams and they include leaving Memphis and its violence in her rear view. That is until she meets Profitt, a handsome young man who happens to be on the other side of the gang color line. Like Ta'Shara, he's not in a gang. But their blood association makes them gang affiliated whether they like it or not. Also affected by the mean streets of Memphis is Yolanda. A little slower than the rest, her position on the totem pole is pretty low. Determined to rise within the Queen G's and garner the respect and attention she feels she deserves, Yolanda is working overtime to secure herself a new position, even if it means taking someone else's. On the other side of the violence with a badge and a gun is Melanie, a cop and young, single mother. The daughter of the police captain, she's spent her career proving herself. But she also spent quite some time trying to fit in, which may come back into play. There was a lot to like about this book, which is fortunate, because it outweighed what I didn't care for. I'll start with what I didn't like first. The title was misleading and didn't really apply to this story. It's a nice title...for another book with a more fitting storyline. Next, the synopsis gave away a secret that could have been explosive had readers not already been hipped to it. Finally, the author tried a little too hard with making this book hard, street, ghetto or whatever term you want to use. Less is sometimes more and I wished that Diamond had pulled back some. The story was strong enough and would have still worked. On the plus side, she did many things right: good pacing, interesting characters, and enough drama to keep readers quickly flipping the pages. Diamond weaves a tale of many threads to show the power and consequences of the streets. And she does so in a way that will have readers still thinking about this novel long after they've read the last page. Descriptive, graphic and sometimes disturbing, "Hustlin' Divas" is highly entertaining. While it's not a perfect novel (also see below), Diamond surely delivers the drama, emotion and appeal that many books are lacking. ALSO, I have to take away for... Celebrity sightings: 5. Instead of describing some characters, they were simply described as looking like a celebrity. Chilli from TLC, Diahann Carroll, O.J. Simpson, Pam Grier and Laila Ali look-alikes were in this book. And I'd be remiss not to mention the `good Puerto Rican hair' and `Indian' physical attributes associated with beauty. I've said it before and I'll say it again: ENOUGH with sequels! Like so many books today, there will be a part two, "Street Divas." Give me ONE COMPLETE story. #Bringing Quality Back# Reviewed by: Toni 3.75 stars
HotChocolate40 More than 1 year ago
This book is an exciting page turner, I couldn't stop reading. I cannot wait until part2!
jaylenshunnie More than 1 year ago
The Book was "THE BOMB", the author De'nesha Diamond did her thang!!!! You will not be able to put the book down- it had all the elements- sex, money,and lust. The book is a MUST READ. I cant wait for part 2. A true fan Michelle Gibson
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I have been getting away from street lit but this really had me going the entire ride
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
De'nesha Diamond killed it!!! Love hustlin divas!!! Great read!!!
Ncredble1 More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. I was up in the middle of the night reading....Finished part 1 and 2. Already pre-ordered part 3