She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta 4 by Shvonne Latrice

She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta 4 by Shvonne LatriceShe Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta 4 by Shvonne Latrice
Series: She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta #4
Published by Leo Sullivan Presents on October 27, 2017
Pages: 365 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Goodreads
four-half-stars

In the final installment, Ricky must deal with the mind blowing news his grandmother has just revealed to him. Feeling like he's all alone in being betrayed by people who were expected to be loyal to him, Ricky soon realizes that the person who can understand his situation completely has been right by his side all along. Draylah too has her own troubles to face, the main one dealing with someone she thought she'd lost but has been able to reunite with. However, there is a big block in her road to bliss, and Draylah is beyond ready to take it out. Will the couple be able to continue to keep that undying flame of love burning, despite their hefty issues? Or will things finally be too much for the troubled beauty and her heartless gangsta?

Also back for the final round are the other couples who are no strangers to difficulties and betrayal. With one couple seeking the ultimate revenge on those they feel have wronged them, another coming to an unfortunate and unforeseeable end, and the last finally realizing just what they have in one another, these unions will surely be tested one last time.

Seeing as this is my second, or third, time reading She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta 4 by Shvonne Latrice I decided to place my focus elsewhere this time around. I focused more on Draylah and Ricky, and Bia and Kito simply because I felt that I didn’t give them enough of my attention with all of Qamar’s craziness.

With that being said though, I was able to FINALLY glean what Qamar’s purpose, in my opinion, was. After interacting with the author after each release for this series and seeing her own distaste for Qamar’s character I think I’m able to understanding Latrice’s genius behind the construction of his character. He was purposed to constantly make the other characters appear normal, sane, and well put together, especially RickyAK.

With all the craziness that has gone on in this series so far I’m glad the author chose to focus more on the closure of both Draylah and Ricky’s backgrounds. For Draylah it was getting custody of the her little girl who was stolen from her, and for Ricky it was avenging his mother’s death. The same could also be said for Bia and Kito’s storyline seeing as Bia was finally closing the chapter that she started in the first installment and starting fresh with Kito who also had a dangerous past but was living differently because of it.

The crazy thing about the entirety of the She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta series has been the growth/maturity of Ricky’s character. The fact that his character has essentially stayed the same, but you can sense the maturity of his character really places him high on my favorite book bae list.

It’s awesome that the author chose to create a Christmas story continuation for this series because I truly wasn’t ready to say goodbye to everyone at the end of She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta 4. In the moments when I’m extra petty I get to thinking that Mischief and co. deserve a Christmas story as well but sadly that’s not going to happen, *cries internally*.

Casanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals by Briana Crosby

Casanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals by Briana CrosbyCasanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals by Briana Crosby
Published by David Weaver Presents on December 6, 2016
Pages: 218 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Goodreads
four-stars

Meet Cassidy, a beautiful twenty-five year old, with a good head on her shoulders and a loving heart. Being determined to care for those that she loves draws her to a new city. Luckily for her, she ends up scoring a win by getting a position at the Alcatraz of the South - Angola, Louisiana State Penitentiary.
What seems like a promising job, turns out to be something that she has never experienced. She gets sucked in by a force she never knew existed. He's domineering, dangerous, powerful, and of course a thug that you just can't get enough of.
This romance will pull you in from the very first page, and will have you wanting more Casanova... find out how Cassidy copes with this possessive force in Casanova & Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals.

My gosh it’s been a minute since I’ve read a story where I was so torn on whether the heroine should give the hero a chance or to simply go on the run because he was a bat crap crazy. Who am I kidding, I love the crazy ones, the crazier the better lol.

From the craziness that was going on in the prison to trying to figure out what all Casanova was involved in to learning how he, as a prisoner, was able to run the prison like he did made Casanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals a non-stop thrill ride I was too scared to get off. The tone of the story was so different than what I’m used to with an African American Urban Fiction story. Right off the bat Cassidy didn’t move or carry herself as the heroines I was used to reading about from this genre/sub-genre, so this immediately grabbed my attention.

The main issue I had with Casanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals was how different I felt Casanova was once he got out of prison. He went from being this ruthless man who was so in control of everything and savage with it to this almost cookie cutter guy unless he was killing someone. I don’t know, it just felt like I was reading two different heroes.

Also, I got the vibe that everyone that Cassidy met while at the prison should’ve been people that she keep both eyes, ears, and nostrils on because I seriously felt like there was more to them than what was revealed. In book two I hope Cassidy starts to tighten up her circle even more especially with how her one friend started to act at the end of Casanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals.

I’m crossing all kinds of fingers and toes for book two to be released sometime soon because the ending of Casanova and Cassidy: Thug Relationship Goals literally had my jaw dropping.