My Love and His Loyalty 3 by Nikki Brown

My Love and His Loyalty 3 by Nikki BrownMy Love and His Loyalty 3 by Nikki Brown
Series: My Love and His Loyalty #3
Published by Leo Sullivan Presents on December 19, 2016
Pages: 182 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Going to jail for Knowledges murder is the last thing on Trina’s mind. Her family was always two steps ahead of the enemy and this time is no different. Her biggest concern was making Detective Thompson pay for everything he’s tried to do to her family but when a blast from the past shows up and shakes things up, Trina realizes that somethings are more important but that doesn’t last long when Detective Thompson strikes again.
Chaos is still trying to get over the shock of being shot and almost losing his life. He is struggling with the fact that he is not one hundred percent but when the chance to come face to face with Trey presents itself all of the doubt leaves his mind and he is in full “Chaos mode” but is he really ready?
Baby is still trying to figure herself out and with a new prospect on her heels she may just get what she’s been looking for but not everyone will be happy for her.

Stone and Slick are working overtime to make sure that their relationships are everything that Starr and Paige could ask for but with drama at every that may not be the couple’s reality. When you have love and loyalty anything is possible right?

After the first two installments in Nikki Brown’s My Love and His Loyalty series I didn’t know what to expect from this crazy bunch and the people dumb and delusional enough to go against them in the last installment, but I was definitely on board for the ride.

The one thing that really shocked me as I was reading My Love and His Loyalty 3 by Nikki Brown was how tolerant I was of Trina’s character. Usually I’m not a fan of mama queen-pins or bosses because in the past characters with these qualities they are either doing too much, aren’t accepting of change, or both and irk my nerves as I read about the influence they have not only on their children but the story in general. Trina’s character though was so dang savage and yet a lady-like that her character was an instant favorite, I think Wayne helped level her out in a lot ways that prevented her from getting to the female boss characters I spoke of earlier.

The one character that really stood out to me was Chaos’ character, or the final version of it. The intricacies of his character was done so well that even though I loved me some Stone, Shine, and Slick he was definitely a favorite. I am a sucker for the unhinged types and Chaos definitely fit into that category.

While Chaos might’ve been a favorite character, my favorite couple would have to be Starr and Stone. Not only did the author give more page time to these two but their chemistry and ability to work through things together was intoxicating.

I love that with every Nikki Brown story I read she focuses on the importance of family and this element is quickly making her a beloved author of mine.

I felt that for My Love and His Loyalty 3 the ending was very satisfying and tied the series up well. I’m also glad that Brown included the holiday scenes for everybody because since it was almost Christmas when I read this it felt appropriate.

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*.