Exclusive ended in a cliffhanger, and Privacy picks up right where it left off. Many of life’s problems are addressed in the book: dishonesty, sex trafficking, murder, transgender issues. Tisha Ariel Nikkole’s soap opera life is never boring. She doesn’t have a yellow brick road to follow, so she has to do what she believes is best.
When the book begins, Tisha is in jail for trying to kill Jordan. Shout, one successful, spoiled black rapper, is the one who turned her in. He is used to getting his way in everything, and his money paves the way. But there is a price that comes with all the fame. Nothing you do stays private for very long. After having time to think about what he has done, he feels guilty and wants to mend his split relationship with Tisha.
Ms. Mary, Shout’s mama, is going through her own drama. Although Shout and Tisha have had more than their fair share of relationship drama, it is her belief that those two were made for each other.
Jordan, the one Tisha slammed into with her car, is in the hospital at the beginning of the book. An extremely manipulative Juicy is there to care for her and watches over her more than anyone else. Jordan has lost most of her memories, so she is understandably confused when she wakes up. Juicy, romantically interested in Jordan, deceitfully fills in the blanks of her memory.
It is scary to wake up from a coma and not remember anything; I know this from personal experience. This particular part of the book made me feel sorry for Jordan. It also turned Juicy into my least favorite character.
Tired of all the media hype and violence in the hip hop community, Tisha wants to start a new life, and an amazing opportunity is offered to her, one where she can start over in a new place without anyone knowing where she is. Will she take advantage of this opportunity?
Though he should already know not to be too trusting, Boom learns the hard way that the one you love isn’t always honest with you.
This is a story of vengeance, yet this is also a story of love and forgiveness. This is a story that asks: how much will you do to stay with the one you love? Or is it better to just walk away?
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you would like a copy of your own to read, I have provided an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Privacy: A Tisha Ariel Nikkole Novel #2
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Accused – a Review
Is my love strong enough to get past that kind of betrayal?
Her hospital bed looked like a casket waiting for the walls and the lid.
Groupies were relentless when they smelled blood in the water.
Her hand moved like a slimy claw and Jordan was beyond ready to chop it off.
New Words Learned:
hoopdys – cars
About the Author:
Yasmin Shiraz is an author, producer, and filmmaker.
She wrote the award-winning Retaliation novel series, which received a Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers nod from the American Library Association’s YALSA Division.
As a producer, she has filmed educational and thought-provoking documentaries that chronicle the lives, traumas, and experiences of youth. Her first production, Can She Be Saved?, is a documentary that examines violence among middle school girls.
As a speaker, she has created programs from her best-selling Blueprint empowerment series focusing on self-esteem, motivational, and educational tools. She regularly speaks at middle and high schools, after school programs, non-profit youth centers, as well as Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country.
A sociologist by trade, Yasmin Shiraz has studied women’s issues, youth issues, urban conditions, social problems concerning minority populations, violence against women, disparities in the US educational system, and blue-collar vs. white-collar crimes. She applies her sociology training in educating and working with youth throughout the nation.