• Gangsta Lovin'

  • I Fell in Love with a Philly Goon
  • By: Reds Johnson
  • Narrated by: Iikane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nineteen-year-old NiNi Alexander can be full of smiles, but unbeknownst to anyone, she's broken on the inside. Being an only child, her cousin Onyae is the closest thing she has to a sister.

Onyae is young, wild, and free. Her boldness and beauty make her stand out from most. She knows all the pain that her cousin endures, and she tries to help her through it, but her sisterly love doesn't seem to be enough.

Because NiNi's mother is laden with illness, NiNi has dedicated her life to caring for her. While NiNi is happy to do it, it prevents her from living her life. Because she doesn't have a job, she depends on funds from her stepfather, but that comes with a price.

While dealing with the challenges she has in her home, she meets and falls for a man named Rayshon. With his looks alone, he can make any woman fall for him. NiNi never imagined that a guy like Rayshon existed, and she definitely never thought he'd want her. With her cousin in her ear, she cautiously gives love a try. 

As she battles with low self-esteem, an ill mother, and a man that has a lot of baggage, will love conquer all? Or, will NiNi lose to a battle called life?

©2020 Wahida Clark Presents Publishing (P)2021 Wahida Clark Presents Publishing

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very good

I enjoyed this book because it was a step away the normal gangsta love story. it also hits on the trauma some people experience as a child and seeing the signs I enjoy this book and can't wait for the second book.

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Not the best

This book was not engaging at all. It was about suffering for the sake of suffering. Nothing interesting about the plot line. Iikane was an excellent narrator as always!

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wow

I'm in awe of those book. I was so mad at some these characters. I literally wanted to go in the back and slap the mess out of them. My heart was breaking in some parts. This is a very emotional book and you need to go in reading all warnings of abuse triggers. With that being said the book is a five star and A-1 narration.

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Great Story

the book was so good I loved the story and the performance was Fire. I really can't wait for a part 2 I hope we get to have more of Rayshawn and Nii Love story in part 2. it really wasn't much of them together til the end of the book. But over all great book and great narration.

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Trash book

Trash book great narration, it did make any since. This was a bunch of words of that could’ve been 2 chapters.

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TRASH!!!!!!!

Omg... iiKane was amazing!! But, the story was awful. I NEVER leave bad reviews. I typically don't comment if I personally don't like a story. But, this was awful. I mean just awful. Not even iiKane could save this story.

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My heart breaks

I almost could not finish this book. Not because it wasn’t great, because it was. This book had so much emotional strife that it hit my heart every time I came to a part where the abuse happens. My heart goes out for the little girl who endures abuse because she feels no one will listen. My heart goes out to the little girl whose life is fast forwarded because they feel it’s what they “have to do”. I cried so hard listening to this. I laughed so hard listening to this. I got MADDDDDD listening to this. I almost couldn’t finish because my emotions through this listen was INTENSE. This happens everyday. There is physical, mental, verbal, and financial abuse in black families EVERYDAY and no one speaks up, out of fear or judgement! Listen and pay attention to your children. They reach out for help! Do not ignore the signs! This book was so heartbreaking! I screamed at the characters like they could hear me! I yelled at Onyae for keeping her cousin’s secret fuck a promise! I got so mad at Neosha for not paying attention to her child sick or not. I wanted to Beat the Fuck out of Damon’s nasty pedophile ass! No I wanted to KILL him. This book took me on an emotional roller coaster that I couldn’t get off of until the ending. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR KIDS MAN! THE SIGNS THAT SOMEONE IS HURTING THEM, THE NOT WANTING TO BE AROUND THAT PERSON, THE UNEXPLAINED ANGER, THE ALWAYS LASHING OUT. Man where is book 2?!?

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A painful Heart

My heart went out for poor Nini, love the guys and the family for helping with love and compassion, waiting for the 2nd book. First book by this Author and loving the book plus the narrator did a great job, 5stars.

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not my normal listen, but fantastic narrator

this is not my normal kind of story that I listen to, so I don't really know if the story is typically good or bad for its genre. it was okay. but give credit where it's due this narrator was phenomenal. I will keep her on my radar.

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Good...very sensative subject matter

This is a very good book. However, the subject matter is a lot to take. The narration was great and I will definitely read or listen to part 2.

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