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A crippled economy changes Lola Jones' silver-spoon status to copper and threatens to rip her sheltered family from the upper echelons of society, dropping them into the rotten bowels of East St. Louis. Only one thing can save Lola's children from the claws of poverty, and that comes in the form of a million-dollar life insurance policy. It is, however, just a useless piece of paper unless she's dead. With that in mind, Lola vows to make the ultimate sacrifice for her children's well-being. 

There are two problems - she doesn't have the guts to kill herself, and her insurance doesn't pay out on suicides. With only days left before her family learns the true meaning of homelessness, Lola turns to Blase, a desensitized hit man with a "no turning back" policy, to execute her murder. To foot Blase's upfront bill, Lola seeks prostitution. It's not long before the hole she's dug gets deeper. 

Living on the erotic edge leads her to an unforgettable sexual encounter with Mannish Major, a lonely married man with skeletons swinging in his closet. Their tryst explodes into a full-blown love affair that renews Lola's will to live. But not even a budding romance will cancel the expiration date Blase has set on Lola's soul. Now Lola and Mannish must make a final and desperate attempt to stop the hit man, or else they will die trying.

©2013 Brenda Hampton and OASIS (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Worst book ever

I have read my fair share of books. I know cliff hangers make a great story but you got to be kidding me with this book. If anyone ever reads this book let me save you the time and money. DON’T!! I’ve seen some of the reviews and a few say best book ever. All I can say is whoever wrote that one must of been smoking something.

The book ends with Stonie shooting a innocent baby in his fathers arms and the father Manning working on trying to save the babies life while ambulance comes. THE END!!

WHAT KIND OF BOOK ARE YOU WRITING BRENDA?!!! Yes all books don’t have a happy ending but this is beyond that!! It’s like all of a sudden you decide ok I’m done writing yep one bad guy dead and let’s leave the father working on reviving the baby while the ambulance comes. Do us all a favor finish the book!! I definitely won’t ever read another book of yours!! I hope your other books aren’t like this one (half written).

WARNING TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO READ THIS BOOK .. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR TIME!!

This book is a HUGE HUGE disappointment!!

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Horrible Ending..

The story was good but dont waste your credit. you will be upset in the end.

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Unbelievable

This book was totally unrealistic and not in the dope boy street life unrealistic. Not sure what direction Brenda Hampton thought she was headed but this is not it. Sigh....and then to take us through all of this silliness to just end the book with so many unanswered questions just adds to the annoyance. Please do better. The last couple of books of yours that I’ve read have been terrible.

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I Liked It

I need a sequel please! This was a pretty good book! I’ll definitely be adding Brenda Hampton to my author rotation.

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It was the ending for me

The book started off as a decent read. As I got more into it, it started be really unrealistic and the ending was definitely not good.

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pass time

Story was all over the place... Just finished cause I started it...not good or bad

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I mean Damn

interesting story. definitely kept me all on. it just kept getting more unbelievable. but how you gonna end that way ? it's 2019 and No Follow up. I'm scared to get into book s like this because I hate a Soprano style ending that leaves me with to many questions.
the Narrator was great.

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they killed the baby

this was pretty decent until they killed the baby. I don't understand urban fiction writers. the bad guy is untouchable in every book.

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Great action filled tear jerker

This book have me a while lot of unexpectation. The start was weird but drew me in. so glad I continued. Definitely made me cry in the end..

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Ending not good

This was a good book, I was disappointed with how it ended should’ve been a part 2 left the ending wide open.