Tour Secrets by Winkk

Tour Secrets by Winkk

Rating: 5

The author Winkk began this book, Tour Secrets, by revealing secrets that had me completely hooked by page four.  Raven and Music, childhood best friends, are introduced as loving nothing more than dancing. It is their dream and their passion to become professional dancers for a major recording star. But, one of them has a secret that could tear their friendship completely apart.
 
Music and Raven get their chance to become professional dancers but soon growing egos and jealousy begin to take their toll on the two friends. Personally and professionally, they decide to go their separate ways. Life on the road is not what it seems to be and while Tour Secrets may be a work of fiction, it felt as if I could have been reading someone’s reality.
 
Tour Secrets kept my undivided attention from beginning to end. The book ended with a few cliffhangers, and it has me eagerly waiting to read the sequel. Tour Secrets is a phenomenal debut by  Winkk and I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment business.
 
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Thou Shalt Not Want by Gloria Bush Smith

Thou Shalt Not Want by Gloria Bush Smith

Rating: 4

Heading: Is it Worth It?

Thou Shalt Not Want, the debut novel by Gloria Bush Smith, details how far a woman could possibly go to have a child since she cannot conceive. Monica Gordon is a married woman, who goes to church regularly even though her husband Reese does not. The two of them have been married for six years and after several attempts to conceive a child, Monica is informed that she is unable to carry to term. One day, a young woman named Bryn, who resembles Tyra Banks, walks into Monica’s church. The two quickly become work associates and then friends.

Over coffee Monica shares with Bryn that she is unable to have children and immediately Bryn offers to be a surrogate for Monica and her husband. Without thinking through the entire situation, Monica and her husband agree but they never sign legal paperwork. Before you know it, matters change quickly and a series of twists and turns occur. Throughout the course of the book, Monica prays to God for many things. God answered every single one of her prayers leaving her to wonder what have I gotten myself into.

Thou Shalt Not Want was an entertaining book. The only disappointment was the unanswered questions at the end. I do hope there will be a sequel so the reader can have some closure.

This book was provided to me courtesy of the author for review purposes.

Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman by Tinisha Nicole Johnson

Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman by Tinisha Nicole Johnson

Rating: 5
Heading: A Must Read for any Black Woman

Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman by Tinisha Nicole Johnson is a book that helps women get past their failures and move forward. The author, Tinisha Johnson, provides motivation and encouragement to women to prepare themselves for a productive failure. There are 10 lessons in the book and each are filled with the author’s personal experiences and what lesson has been learned.

While the title of the book states it is for black women, this book could be beneficial for a woman of any ethnicity. It includes how to let go of past pain, how to define and find true happiness, self-control, self-worth, and goal setting, to name a few of the lessons. Lessons Learned goes on to instruct the reader how to gain self-confidence and how to improve their life overall.

Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman is a very uplifting book that helps lay out techniques on how to break free from the past and develop true self-love so the reader can succeed in all areas of their life. I truly enjoyed reading Lessons Learned, as it was a quick read yet made me take time to analyze some areas of my life. My favorite lesson in this book was number eight which discusses self-image and being comfortable in your own skin.

I recommend this book to any woman, especially young women. This book was provided to me courtesy of the author for review purposes.