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Covington Branch BURTM A (Text) 33126024027082 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781477820162
  • ISBN: 1477820167
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer [2014]

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"When Nia Bullock lands a job as editor-in-chief of the hot new magazine and web site DivaDish, she finds that her platinum dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Battling backstabbing colleagues and reeling from murderous threats, she must turn to an ex-boyfriend for help. Vanessa King, the first lady of the NBA, is looking for a fresh start with her husband, Marcus, the new star point guard for the New York Gladiators who's as popular with the ladies as he is with hoops fans. Since marrying her college sweetheart, Vanessa has learned to deal with life with a professional athlete--the groupies, the paparazzi, and the unchecked ego of a man the sports world puts on a pedestal. When Laila James, self-proclaimed "Golden Goddess," sets her sights on Marcus and shops a reality show based on their affair--and then a dangerous stalker threatens his family--Vanessa turns to her best friend Nia to save her marriage and her life."-- From back cover.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
African American basketball players > Fiction.
Editors > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
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    Three women find themselves thrown together in Burt-Murray's (The Vow, The Angry Black Woman's Guide to Life) saga that delves into the NBA, groupies, and paparazzi media. I found myself liking one woman, admiring another, and hating the third. Twenty-nine-year-old Nia Bullock, who has "curves that would make Jessica Rabbit jealous", is fired from her editor job with a Hollywood gossip magazine. Nia's best friend, Vanessa King, is married to NBA super-star Marcus King, but we soon learn that Marcus is having a not-so-secret affair with bombshell groupie Laila James. Landing on her feet in New York City, Nia begins working for another gossip rag, DivaDish, but (gasp!) is assigned to get the dirt on friend Vanessa's dissolving marriage. Stealing scenes with his spot-on wit is Nia's loyal assistant MJ, a flamboyant gay man obsessed with Beyoncé. Meanwhile Laila adds spice to the drama by sexting pictures and offering herself anytime, anywhere to Marcus. So soap opera! Anonymous death threats and a stalker attack plays into a nifty mystery. VERDICT An intricate mystery and crackerjack ending are almost swallowed up by Burt-Murray's insistence on describing everyone's designer clothes. This glut of unnecessary wordage detracts from the plot, forcing readers to be patient for the drama to kick in after many pages of set-up. Still, Nia is likeable, Vanessa seems to have little control over her marriage, and Laila is a great femme fatale. Fans of daytime soap operas will love it. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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