August 17, 2009

Thug Lovin' Blog Tour & 2 Book Giveaway!!

Thug Lovin'
by: Wahida Clark
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: August 10, 2009
Pages: 352

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Tasha and Trae, the hood's favorite couple, are still together following the events of Thug Matrimony. Even with their relocation to sunny Los Angeles, the drama of New York cannot be escaped. From running a nightclub to dealing with models, shady lawyers, big money, new kinds of temptations, seductions, and drugs-not to mention new love interests-can this infamous couple weather all the storms and keep it together?

My Thoughts:

Oh how it pains me to give this book only 3.5 Tiaras...but, let me explain why.

I really don't know where to start with just how I feel about Thug Lovin'. I do however know EXACTLY how I feel about books 1-3 (which I loved)! Tasha and Trae were such a great couple through out this entire series and I loved the way that each and every female character is portrayed as a strong woman able to stand on her own, yet stand BY her man. But, in Thug lovin', I was at a loss! Some of Trae's behavior we would never want our sisters, daughters or friends to tolerate by any means. The cheating and the beatings? That's not the trae I fell in love with. In the second book, Tasha is Trae's entire world and in Thug Lovin' she means nothing?


The story taking such a huge plunge makes me a little worried about what else may happen. The good part is that we get to see the entire gang back again that includes Trae, Tasha, Kaylin, and Angel just to mention a few. What I love about these characters is that they are very real and each goes through a tough real life circumstance. Wahida Clark has a wonderful and unique writing skill that keeps me reading these novels. She has a way of bringing the characters to life!

In short, while Thug Lovin' is extremely well-written, it just isn't the same couple I fell in love with! So it left me a little disappointed. Some of the things that happen are just jaw-dropping! However, I applaud Wahida for taking on such controversial issues, but could I PLEASE have the OLD Tasha and Trae back? Pretty please...

About the Author

Wahida Clark:

Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence bestsellers list. Since her release, Wahida has achieved much success with her follow-up of Thug Matrimony. Her most recent work, Payback With Ya Life, made its way onto the prestigious New York Times bestseller's list.


Wahida continues to amplify the urban landscape from her home and office in East Orange, New Jersey.

Now, if you want to judge for yourself, I have a copy of both "Thug Lovin' " and Wahida's previous title "Payback With Ya' Life"! You want to win BOTH books? I know you do!

Here are the Rules:
You MUST be a Resident of Either the U.S. or Canada
You Must be able to send me a mailing address
(Sorry - No P.O. Boxes...Please)
You must be a reader of mine and a follower of my blog!
Contest is Open until September 13th (Midnight EST)
How do you win?
First comment leave your name and email address
+2 if you tweet about this (link back)
+3 if you follow me on Twitter
+5 if you Blog about this contest (link back)
+10 if you put my button on your blog and link me back
Use the comments link up top and I'll be happy to help!
Best of Luck and Have Fun!
You just might win TWO great books
Courtesy of Miriam and Hachette Books!


  1. Great Work Amy! I love your new look.

  2. This looks interesting! You have such wonderful giveaways. :)

    Please count me in.

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com


    +3 follower on twitter

  3. LOLOLOL! I stopped by to see if I was reading it correctly and I was. "Thug Lovin'" What an attention grabber!

  4. Thank you so much Patsy!

    Gaby I'll count you in...I need another opinion : )

    LOL I know but it really is quite a good series. This is book four. I read ALL the others. They're a good couple J.Kaye. This one definitely upset me! I want my "old couple" back~

    xoxo Park-Avenue Princess

  5. I would love to be entered in your draw!
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. OK Wanda...You're IN!!

    XOXO Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

  7. Please count me in
    Have not this author yet but have heard good things about this series.


  8. Cool contest!


  9. I follow your blog - please enter me - thanks!

  10. This book sounds good.

    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

    +2 I posted this on Twitter (ugh, I hope I did this right....)

    +3 I am a follower on Twitter



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