Tierra Thompson has a chip on her shoulder and an ax to grind. She was born in the hood, and at twenty-one she has grown tired of calling it home. After hustling and being hustled by the dealers around the way, the hard truth is setting in and Tierra has to decide if she is willing to sell her soul to escape the grittiness of the streets.
Nichelle Martin and Tierra have been best friends since childhood and used to be partners in crime until Nichelle lucked up and became wifey to Renaldo Renny ONeal. Renny is known in the borough of Queens, as being the man who is making all the paper. With Nichelle s new upgraded status, her lifestyle is in stark contrast to the one formerly shared with her best friend Tierra. Escaping the grimy projects that her man now reigns over is proving to be bittersweet for Nichelle.
In the hood, with street fame comes greed and jealousy. The need to remain on top, births the most trivial behavior. Can these two best friends keep their bond since childhood intact as both set out to go from Trife Life To Lavish?
GI’ve been so hyped waiting on the release of this book. I’m a huge Deja/Joy King fan and have read all her books. So when the vendor I get my books from in Philly told me he had it I quickly got my copy and once again Ms. King did not disappoint.
From the jump you’re picking sides as to which character has the potential to be a good person or which one is downright trifling, which is most. For instance, Tierra a lot of times appears to be a lost cause. She is willing to do just about anything to not be the hoodrat she’s destined to be. But with all her lowdown behavior I actually liked her A LOT!
Then you have Nichelle, who has one tragic event after another. My heart went out to her. I wanted her to find a good man so bad because she had been cheated out of love time and time again but I wonder if it just ain’t meant to be. I also love how Ms. King brought in characters from Stackin’ Paper. If you haven’t read that one, you will definitely want to after reading Trife.
This book was pure fire. I don’t know how Ms. King always delivers refreshing, edge of your seat books but she got one creative mind. I love it and trust you will not be disappointed with her new one. We stand up for you in Philly Ms. King, another winner to add to your crown. Oh, and Ms. King I can’t wait for Last Bitch Standing, hurry up!
Nichelle Martin is a young, impressionable girl that is hopelessly in love with hood rich Carmelo. Nichelle’s fighting past demons with the horrible secret that she and her mom harbor between themselves. She’s trying to finish school, love Carmello, and adjust to the glamorous lifestyle that comes with being Carmelo’s wifey. She and Tierra Thompson have been best friends since childhood and Tierra has fought many a fight for Nichelle. Whether it be clothing her in the latest designer threads or financing her dental work so that she can have braces to straighten out her teeth, Tierra has always weathered the storm with Nichelle.
Tierra is a gold digger and makes no bones about it. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth until the streets claimed her father, his legacy, and her mother’s will to live the `trife life’. Tierra is balling every day striving to attain status and leave the life of struggle behind. She’s in search of a major baller and in her quest has brought treachery, murder, and mayhem in the mix of her clique. Renaldo “Renny” O’Neal has appeared on the scene looking for new territory while running from trouble in Atlanta. Upon his first sight of Nichelle, he’s enchanted with her and schemes discreetly to have her as his own.
Deja King is a dream weaver…where do I begin. Trife Life has brought to life another set of captivating characters that are so realistic it tugs you into the storyline and has you visualizing each scene. Trife Life 2 Lavish is full of so many lessons, so many different points of view that challenge the reader to think of exactly what the ‘trife life’ entails, and the price that so many people, young and old pay. She mesmerizes the reader with many interesting sub-plots filled with jealousy, deceit, suspense, murder, and overflowing with drama. Deja’s newest joint is such an amazing read that I sped read it the first go around and had to re-read it and was not bored at any point of time. She did an awesome job in character definition with answering so many questions, but as a true junkie, I do have one major complaint! The ending was left with many unanswered questions that gives the storyline so many directions that it can go, and with this revelation it’s requiring a sequel…this is the only reason I did NOT give it a 5 star rating. 4.75**** Deja’s growth and accomplishments continue to shine and make its presence evident with each project she classily masters and leaves her infamous style from the cover of each book to the last page. Fantastic read, great job, excellente!!! Mos def major kudo’s lil mama!!!