Veteran author White (The Teflon Queen PT3, 2014, etc.) has established his bona fides with his Tears of a Hustler series, Teflon Queen series and various stand-alone titles. In his latest work, the unlucky Yolanda feels her heart breaking every time she’s confronted with evidence of another one of boyfriend Cam’s infidelities. She tries to comfort herself by believing that she’s his main squeeze and that the other women are just flings, but rising R&B singer Honey thinks she’s his primary woman and that Yolanda is just another one of his lady friends. Cam would love to keep both women as steady relationships while still seeking pleasure wherever he can find it; alluring R&B superstar-in-the-making Bambi is definitely one of those pleasures. But when Cam’s ladies start turning up dead or seriously injured, the police can’t help but be suspicious of him. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Cam, he faces deadly danger from an unexpected quarter, and he’ll be forced to confront his own mortality when explosive secrets are revealed. Pacing is swift, with sex, violence or both detailed on most pages. The raw, profanity-laden dialogue has the ring of authenticity, as does overall character development. Plot twists are plentiful, though they start to twist a bit too far as the story wears on. And while grammatical errors make the dialogue sing, they and the pervasive spelling and punctuation errors are less appealing in the main text (e.g., “Trouble fumed as him, Snow, and the rest of the crew road down on the elevator”). Convoluted or repetitive sentence structures further detract, as when White writes: “Before the two got a chance to get physical, a mutual friend stepped in and separated the two before things got violent.” Still, fans of the genre will find this a quick, enjoyable read with all the right touches.
A pulpy, action-packed page-turner.