Okay, I'm gonna be honest: I've never been one for urban fiction. Just like with movies, I shied from them, because I always thought they were full of negativity and perpetuated the views many carried for African Americans. Then I finally got off my mental high-horse and began reading them, like everything else in my arsenal of literary adventures. This one- King's Suite: The Rise of Pooch Smalls by Untamed, was a great read!
The story is about Vernon "Pooch" Smalls, a young man who's destiny was pre-planned from age five. He lost his father to the game and gained a step-father who provided Pooch with everything he needed to know. He went from wearing pj's, way too small, to running the hood, business and product on the streets. He's contriving, retaliatory, and turbulent. He's also loyal and stuck on a girl named Trinity, who won't give him the time of day.
After a close friend betrays him and the death of his step-father, Pooch steps up the game, pushes hard in the paint and gets revenge in one of the worst ways. He's determined to get the girl and live the life of his dreams, as king with the world as his suite!
This book is a prequel to a novel titled Never Again...No More. I enjoyed the read and found everything on point for the most part. The story was well plotted and because you grew up with Pooch, he was developed, along with his family and friends. I also appreciated the prologue and how the story fell into place with Terrence. NO SPOILERS! There were only a few things that sorta threw the story off for me and they're all lumped into the same category. There are small gaps that, to me needed filling in. I'll give three without telling the story: What lead up to the bretayal to DBC? Is that discovered in Never Again... No More? Ethan and Pooch's make up- to me that should have been shared. I think that conversation would have been deep. Then, Trinity's got two kids now! Dang- conjugal visits with Terrance or did the bust from the prequel happen a little ways down the road? I guess I could ask the author, or just read the novel, Ha!
King's Suite: The Rise of Pooch Smalls was a fast read, no dull spots and provided some good reading entertainment. Well worth the read if you ask me. Check out the author on her website and see all she has to offer; the link is in the first paragraph, as with most of my reviews! Have a great day and I'm off to the next read! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓5 specs
*Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads is next.
**Book provided by author for an honest review.
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