The Glamorous Life: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 24, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner'sáHeartbreak of a Hustler's Wife.

The #1 bestselling author ofáNatural Born HustleráandáRelapse, Nikki Turner gives up the game that could never be sold, only told.
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The lure of Richmond, Virginia’s streets is too strong for Bambi, a good girl who fell in love with Reggie, a young hustler. Her thug love not only corrupted her but blinded her with the bling and cash that come with living the glamorous life of a gangsta’s girl—until Reggie hit her with a low blow, breaking her heart. From that day forward, Bambi vowed that whoever crossed her would pay—usually with large bills.

With the street knowledge she gleaned from her ex as well as her own business savvy, Bambi builds a multimillion-dollar party-planning empire and becomes a first-rate swindler and top-notch gamestress. Then she crosses paths with Lynx, who sees more in Bambi than the gold digger she is rumored to be. He penetrates her tough exterior layer by layer until he captures her heart. But is she just setting herself up to be played once again?
 

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User Review  - noblechicken - LibraryThing

Pretty straight forward playing the game type story. Lots of tossed in hip lingo, product placement, stereotypes, and crazy ass schemes fill this book up. Next thing you know, you are finished reading it! Not literary by any means but a fast paced urban read. Read full review

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Love it!!!!!
This book was a real page turner....I need to know what book follows this one.....

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
57
Section 3
61
Section 4
68
Section 5
76
Section 6
86
Section 7
100
Section 8
107
Section 16
179
Section 17
185
Section 18
192
Section 19
197
Section 20
210
Section 21
231
Section 22
238
Section 23
242

Section 9
111
Section 10
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Section 11
128
Section 12
136
Section 13
144
Section 14
155
Section 15
162
Section 24
248
Section 25
256
Section 26
258
Section 27
264
Section 28
280
Section 29
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About the author (2008)

Called the Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Nikki Turner is the bestselling author of many novels, including Natural Born Hustler, Relapse, Ghetto Superstar, Black Widow, Forever a Hustler’s Wife, and Riding Dirty on I-95. She is the editor of the short story series Street Chronicles, which includes Backstage, Tales from da Hood, Girls in the Game, and Christmas in the Hood. One World launched her street-lit book line, “Nikki Turner Presents,” in Summer 2008, and it currently boasts such authors as Seven, Freeze, Styles P, and Dana Dane. Nikki Turner lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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