Desperate Hoodwives: An Urban Tale

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 8, 2008 - Fiction - 336 pages
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In the first book of a drama-drenched new series, four unforgettable women will do anything to escape the hood.

From their front stoops at Bentley Manor, longtime residents Miz Osceola and Miz Cleo have seen just about everything and know all too well that there's no happily-ever-after in the projects. There's only the desperate need to get out by any means possible.

Aisha has what every other ghetto girl envies: a loving man who supplies her with all the fashion, money, and accessories that scream "hood success." Now that her husband's in jail, Aisha may have to put something more precious than her designer gear up for sale in order to maintain her image. The cost may be too high even for her expensive tastes.

Devani knows she's found her way out of the hood when she sleeps with Tyrik, a star pro athlete. When Tyrik's calls get further and further apart, Devani's mother suggests the perfect scheme: become his baby momma. Will Devani's plans force her man to commit, or backfire with the worst of consequences?

Molly is so in love with her husband, Junior, that she doesn't care if she's the only white girl in the hood. Blinded by her love, Molly lets everyone walk all over her. But Junior may cross the line, forcing Molly to give back all the abuse she's taken.

Lexi has five children - and four broke baby daddies. Now she is married to Luther, Mr. Right in every way but in the bedroom. Determined to finally provide a good man for her kids, Lexi must struggle to fight her cravings for sex with her ex. Will she stay faithful to her husband or give in to a passion that may very well prove deadly?

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The plot is good, believable and funny. - Goodreads
There was one character I wished had a happier ending. - Goodreads
... unexpected ending. - Goodreads

Review: Desperate Hoodwives (Bentley Manor #1)

User Review  - Princess - Goodreads

This book was absolutely AMAZING!I truly enjoyed this book and De'nesha is an excellent writer. This is a total page-turner so be prepared to be up all night!! Read full review

Review: Desperate Hoodwives (Bentley Manor #1)

User Review  - Bree - Goodreads

Ratchet but oh so good. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Meesha Mink is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty books written under three names, including the Real Wifeys series and co-authoring the explosive Hoodwives trilogy.  She was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, and lives in South Carolina. For more information, please visit

De'nesha Diamond is the award-winning, national bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels. She lives in Georgia.

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