BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner's Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife.
Nikki Turner, Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, is back with one of her gutsiest female characters yet, a glamorous chick with a high-end hustle that can rival any man’s game.
As the respected, renowned concierge for a luxury hotel chain, Beijing Lee caters to the wealthy and famous. Whether it’s securing a dinner reservation, a fleet of limos, or a record deal, or protecting her clients from the paparazzi, there’s nothing Beijing can’t do. She’s stacked up an impressive pile of IOUs from the world’s elite—and one day she decides it’s time to start cashing in. Before long, she’s a five-star diva running her own lucrative business, where she secures her clients their most outrageous—and increasingly illegal—desires.
But Beijing has her own addiction: a man named Lootchee, who lavishes her with even more diamonds and luxury than she already has. But behind Lootchee’s charm and over-the-top romantic gestures is a selfish, high-stakes hustler who lures Beijing into a dangerous web that takes even this seasoned enterpriser by surpise, and breaks her heart in the process.
Once the ball finally drops, it’ll take a ghost from Beijing’s past to rescue her—not only from those who are out to seriously harm her, but from herself.
In her latest, Turner (Ghetto Superstar) offers her usual high drama, betrayal, and street lit hoodlums with moralizing admonishments regarding drugs, greed, fame, and materialism. After surviving, barely, her addicted sister's monstrous attempt to sell her for drugs, Beijing Lee works as a concierge to the rich and famous at the exclusive Tabby hotel chain. Whether hiding superstars from the paparazzi, getting VIPs out of legal snafus, or procuring drugs, Beijing has gone every extra mile for her clientele. Her life takes a turn for the strange, however, when she meets young rapper Teflon the Don, becoming his manager and lover until his heroin addiction goes out of control. A subsequent romance offers a chance for redemption, but before long, Beijing finds that those closest to her aren't what they seem. Turner packs this quickie with melodrama, making it a thoroughly entertaining but predictable affair; with supporting characters straight from central casting, readers may feel as though they've read this novel before.
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I gave 4 stars⭐️, because I didn’t like how some of chapters ended, without finishing what was going on in the chapter, other than that it was a good book
Love This book
Once again this book took 48 hours to read man what is it about Nikki Turner books? That doggone Lootchee has me waiting to see who is going to finally treat him the way he treats everyone else and why is he so twisted? This book is another one that I have to put on my top 10 list. Please continue their stories gotta know what happens next.
Relapse was addicting.
I really liked how Nikki pulls you into a world where the character doesn't start off extremely rich or poor and actually wants more in life than just being a hustlers wife or the next video chick. Beijing is a real woman with dreams and aspirations and a kind heart. If only the men she chose weren't so self centered. Overall, Relapse is a great novel. And a must read if you want to see a women with a fierce motivation and drive who smooths out all the bends in her life while rocking Jimmy Choo's stilettos and over bearing clients.