Tile: The Wife of a Hustler
Author: Porscha Sterling
Synopsis: Vanessa is The Wife of a Hustler and she is tired of the hustle. Or is she? Vanessa loves her husband Ty and would do anything to keep him, including kill. However, Vanessa is having a hard time trusting Ty with her heart since he has been making more and more frequent trips to see his son and his baby mama Trinity. Trinity would love nothing more than to be Ty's main focus. She would be his main focus if she could just get rid of Vanessa. Trouble finds Trinity just in time for Ty to help out and stay a while. All the trouble causes Vanessa to get into a bit of trouble on her own. Will Vanessa be able to help Ty keep his drug empire? Will she keep her man from being taking by the Trinity the Florida's princess of the drug game?
Urban Fiction Appeal:
- Inner-city life/struggle: The character of Trinity and her brother Loon were abandoned as children and raised themselves in the streets.
- Violence: The book opens up with two people being murdered and glorifies violence throughout.
- Sex: There are a few explicit sex scenes involving several of the characters.
- Drug use/Abuse: There is very little drug use or abuse in this book. However, the book is about drug dealers and their lives and businesses.
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- True to the Game III by Teri Woods (NoveList Plus)
- Love is Blind by Kyoshi (Good Reads)
- What Hurts Most by Tynessa (Good Reads)
- Wifetress: One Man's Wife, Another Man's Mistress by Melinda Graves (Good Reads)
*I was not able to find The Wife of a Hustler in NoveList Plus, but I knew about A Hustler's Wife and searched it to find True to the Game III . I searched Good Reads and found that it listed the title The Wife of a Hustler and had a section title "Readers Also Enjoyed" which I used to find the other Read-a-likes.