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After her mother's tragic death, Shayla is left to navigate her teenage years with little help from her neglectful, playboy father. Used and abused by the adults around her, Shayla makes some risky choices, taking a job as a waitress in one of Harlem's top strip clubs before she's even of legal age. She makes ends meet by running scams on unsuspecting patrons, but her luck soon runs out when she is raped and left for dead one night after work. 

Confused and scared, Shayla concocts a lie that leads to an arrest. A man is convicted and sent to prison for the crime, though he insists he's innocent.

Shayla goes about putting her life back together, and with the help of a great mentor, she makes some big changes. Now a graduate of Howard University, she's ready to begin a new career and put her old life far behind her - until an unexpected twist turns everything upside down.

New DNA evidence leads the court to reopen her rape case, and Shayla will be forced to confront the lies that she told. Will she ever be truly free from the ugly demons of her past?

©2010 Mark Anthony (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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  • Jonnelle
  • 26-07-2018

Simply Amazing

The book was ABSOLUTELY great!! The story was great the Performance no surprise was great. Loved it

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  • nickela
  • 12-08-2018

Real Life Reality

This book digs deep into how many people lives are changed by childhood decisions, whether it's made by the child or adults. Most importantly how God can change a situation. 📕📖
~ Roman 8:28~

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  • Tia
  • 10-04-2021

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I couldn’t finish this book it was to much to listen to a 13-14 year old being molested by her female nanny. Then screwing this person & that person not to mention being pimped out by her step cousin🙄 . Maybe if the main character was older the story would’ve been easier to stomach. It just wasn’t my cup of tea but to each their own.

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  • S. Walters
  • 24-01-2021

Great book

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It was very well written. It didn’t have many happy parts, but it was still good.

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  • LeeAnn Pena
  • 19-01-2021

Great book!

This book keeps you engaged all the way through! Its erotic and funny so best of both worlds for me!

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  • Seven
  • 25-11-2020

Good

I liked this book although she made me sick most of the time but I guess she had to go through those things too become the woman she is.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-09-2020

Excellent and kept your attention

Intriguing story that kept your attention frim the beginning to the end! Now I have to find more books by this author! Loved this ride!

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  • Shay
  • 03-07-2020

I love this

I shared a similar background to Shayla. Although my father was never that bad, him and I had a few issues when money was concern. It took me til my 30s to forgive my female molester and better myself. I felt abandoned when my mother passed away at the age of 6yrs so I felt this book was so relatable. thank you for this amazing book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-03-2020

Wooow

Omg what a good book. The last two chapters had me in tears literally. Woooow

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  • Robert
  • 06-11-2019

Good Read

at first i couldn't really get into this book but it honestly gets better as the book progresses. i had some tearful moments because of how raw some parts of the story was. i like the fact that it wasnt long and drawn out and how it skipped to the important parts of her life.

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