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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (635 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Omar Tyree Narrator: Omar Tyree Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Omar Tyree, New York Times and Blackboard bestselling author and winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for literary fiction, delivers a powerful story of two childhood friends lured into the sex, drugs, money, and madness of R&B stardom.


Darin Harmon and John Williams, two good church boys from Charlotte, North Carolina, have been best friends forever. Both use their God-given talents to breeze through high school, and both are awarded scholarships to North Carolina A&T State University; Darin for foortball and John for music.

During their sophomore year, John, the introverted momma's boy, showcases his musical genius in a homecoming talent show that changes both their lives forever. John's romantic crooning earns him the nickname "Loverboy". As his R&B career begins, he asks Darin to tag along as his manager. Darin wants no part in the music scene and has big dreams of his own, but when he suffers a season-ending football injury, he hops on the "Loverboy" bandwagon. The two set out to turn John into an R&B superstar. For Darin, dealing with John's rising fame proves a difficult challenge. The more the two adapt to the dangerous celebrity lifestyle of big-time money, fast women, and recreational drugs, the harder it gets for both to "just say no!"

Just Say No! is destined to become another urban-American classic from Omar Tyree.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Omar Tyree continues his winning streak with readers with Just Say No! This look at an R&B singer’s rise to the top will be impossible to resist.” 


  • “Two lead male characters offer such an interesting twist, you might even get your man to read it.” 

    Honey magazine

  • “The pitfalls of success swallow up a young soul singer in Tyree’s latest, a buddy story about a pair of African-Americans from North Carolina who rocket to stardom together after leaving college to enter the music business…Tyree’s books are tried-and-true crowd-pleasers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “That the realization of one’s dreams often comes at a price is a message with which women and men will be able to connect.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amira Jammy | 11/14/2013

    " was one of a funny book that i read a while ago on singer and groupies and in between..great fictional story on the subject... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela | 6/22/2013

    " It read like a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Theresa | 4/17/2013

    " It was a slow read for me, but it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lashonda | 2/28/2013

    " I was blown away by this book. "

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