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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikki Turner Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780307875808
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The reigning queen of hip-hop lit, Nikki Turner returns with a fresh and fierce tale sure to satisfy longtime fans and create new ones. 

Desember Day is beautiful, confident, and smart. She has more game in the streets than a basketball player does on the court, and her boyfriend, Fame, loves every single inch of her. But unlike her mother, who has been in one bad relationship after another, Desember is not going to wait on a knight in shining armor to save her, and even her love for Fame can’t stand in the way of Desember selling anything and everything—legal or illegal—that can turn a profit, so that she never has to depend on a man. The only thing Desember feels she’s lacking is a father to call her own. And her mother refuses to tell Desember who he is.

When Fame finds himself at the wrong end of a gun, fighting for his life, Desember wants nothing more than to stand by her man, but Fame warns her from his hospital bed that she isn’t safe. Desember wonders if she was the real target. Her mother, concerned for Desember’s safety, arranges for her daughter to travel to Richmond, Virginia, to live with Desember’s father and his wife. And when her father’s identity is finally revealed, Desember learns that she is a natural born hustler.

But are her troubles really over? Or is the worst yet to come?

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  • “Few writers working in the field today bring the drama [like] Nikki Turner…[She’s] a master at weaving juicy, ‘hood-rich sagas of revenge, regret, and redemption.”

    Vibe.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Mccune | 10/30/2013

    " Excellent, Meet Desember and the ending the very last page is going to leave your mouth hanging wide open...You won't see this one coming!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena♥(Nothing Like Your Last,Im Your Present) Lakeisha | 8/28/2013

    " i liked this book,but it was just too short. Im waiting for part two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shareka Jackson | 5/29/2013

    " Another good book I need to find part2 of this book ASAP! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marcus Genous | 4/16/2013

    " the little booklet I just dont like nikki turner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Callie | 3/2/2013

    " A fast read. Can't wait for the next book. Nikki Turner only wrote this book as a bridge between the second and third installments in "A Hustler's Wife" series. Would like to see how Desember develops as a character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanta Shaw | 2/15/2013

    " What can I say Nikki did it again good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana Whitney | 8/31/2012

    " im about to start reading iy now ! (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slickerronii | 6/10/2012

    " It shows how a women will do anything just to survive. Sometime the thrill of living on the edge & getting fast money isn't the best decision to make. You have to stop & think is what your doing is what you have to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 E G | 11/27/2011

    " It was short, which made me finish it in a few hours. It was an okay read. I will read the part two of this book when it comes. I happen to like Nikki Turner, so I will stick with her. Hopefully, part two is most better read than this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanice | 11/25/2011

    " I'll change my rating after I read the sequel, if there is one... If not, then I really don't like how this book ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/15/2011

    " Very fast read...I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 E | 4/22/2011

    " It was short, which made me finish it in a few hours. It was an okay read. I will read the part two of this book when it comes. I happen to like Nikki Turner, so I will stick with her. Hopefully, part two is most better read than this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 10/27/2010

    " im about to start reading iy now ! (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 10/19/2010

    " Very fast read...I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena?(Nothing Like Your Last,Im Your Present) | 10/19/2010

    " i liked this book,but it was just too short. Im waiting for part two. "

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About the Author
Author Nikki Turner

Nikki Turner is the author of the New York Times bestseller Black Widow, the #1 Essence bestseller Forever a Hustler’s Wife, and the Essence bestsellers A Hustler’s Wife, The Glamorous Life, and Riding Dirty on I-95.

About the Narrator

Bahni Turpin has won seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards for her audiobook narrations, and Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.