Diamonds and Pearl

K'wan

Book - 2016

"They say that good girls like bad boys, and this was especially true for Pearl Stone. A child born of privilege to a drug baron and reputed killer known in the streets as Big Stone. Although the flashy, fast-paced nature of the streets calls to Pearl, she's been brought up to look but not touch. But when a young hustler named Diamonds crawls up from the swamps of Louisiana and sets up shop in New York City, everything Pearl was taught flies out the window. Raised in the wild and schooled on the mean streets of New Orleans, Diamonds is no stranger to hard times and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay above the poverty line, including kill. When a robbery turned mass murder goes wrong, Diamonds is forced to flee New Orleans ...and lands in New York where he meets Pearl, and for the first time finds something he craves more than wealth and power...love. As the stakes get higher, Diamonds has to push away his past if he's to grab hold of his future--but by doing so, will he show Pearl that all that glitters isn't gold?"--

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Published
New York : St. Martin's Griffin 2016.
Language
English
Main Author
K'wan (author)
Edition
First edition
Physical Description
vi, 406 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781250102614
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Review by Booklist Review

Diamonds manages to salvage his drugs and money from the waters of Katrina and build a new empire in New York City. Pearl is the daughter of a strict parent, crime lord Big Stone. She is trying to hold onto her position as queen bee at her high school while answering to Knowledge, her dad's assistant, who takes her to task for getting into fights. Diamonds bolsters his reputation when he kills another crime lord in the city and meets Pearl at a bar when he is out celebrating. They are drawn to each other despite the danger her father poses. Past and present enemies catch up to Diamonds, and K'wan ends this street-lit romance with a cliff-hanger. While Diamonds' growth as a gangster seems to follow a predictable path, Pearl is surprising in her perceptions of the harmful effects of the family business on her life and friends. Bestselling K'wan creates an interesting cast of minor characters in memorable, vivid scenes that rapidly switch points of view, moving this edgy story along.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2016 Booklist

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