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Nikki Turner, Author . Ballantine/One World $14 (286p) ISBN 978-0-345-51105-8

In her latest, Turner (Ghetto Superstar ) offers her usual high drama, betrayal, and street lit hoodlums with moralizing admonishments regarding drugs, greed, fame, and materialism. After surviving, barely, her addicted sister's monstrous attempt to sell her for drugs, Beijing Lee works as a concierge to the rich and famous at the exclusive Tabby hotel chain. Whether hiding superstars from the paparazzi, getting VIPs out of legal snafus, or procuring drugs, Beijing has gone every extra mile for her clientele. Her life takes a turn for the strange, however, when she meets young rapper Teflon the Don, becoming his manager and lover until his heroin addiction goes out of control. A subsequent romance offers a chance for redemption, but before long, Beijing finds that those closest to her aren't what they seem. Turner packs this quickie with melodrama, making it a thoroughly entertaining but predictable affair; with supporting characters straight from central casting, readers may feel as though they've read this novel before. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/29/2010
Release date: 04/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Open Ebook - 210 pages - 978-0-345-52209-2
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-307-71538-8
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