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Dethroned Dethroned by K. Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jade, the daughter of a former street King, has a crush on one of the "foot soldiers'.  However, thanks to the manipulations of another worker that goes by the name King the two never discover the depth of feelings for each other.
Fast forward to a marriage in distress, adultery, betrayal, pregnancy, a horrible car accident, and memory loss this is when the story begins.

I read this story in one sitting. It held my interest from beginning to end and was true to its genre. The had a solid plot, good structure with interesting characters. There were a few areas where the book struggled.  The first was the flow. This was an instance where simple is best. I think using "flowery fancy" words can work. They can show your characters intelligence and the faith an author has in their readers. However, if the words don't suit the character presented then you end up with stilted and confusing passages.  For example, King was not presented as the brightest character and so his speech was not presented as that of a particularly educated man. So, it was odd for him to use the word "denounce" instead of" deny" in the following passage "Jade was fine as hell both then and now, King couldn't denounce the fact, but she was too damn needy." It didn't fit him.  The use of verbiage that just did not fit either a particular that was presented or the scene kept me from truly connecting with the primary character Jade, which was surprising because I LIKED the story itself.

Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. The story was a good one. You can get your own copy below and leave your own review. I look forward to reading them.

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