CREAM by T.N. Baker, Tu-Shonda Whitaker and Danielle Santiago is a triple scoop of sexy street stories that tantalize while still "keeping it real" to the street genre. It brings together three of the best female writers at Triple Crown Publications. Each story is a stand-alone novella and all display the individual talents of each writer. It is hardcore drama-packed writing.
CREAM begins with T.N. Baker's "Rollin' Dice." Wassuan Wells has two loves in the world: his dice game and his sexy, beautiful girlfriend Enychi Carter. The question is which one comes first? "Rollin' Dice" offers the "Indecent Proposal" twist on a platter. "The Last Run" by Tu-Shonda Whitaker is the story of Bruh. Bruh is back on the street after a two-year stint in prison, but he needs to take care of some unfinished business that involves his baby's mama's best friend, Zion. The story also has a unique take on the non-traditional beauty and size issue. The last novella by Danielle Santiago is "Fair Exchange, No Robberies." Lovi is a college-student and is tough, sexy, smart, and on top of her game. Lovi's world is in control until Nicky, her older brother's best friend, steps into the picture. Santiago slips in a theme of unrequitted love; the spiced up version of a street Romeo and Juliet.
I love when humor is mixed with drama. CREAM has that and more. Each story is well-written with interesting characters and doesn't glamorize street life. Each has a unique view that keeps the reader entertained and wanting more, amusing while still keeping it sexy and real. It gets drab to read the same story over and over again. Unfortunately in street fiction genre this is becoming the norm. The street fairytale. CREAM does not fit in this mode, but offers a delicious mix of twist and turns that kept me guessing from the first novella to the last. The ladies brought it to the table. A triple grand slam by Triple Crown Production.
Reviewed by Richell Winchester
TRR Guest Reviewer