I received a copy of Power and Beauty co-written by hip hop star T.I and and bestselling collaborator David Ritz from Harper Collins Publishing. When I received it, I didn't know what to expect. I really thought that it'd be an autobiography. Ok, i'll only say this a couple times of year. I was wrong. The book was essentially about love. Love that developed between two characters named Power and Beauty. It shows that no matter how you fight it. You can't stop love. No matter how many other people you're with. It's still there.
Power and Beauty's love was complicated. They were raised by the same mother but couldn't deny the love that went beyond sibling affection. A tragedy forced them to be apart. A tragedy that changed their lives forever.
While Beauty pursued her dreams of being a top notch fashion designer, Power was lured into a life of money and women by a man that probably has more to do with their past than they'd both like to admit. Above all, they never wanted to be with anyone but each other and they couldn't shake what happened that one night when they needed each other the most. The one night that neither of them could speak of ever again.
This book reminded me a lot of Sister Souljahs book, The Coldest Winter Ever. To this day, that remains one of my favorite books. Just to let you know, there will be a part two to Power and Beauty. This book left you with a SERIOUS cliffhanger. As I was getting to the end, I'm thinking, "Run!" She was running. Then I'm thinking, "Hurry up!!!!" I got all excited and then BAM! Cliffhanger. When I closed the book I literally said, "Maaaannnn." I can't wait for the second book. I have very high expectations. Sister Souljah let me down with Midnight. I have my fingers crossed for T.I and David Ritz. I can't wait. I'm on pins and needles. So hurry up T.I!
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