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Forever My Lady

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Forever My Lady by Jeff Rivera

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Dio Rodriguez grew up on the streets and knew all too well the hard, cool feeling of the barrel of a gun tucked down the back of his jeans. But his hard exterior softened when he met Jennifer. Jennifer understands Dio like no one else and makes him want to be a better man. Suddenly a drive-by shooting lands Dio in a prison boot camp and sends Jennifer to the hospital. When Dio learns that Jennifer is pregnant, he realizes that he must find a way to turn his life around and return to his lady. But can trainee Rodriguez get his act together among the hardcases in prison? And will Jennifer be waiting for him if and when he does?

Dio Rodriguez is part of a Latino gang. The gang is basically his family until he meets Jennifer. But then a drive by happens and Jennifer takes six bullets that were meant for Dio. Dio goes to prison where he learns that Jennifer is pregnant. He realizes how important Jennifer is to him and decides to step up and be the person that Jennifer needs.

I had mixed feelings going into this story. I personally don’t have any love for gangs. So when I started reading the story I was frustrated and irritated about Dio’s laments of the gang. I was also lost with the Spanish slang. Half the time I was guessing what was being said.

Having said that, I had to take a step back and look at the story as a whole. This is a really good story about someone changing their life around for someone they loved. It was well written and kept me turning the pages to find out if Dio had it in himself to change or if he would fall back into the gang life.

This is a really good book. I think this is one that many people will like. It’s definitely one you will want to check out.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

 

For more information about Forever My Lady, check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads. To learn more about Jeff Rivera check out his website.

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