It took two days to finish this story. I stopped a few times as this was a very emotional story, with an intense story line. The gist of the story: Symphony, Harmony and Gia had been through some hard times as sisters and kindred spirits. They had gone through some situations most would have folded into a ball and surrendered. The emotional connection between Symphony and Harmony was like two instruments playing an elaborate tune in perfect pitch, in perfect harmony.
Symphony had been in an abusive relationship with her man until he was sent to jail for three years. Her man was a street boss. A vile and manipulative man. Symphony learned her craft as a make-up artist by happenstance. She had to use makeup as a means to cover-up the bruises Xavier inflicted upon her. She later added scars with self mutilations.. This made her make-up more dramatic, which garnered her clients in the entertainment industry. Symphony and Harmony always covered one another’s back, and would fight in a skinny minute if they felt provoked or threatened. Symphony had a sharp tongue and gave not a single crap about other’s feelings. She called her look ‘resting bitch face.’ I laughed a few times about this.
The mood in the story changed once Symphony met King of the Houston Streets, Kenyatta Kumar. The way he was perceived as a hard man with a heart of stone was not the man who was fascinated by the slick-mouth beauty named Symphony. Kenyatta had women dropping at his feet just to be with him, and he had his share when and however he wanted them. However, the connection between Kenyatta and Symphony was mystical. That’s the best way to describe their connection. They could feel one another’s presence. That part scared Kenyatta to the nth power. Then once he had a taste of Symphony, it was like a whole new dimension of his heart was exposed only to her. The other part was only for his family, on yet another level. He did things to her, he had never done to any woman. He always seemed to treat her like a trophy. Like a prize. That was until tragedy struck his family and Kenyatta became a beast in the streets. He went about life in savage mode amped and ugly. He pushed Symphony away without a real explanation and restarted his thing with Fake Nicole. This was the part where I was in my feeling. So much so, I had to take a step back to collect myself. The same couple who’d sexed all over the beaches etc., and he’d let her shop until she dropped at his cost, were on the opposite ends of love at that point. I was angry, and pissed off ,and just plain upset with that direction in their story. You guys know when I’m this upset, I’m invested in the story full on. I was all into this story and ready to see what drama would befall Symphony and Kenyatta next. I was not disappointed. I was not ready..
The critique: The story was dramatic and held my attention 100% of the time. The sex was gritty, gooshy, and highly emotional. The characters were so complex, they weren’t always easy to see full on. The plot and the story telling was deep, deeper, and dramatic. I don’t recall too many editing issues to mar the story.. (But!!!) The story ended with a Cliffhanger! I’ll just have to grumble and wait for the ending… Hurry Up Jai, I need to know who shot whom…. I’m out!