I’ll begin with his revelation. I have never read a Cinnamon Black Story. But, there was something about this title that drew me to this story. I was able to ascertain and infer enough background from some of the details in this story to get an idea about her character. This story focused on Muhammad and his wife, Miko. The story opened with Miko stating she wanted another baby. Her husband quickly disavowed her wish, by stating it was not happening. Case closed, he was good with just one child- their daughter. The answer to the questions about the relevance of the title was quickly explained. Miko and Muhammad’s marriage was on autopilot. Maintaining… After he’d cheated and was forgiven, so he thought, their relationship was doing well. So he thought. Actually, Miko plotted and schemed to get Muhammad, and for some reason, Miko thought she did not have to put in the work to keep his heart. The mistake she made was believing her shortcomings did not smell. As readers get deeper into how Muhammad and Miko’s marriage began, I was left with a feeling that she reaped what she sowed.
Although both Miko and Muhammad had separate successful careers in the music industry, his success appeared more developed and driven by desires to be a success, rather than showing off, as her actions appeared to be always focused. Miko mostly came across as being too juvenile for her age. Muhammad appeared almost cold-hearted at times. The family dynamics in the story with Cinnamon, Malcolm and the other Black’s was very interesting. It was clear; other issues were occurring, just beneath the surface. I’m certain; I’ll need to at the very least read the previous Cinnamon Black story to gather more intelligence about the Black clan. Adding the new character, Messiah added intrigue to the story. Initially, it looked as though Messiah was interested in Miko. Thankfully, the story’s direction focused on Muhammad’s plight and how it related to Messiah. No spoiler here, but I was not expecting the outcome to be as it was In the end. The story flowed well; the characters were clear visuals, even with my limited knowledge about the characters.This was a nice interesting read; it won’t be my last. My rating 4.85 Stars.