I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.by Shannon Holmes
on August 4, 2015
Pages: 200 pages
Dixyn Greene has it all. She is a hustler's wife, the mother of a beautiful daughter, and she owns a town house and a nice car--she's living the life. But when the feds arrest her man, Dixyn's whole world begins to crumble. Quickly things go from bad to worse--as the bills begin to mount, her ability to continue to maintain her lavish lifestyle is put to the test. Strapped for cash, her good intentions lead to bad decisions.
Enter Brian Winters, B-Dub, and her one saving grace, or so she initially believes. In Dixyn's time of need, B-Dub turns out to be no more than an opportunist with his own agenda. Dixyn becomes indebted to him and is forced to do his bidding in order to survive. With B-Dub on her back, she submerges herself into the murky waters of street life and is soon entangled in a web of lust, betrayal, blackmail, and deceit. She ultimately discovers that there are no rules in the game. In the game, loyalty is limited. Trust will get you hurt and love will get you killed.
“Caught Up” by Shannon Holmes, is a story of a young woman’s ventures into the world of her “bad boy” boyfriend. The world that includes – drugs, illicit sex, gangs and the usual street life. It is another literary expression of the “good girl” gone bad story that I have read many times.
The only part of this book that impressed me was the obvious love that the Mother possessed for her child. A love was so powerful that Dixyn was willing to do anything, including selling her body, mind, and soul, to protect her child. Likewise, Dixyn’s mother loved Dixyn so much that she sacrificed her peace of mind to be available for her daughter and granddaughter. That was the best part of the story.
Reviewed by: Jamesina