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Illegal Affairs by Sheila Dansby Harvey

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Title:  Illegal Affairs

Author:  Sheila Dansby Harvey

Publisher:  Dafina Books

Release Date: January 2005

Reviewed by: Shay C






Illegal Affairs is the story of Callie, Raven, Omar and Keith.  They are all students at Monroe Law School and they develop a friendship.  But of course, they all have secrets and a story to tell.  Callie Stephens is the girl who seems to have it all but the she is dealing with her father’s death, Raven Holloway is the girl who has got “it” and the envy of all but she is not what she seems, Omar Faxton is the former football player turned law student but he is a full-time player who uses women to feed his greed until his unexpected romance with Callie seems to turn him around or does it?? Keith Dawson is the one who is trying to turn his life around after a mistake that cost him his wife and son.  Callie and Raven quickly develop a friendship but Raven is the friend that Callie thinks she is, Omar and Keith develop a bond as well until Omar makes a play (and gets) for the woman Keith is interested in: Callie 


And of course, there is Brett Milstead, the white student who is for once the minority and it’s a whole new world, he finds himself falling for his black classmate and the results are life changing.  Illegal Affairs is full of drama, romance, and will keep your attention until the very end but the ending is very unexpected and leaves a lot of unanswered questions, I hope there will be a sequel to this one!! I give this book 3 ˝ stars!



Title: Bad Girls Finish First

Author: Sheila Dansby Harvey

Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

Release Date: April 2006

Reviewed by: Shay C



Raven Holloway is back! The character you loved to hate in "Illegal Affairs" is back in the sequel "Bad Girls Finish First". Raven is now married to Senator Michael Joseph and is determined to help him become governor of Texas. Raven is every man's dream and every woman's nightmare. She will do whatever it takes--no matter who is hurt in the process to get what she wants. Soon it appears that her plans will come to pass but when an unexpected event occurs and things become to spiral out of control and Raven finds herself backed up against the wall. Her marriage is falling apart, and it doesn't help that someone is digging in her past and all of the secrets she has tried to hide are about to be revealed. Bad Girls Finish First is an somewhat satisfying sequel as Raven is an interesting character to read about as you never know what she's going to do next, but the ending leaves many unanswered questions. I give this book 3.5 stars. Reviewed by Shay C of PeoplewholoveGoodBooks.



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