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They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts as the collegiate and postcollegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires.
Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiancé, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand - a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she pursues other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship - one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother while keeping the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny's father a secret...a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated.
As the women try to overcome - or give in to - their impulses, they find not only themselves tested but the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.
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By Ezinwanyi on 04-29-16
Reminded me of Sex and the City or Girlfriends
Eric Jerome Dickey has a powerful command of his portrayal of relationships. It was very relatable and emotionally gripping. I laughed at some parts, shook my head sometimes and I cried at parts. This book was like Sex and the City or Girlfriends. This plot revolved around a sisterhood featuring Kwanzaa Browne, Destiny Jones, Ericka Stockwell and Indigo Abdulrahaman. These best friends have seen each other through various phases of their lives and now they have made a pact to celebrate each friend in a special way on their respective birthdays.
The narrator took awhile to grow on me because her Indigo voice felt comically fake but I eventually got comfortable enough that it didn't affect my enjoyment of the storyline.
The love the ladies had for each other really made this story endearing. The author writes really memorable characters and this one was no exception. I love the resolution in the conflicts each character was dealing with and felt each woman was in a much stronger place emotionally than they were at the beginning of the book. My only complaint, which is a consistent one with this author’s book, is the length. It was too long and it would have been even more powerful with a trim.
This story will still command your attention from page 1. If you want The Girlfriends experience, then pick up this audiobook now.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By D. Barbara S. on 10-28-16
I love EJD books and have read every single one of them via hard copy. This is my first audiobook by him. This is so disappointing. For 35+ agonizing chapters of listening to the narrator's voice. She tried to make the girls sound young as oppose to mature women yet Indigo sounded like an African man - very harsh. There was no feminist to her. I rated the performance a 1 bc I couldn't give it a zero.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful