Thug Lovin by Wahida ClarkThug Lovin
by Wahida Clark
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Reviewed by: Delonya Conyers
August 2009


In the fourth installment of the Thug Series, Thug Lovin’, author Wahida Clark focuses on Tasha and Trae who have gotten out of the game and relocated to California. Fresh off the heels of beating the case that would have sent him and Kaylin away for a long time Trae is determined to start over promising Tasha and their growing family peace of mind far away from the drama of New York. The first four years in Cali go by without a hitch with Tasha taking care of their three sons while Trae is busy managing several legal investments with Marvin and Tasha’s cousin Stephon. The drama ensues when Trae decides to open up a nightclub.

Club New York is a joint venture between Trae and Charles Li, a Chinese mobster. Partnering up with the infamous Charles Li is exactly the type of thing that Trae promised Tasha he would avoid in order to not jeopardize his family. But it’s Charles Li’s aggressive daughter, Charli that proves to be the cause of Trae’s family’s turmoil. Especially once Tasha suspects that Charli is pursuing Trae. Tasha’s suspicions grow worse once Charli begins major tricking in order to entice Trae. And instead of checking Charli for her disrespectful behavior Trae just keeps trying to convince Tasha that it’s just business between him and Charli.

Eventually Tasha tires of the blatant disrespect, her dreams being deferred and sexual needs not being met so she decides to “do her” with a close family friend. The drama literally erupts when Trae suspects that Tasha is out there creeping. But the game goes onto an entirely new level when Trae discovers who the person is. Trouble is also brewing in Marvin and Kyra’s marriage which provides another subplot or opportunity for another relationship to go astray. Add that to Tasha and Trae’s problems and the book could have been aptly titled Thug Buggin’ instead of Thug Lovin’ cause that’s exactly what occurred in this installment. So much so that I’m afraid to whether it can all be rectified in part five!

What did you like about the book?
Wahida Clark is an excellent storyteller and although I was appalled by the characters’ uncharacteristic behaviors I was still wrapped up in the read.

What did you dislike about the book?
The characters that Ms. Clark endeared readers to over the years became very unfamiliar. The adultery wasn’t their worst attributes either.  Readers will find themselves shaking their heads saying Tasha, Trae, Marvin or Kyra would have never done that!

What could the author do to improve the book?
The need to keep the drama going in a series is understandable and all marriages experience pitfalls.  But at the same time Ms. Clark has to stay true to the characters’ personality traits, if not the book becomes unbelievable and even unlikable. 


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Nae Nae :
Posted 417 days ago
Great read as usual.... what people forget is how all the characters life started out... the book made complete sense with the spike of drama... from the get go everyone of the ladies have always been vengeful and hot headed .. and the men always think with their dick when it came to women.... and I always thought she would've shoot up after being with Marvin for so long ... Keep it up Wahida!!! I never missed a book .. nothing else compares to your stories
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Torri :
Posted 2298 days ago
ummm this bookk was the iish....no lie!!! but you qotss too do sumthinq bout that wahida i love all of your books thugss and the woman who love them was the first book i read.....i know its just a book but you cant end tasha and trae and you definitely cant end the other couples!!!!!!!
Nique :
Posted 2337 days ago
I love all of wahida books starting from 'Thugs and the woman who love them' the characters are so real. I love ther personalities and the loyalty that they had for each other. Of course Trae & Tasha and Kaylin & Angel are my favorite couples. They just had so much love for each other. But I know one thing though if wahida dont come out with a 5th book and change them characters back like they used to be im gonna be pissed off. That love suppose to last forever. I guess aint nothing gone end until everybody dead or in jell. Wahida please stop the drama and change them back.
Ashley :
Posted 2677 days ago
iam no hater at all... i just think that wahida should not have end trae and tasha like that because i read this book because of the couples in it and even tho they dont live the lives that drama free they are all together at the end so i guess the ending of this book has a differnt endin but i do hope trae and tasha stay together
Ashley :
Posted 2677 days ago
omg...i love all of her books.....this book was the shit....but i was shakin my head at the end of the book....i prayin like hell that they find kyra baby aisha and that trae and tasha can work things out....i also really hope that the baby is trae's....please hurry with the next one i can't wait till it come out... i really hope trae and tasha stay together
 




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