forever my lady

Forever My Lady

by Jeff Rivera
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Reviewed by: Shaheta Pickett
October 2009


Love, faith and hope was the glue to the pages of Forever my Lady. Dio Rodriguez was definitely a diamond in the ruff. Gang banging on the streets of the sin city Las Vegas Nevada almost costed him his life. Literally he had to shed alot of skin in order to become the man he was destined to be. He tried to survived his pride but losing the battle to serving time. The time he served was short but long considering the fact he never felt love other than his childhood sweethear Jennifer. Jennifer was the blood that pumped through his veins, she was by his side no matter what. Those promises were all he had to live on while trapped in a boot camp for a year. He learned tough love, patience and a mountain of faith while trapped inside himself and locked down mentally, physically and emotionally.

He learned how to be faithful by writing letters home to Jennifer and patiently waiting on her response. While waiting his trials and tribulations caused him to have will power and respect. Enough faith to dream big while behind bars. He kept his eyes on his prize of being an artist; until he was tested with the crash of his lifetime. Jennifer having dreams of her own while fighting a recovery from a drive by shooting. She dreamed of being a superstar, a wife and a mother. She and Dio had high hopes but in her mind it was two different roads. Dio kept his heart set on just that. While in boot camp he learned how to be a big brother to his cell mates something that he couldn't be with his own brother Daniel. He learned how to respect a male figure something that he didn't do with his own father and learned how to love a mother figure someone that he hated with all his heart, but ultimately he believed.

The once hate he grew to love turned into unconditional love. Being locked up changed Dio's life forever. He kept Jennifer in his heart until the day he was release. He planned to take care of her and their family, he wanted so badly to be the man that he dreamed of. He changed, he loved and he believed in his dream. Although he learned very quick that his dreams were only for him to believe in. He had hope, faith and love. His world had ended in order to begin. He had no clue if Jennifer would be there on the other side of the gates or his mother waiting with open arms. Through it all he kept his eyes on his dreams. His dream of becoming an artist.
 
What did you like best about this book?
It was consistent the moral of the story was visible and it was realistic.
 
What did you dislike about this book?
It could have been longer.
 
How could the author improve this book?
Keep writing. Over all this book was a really good read. I enjoyed it.  The author got the point across and it was parallel to real life.


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OOWEE :
Posted 2738 days ago
sounds interesting for the genre.
 




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