Thursday, December 30, 2010
'True Confessions' by Electa Rome Parks
This is becoming a habit; closing out my yearly reading with Electa Rome Parks. Last year it was ‘Diary of a Stalker’ and this year it’s ‘True Confessions’. Now I don’t know if it’s me or what, but the last few books I’ve read have had women who need a good old-fashioned butt kicking. Electa tells the story of Kennedy Logan AKA whiny-jellyfish-sister-who-got-on-my-damn-nerves! Kennedy even admits she’s spineless and that makes it even worse. The story opens with Kennedy at a SERIOUS crossroads in her life and the journal writing takes place after that. It’s her therapy. Her way to cope. Her papyrus therapist.
She’s surrounded by her well meaning mother-of-a-hen mother, best friend, and her ex-man. Unfortunately it’s her ex-man that is most of the problem. His name is Drake and he’s the man. Smooth. Smart. Sexy. Protector. Sex god. Abuser. The perfect tool to mold and control a woman like Kennedy. She slowly gives in to the abuse and her life becomes a true living hell. Drake has the ability to make her cry… in and out the bedroom. Inside the bedroom it’s ok because his oral skills have her climbing the wall like she’s chasing Tobey freaking Maguire. Outside the bedroom, though, his oral skills have her scared like Mark McGwire. Throughout this story we keep hearing about that “one” incident that was the catalyst to the straw breaking the back. When you find out you’ll be like Usher… Oh my God!!
Electa gives us a story that you will enjoy with a character you won’t. Now I know you’re about ready to sic the N.O.W. on a brotha’ for getting upset with an abused woman, but read this book and see if you don’t agree.