father always told her she would never amount to anything
and she would turn out to be just like her promiscuous
mother. She believed his hateful words and became a
plaything for any man, unable to refuse, no matter how
disgusted she was by sleeping with them. The pain hit her
the hardest when her lifestyle ruined her friendship with
Asia, her closest friend.
sheís trying to get her act together, why is Kanji, Asiaís
cousin stepping to her after all these years? Years ago
back in high school, Kanji called her out in front of
everyone, causing her to look like a fool. Now heís making
her feel things sheís never felt for any man before.
pleasantly surprised by this story. Diamond is gritty with
a core thatís as valuable and hard as her name. She has
native wisdom and the street cred to back it up. The dry,
often matter-of-fact first person narrative rings true and
helped me to understand the pain sheís been carrying around
forever as a shield. Thereís a few pieces missing in this
intricate puzzle (maybe because this is the sequel to
Lovers and Friends), and I did feel that the author
whisked a little over Diamondís issues, yet it doesnít
detract from the telling.
represented as her errant knight, but rather as a foundation
where she can solidly rest against and believe in herself.
In turn, she helps ease the pain of his past and fulfills
his heartís desire to become a part of his life
permanently. He never judges her because he can clearly see
who she is and isnít deterred.
first started reading this story, I kept an open mind about
it. Sometimes I like to challenge my reading boundaries. I
donít usually snatch up tales about people like Diamond. Iím
glad I did. Diamond is a jewel of a tale with
a few rough edges and enough sparkle to make it shine.