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Dirty Little Secrets - The Diary of Tyler Blake (Paperback) Loot Price: R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 You Save: R61 (19%)
Dirty Little Secrets - The Diary of Tyler Blake (Paperback): Joy King
Dirty Little Secrets - The Diary of Tyler Blake (Paperback): Joy King

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Dirty Little Secrets - The Diary of Tyler Blake (Paperback)

Joy King

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A beautiful young African-American goes through a string of bad men before she learns to love herself. When her ambitious mother leaves her ineffectual father for a richer man, Tyler Blake and her sister are transplanted to an opulent but extremely dysfunctional new home in Atlanta. Six-year-old Tyler is assaulted by her teenaged stepbrother, and she witnesses her mother being abused by her new father. In high school, her first boyfriend rapes her, and she falls for flashy and possessive Trey, who ends up threatening Tyler with a gun before killing himself. Fleeing yet another failed relationship (this one capped by an abortion), Tyler moves to New York City, where she attends college and tries her hand at acting. She starts relying on men to take care of her financial, if not emotional, needs. With heart-stopping looks, Tyler attracts plenty of boyfriends, including Detroit-based NBA player Ian and big-shot music producer T-Roc, who helps her score some modeling gigs. Her relationships with the two men overlap, leading to a disastrous and predictably violent outcome. She then meets another smooth-talking, borderline-sociopathic music producer: Brian, who supports her while also supporting another woman and child. Believing herself to be in love, Tyler gets pregnant with Brian's child right before their romance takes a turn for the worse. This results in an ugly custody case and in Tyler's realization, at age 26, that she would be better off alone than with someone who mistreats her. King's debut, a would-be cautionary tale, offers little but sloppy writing, despicable male characters and a silly heroine with gold-digger tendencies. Repetitive, joyless melodrama. (Kirkus Reviews)
Ever since she was a little girl growing up in Georgia, Tyler Blake has dreamed of two things: being a movie star and finding a man who would love her unconditionally. Watching her mother leave her father for the money and abuse of another man, all Tyler has are her dreams. But where those dreams lead her is also the problem. As soon as Tyler graduates from high school, she heads - to the Big Apple to attend college and to pursue her acting career. But nothing prepares her for life in the big city. It's not long before she gets caught up in a scene of sex, drugs, exploitation and some of the sexiest, most scandalous, most powerful and sometimes most forbidden men. They all want to own her, even at the cost of her own soul. Tyler is exposed to a side of the industry that she never thought existed and soon has a few dirty little secrets of her own.


Imprint: Griffin,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2006
First published: June 2006
Authors: Joy King
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-35407-7
Barcode: 9780312354077
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-312-35407-X

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