Book Review: Sexy Little Liar: The Misadventures of Mink LaRue
Terri Schlichenmeyer | 12/12/2012, 5 p.m.
There's one thing about you that people need to know: When you want something, you go for it.
You've known most of your life that things don't get handed to you. You have to hustle and work to get what you want, so you set your eyes on the prize and never look away. You want it. You go for it. You get it.
What Mink LaRue wants is money, pure and simple, and she won't let anything keep her from it. But in the new book "Sexy Little Liar" by Noire (c.2012, Dafina Books, $15.00 / $16.95 Canada, 320 pages), there's one thing that might slow her down . . . .
The girl on the milk carton couldn't possibly be Mink LaRue.
That's what Bunni Baines thought because she'd just seen her girl Mink, who was alive and well and living in the projects in Harlem. No, the child in the age-projected photo wasn't Mink, but Mink was a dead-ringer for little Sable Dominion.
Mink wasn't Sable. But Mink knew a possibility when she saw one.
She figured she could "borrow" from the cash-stash her boy, Gutta, left her before he went to prison.
Then she and Bunni could fly to Texas and pull off the con-mami job in time to replace Gutta's money before he came home, and spend the rest.
And the scam worked!
Mama Selah took to Mink like the long-lost daughter Mink pretended to be. "Brother" Barron took one look and decided that Mink was no Dominion, and she was getting no money. Uncle Suge, knowing the score, took Mink to bed with him.
The problem was that $100,000 didn't last long. Mink was soon broke and dipping into Gutta's money again. She also borrowed from the local pusher, knowing that both of them could (and would) kill her in a minute for it.
Back in Houston, Viceroy Dominion, Mink's fake "papa" was dying and Barron Dominion couldn't wait for his father's last breath to send that ghetto-rat Mink packing. He had paper that proved she was a scammer. He even knew her DNA test was faked because another test came back positive: a girl in Philly showed up with Dominion blood in her veins.
There couldn't be two Sables. Mink LaRue was all La-Wrong.
No doubt about it: when it comes to jumping from book cover to big action, author Noire doesn't waste time. No, her novel grabs you by the eyeballs and throws you into the streets, right from the start.
Like a girl's night out that never stops, "Sexy Little Liar" takes readers from bar to bed to billionaires and back, all in the same breathless minute. Noire's main character, Mink, has everything figured out with her scams and schemes, and when you add a few fog-up-the-mirror bedroom scenes (that don't always happen in a bedroom), you've got a book that'll make you holler.
I think if you're looking for something steaming-hot and wild, you're going to like meeting Miss Mink LaRue. She'll take you for a ride in "Sexy Little Liar," and if you're up for that, go for it.