THE OTHER SIDE OF PRETTY A KaNikki Jakarta Novel
Meet THE COLOR BLUE’S favorite characters: Bobbie, Kyle, Jessica, & Nicole.
The fear of losing her epileptic daughter started years prior when Bobbie carelessly left her unattended in a shopping cart. Her paranoia turned reality when Amber was kidnapped. Police advised her to give up on her search for Amber, but the hole in her heart won’t let her. Going through the motions of life, Bobbie’s rediscovers her love for spoken word and a new man who just happens to be her true love’s brother. She will discover that brothers aren’t cut from the same cloth. Falling into debt won’t cause her to fall into depression as hope happens when an unexpected phone call from her daughter revealing that she is alive, lost, and wanting to return just as much as Bobbie wants her to. A genius idea from her friend Nicole, just may lead to a path that will put mother and daughter back together again. If this happens, the happiness that Bobbie desires may exist, if it doesn’t she may be searching for Amber and true love until it becomes her reality.
On one hand, Kyle was truly trying to make his relationship work with his live-in girlfriend, Rasheida. But, her dark complexion and his insecurities about his dark complexion prevent him from letting his guard down and starting a family with her. On the other hand, he holds on to an unhealthy, unstable, relationship with Jessica who holds out hope that her lighter complexion, sexual acts, and cooking skills will finally make him choose her. Juggling the feelings that he still has for Keesha who is the mother of his daughter Kyla, he finds himself tired of going through the motions. His disdain for his ex-best friend who shares his first name and baby’s mother reveals a vindictiveness he wasn’t aware he had. A one night stand with Keesha almost seven months ago resulting in a pregnancy may make a choice for him that he procrastinates on making. Is he the father of Keesha’s baby? Will this be the thing that ends the relationship with his friend and the mother of his child? Or will this end all of his relationships indefinitely?
Who is Jessica Johnson? Is she a nice girl, or is she a murderer? She doesn’t have an answer to the question that chased her away from her job and former co-workers. She has been hiding in plain sight for years, but her past may be revealed in the darkness she hides inside. Her relationship with Kyle is running thin along with her patience. She will never play step-mother if she isn’t a wife. She’s independent, yet insecure, wife quality, yet a side-chick. Her interest in Kyle invokes the interest of his brother Saleem. Twist and turns keep her in a 360 degree circle of drama. Is Saleem the man that she let slip away? Are the two brothers playing a sharing game that she isn’t aware of? Is she smart enough to stop playing stupid?
Nicole is gay. No, Nicole is bi-sexual. No, Nicole is confused. In a relationship with her girlfriend Harmony, Nicole finally found the love of her life that she wanted to bring home to her mother, Anita. However, Anita doesn’t believe in gay. The desire for her mother’s approval leads her in to the lion den of church and she’s just the meal they’ve been looking for. Nicole’s heart is set on trying to prove to her mother that she is happily gay, but her mother’s intentions may be to show her that with a little bit of enticing, her partner may change teams to play with boys. What will Nicole discover about herself if her mate discovers men? Will the guilt of never defending her now dead uncle who was gay just as she is consume her, or will she be able to forgive herself? Or will she give in to the temptation of a man and prove her mother right?
The blues of Bobbie, Kyle, Jessica, and Nicole has composed a sad song of wrong doings that need to be corrected. Everyone knows that God don’t like ugly, so they’ll meet faith on the other side of pretty, and it ain’t cute.
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