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5* Review: Know Your Place by Shelly Ellis

Posted 30 April, 2019 by DLWhite in Reviews 0 Comments

by Shelly Ellis
Genres: African American, Contemporary Women, Crime Drama
Format: AudioBook, eBook, Paperback

Okay. Y’all.  I promise I am calm.

You know when you’re reading something REALLY good? Like, engaging. The scenes play out like a movie, complete with sound effects, pan in, pan out, etc? And the dialog is so real and the action so intense that you have to get up and pace while you read cause you DON’T WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT but you GOTTA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

This. book.  To be fair and full disclosure, I’m a fan and I am fully invested in the Branch Avenue series, but COT DAYUM Shelly Ellis can write a book!

KNOW YOUR PLACE starts where IN THESE STREETS leaves off, so *yes you need to read book one first*and yes this book has a cliffie… you will live. Read Ellis’ other books while you’re waiting. As I said, this book picks up where the last book left off, so



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“There was nothing he could do for me…” – #SundaySnip

“There was nothing he could do for me…” –   #SundaySnip

I swept my clothes from the chair and heard a heavy thunk as something fell to the floor. I picked up my phone and pressed the button to wake it up. I’d put it on silent when I left the house the day before. The only person that could break through was my mother, but we’d already talked and I didn’t expect to hear from her.So seeing that she had sent me a text made my heart skip a beat. I hadn’t heard it because I’d left it in the living room.

He came by here earlier.

Excerpt – Beach Thing (published 2016) #beachyblackromance #beachreads

Excerpt – Beach Thing (published 2016) #beachyblackromance #beachreads

Thoughts of beach trips guide me, of course, to my ODE TO SUMMER, my #beachyblackromance BEACH THING, borne out of a want to write a sweet, steamy, romantic vacationship that also has a little bit of personal drama for both characters that help give the story some depth.  Wade and Ameenah are definite #goals– upwardly mobile African Americans who are both making a mark on society in their own way. Bringing them together was fun, a pure pleasure.