Sister Got Game Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 2004
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Darien Jackson is a beautiful college-educated woman living the high life and using men and her charm to pay for it, but her scheming doesn't help when she loses her job. She hits rock bottom when a young man comes to repossess her car. Maxwell Ferguson is so taken by her beauty, and by the fact that underneath her mink coat she is wearing only a red teddy, that instead of taking her car, he offers her a job to pay off her debts. To accept his terms, she must move from Philadelphia to Macon, Georgia. It isn't until she reports to work that she realizes that Maxwell Ferguson is the CEO and his siblings are all vice presidents in their family-owned business. The family realizes, even before Maxwell and Darien do, that they are made for one another, but both are concerned about moving too fast. It takes time and several rough exchanges for them to acknowledge their feelings but when they finally do, the sparks fly. Lillian Lewis
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This doesn't deter Darien, though. She maxes out her credit cards, skips a few bills, and plays a game of cat and mouse with her bill collectors, all just to keep up appearances. Things go from bad to worse when the repo man comes looking for her car. With the help of a couple of crafty individuals, she manages to avoid immediate repossession. But when the repo man finally catches up to her, Darien puts on a show worthy of an Oscar. Her act is so convincing that Maxwell Ferguson, the repo man, decides to let her work off her past due car notes as a PR consultant for a family owned business. Little does Darien know, Maxwell is not the repo man, but instead the CEO of Allied States, LLC., his family owned business.
Although his family thinks Maxwell has taken leave of his senses by falling for Darien's story, Maxwell stands firm in his decision to hire Darien. The fact that she is beautiful only cements his decision, although he fights the attraction at first. What will happen when Darien finds out who Maxwell really is? Will Darien's lie backfire? Will their relationship weather the storm?
Every time I pick up a novel by Leslie Esdaile, I know that I will not be disappointed. She is one of the few authors who, in the space of one novel, can make me laugh, cry and reaffirm my faith in the power of true love. Esdaile has truly mastered her ability to create a beautiful, touching love story with characters you can identify with. She also writes in everyday language, something I can relate to, and not the oftentimes stilted, flowery phrases that are so prevalent in so many other romance novels. I can't wait to see what's next for this very talented author.
Reviewed by Renee Williams
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
SISTER GOT GAME has made its way to my top 10 list of favorite books ever. Hands down, it's one of the realest books I've ever read. In this cache, Esdaile highlights the important factors of what each one of us treasures in ANY relationship - Love, honesty, trust, spirituality and a sense of family. I would best describe it as "chick-lit with heart".
Darien Jackson is the dazzling college educated woman struggling to get by. Though she is smart and talented, Darien uses men to get her closer to her idea of the finer things in life - that is until all of her game playing catches up to her.
When Maxwell Ferguson, the young and remarkably handsome repo man, attempts to take away Darien's stylish sports car, she is at her wits end. She comes up with an outlandish tale of being stalked and how her car is her only means of escape. Captivated by her beauty and his chance to play knight in shining armor, Max offers her a job to pay off her debts. She readily accepts seeing this as her chance to right her wrongs. But, when she reports to work on Monday, she finds out that the sexy tow-man is the successful self-made millionaire CEO of her new company.
From that point on, the two get caught in a whirlwind cluster of serious attraction. They are made for each other and everyone around them sees it. They try and deny the feelings, but it just brings them closer, each of them falling harder for one another. In the end, they give into true love and of course live happily ever after.
Leslie Esdaile is an amazing storyteller. SISTER GOT GAME had me yelling with excitement, crying with emotion and melting with adoration (Maxwell Ferguson's character had me weak in the knees - I think I fell in love!).
The story was beautiful and the characters were so familiar and relative. I will definitely be picking up all of Esdaile's books, and be in search for any new projects!
5 stars all the way!
On the surface Darien has it all looks, an education and a glitter filled life. In realilty she has been out of work for a year and can't pay her bills. Oh yeah on top of that she hasn't had a date in a year.
Enter Maxwell Ferguson a self made millionaire who really keeps his finger in all his money making pies. He is the repo man and tried to take Dariens car. She does what she does best to save her ride. She runs her game on him and it works. Not only does she get to keep her car but gets a new job nad a chance to do things right.
The job is in Georgia her home state and where her three older and jealous sisters live. It is also where Max runs his family business and his family lives.
For Darien this is a new beginning and she plans to take full advantage of it the right way.
Max is attracted to Darine but really only had honorable intentions towards her. They have fantastic chemistry together and some steamy love scenes.
I really liked this book and the only thing I didn't like was Max's sister. I may not be from the South but pleezze! Max he was the oldest and if it wasn't for him none of siblings would be sucessful and rich. Doreetha couldn't have been more that 33 or 34 but the way she tried to run Max and everyone else you would think she was the grandmother, aunt or eldest sister by 10 or more years. The scene in the kitchen when Darien made a pie and wanted to help with Sunday dinner was annoying. Also the way the reat of the family always had to add thier two cents was
more story time taken away from Darien and Max.
However, other than annoying family members it was a fun and sexy read.