In this business, you have to use what you got to get what you want, and Vanessa walked a tightrope until she realized the power that rested between her legs.
Vanessa always had a thing for thugs, and she believed it was because her father used to be one. Everything was going well for her. She was a Daddy’s girl, so her father spoiled her ever since she was young and she never wanted for anything. Her boyfriend, Cedric, was a sexy thug ass dude who knew how to handle a woman like her. She liked it rough, whether he was making moves in the streets or putting it down in the bedroom and he never came up short in either until he ran into Mario.
Mario is a drug Kingpin in Atlanta who lords over Cedric, but when Cedric gets caught up in some shady business, he finds himself on the wrong end of a pistol and Mario makes a promise to kill her if she ever tells anyone what she saw. After her boyfriend’s life is snatched from her right before her eyes, she is scared to death and forced to move back in with her parents for protection, but after weeks’ pass, she quickly gets bored with her father’s reformed life as a pastor. She gets into a major argument with him before she leaves, and then moves back to the City with her friend, Ashley. Ashely is a party girl with a big heart and an even bigger ass, and she is drawn to trouble like moths to a flame.
A few weeks after Vanessa moves in, Ashley convinces her to strip at a local club in Atlanta called, “doubles,” and she quickly finds out why. With her father not helping her out financially, she becomes fixated with stripping, and that brings her into another world of trouble, filled with fucked up club owners and backstabbing friends and in the midst of it all, Mario reappears in her life. Except for this time around, he wants something more than her silence. She rejects him at first, but as she realizes that revenge for her boyfriend's death is now at her fingertips, she takes advantage of it. With the intentions of sending him to his grave the same way he sent Cedric’s to his, she uses what she has to take advantage of weakness, but what she encounters is more than what she was ready for. In a hood story of love, betrayal, and revenge, this street banger, “The Come Up” will be sure to keep your eyes glued to the pages and not want to put it down until you have read every word!