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BOOK REVIEW: FOREVER MY LADY
BY JEFF RIVERA

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Hailed as the Book Pick of the Year by Mi Gente magazine and the Best Urban Fiction and new Author of the Year by Mahogany Book Club Media Review, Mr. Rivera's, "Forever My Lady", is a modern-day tale of young love and betrayal.

Dio Rodriguez, aka Playboy, has no choice but to turn his life around if he wants to keep his lady, Jennifer Sanchez. They decide to run away from the slum of northeastern Las Vegas and pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. There is a drive-by shooting at the border which leaves Jennifer in the hospital and Dio in a prison boot camp for one year.

We follow Dio through the levels of boot camp as he faces daily ridicule and racism. The only thing that sustains him is knowing he has Jennifer's love. With the help of a strict drill instructor and the head of the kitchen, Dio faces his bad choices of the past and begins to rely on himself, turning his anger into manhood.

Jeff Rivera has written a loving story about people who have very little chance at succeeding in the world. Even his minor characters are full dimensional and in some way help to transform a boy into a man.

I would recommend this book to adults who would like a glimpse at a life they may not be familiar with and most definitely, to teens. They will learn that bad choices affect their lives in ways they don't immediately see and give hope that if they have made similar bad choices, there is hope to change.

This is a very entertaining, well-written novel and I hope to hear more from Jeff Rivera.

REVIEWED BY MARYZ

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