We Started Off As Close Friends: An Urban Romance Novel

We Started Off As Close Friends. Have you ever loved a person so much that you lost yourself in the process of loving them?
Tracey wasn’t your average around the way girl. She was a woman with big dreams, hopes and a woman who desires to live her best life. Granted she’s had her own share of struggles and has weathered some of life’s deadliest storms; through it all, she has always come out on top. Born to win there is nothing that can knock her off the square, except for the object of her affection-Rell.

Rell has it all or at least that’s what he believes. In his mind, having money, respect and power in the streets mean you’re the man. When you’re the man, nothing can stop your shine. He lives on his own terms and he does so without any regrets. However, when he, finally, realizes that he’s been doing nothing but dimming the light of the woman he loves the most, will he have a chance to make things right? Or will his revelation be too late?

Now, on the other hand, Melissa has looks, street smarts, and enough sex appeal to drive any man wild. She’s a dope boy’s dream, the perfect “arm candy” for any hustler, and has the potential to have it all. However, her love for money and the finer things in life often clouds her judgment leading to mishaps and bad decisions. When her lust for money and rising to the top lands her in a life-threatening predicament, will she lose it all? Or will she land with both of her designer stilettos firmly planted on the ground?

Jason and Rome are Rell’s right-hand men. They’ve proven their loyalty and earned their stripes, time and time again. Rell trusts them with his woman and his life. When things start to heat up in the streets, it’ll soon be “every man for himself” and Rell will discover that sometimes your closest friend is your biggest enemy.

Yasmine is the hood princess that all the kids on the block loved. She’s beautiful, but the scars of life have taken a toll on her self-esteem. Always searching for love in the wrong places, she finds herself mending her broken heart more often than not. Tired of being sick and tired, she sets out on a mission for a come up. Determined to get ahead by any means necessary, she’ll soon discover that sometimes the slow and easy lifestyle is a lifesaver. In this African American Urban Romance, We Started Off As Close Friends, hearts will be broken, friends turn into snakes and many will discover, Trust is an expensive luxury, that sometimes you pay for with your life.