Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sinners & Saints by Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Move over Batman and Robin, there’s a new dynamic duo in Gotham City.

Fans of Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are familiar with Jasmine Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams, first ladies of mayhem.

The ladies are set to go head to head as their husbands vie for President of the American Baptist Coalition. The gloves come off as soon as the ladies get off the plane in New York and the two go multiple rounds before finding out there’s a surprise contender entering the presidential ring – one who’s been hiding in the corner the whole time, waiting for them to knock each other out.
The two schemers team up to outwit this unexpected entrant to the race while, at the same time, staying a step ahead of each other. The two effectively eliminate the threat and a deeper conspiracy is uncovered, one that has repercussions that will affect the winner of the race, no matter who it is.
One of the women gets the win she desires, but, as the saying goes: “Be careful what you wish for.”

This collaboration is exceptionally well-written. The writing styles of the two women mesh seamlessly. Were it not for the two names on the cover, it could easily be thought to have been written by one author.
Readers who are not familiar with the stories of Jasmine and Rachel will have no problem keeping up with the story. In fact, this will make them want go back to the beginning for both women to see what shenanigans they've been part to up to this point. 

The sequel, Friends & Foes, is set for release in 2013.

This is definitely a five-star read.

** Disclosure: I received no compensation, financial or otherwise, in exchange for this review.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really interesting! I'll have to pick it up. Shontell, I just followed you. Please feel free to follow me back:
    Thanks & Keep Writing!
    Jodie Pierce