Author: T.R. Horne
Genre: African American / Contemporary Women’s Fiction
ONE GOOD DECISION…
Leaving behind an abusive father and emotionally scarred mother, Mali Struthers catches a bus to freedom. Atlanta University is the perfect place to discover her inner strength and special talents that lead her to a future she never imagined outside her father’s walls. Still learning to love herself, Mali must push past her own doubts to realize she deserves everything she’s worked for, even the love of a man seemingly out of reach.
…CAN CREATE A BAD DECISION
As a star football player, Justice Bradford juggles his high profile relationship and aggressive groupies but with his best friend’s constant lure of temptation, he struggles to remain focused. He has the world at his fingertips until his plans are shattered by deception. Fighting depression, he’s re-routed on a dangerous path of self-destruction until, by chance, he finds a light in the darkness that makes him second guess his vow. When Justice is faced with his new reality, will he get his life back on track before he loses it all?
…AND INCITE REVENGE.
One of the hottest video models on the scene, Nicole Bunn is the epitome of a strong, focused business woman. Concentrating only on her money and the men that can supply her expensive lifestyle, Nicole runs from her own hurts scared to love anyone other than herself. Tired of waiting to marry into fortune, Nicole turns a chance meeting into a whirlwind of sex, lies and obsession that is bound to threaten her livelihood. Through a trail of lies and addiction, Nicole sees her love of money fracture so many lives, including her own. When Nicole is forced to choose between her love of money or a chance at true love, what will she decide?
Breaking Möbius was a pleasant read. It starts a little slow, but the pacing picks up halfway through. Like most books, it has some good points and some bad points. Let’s start with the good.
Nicole was a great character. She had personality – even though not necessarily a good one, she had spunk, style, and so many flaws you couldn’t count them on both hands. Justice was an okay character. After the break up witrh his girlfriend, he tumbles into a depression, and makes some bad decisions. He may have been a little too self-righteous at the start, and a bit too cocky for my liking, he became an interesting character throughout the second part of the book.
But then there’s Mali. She’s dangerously close to becoming a Mary Sue character. She’s humble, and doesn’t give herself enough credit, but at the same time it seems as if she has all the talent in the world. She gets picked over older, more experienced dancers. Everyone is entranced when she dances at a party. She can’t do anything wrong – and that bothered me. Justice and Nicole are flawed (the latter terribly so) but Mali is perfect. Ugh. I don’t want perfect characters – I want human characters.
The plot was good too. The Mali – Justice plot wasn’t overly original, but the Nicole plot more than made up for that. It showed how there are no real villains – but we can be our own villain, and destroy our own lives without knowing so. An interesting concept, and definitely intriguing.
I did enjoy this read, but I would’ve preferred if Mali had more flaws, or if the Nicole / Justice plot was the only plot focused upon.