ABOUT THE BOOK
Travis is recovering from the ambush and is stuck working behind the desk at the police department. A chance phone call from his beautiful coworker, Lauren, not only arouses strong feelings for her, but also brings back an urge to get Big P once and for all. Travis dives into the investigation and dives deeper into things with Lauren, but he must stay focused if he wants to stay alive.
Lana is fresh out of jail and has nowhere to go. She begins dancing in a club to make ends meet and catches the eye of a rival club owner, Shawn. He's got deep pockets and Lana thinks she's living the life, but not all that glitters is gold. Lana begins moving mysterious packages around town to help Shawn and his secretive partner, Curtis. When she runs afoul of the law, Lana turns to the one person she thinks can help: Travis! Can he help Lana and close up his own case?
REVIEW: 3 out of 5 stars from Laura
Friend or Foe is the third installment in Dotson’s A Series of Choices series. This time the novella is told from Travis and Lana’s perspectives. I found the third book to be the most enjoyable out of the series so far. Dotson definitely takes the time to flesh out both characters and I was able to feel a connection with them. I liked how the plot for this book felt the most realistic and I felt I was able to immerse myself more in the story. Another issue I had was the novella’s ending which felt rushed and it seemed as though everything was resolved too easily with little conflict. I would have preferred a cliff hanger to maintain a level of suspense and anticipation.
REVIEW - from Anna
2 out of 5 stars
The third installment in the Series of Choices series is the most disappointing of all. The narration’s point of view changes yet again, and again makes characters that were once important to the story’s progression, secondary and insignificant. This book continues the plot involving gangs, drugs, and relationship complications; however, my interest was lost as the characters continued to digress in their decision-making skills. I found myself unable to connect with any of them, and became more and more confused as they did things that seemed completely out of context and for no reason. Travis is even more unlikeable now and Lana seems to be doing the reverse of learning from her mistakes. Usually by the third book of a series the reader expects to feel a connection with the main characters, but for me that is completely lacking here.
I was disappointed that there was relatively no excitement until the very end of the book and the drama felt somewhat childish. The ending also felt rushed, as though Dotson was hurrying to wrap everything up and in the process randomly changed the way certain characters acted towards each other without explanation. The action of this book failed to reach the standard set by Money or Mayhem and left me feeling let down with the characters and uninterested in the story.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sharryn Dotson was born in Detroit and raised in Southfield, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s in journalism. Sharryn lives with her family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.