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Power & Beauty

Tip "t.i." Harris & David Ritz

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Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty.

After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself--and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him--including Slim--truly have his best interests at heart.

Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte's death, Beauty knows she's no longer safe and protected--especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta--and the growing love she feels for Power--for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she's never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.

Publishers Weekly Review

Nov 07, 2011 – In this entertaining debut novel from Grammy Award-winning rapper, producer, and actor, T.I., the lives of 16-year-olds Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long are torn asunder after the sudden death of Power's mother, Charlotte. Power chooses to follow guardian Charles “Slim” Simmons’s guidance and learn Atlanta’s street ways, while Beauty, wary of Slim’s hustling, leaves to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. The two ambitious, determined leads must suppress their mutual attraction while they pursue separate paths. Five years in different cities, sustained by mutual love and a hope that their paths will cross again, teach them important lessons of strength and survival. Though the prose is honest and reliable, if lackluster, and the narrative occasionally sags under long-winded, preachy monologues, the characters remain consistent. Despite time apart, the two realize that their fates are undeniably intertwined. Danger will eventually bring them together, but whether they can save each other is left unanswered until the next book. Agent: Vigliano Associates

Customer Reviews

A great easy read

I loved the book, I even like the cliff hanger at the end I just hope he doesn't take to long writing the second part. Great job.

Great Read!

I'm an absolute TI fan so I may be biased but this book is very good. It's hard to put down & I can't wait for the sequel

Wasn't a fan at first

But I needed something to do so I picked it up and started reading the more I read the more interesting the plot got and before I knew it I had read the whole thing in a day he needs to make this book into a movie

Power & Beauty
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Oct 18, 2011
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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