Dropping Monday, July 6th
"This Love Is Trill: A Houston Romance" by Dechella Taylor
Gideon Simmons is 18 years old and fed up with witnessing his father go at his mother’s head so he does what any young thug from the ghetto would do. He kills him, and his best friend Blow helps him cover it up. After killing his father, Gideon is forced to make up the loss of income, or he’ll soon have nowhere to stay. He starts working with Tank, the king of the streets in Houston, Texas and his come up is fast. So fast that he starts to elicit jealousy in not only the hearts of his enemies, but also in the hearts of the very same person that he thought was his friend. Blow. Ignoring Tank’s warning, that jealousy becomes his downfall, and Gideon will learn that there is no love lost when it comes to the money.
Tai Hill and Chiasa Smith are besties until the end. Spoiled rotten by Tank, who is Tai’s older brother, the girls think that life is all fun, games, and parties, until a tragedy hits their lives, and they suddenly find their worlds turned upside down. Tai is in a relationship with a cheating, no good weed head, all the while running from the love of Princeton, an up and coming rapper who is borderline obsessed with her. And then there’s the charming, irresistible, Gideon Simmons, there to save her when she has no one left to turn to.
Tank is 35 years old, and he’s been hustling for 20 years now. He’s seen it all, and he’s ready to hang it up, and fade into the background. The only problem Tank has, is that he doesn’t have anyone to hand his reigns off too. He refuses to let his younger sister Tai get into the same kind of life, and when he meets Gideon, he knows he has a contender. Tank starts to mold Gideon into the young thug that he needs to be in order to handle the streets, but mistakes are made and those mistakes become deadly.
This Love is Trill is gritty, urban, and full of broken hearted people all searching for love in the worst place ever; the streets.