Title: Urban Love Prophecy
Author: Jessica Ingro
Release Date: June 13, 2014
THE BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK: ★★★★★
This isn’t a story about a bad boy and a girl from the right side of the tracks. This is the story of a man and a woman discovering love is blind to how you grew up, who your friends are, and where you live. Love sees only the heart and soul of whom it belongs to.
Someone once said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it.
As a boy, Jayson Santiago made a vow to leave behind the projects where he grew up. He planned to conquer the world and find a woman who could not only hold it down, but also hold him up. Now he’s the reigning king of hip-hop, and while he has the professional success he always wanted, he’s missing the personal success he craves.
Victoria Watson is the daughter of an oil tycoon who never wanted for anything. Circumstances have forced her out of her protective bubble and into the real world, where she struggles to make ends meet while finding a way to get back the only important thing in her life.
Will they be able to make Jayson’s prophecy come true? Or will they be pushed past their breaking point? It isn’t easy to keep focused on the heart and soul of the one you love when you’re always being tested.
Then again, the best things in life are always worth fighting for…
I adore Jessica Ingro. Her books are amazing. This book is no less than amazing. I loved the characters, I loved the realistic look at love. It’s not perfect and it’s not always sunshine and rainbows, but it is always worth the fights and struggles. I loved that this book showed the real side of love!
Jayson grew up in the projects. He was determined at a young age that he wasn’t going to remain there. He was going to be so much more. He was going to make something of himself.
Fast forward many years and Jayson is a successful businessman. He owns a record label, he is a hip hop artist, he collaborates on music he is successful. He has never wanted a relationships, he gets what he needs when he needs it… but one night in a strip club everything will change when he sets eyes on her…
mom showed up. Suddenly things are taken away from Tori one by one… Raised on the good life, never wanting for anything, Tori is now paying her own rent, has a roommate and one by one all connections to her father are being taken away from her. But then she meets him at work one night…
Jayson and Tori have instant chemistry. The both feel it, the both know it is there. But Tori doesn’t date patrons. Jay knows that if anyone can change her mind it is going to be him.These two are just a sheer sign of power. Love is an amazing and powerful thing, Urban Love Prophecy will make you see the power of it all over again.
Here was one thing that I found absolutely amazing about this book, I wasn’t cheering for Jay. Nope. I was hanging out in Tori’s corner. She was not the character I expected when I began reading this story. She wasn’t the rich girl that I expected. She was strong, she was smart and she was going to right the wrong that had been done to her by her step mom. But more than that, she was raised by her mother and father correctly. She was raised to treat people with respect and she knew how to forgive. She was an amazing character.
Typically by this point in the review I am gushing all over the hot alpha male in the book, and though I did love him in the end, there were so many thing that he did that made me want t scream at him and punch him. And just when I was convinced that this relationship between Jay and Tori was doomed and it was time to pack it up and move on, Jessica Ingro says not so fast.
The question is, can Tori and Jayson survive everything they are put through? Is love really worth all of it? Can they make it through even though everything is pushing against them? And Jayson… ugh… can he change for the right woman in his life?
I know that true love is not always beautiful and that is one reason that this book just spoke to me. It was proof that the best things in life are the things we have to fight the hardest for and forgive the most for. Love is powerful and through most of the book I just wanted Tori to get the ending that she deserved in life.
Jessica Ingro steps out side of the norm with this book and it is worth every smile, every tear and every moment. This is a five start must read and I loved every moment. It was not easy to put down and it was impossible to let go of.
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“You do know you’re beautiful, right? And your mom would be proud to see what a special woman you’ve become,” he whispered in my ear. When he was done speaking, he pulled back fractionally and stared into my eyes. Blue meeting green in an effort to communicate how genuine that statement was for him.
My breath hitched, and I fought hard to swallow past the lump that was building in my throat. He said the most perfect things at just the right time. In that moment, I really wanted this man beyond just in my bedroom. I wanted him in my life.
“What other songs did you like? Or is it presumptuous of me to assume you liked more than one song on that CD?” I was grateful for the lighter topic, since the chemistry between us was starting to feel a bit combustible.
“Not at all. I liked most of them, but ‘The Struggle’ spoke to me. I felt like you gave me a glimpse inside you. It was humbling to be given that opportunity. To hear how you struggled to be the son your mother would be proud of and the man that a woman would want to spend her life with. The man a daughter would want to call father. It was really very beautiful.”
I watched as something passed over his face that was both breathtaking and raw. Before I had a chance to put my finger on what it was, it was gone. Replaced with a serious look that made me cringe a little. I wanted the playful Jay back. Not the one that appeared to be lost in thoughts, and not all of them good.
“Although I have to say the song about fucking your best friend’s girl one night and then hitting an entire sorority the next was just as inspirational,” I deadpanned. “How did you possibly fit them in all in one night? Inquiring minds want to know.” I winked and hoped that would break the mood. It worked when he threw a fry from my plate at me.
“Huh. So you’re a stallion then?” Growing up with horses I knew that stallions were often bred more than once in a day. If this story was true, I could imagine him going all night like a real thoroughbred. That thought was a little too much for my brain to comprehend.
Jessica is the author of the Love Square series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.