Gold Diggers (Paperback)
ENTER THE WORLD OF “GUCCI, GLITZ, AND GLAMOUR”* IN THIS DELICIOUSLY DECADENT LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG, THE RICH, THE BEAUTIFUL, AND THE CONNIVING
Paulette, Gillian, and Reese are three gold diggers who have dollar signs in their eyes and gold digging in their DNA. Lauren is Paulette’s pampered cousin who never fails to remind Paulette of how different their lives have always been—Lauren the daughter of wealthy black urbanites and Paulette the daughter of the family black sheep who married “beneath her family pedigree.” Paulette will stop at nothing—not even sleeping with her cousin Lauren’s husband—to gain the social status she feels she rightfully deserves. Gillian is a second-generation gold digger and, having learned from the best, strategically sleeps her way to Hollywood—but does she have the talent to be a lasting star? Reese is a career basketball groupie turned NBA trophy wife, and she wears it well, taking advantage of everything her new position affords; but when she finds out that DL may be more than just her husband’s best friend’s initials, she may be forced to realize that all that glitters isn’t gold. The stunningly beautiful, well-bred, but naïve Lauren is the secret envy of her friends. She seems to have all the creature comforts money can buy, but when she’s confronted with a crisis of her own, just how will she respond?
About the Author
TRACIE HOWARD is the author or coauthor of five books: "Revenge Is Best Served Cold" (with Danita Carter), "Success Is the Best Revenge" (with Danita Carter), "Talk of the Town" (with Danita Carter), "Why Sleeping Dogs Lie, " and "Never Kiss and Tell." She is a former columnist for "Savoy "magazine, and is the owner of a lifestyle accessories company called Ethos, whose products debuted in Barneys in Fall 2006. She lives with her husband in New Jersey.
* Kimberla Lawson Roby, "New York Times "bestselling author of CHANGING FACES
“Sex, lies, and intrigue at their page-turning best!”
—E. Lynn Harris, New York Times bestselling author of I Say a Little Prayer
“GOLD DIGGERS is the story of four women who have dollar signs in their eyes and gold digging in their DNA. Lauren, the daughter of wealthy urbanites, is married to the man of her mother's dreams. Paulette, Lauren's cousin, is the black sheep of the family thanks to her mother marrying down. Paulette will stop at nothing to gain her "rightful" position among the black elite. Gillian learned her gold digging ways from her mother. She leaves New York for Hollywood, but will she be able to sustain? Reese traded in her status as an NBA groupie for life as the trophy wife of an NBA superstar. These women are clothed in the finest, live in the best homes, and are afforded all the luxuries of life, but is that enough to quench their hunger for money and what it can attain?
Tracie Howard gives readers an unabridged look into the lives of the black and fabulous. Howard's characterizations of these flawed individuals makes them seem all too real. Readers will pity all of the women, even those who do not have any redeeming qualities. Howard is the African-American version of Jackie Collins, Danielle Steele and Sandra Brown all in one nicely wrapped package. GOLD DIGGERS is a great read to add to your summer reading list. ”
Reviewed by Katrina Golden of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers