Now a classic, the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark's gritty Thug series takes readers into the streets, where a wrong choice could be the last decision a person ever makes . . .
In a neighborhood loaded with sex, brutality, and crime, three friends are at a turning point. They can surrender to life on the edge-and the murderous men who rule there-or walk a totally different path. But nothing is simple, and everything has consequences . . .
Angel, Jaz, and Kyra are all leading double lives, working hard to leave the ghetto behind-yet held back by the lying, pimping, drug-dealing lovers they can't seem to let go. From jealous rampages to bloody turf wars to rage-fueled vendettas, a tangled web of violence binds these women to the people-and the place-that could destroy them . . .
"Clark takes us on a journey . . . the ride is exciting and drama filled." -The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Thugs and the Women Who Love Them
"An entertaining, graphic, somewhat erotic look at the streets. . . . A drama-filled quick read that will leave you wanting more." -RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Payback is a Mutha
"This completely engrossing story spins a compelling tale the only way Wahida Clark knows how to do it, and she does it so well." -Books2Mention.com on Thug Matrimony