By Sister Souljah
A fierce fighter with middle and a strong brain, middle of the night is keen to do whatever to safeguard his kin, the ladies he loves, and his enterprise and estate. during this riveting prequel to her city vintage, The Coldest iciness Ever, Sister Souljah reintroduces readers to Ricky Santiago’s powerful, humble, and dangerously appealing lieutenant. The complicated storytelling during this passionate story of affection, loyalty, energy, and survival will sweep readers from the rich North African property of Midnight’s father to the complex demanding situations and confrontations of the Brooklyn initiatives the place dead night lands together with his appealing mom. This tale will stream your center and soul and alter your lifestyles perpetually.
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