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Book 2 in the Branch Avenue Boys seriesSuccess didn't come easy for three best friends from the streets. And now dangerous choices and reckless desire will push their bond to lethal limits . . .

A stint at the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute taught Ricky, Derrick, and Jamal to unite when the going got tough. But fallout from their very different adult lives is making loyalty something they can't afford--and igniting drama they never saw coming . . .

Arrested during a city-wide raid, Ricky must inform on D.C's drug king pin, Dolla Dolla--and find the woman who loved and betrayed him. But revenge is a slippery slope that's putting a target on his back . . .

Institute head Derrick hopes reuniting with his fiancée will keep his secret affair with a colleague in the past. Unfortunately, one of his students is hiding Dolla Dolla's major stash--and Derrick's attempt to do the right thing will have shattering consequences . . .

Jamal's backroom deal with D.C.'s corrupt mayor is giving him everything he thought he wanted: money, power, and women. But murder and the unexpected return of the woman he's always loved is getting him in way over his head. His attempts to manage the damage will put him and his friends at killer odds to be the last man standing . . .

Praise for Shelly Ellis's Chesterton Scandal series

"Unforgettable characters stir the senses. . . . Captivating, salacious, and riveting."
--RT Book Reviews

"The secrets, scandals, and surprises will keep fans turning at a furious pace." --BOOKLIST



About the Author

Shelly Ellis

Shelly Ellis is the penname of women's fiction/romance author and creator of the Gibbons Gold Digger series. Her fiction writing career began when she became one of four finalists in the BET Books First-Time Writers Contest when she was 19 years old. The prize was having her first short-story romance published in the book, All That and Then Some!

Her first novel, The Right Maneuver, debuted in April 2011. She has since published several novels and short stories under different pen names. She has been nominated for African American Literary Award, RT Reviewer's Choice award in Multicultural Romance, was named one of iBooks Rising Stars in Romance in 2015, and received a 46th annual NAACP Image award nomination for the third book in the Gibbons Gold Digger series, Another Woman's Man.

She is married and lives in Prince George's County, Maryland with her husband and their daughter. She loves to paint, read, and watch movies. Visit her at her web site www.shellyellisbooks.com.



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