... the world had its three B's, Joaquin had his three C's—John Coltrane, Celia Cruz, and the Commodores—in that order. ... Joaquin blew in her ear, “It's time you learned Spanish. ... Then whispered to her, “Tu eres la luz de mi vida.
Author: G. Andi Rhos
Publisher: Belletristic Press, LLC
Socially awkward Charlotte-Louise Andrews, fifteen and naive, is the only child of a single mother who puts booze before her daughter. Desperate for acceptance, Charlotte-Louise latches on to an unruly, street smart teen who guides her through various sordid inner city adventures, and later introduces her to Joaquin Lomax. Sharp minded, twenty-year-old Joaquin seduces the emotionally scarred Charlotte-Louise with attention, gifts, his good looks and nice guy exterior. Charlotte-Louise is in over her head before she realizes she's hooked up with a brutal, ingenious drug dealer. In this startling three-year account of Charlotte-Louise's life, wrapped in a candid Blatino family saga, she becomes helplessly entangled in Joaquin's fast, illicit world - a world of sex, crime, and deception ... until she turns the tables.
John Chadwick - LA VIENTA JAZZMENCO Tu Sonrisa ; Train To Paris ; Skeleton Samfa ; San Miguel ; Summer Rain ; Mecca ; My Desert Home ( vMO ) ; Moroccan ... Their soloing is supported by constantly changing Latin and Spanish rhythms .