Double Dippin'

Double Dippin'

A Novel

Paperback - 2006
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Bestselling author Allison Hobbs delivers a powerful, compelling novel, chronicling the volatile lives and relationships of twin brothers.

When Tariq and Shane Batista were four years old, they witnessed something that no child should ever be subjected to. In an act of confusion and terror, their mentally unstable mother was murdered right in front of them. Even though they are twins, Tariq and Shane grow into two very different young men. Tariq is the kind-hearted "golden-boy" while Shane is dark and brooding, angry and deceitful. After being placed in foster homes together, Shane is sent to a reform school for boys when they become teenagers. When they're reunited, Shane is hardly reformed and now has two shady sidekicks, Brick and Misty. Tariq has an unconventional yet stable home life, complete with a wife and a child. Shane has no ambition and seems content to play the part of small-time gigolo and get by on the financial support of the women who flock to him. Still, despite their stark differences, the brothers remain close.

However, old habits die hard, and Shane is lured back out on the prowl. As he delves deeper into more infidelities and more danger, Shane relies on Tariq to supply his alibis and tests the limits of unconditional love.

With intensifying drama, Double Dippin' is a riveting and absorbing story of one brother's love and another's betrayal.
Publisher: New York : Strebor Books, 2006.
Edition: 1st Strebor Books trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781593090654
159309065X
Branch Call Number: UF
813.6
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 23 cm.

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tracy216 Oct 15, 2013

I was Bored and I decided to read a chapter or two. That did not happen. As soon as I started reading this book I could not put it down. This book is great. I am currently still reading this book but I have read over 200 pages already in a matter of days. Great Great Great Boojk.

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Jul 24, 2012

(Sighs) where do I begin?...One unfortunate day when I was so bored, I made the unthinkable, horrendous decision of reading this book. I'd read the plot at the back and figured well, it couldn't be that bad, and that even though it's a ficitional book the plot seemed to have some moral value in it. Boy did I figure wrong... Please, do not be fooled by the plot that is stated at the back, because that stuff is false and inaccurate. After reading through the first set of pages, I was on the edge of gagging and whatnot. Thus, I decided to skip through a couple of pages and went right to the middle. I did this because I was still looking for when the supposed plot, was going to come together. Even after I got past the middle, the plot still hadn't come together. So, I completely turned over to the last couple of pages and realized that the brother who'd followed the right path had died, while the other one had survived and put in a mental home before commiting suicide....I couldn't help but shake my head at how far some of these writers go just to sell out. Allison Hobbs is not a "Zane" kind of writer, but she definitely sold out with this one. This book was pure crap IMO and I will never ever pick up an Allison Hobbs novel again.

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