I really enjoyed This Can't Be Life by Shakara Cannon. Ms. Cannon took us on a ride with three friends that detailed the roads and journeys that they traveled. This timely and engaging tale held me captive to the point where I was thinking of the characters even when I wasn't engrossed in the book, this speaks volumes. As the stories unfolded, I found myself wanting to get the next part, which is why I stated, it held you captive. :)
This Can't Be Life is a novel based around three best friends that is told from the point of view of the characters, which I enjoy tremendously, as you are drawn more into the story. I adore the relationship of these best friends, Simone, Stacey and Talise. We get to visit their lives, their journeys, the roads they traveled to get to their lives of today and a tiny glimpse of the future. Being the successful, affluent individuals that they are, the paths they travel takes them into the world of many other successful, affluent people.... this world usually breeds those that get whatever they want due to their status and money and this time was no different.
I commend Shakara for writing a novel full of drama, suspense, thrill and love. I sincerely hope that there will be a part two as I am fully titillated with curiosity as to how things will turn out and this is doing a number on me. I finished the book two days ago and the stories are still running full speed through my mind. This is/was a very good book and I give it 4.5 stars!!