Azucar Moreno (Original)

Shelley Halima (Author)


In the tradition of The Dirty Girls Social Club comes a hip, tell-it-like-it-is novel about a group of friends whose tangled interrelationships, explosive secrets, and sexual infidelities could destroy their precious bond. An aspiring film actress, Nikki Moreno has finally decided to move to L.A. It won't be easy saying goodbye to her Detroit hometown -- particularly her best friend, Rosie, a "straight-up gangsta who looks like the Hispanic version of Cindy Crawford -- mole and all -- and a figure that J.Lo would envy." Rosie is not only Nikki's closest friend, she is also her cousin who is beset by her own problems: she is wildly attracted to the pretty and proper Crystal, a friend of both Rosie and Nikki. And as if things couldn't possibly get more complicated, Nikki's ex comes back into her life. Faced with the possibility of renewed love, Nikki must make what could be the most important decision of her life.

Product Details

Strebor Books
Publish Date
December 28, 2004
6.06 X 0.45 X 9.08 inches | 0.43 pounds
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About the Author

Writer, lyricist, and poet Shelley Halima was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she currently resides. She is the author of Azucar Moreno and Los Morenos. Visit her website at


"Azucar Moreno drew me in with its sexy and contemporary narrative. It defies the idea of cultural segregation, and instead captures the essence of an ethnically diverse Detroit life."

-- Chris Webber, player for the NBA
"When someone writes and you really feel their words, that person is a great writer and storyteller. I really enjoyed reading this book -- it made me laugh, it made me horny and it made me cry."

-- Kima, formerly of musical group Total