Aya de León is an award-winning author, activist, educator and spoken word poet. Side Chick Nation is book four of her urban crime fictional series Justice Hustlers, however, it works well as a stand-alone novel.
In this remarkable summer must-read, the main character Dulce is tired of her married drug-dealing boyfriend’s antics, steals his cash and flees from Miami to her family in the Caribbean, ditching the side-chick life. The author takes the story on an interesting journey, exploring colonization, climate change and the US government’s response to Hurricane Maria.
Side Chick Nation is an entertaining, insightful, satisfying read.
She’s beautiful, unpredictable – and on the run from dangerous men. But this ex-side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble….
Between her special skills – and an eye for very rich and/or very smokin’ men – Dulce stays a hustle ahead of trouble and makes her new life one endless party in Puerto Rico. Until she’s caught in Hurricane Maria – and witnesses both the heartbreaking disaster of climate change, and the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more….
New York-based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who’s stealing her family’s land in Puerto Rico, while trying to get her relatives out alive. An extra crew member could be game-changing, but she’s wary of Dulce’s unpredictability and reputation for drama. Still, Dulce’s determination to get justice draws Marisol in, along with her formidable Lower East Side Women’s Health Clinic’s heist squad. But their on-the-fly race-against-the-clock plan is soon complicated by a sexy crusading journalist – not to mention powerful men who turn deadly when ex-side chicks step out of the shadows and demand to call the shots….