Genre(s): Adult Erotica
Published: September 2nd 2013
When Rich was born, his father taught him two philosophies: The first, men can get away with whatever his woman allows him too, the second, God made women for a man to TEASE, PLEASE, and LEAVE. It’s this philosophy that has Rich moving from one girl to the next, never staying with any female longer than it takes to get the cookie, and pick up a gift or two.
Slicker Than Most combines everyday relationship issues with the choices that every female must make after she has discovered that the love of her life, doesn’t feel the same way, and closure isn’t always as easy as it seems. It leads the reader to a point where they will shake their heads, cry, and then call their best friend who is going through this exact story in her life.
Claudette Collins, a young female trying to navigate her way through life, love, and raising her daughter, was raised with a couple philosophies of her own – never mess with a man you know is no good, and when a man cheats the first time, leave him, because if he does it once, he will do it twice.
Spring break Miami, Richard Lewis’s philosophy, and Claudette Collins philosophy, have a chance encounter that leads to sex on the beach, feelings caught, and lives destroyed. These opposing philosophies should have no chance at anything called love, but love is a funny thing. It doesn’t discriminate, and it doesn’t care what your philosophy is. When it hits, you are too weak to do anything about it until it’s too late.
By the time Rich realizes that Claudette is truly the one, it is too late. She has already reached her breaking point and made the choice that she no longer wants him in her life. Will the choices Rich has made finally make him into a better man? Will the choices Claudette has made truly help her find the love of her life? Or will someone else’s choice prove that you can’t break someone’s heart and think you can just walk away with no consequences
Claudette starts imagining a life without Rich. Rich can’t imagine a life without Claudette. And the first night they spent together is causing heartbreak and wreaking havoc on everyone’s lives.
With Rich no longer living in her home, and her best friend telling her that she is better off without him, Claudette tries to move on with her life. The only hope Rich has if he wants to win Claudette back, is to show her that he is a changed man. But when you’ve lived your life being slick, can you really change? Will the trail of broken hearts he’s caused living by his philosophy keep him from his one true love? Or will his one true love keep him away from breaking any more hearts?
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1. Nice guys don't usually need to be fixed. Bad boys usually do, so they become a project.
2. Conversation between Claudette and Melanie, her best friend, about the fact that she’s always told her “men will say what you want to hear.”
“I love him.”
“Crackheads love to smoke, but that don’t make it good for them.”
“It ain’t that easy, Mel.”
“Yes, it is. You deserve someone who is going to be there for you, respect you. That’s why I ain’t got no man right now. Men walk tall spitting all that bullshit about how they want a good woman, but it’s a bunch of bullshit. Men only want what’s in front of them. As soon as the next big butt and smile walk past or drive by, they ain’t thinking about you no more.”
“He told me he loved me.”
“Yeah, and I bet he said it because it was what he knew you wanted to hear or he thought he was about to splash off.”
3. Love and heartbreak are a part of life. Love can bring you happiness, and heart break can bring you something altogether different. You live long enough and you’ll experience both. The key to life is minimizing the heartbreak, and enjoying the love. This is the basis for the story about love, heartbreak, and consequences in Slicker Than Most.
4. Since Claudette Collins has already had a bad relationship that has produced a beautiful little girl, she is hesitant to go through the same things again with Rich.
5. Claudette thought she could change Rich so she kept giving him chances until she reached her breaking point.
“So are you enjoying spring break?” Rich asked as he walked onto the patio deck of the
cabana where they were staying.
“It’s beautiful,” Claudette answered.
“Yeah, right on the beach,” Rich agreed. “It’s like your very own slice of heaven.” “From those sounds I heard coming from your room, I would have thought you already had your slice of heaven,”
“Oh, so now you eavesdropping?”
“Who has to eavesdrop when you can hear all that noise next door? I’m surprised someone didn’t call the cops.”
“These are private cabanas, built so you won’t have people all up in your business. But I guess if you had been making your own noise, you wouldn’t have time to be listening to what
I’m doing in my room.”
“How could I not listen with all that damn screaming and moaning?”
“Please, I know my boy Turk done hit that.”
“Shit, it ain’t nothing happening between me and your boy.”
“Oh, so my nigga ain’t hittin’ that?”
“Hitting what? Boy, please. Your boy ain’t got no game.”
“Come on now, that’s my partner you talking about.”
“Well your partner needs to take those sorry ass pickup lines he been kicking and try them on someone else. Can you believe he actually came at me on some I’m one of those sensitive brothers who’s not afraid to cry in front of females?”
Rich almost burst out laughing. He couldn’t believe his boy Turk had tried to run with the sensitive play. He could tell Claudette wasn’t the type of female that was going to fall for some line like that. The four of them had spent the last three days together and he had peeped how she carried herself. She wasn’t like most girls they’d come across in Miami during spring break. She really was just looking to get away. She had come down to celebrate finishing up her associate’s degree and wanted to relax before she went back to school.
Turk had laid claim to Claudette as soon as he spotted her.
Because Turk was his boy and he had called her first, Rich fell back and told his boy to handle his. But hearing what Claudette was telling him now, Rich couldn’t believe that his boy had wasted the sensitive line on a woman like Claudette.
“I know you didn’t think that your boy was going to tap this?” Claudette asked.
“I’m just saying, the two of y’all been all cozy and shit.”
“Cozy my ass. I mean I ain’t trying to diss your boy or nothing, because he cool and all, but as a friend. Talking to him is like talking to one of my girlfriends.”
“Damn, that’s cold.” The two of them shared a laugh as they continued looking out at the beach.
“Wait a minute. Shouldn’t you be in your room with Teresa?” Claudette asked.
“Her name is Tiffani, not Teresa.”
“Oh, my bad. Well shouldn’t you be in bed with Tiffani? I mean that’s why you came to spring break, right? To score.”
“Oh, you going to try to call me out like that?”
“I’m just saying. Most dudes that come down to Miami, especially on spring break, are only looking to see how many notches they can scratch in their headboard. Am I right?’
After graduation from Farmington High School, he spent time serving in the United States Marine Corps where he honed his boot shining skills, getting dressed in less than 30 seconds, and developed a quarter sized hole in his foot from wearing combat boots through morning, noon, and night.
Somewhere between high school and the military, he picked up a pen and started writing story ideas that kept invading his brain. It wasn’t until his first son was born that writing started to look like it could become more than just a hobby. However, as with life, other things pushed writing to the back burner and over the next decade or so, RE dabbled in the music business, running his own independent record label and recording studio, while simultaneously promoting parties and clubs. When music no longer felt fun, Rell turned back to writing and has not looked back since. “I never wanted to be this writer that was just another name in some big publishing company, so I decided to go back to school, where I graduated cum laude from Post University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, and then started learning as much as I could about the publishing business while writing and honing my craft.”
Rell Erwin writes books that entertain the whole family. His debut novel Slicker Than Most, is the first book in the Slick Black Tongue Trilogy, which is geared towards the woman of the house. Next up is Albany & Vine, the first Detective Erving Jordan book, geared towards dad, Kizzy Kloo Mystery Series, geared towards the princess of the house, and the CastleJumpers Adventure Series, geared towards the child who picks his nose and farts at the dinner table (hopefully this is your son as well and not just mine).
So who is Rell Erwin? He is made up of several people who had the most influence on his life. He tells everyone that his sarcasm comes from his grandmother, his go-getter hustling spirit from his mother, the fighter in him from his sister, the level-headiness from his wife, and the robust energy from his adventurous children.
He loves the NY Giants, UCONN Basketball especially (the Lady Huskies), and will try anyone’s mac & cheese dish (at least once).
In addition to being a full time family man and writer, Rell Erwin is very active in his community. He has served as the President of the Board of Directors for, Club Destiny, Inc. a Hartford based non-profit. Their activity is based on the belief that we all have the ability and responsibility to ourselves, our communities, and our Creator to make a positive contribution and effectively utilize the blessings and gifts that are provided to all people. He has also served as President of the Board of Directors for A New Day, Inc., another non-profit organization based in Hartford that is committed to educating minority women about breast cancer. This is a cause dear to Rell’s heart; as he lost his sister to breast cancer at the age of 36.
Rell Erwin is a combination of his abbreviated middle name and his first name. Check him out at http://rellerwin.com and find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @rellerwin. Rell Erwin lives east of the river in Hartford, CT, together with his wife, his sons, and his imagination which has full use of the basement.
5 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Me
1. I was in the very first class of acolytes at my church, along with my sister. Thirty years later, I am teaching my own son how to be an acolyte. Just in case you don’t know, in the A.M.E, acolytes are instrumental in helping the services to run smoothly by leading the congregation into Worship Service and by leading the Worship Service into Benediction.
2. I can only write while listening to old school R&B music. My favorites include Luther Vandross, The Manhattans, Vesta Williams, and Luther Vandross.
3. The whole family (wife and children) are on the hunt for the best hamburger on the planet. We’ve been on this #HurstFamilyFoodAdventure for almost two years now.
4. I tore the ligaments in my knee when I tried to do a trick while riding a BMX bike on a half-pipe. I was twelve-years-old and had a cast on for the whole summer. Proof that God has a sense of humor, as that summer was one of the hottest summers ever and all I could do was sit by the pool and watch the other kids play.
5. I wanted one child – a little girl, and ended up with five children – all boys. Best thing I could have asked for. (However, I still want a little girl).
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