On Top Of The World
by David Lamb
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Pub Date 11 Oct 2016 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2023
Winner of the Pacific Book Award for BEST FICTION.
"Highly ENTERTAINING! Incredibly FUN! HILARIOUS!" ROMANTIC TIMES
Belle has it all, a powerful entertainment lawyer at the top of her game. So beautiful she causes traffic accidents from men sneaking peeks at her radiant chocolate skin.
It would seem her life was tailor made. Her father a prominent judge and her mother a famous civil rights era jazz singer always encouraged her dreams, even if sometimes they weren’t her own. Like when her mom insist she join her sorority in college, but Belle just wasn’t a sorority girl, and instead she instantly fell in love with Scrooje, the biggest nerd on campus.
Now, years later not only is he tall, dark and handsome, but he’s music’s biggest star.
There's just one problem—he's lost his damn mind!
Will Belle forgive Scrooje for a betrayal worse than cheating? Her savvy best friend, Camille who has more NY style in her pinky finger than all of the stores on 5th Avenue, tells her it’s time to move on, but Belle still loves Scrooje, and besides, every date Camille sets her up on ends in hilarious disaster.
Now, it’s been three years since Scrooje shattered Belle’s heart, and tonight they are bound to run into each other at the glamorous Hollywood Black Entertainment Awards. Will Belle be tempted by Scrooje’s charismatic charms and luscious smile?
Don’t worry girl, help is on the way, the Ancestors have got your back! As tonight, they’ll lead Belle and Scrooje on the journey of a lifetime to discover the power of love.
From college dorms to concert stadiums, Belle and Scrooje’s journey absorbs readers with a fast paced, hilarious, poignant insight not only of race, class and celebrity worship but of the eternally fascinating dance between a man and a woman who seek to unite but events and people get in the way.
What readers are saying:
"HILARIOUS! David Lamb hit a home run for me. This was nonstop fun! There was something I could relate to at every turn"
"Grabs Your Attention and KEEPS YOU WANTING MORE PAGE AFTER PAGE!"
"I was FLIPPING PAGES FASTER THAN I KNEW IT!"
"Got a copy of On Top Of the World and finished it in 2 days! It took me through a gamut of emotions with laughter being at the forefront. Great book. Loved the retelling in a manner I could relate to. Thankyou!"
"I Can Totally See It Being A Movie"
DYNAMIC novel about the price of fame packed with so many laughs and so much heart I couldn't put it down -- Talib Kweli
Fun and Entertaining story of fighting for love against all odds -- ESSENCE, best-selling author Nancey Flowers
FAST and FUN read that shows love and friendship have the power to heal as beautiful smart, classy Belle helps the boy she fell in love with in college rise to the top only to find she created a monster -- Foreword Clarion Reviews
This modern re-telling is a hoot! The anti-hero, Scrooje, is nothing short of entertaining and his wild antics keep the story moving at a brisk and hilarious pace. A highly entertaining yarn...incredibly fun -- Romantic Times
FIVE STARS! Perfectly combines Humor and Romance in a witty, charming novel about race, class and celebrity worship that readers will love! -- Hollywood Book Review
2016 BEST FICTION (Pacific Book Awards). Modern retelling that mixes Heart, Soul and Bling in a Truly Smart creative blend -- Pacific Review of Books
ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, HUMOROUS morality tale for our digital, consumerist age...filled with moguls, pop-culture and plenty of romance -- KIRKUS Reviews