Married to a Chicago Bully
by Fatima Munroe
Bad lil’ thang, fine as hell. If you got a man, let him know the God is coming for him. And if you don’t, let these dudes know you belong to the God. – Atif
Known on the streets of the Chi as God, Atif has no interest in being with one woman and one woman only. With his reputation as judge, jury and executioner all wrapped up into one, being in love has no place in his chosen line of work. Bumping into Kapri was an accident, but there was something about her eyes that told a story of beauty and pain. Something told him he had to make her his wife.
They call you God, right? Then you should know not to mess with me because I’ll break your heart. – Kapri
Chicago’s wild, wild west side was known for gunfights and shootouts on a daily basis. If it wasn’t dodging bullets, it was dodging the thirsties with weak game and the crackheads who would sell their mama’s dentures for their next high. Kapri grew up as a product of her environment determined not to stay that way. Little did anyone know she was keeping a dark secret that no one would understand if it ever got out. Running into God twice in one day made her wonder if it was persistence or purpose. God? Tuh. Where was God when I needed him?
Living this double life was crazy, but when I found out my husband cheated on me I was determined to get back at him and his family for keeping it a secret – Tanjalyn
Tanjalyn had her own cross to bear; stuck in a loveless marriage yet torn between her husband and the man who could easily be the love of her life. Steve grounded her and provided her with stability while her heart begged to be with Prince, God’s ace. Being with Prince was easy, not only was Steve stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, but he’d also moved another woman in his life and their home. Discovering her youngest child is Prince’s biological daughter leaves her with a decision: tell her husband the truth or allow her baby girl Jenesis to call both men Daddy. When Steve receives yet another commendation and promotion as an officer in the Navy, naturally he wants his family back together and in the same city. But is it for love or appearances?
The fact that she was married was the ONLY thing stopping me from putting her name on the deed to this house and the bank accounts. – Prince
“Y’all just pretty boys with quick tempers.” Prince and God heard that and more for the majority of their lives growing up on the streets of Chi City. Always underestimated by the hardest gangsters, they quickly made a name for themselves when they took out not one, but two of the city’s top crime bosses. Now with the city under their rule, life was good in their eyes. All Prince needed was a ride-or-die by his side. When he walked into the Burger King and saw the girl behind the counter roll her eyes before taking his order, he knew she had potential. One date turned into one night, which turned into a messy situation two years later. Husband? What’s that? In his eyes, Tanji and Jenesis were his family. And he planned to protect his family at all costs.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. But being married to a Chicago bully is even more of a headache. Will these women live through it? Or will the pressure be too much?