As I mentioned in the dedication, though I started writing this book several weeks before one of my first-cousins (Dontavious Wyman) was tragically killed, I decided to dedicate Enticing Mr. Wrong to him for several reasons.
Like Bonz, Dontavious had a lot of goodness in him. He was also very loyal to his relatives and friends. Unfortunately, my cousin was also like Bonz in the fact that he chose the wrong path for his life. That path ended up causing terrible pain and suffering. Of equal misfortune is the fact that my cousin was also betrayed by a close acquaintance.
My only regret is that my cousin didn’t get another chance to start over like Bonz did. Rest in peace, Dontavious ‘Tape’ Wyman.
(Moment of Silence)
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No matter what my original reason for writing Enticing Mr. Wrong was, my ultimate goal now is to bring enlightenment on two levels:
1. That the people we call thugs are more than they appear to be. Some are actually really nice people who simply fail to see other options for their lives right now.
2. That making the right decisions is vital to our lives. Remember quick wealth is not a blessing in the end (Proverbs TLB) and dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk? (Proverbs 21:6 TLB). Too many people have learned these lessons too late. Please don’t be one of them.