Fly on the Wall by Trista Russell Book Review

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ThriftBooks: $3.79 USD

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Paige is a 32-year-old English teacher who develops an intimate relationship with her student Theodore Lakewood. Theodore aka Theo is a senior at West Dade Senior High and the star basketball player at the school. Everything is going well between the two until their secret gets spread around.

The Review Begins…

Fly on the wall has comedic, sexual, and drama-filled scenes throughout the book. The combination of the three makes the book very entertaining. When you read the first page of the book it immediately draws you into the book. There weren’t any dull moments in the book. That’s exactly why I love reading urban fiction books they always keep you on your toes. I like how the author included funny parts from “The Fly” in the story. Even though I’m against teachers and students having relationships with each other intimately. This novel makes you think that what if this is how situations like that play out in real life. One random thing I want to mention is how there was a scene in the book that made me realize that the song “Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah is a sexual song. I was in shock lol. Anyways, let me get back on track with this book review.

Towards the end of the book things got pretty intense. The truth really starts to unravel. There’s a unexpected twist that will have to in shock.


Honestly, I didn’t have any favorite characters in this novel. It’s not that I didn’t like any of the characters. I just didn’t connect to any of them personally. Every character in the novel had unique personalities. They remind me of every day you are around all the time.

Paige: A very intelligent woman. The only thing that annoys me about her is the decisions she makes when it comes to the relationships she’s in or starts to develop. Especially when she fools around with her ex-husband Craig. After all that bull he put her through there are times she still lets him get his way. I understand how she still loves him in a way but he should be the last person she should want to mess around with. She shouldn’t want his dirty dick 🤮. Another thing I want to mention is the fact that she isn’t as careful as she wants to be when messing around with Theo. He had her head in the clouds. One thing I can admit is that at least Theo was 18 though so he’s legal.

Theo: Man Theo was definitely mature for his age. I can see why Paige end up attracted to him. He can sweep a girl off their feet. He’s good at reading women too. That’s sexy and dangerous at the same time to me lol. I must admit he’s a smart kid. Paige got him pussy whip.

Eva Lakewood: She’s Theo mother. You can tell how supportive she is as a mother when it comes to his future with basketball. One thing I am surprise about is how you didn’t realize what was going on with Paige and Theo. Yes, of course she worked a lot. Usually parents still dig deep for clues when strange things are going on with their children. I guess she wasn’t focus enough to put two and two together as things were going on.

The Fly: Including the fly in pieces of the book was funny. Basically the fly is the one who tells the “real” story of what happen between Paige and Theo. Having the fly in the story is like watching a movie then it pauses so the narrator can come in and give you some background on what’s really going on. The fly brought some entertainment to the novel too.

Toni: She’s Paige best friend. I love how she keeps it real with Paige. Especially when it comes to stuff about Craig. There are times when I believe she can come off as a little judgmental. I don’t care for her husband Marcus because he was overly obsessed with the swinger situation. Marcus acts like he doesn’t respect her as his wife either. I don’t blame Toni for being mad at him about the situation that happen with Tara and Jamal.

Craig: I don’t have any respect for him. He’s so arrogant too. This man is the attractive asshole that you wish you would’ve never had feelings for. It’s funny how his feelings get hurt when his ego is bruised.

Trese: This little ghetto heffa played herself when it came to being involved with Theo. Too bad Theo wasn’t a fool for her. In a way, I feel bad for her because of the environment she grew up in which I believe influences her decisions on the things that she does. She better be glad Theo didn’t knock her upside her head cause she was outta pocket (disrespectful) sometimes.

Doran: Now I’m not going to tell the shocking truth about this man because that would be spoiling the story. For a minute he had me fooled. This man is something else. All I’m going to say is he’s someone that you probably shouldn’t trust.

Will: He’s Theo best friend. I’m surprise he didn’t figure out quickly what was going on between Theo and Paige. Even though he was one of the main characters in the book. He showed up every now and then.

Even though it took me foreverrrr to finish this book. I really enjoyed it. This novel deserves 5/5 stars. The author put a lot of effort into this story to make it good!! I will be reading more of Trista Russell books.



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