Ruthless Pamela Jean


Young Adult - Adventure
138 Pages
Reviewed on 07/08/2021
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In Ruthless Pamela Jean by Carol D. Mitchell, Pamela Jean Metcalf’s appearance made her the target of relentless bullying as far back as she could remember. Let down by her mother who was either too ignorant or weak to stop the continuous torture, Pamela decided she could only rely on herself. At the age of eight, Pamela would discover a fictional character by the name of Iceberg Slim and that would change her perspective on everything. Although the violence and taunts continued, Pamela had already turned her anger inward so nothing or nobody could hurt her again. By the time Pamela was seventeen and set ablaze inside a tunnel, she had already become the emotionally hardened woman who was determined to make a success of her life. Pamela would turn her fury into determination to survive and thrive against any odds. Follow her journey as Pamela rises like a phoenix from the ashes to become the ruthless head of P.J. Corporation, an escort agency, where men would become a lucrative commodity in Pamela’s newfound success and power would also become her weapon to finally get her revenge on those who celebrated in her pain and sadness. Welcome to the dark side of the male escort business, where blackmail, sex tapes, betrayal, and revenge are just a normal day in the office.

The contents of Ruthless Pamela Jean by Carol D. Mitchell are extremely realistic and, at times, very emotional to read. I thought Pamela was a tremendously complex character with so many complicated layers to her personality. Her values and morals were completely distorted, a result of not dealing with her childhood traumas. On one hand, she wanted to be the savior for the abused and neglected but, on the other hand, she was a callous and ruthless businesswoman with no sense of remorse or empathy. Her relationship with her mother was beautiful and they shared some very heartwarming moments together. Pamela never held any resentment toward her mother or held her character flaws against her, which was an extremely admirable characteristic. Pamela could also be very tender and this was visible in her relationships with Marla and Jonah. The tunnel scene was brutal but Pamela's reaction was really empowering to anyone who has become the victim of bullying. I also found Pamela's verbal reaction toward her psychiatrist very witty and sharp and this brought a welcome break from the horror of her attack. The dialogue was exceptional and truly authentic for the personalities of the characters. The scene at the end between Marla and Pamela was particularly poignant and emotionally powerful. There are also important life lessons throughout the storyline that highlight the importance of dealing with any childhood trauma, embracing your uniqueness, and being mindful that the need for power and success should not cloud your judgment or morals.

Jim Watson

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Jim Watson's reviewMay 15, 2021
it was amazing

This gripping story about an abused girl, who uses the unlikely prototype of a pimp as a guide to a better life, acts as a sort of metaphor of social realism regarding the rise of the African Americans to greater prominence and wealth in modern society as a whole. The narrative, which is closely written, and uses a realistic version of African American speech soon draws us into the central dilemma of a child, who due to her light skin, is rejected by the other children in her school, this then leads to her being ostracized, bullied and at one point even her life is threatened.

When she retaliates, in order to save herself, the system unfairly punishes her. She is sentenced to juvenile detention. In many cases that would be the end of the story, with a predicted descent into a spiral of ever more crime and degradation. But two things save her from this likely future. Her own qualities of intelligence and determination and the interest taken in her by a lady child psychologist who encourages her in her studies even to the extent of standing by her in the years that follow.

Female sexual frustration is not something that often appears in the media which tends to center upon ladies complaining about the unwelcome attentions of men, but this book tends to show that many older women are deprived of fulfilment of their intimate needs by social niceties and prudery. Pamela is acutely aware of this problem and does something to provide relief for these women – at a price.

The ingenious way in which Pamela sets up something that purports to be a charity for the aid of children bullied in the school yard as a front for her male prostitution business is well described, as are the problems she runs into in running such a business.

This is a very satisfying read which I highly recommend.


Jim Watson

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Team Golfwell's reviewMay 05, 2021
it was amazing

I enjoyed reading "Ruthless Pamela Jean” by Carol Denise Mitchell, and in my opinion, I felt this book is fast-paced, thrilling, and an exciting story that captivated me. I found it to be extremely dramatic, especially in the opening fast-moving first five chapters that drew me into the story.

I also liked the way the author introduces Pamela at the beginning of the story and sets the stage for the drama to come,

“These girls, all popular in school, all graduated from Ivy League institutions; all lived the seemingly faultless lives. Unfortunately, their ultimate road to success would lead them to a roadblock, a girl who had not lived such a blessed life… Pamela Jean was dangerous, inside out.”

I felt the author writes succinctly and quickly and fully describes each scene. Here is a brief excerpt to show you what I mean,

“Now, this beautiful black woman with the brown eyes, long hair, and perfect blue, and white business suit had more questions for an abused girl, who was so dark, and ugly to others, they wanted to kill her. With skin so pale one could see through it; with eyes the color of burnt coal, Pam was the one who’s heart was darker than the nice suit the psychiatrist was wearing. Within the confines of this hot tiny office where the walls were closing in, Pamela yearned to go home where she could lock herself in her room. However, there were more questions…”

Most of us know life isn’t easy with many challenges that are sometimes seemingly impossible. This story describes how Pamela Jean cunningly and bravely faced her challenges. The author, in my opinion, cares a lot about humanity and wrote a moving story filled with heavy emotion, crime, and fast action. As I read this story, the well-known words of author Stephen King came to my mind,

“Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.”

In my view, this story stands out since it tells a tale filled with facing challenges in life, fast action, drama, thrills, unexpected events, scheming, failure, and success. I also felt the author writes in a strong emotional and well-organized manner and tells it all in an exciting and very realistic way. I believe this story helped me reach a new level in my thinking pushing for what you are passionate about.

All in all, I felt this is probably one of the best stories I’ve read and found it thrilling and very entertaining. Highly recommended!


It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this new book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this exceptional book.

Steve Anc Goodreads

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Steve Anc's review Dec 03, 2020
it was amazing

Ruthless Pamela Jean is a book that everyone should read.
I got a copy of this book by mail from the author. This is a book that will teach you how to stand against all odds and keep striving, till you break a new ground as Pamela Jean did. She moves in new phase of life not minding the bullies and names etc.

Kazal Dev

I absolutely love this book and the main character, Pamela.
I feel like Pamela represented many of the lost kids in today's society and possibly in the foster care system. Pamela had a personality that is not easy to forget.
I enjoyed this book and cannot wait to see what else this author has come!
Such a beautiful book, not just a book. The person who wrote the book, Pamela, gave us a gift by presenting it in such a beautiful way that she felt the pain inside her. I thank the author for giving us such a beautiful book. It’s not just a book it’s a life story of a variety of adversities.

I don't want to make it small with thanks, red rose greetings

D- Karnal

“Jonah?” An excited Pamela raced through the kitchen. The
refrigerator door was open. That was strange. She closed it. Next,
she turned off some lights, as she continued looking for her babe.
“Jonah?” Pamela said louder…No answer
“Jonah?” Pamela said even louder. His truck was in the driveway.
Pamela knew he would not leave the house without the truck. After
going through each room, Pamela raced down to the basement
laundry room, where it looked like he was loading the washing
machine until something happened. Jonah was laying on the floor in
the basement, in front of the washing machine.
“Jonah? Wake up baby!” Pamela shouted. “No, wake up baby!” she
screamed. As she rolled him over Pamela saw the needle in her
lover’s right arm. She had not known that he had gone from sniffing
the drug to shooting up. It was his first time. The methadone was
not working.
The ingenious way in which Pamela sets up something that purports to be a charity for the aid of children bullied in the school yard as a front for her male prostitution business is well described, as are the problems she runs into in running such a business.

This is a very satisfying read which I highly recommend.