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Feb 28, 2014

Book Review: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow




The Secret Diamond Sisters
Author: Michelle Madow
Pages: 382
Buying links: Amazon/ B&N/ TBD
My rating: 3 Stars
Summary:
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. 
The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160608-the-secret-diamond-sisters?bf=500&from_search=true 

 

***This eARC was provided for review, Thanks so much to Harlequin Teen***

Okay, I don’t even know how to start because I have a bitter sweet relationship with this book.
In one hand, I loved Michelle’s writing, just like I remember from her Transcend Time Saga. The descriptions the world-building, the differences between each character, everything was perfect.
Michelle Madow is an amazing story teller. I loved how she told the story… but the story indeed was my problem.
I don’t even think the book is bad; it’s just not for me.
I was expecting just too much about it, and I got zero of all the things I wanted it to be.
First off, the characters: they were shallow and immature; I don’t remember I could connect with any of them. Courtney was “the less” annoying, even though I thought I would love Payton better, because she was the “bad girl” but she wasn’t, she was just mean.
Then, the plot: I didn’t even know what the plot was, because everything about this book was: talk about boys, think about boys, buy things, got to the spa, go to my gym… and repeat. Courtney and Brett were the only couple actually “doing” something.
Oh, did I mention the insta-love part?
I really feel bad that I didn’t enjoy this book like I thought, because I even signed to be part of the Street Team. But the major problem came when I reached the ending… because it didn’t feel like an ending, it was just like the author decided to cut the story there and make the readers wait another year to know more about… I don’t know. I got zero action. I got zero “real” drama. I got zero answered questions. I got zero “closure”
My 3 stars rating goes mainly to Michelle Madow’s awesome writing.
Maybe if the story was different I would have enjoyed it better, sadly I didn’t.
But like I said, this book wasn’t for me, but maybe you’ll like it. I heard a lot of people found it entertaining. 
Go, try it!
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