Thursday, May 1, 2014

G300 E-Reading Book Review of Bastard's Brew by Gillian Felix

Name of Book: Bastard's Brew

Author: Gillian Felix

ISBN: 1497367964

Publisher: GillianFx Publishing LLC

Part of a Series: Family Portraits

Type of book: Soap Opera, young adults over 18, secrets, cougar/cub relationship, lies, deceit, triangles, drugs, expulsion, tough choices, wealth

Year it was published: 2014

Summary:

When L'Wren's ex-boyfriend Jeff suddenly disappears, she turns to Kevin to help her find him. With one phone call, Kevin makes sure that Jeff stays hidden and that L'Wren's heart is broken, leaving the door open for Kevin to pursue her. But Kevin is not as free as L'Wren thinks; she is in the dark about his affair with her stepmother, Savi. Savi constantly reminds Kevin of his devious ways and uses their secret to keep him as her toyfriend.

“You don’t deserve to be loved, and you don’t deserve to be happy. You and I are the same … we’re broken inside. Everything we touch, we destroy. We don’t get happily ever after … we don’t get to ride off into the sunset. You know who gets that? L’Wren … she gets it, she gets the guy, and she deserves a decent guy.”- Savi

Kevin desires to be the man that L'Wren deserves, but before he can assume the role of white knight, he brews one last plan to get rid of Savi for good. Will L'Wren, the innocent victim in their twisted game, become a casualty?

Kevin may have sold his body to the devil in stilettos, but he'd be damned if he let her have his heart.

Suitable for young adult readers 18+

Characters:

Just like in previous books, the characters seem to go through little change, if at all, although Kevin does undergo through major change, especially when it comes to his romantic and personal life. The main focus is on Kevin, the eldest Banovic sibling, brother to Adriana and Zax. Kevin does his best to have a crafted life, but events are pushing him to make very tough choices, and it also seems to come out a few times in the book. There is also Adriana who continues to be herself but at the same she's experiencing love for another human being. Let's also not forget Savi who is best described as a cold hearted opportunist. (For some odd reason I enjoy her character a lot. L'Wren is the gentle stepdaughter who is innocent and she seems like a warm person. I'm looking forward to getting to know them more.

Theme:

Be grateful you're living in your life.

Plot:

Just like previous books, its written in a third person narrative from different characters' points of view, although this time the focus is more on Kevin and Savi as well as Adriana and Haze. For the time being, the parents and other characters have taken a backseat. It also was easy for me to keep up because I read the previous two books, although a few times I had to recall the characters and their relationships to one another. The point of view changes per chapter if I recall correctly.

Author Information:

(from goodreads.com)

url https://www.goodreads.com/GillianFx
born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
gender female
website http://www.plaintalkbm.com
twitter username Gillianfx
genre Contemporary, Ebooks, Young Adult
member since December 2012

Gillian Felix has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She enjoys creating characters that could be your next-door neighbor, but would you want them as your neighbor is another story.

Originally from the island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Miss Felix moved to the United States in 1998. Since then she has been involved in the entertainment industry for over ten years. Her experience ranges from script supervisor to production manager on many independent features. She is trained in the Meisner and Stanislavski technique of acting, which she credits as an asset to her character development and writing.

Miss Felix is also an entrepreneur and advocate for children's and women's rights.

Opinion:

First of all, yay! More more and more! The author has really delivered a phenomenal and addictive book where I wanted to see how it will be resolved, but alas, at the exciting part, its cut off...just like previous books in the series, this is mindless and fun and short. (Most of my reading includes serious stories, thus my mind needs to relax.) Just as promised, this is a much longer book and we also get to know Kevin Banovic who got into a dire situation. I'm really curious how everything will play out in the future books. This is really a book to have fun with instead of something that will require one to think. I will mention that you'll need to read previous books in order to know what's going on.

This is for Ms. Gillian Felix's book tour

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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