Author: Gillian Felix
Publisher: Plain Talk Publishing
Part of a Series: Family Portraits
Type of book: soap opera, New Adult? family, secrets, relationships, 2000s, friendship, decisions, choices
Year it was published: 2014
In this coming-of-age story, teen singing sensation Leighann DaCosta tries to find out who she is without her music career. A career that has been part of her life since before the age of ten. When Leighann’s estranged father enters her life, she is caught up in a tug-of-war between both parents. Does she trust the man who abandoned her as a baby, or a mother who is losing her mind?
When heartthrob Zax Banovic is assigned to tutor Leighann, he provides her with the perfect escape from the madness in her life. Enter Kristin Newman, Zax’s super-hot, sickeningly perfect, tennis-pro girlfriend, who dampens any chance Leighann has with him.
After the unthinkable happens, Leighann’s world is shattered, causing her to shut everyone out. Unable to cope, Leighann accepts help from her frenemy, but will the help she accept come with a hefty price?
Some of the characters, Sadie in particular, seemed to have undergone some changes for the negative, while it seemed that few others changed for the better, at least when it comes to the Banovic siblings. I would say that its best to read the previous three books in order to understand what is going on.
Honestly this is more of a guilty pleasure read rather than something that should be life learning.
The story is written in third person narrative from what seems to be everyone's point of view. I have to admit that while the previous three books were very good and addictive, for some odd reason this book seemed to lack that a little.
born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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.
Okay, yes, my apologies that I finished it late. I did like the story a little bit, but not as well as the previous three books. My rating for it is 3.5 and I am wondering if the author is planning on writing more of the story, or is this the conclusion? For me it sounds a little bit like conclusion, but I do hope I'm wrong on that account. Also, although the characters are all interesting, I have to admit that the character of Sadie is well drawn out and she keeps the story interesting and going well. Any chance there might be an antagonist of sorts that's like Sadie in the future books?
Quick Notes: I would like to thank the author for allowing me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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.)