Kim’s Review: 3 Stars!
Thank you to Silver Dagger Tours for my free copy, in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own. I was so excited to sign up to read this book, the blurb pulled me in, because I thought this could be a very cool read. As I read I felt the story came across as a typical’ street lit genre read, and by this I mean yes, there’s organised crime, guns, death, revenge, and money as the main plot drivers. The only difference was the characters are not petty street criminals, or drug lords, they’are best-selling authors who have a past of organised crime.
The characters to me were mainly pure entertainment, the plot for me was also pure entertainment. I don’t like to give spoilers on the plot for those who may read it, but the plot is mainly focused on adultery and revenge once this comes to light. Some parts I questioned the reality or likely-hood of it happening in the real world. One: the main characters are best-selling authors, and a surgeon, therefore they would be either well known and/or have lot to lose! Two: just generally things that happened in the plot, I wondered about reality BUT the plot was entertaining if you look past reality. However in the context of the street lit genre, it would make sense and be reality! If that makes sense. I did also find one plot gap very early on in the story. But even though I noticed, I read on because of the entertainment factor I found from the story-line. It ends on a cliff-hanger there’s no conclusion, which I found a little disappointing I do like a conclusion personally as a reader! But great for those who may wish to read a part two, the way the author left it, it seems like there could be follow up.
Overall, for me as a first time reader of this author’s work I’d give Blended Families three stars out of five, an okay read, but a highly entertaining read due to the nature of the plot, even if at times I questioned reality. For me it felt like reading street lit with a slight difference due to the character line up. I would read another book by the author possibly with a different focus, and I recommend Blended Families to those who really do dig the street lit genre.
I thank the author and Silver Dagger Tours again for sharing this book with me.