"A journey rich in emotions and characters."
Can you imagine growing up sandwiched between beauty queen sisters? Angie learned to define herself by intelligence and toughness as the middle of three girls, especially since her older and younger sisters were beauty queens. But that’s just the beginning of the story.
Angie’s built a fence around her life, determined to keep out any entanglements. No men, no friends. Then her grandmother moves in after her home is devastated by a fire, she meets a drag queen on the subway, and an unexpected man catches her eye. The walls she’s so carefully built start tumbling down.
Every time I thought I had figured out where this book was going, it took a turn. I say this as a compliment. I was invested in the characters, particularly Angie and her grandmother, but just when I feared it would get tired or follow a too-obvious path, something unexpected would happen.
The author does an excellent job weaving many story elements into a fine fabric of action, romance, courtroom drama, social issues, and female relationships. There’s a little something for everyone.
I commend the author for taking on the controversial subject matter. Don’t be worried about preaching, though. The story focuses on the journey to opening up your heart.
Overall, the quality of the writing outweighed the grammar and punctuation errors I found. The more I read this book, the more I liked the multi-layered story and complex characters. Don’t make up your mind too soon in the story. Let your heart be your guide.
Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. The opinion expressed is my own.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)