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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Review: Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow




Diamonds in the Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters #2) by Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Expected Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

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The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father. But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves. Savannah's YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side. Dangerous flirtations don't keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet. And when Courtney and the sisters' archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again.

Sisterhood, first crushes, and scandalous secrets explode in book two of Michelle Madow's riveting series, The Secret Diamond Sisters.

Diamonds in the Rough is the second book in the Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow. If you thought there was drama in the first book, get ready! A lot of the drama revolves around the family, which I liked, because we get some more information on their history and why Adrien's been out of the girl's lives. I don't completely excuse him, but I see how he thought he was doing the right thing. The girls reactions were pretty believable too. I think I'd feel all the things they felt upon hearing the new information.

We're getting to know some of the other characters more too. For example, Madison is growing on me. Can you believe that?

Diamonds in the rough had a Gossip Girl feel to it with maybe a touch of Cruel Intentions, but not enough to make it feel creepy. I enjoyed this book much better than the first one. I wasn't expecting a cliffhanger. Certainly not one like that. Dirty pool Miss Madow. You can't leave us hanging like that. ;-)

The ARC of The Secret Diamond Sisters was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Haven't read The Secret Diamond Sisters yet?? Check out my review!
http://www.whatsbeyondforks.com/2014/01/book-review-secret-diamond-sisters-by.html
Have you read The Transcend Time Saga by Michelle Madow?? Check out my reviews below!

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Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. Michelle's upcoming YA trilogy, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner will be published by Harlequin TEEN in Spring 2014.

Michelle graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook and Twitter (@MichelleMadow).

To learn more about Michelle Madow and her books, visit her website. You can also find the author on Instagram, Goodreads, PinterestFacebook and Twitter.


1 comment :

  1. So happy this one turned out good. I have been meaning to read it.

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