Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

The Lucky Ones
by Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: Mira
Pages: 368
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She's determined to find out what really happened that fateful night--was it an accident or, as she's always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she'll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

Kritters Thoughts:  I saw on an Instagram post someone described this book as creepy and steamy and it is just that!  A neurosurgeon takes kids in from the worst of situations and gives them a home and maybe most wouldn't question the motives, but in a fiction story, you are wondering when something will jump out and the truth will be revealed!  I loved having the creepy feeling from beginning to ending, made me read this one so fast!

Allison was the perfect character to take you back into this home after she had been gone for 13 years.  From the beginning you felt her innocence and trusted her to a fault.  I loved her and was so ready to take the journey with her and I love a book even more when I love the main character quickly and easily.

Be forewarned that the steamy word is absolute.  There was a full chapter and some scenes throughout that were very hot and heavy.  I would still recommend this to you and would say just skim this because the creepiness of the book is too good not to read it!

This was my first Tiffany Reisz read and I am interested in reading some of her backlist but it is long - where would you recommend I go from here?  Does she have another stand alone that is full of the creepy crawlies?!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Creepy and steamy sounds like a fabulous combination!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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