Series: Once Upon A Crime Family #2
on June 7th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Retelling, Romance
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No one is unbreakable.
All Magnolia Vickers has ever wanted was to follow father’s path as head of the Family Business. But new legislation is poised to destroy the Family’s operations in the black-market organ trade and Maggie’s recent behavior has wrecked the business-savvy reputation she’s worked her whole life to build.
She’s given an ultimatum: shape up or step aside.
Then Maggie messes up: she downloads a virus onto her father’s computer, and must sneak it off-estate for repair. When Alex, a tech whiz, uncovers the type of information on the machine, he offers Maggie a choice: her Family can give him a kidney, or he’ll irreparably scramble the data. Maggie agrees, but has no intention of keeping her promise or ever seeing him again. That night Alex shows up at her Family estate with copies of confidential Family files and a shocking revelation—the kidney is for him.
The Vickers aren’t willing to let Alex out of their sight, so he moves onto their estate and Maggie is assigned to be his keeper. A task she resents and he enjoys making as challenging as possible. But procuring black market organs is becoming increasingly difficult, and as Alex’s health declines, she’s surprised to find herself falling for him.
Like it or not, Maggie must accept that if she wants to save Alex’s life and carve out a place in the new legalized organ business, she’s going to have to fight for both.
Number 1. I have not read the first book in this series. Thankfully, that’s not a big deal. Because each book deals with different characters. I’ve been told the characters in BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE were in HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH but they played very, very small parts. So, if you haven’t read the first book, you can easily read and figure things out with the second book. Normally, I don’t like to read a book without reading the first book (even in companion series) however, I didn’t mind it with this one.
Number 2. This book has a lot more higher reviews than the first book. I can’t compare the two, but I did really like this book. I loved how it dealt a lot with the criminal activities. I liked the politics. And I really liked the characters within this book.
Number 3. Speaking of characters. I loved Maggie! She was such a strong character! She was super focused. I can see people not liking her because she mainly cares about profits and numbers rather than patients and people. But, what do you expect from an heiress to an organ harvesting business? I would imagine anyone in her position, and who wanted the business, would care about the numbers. I really loved seeing her growth throughout the book.
Number 4. Alex. I loved the chemistry between Alex and Maggie. It was great. I loved how he’s the reason for a lot of Maggie’s growth throughout the book. Because if it weren’t for him, Maggie would still be all about the numbers.
Number 5. I loved it! I will definitely be going back to read the first book in this series and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series! At least I hope there are still more books after this one!
About the Author
Tiffany Schmidt is the author of Send Me a Sign, Bright Before Sunrise, and Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family book 1).
She’s found her happily ever after in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles.
You can find out more about her and her books at: TiffanySchmidt.com, TiffanySchmidtWrites.Tumblr.
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