Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review: Playing all the angles by Nicole Lane

  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Omnific Publishing (June 10 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623421136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623421137
  • Nicole Lane is a graduate of the Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz school of romance. The grander the drama, the higher the stakes, the better! This balances out the fact that her everyday life with her little family in North Texas is extremely mundane and quite contented. 
    She blogs intermittently at www.nicolelaneromance.com.

    Find her on Facebook at TheOutsideLane.

About the Book:

Dominic Phillips is an enjoyable distraction from fashion designer Eve D'Amico's loneliness, but there's never been anything more between them than hot sex. Since he desires no commitment from her either, it's pretty much the perfect arrangement...except for the fact that he's dating her sister Isabelle.Eve's grown used to being the promiscuous black sheep of her family ever since an unplanned pregnancy at age fourteen, and Isabelle is the only one in the D'Amico clan who doesn't treat her like a second class citizen. Eve doesn't exactly revel in the idea of hurting her sister if the truth ever comes out.Just when she starts hitting it off with the sexy new neighbor next door, her world is turned upside-down when Dominic reveals his plans to marry Isabelle. As if things weren't complicated enough, life decides to throw another surprise her way, and Eve is suddenly trapped with another secret to add to a much more shocking one from her past, both of which threaten to destroy every relationship she's ever hoped to have. She must soon decide whether to reveal the truth and save her sister from a man who's incapable of commitment, or to keep her lips sealed and secure her own place in the family. For now, though, she will dance around that decision for as long as she can, keeping everyone in check by Playing All the Angles.

My Review: The D'Amico's are a highly dysfunctional family at it's worst.  I enjoyed this read and will admit after the first page I read continuously until I had finished.  While I am lucky enough to not have first hand experience on ANY of the strange happenings in this book I am sad to admit I do know some who can probably relate.  I loved the relief character of Marcus and the alternate love interest of Patrick but found my interest mainly lied with the story of Eve and Tad.  This book bounced between perspectives a bit seeing things from each of the sisters points of view which if not read carefully could get very confusing.  I would gladly read more books of Nicole Lanes as her writing style was easy to read for me.  I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post. 

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