Publisher: GillianFx Publishing, LLC
Publishing Date: August 2013
Series: Family Portraits, Vol. 1
Robin Banovic's desire to fulfill his dream has brought him full circle to the very thing he tried to escape - the family business. A stipulation in his father's will prevents him from selling the business without the signature of his elusive brother, Adrian. Robin must find Adrian or be stuck in a life he wants no part of. But how do you find someone who doesn't want to be found?
When Robin's fifteen-year-old daughter, Adriana, is fired from the #1 daytime soap opera, she is forced to return to the place she hates the most - Westwood Academy. Adriana becomes consumed with getting herself expelled; however, with a faculty influenced by Hollywood, this could turn out to be harder than first anticipated.
Enjoying the life of a rock-star, Savannah (Savi) DaCosta has grown accustomed to a 'certain lifestyle'. When her Grammy Award-winning daughter, Leighann, walks away from her career in pursuit of a normal life and enrolls in Westwood Academy, Savi sees it as a personal attack and takes drastic measures.
I was asked to review this novel and received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I thought the author wrote well and it was easy to follow. I found myself wanting to keep reading and figure out how all of the characters' lives were related. It was a very quick and short read, however, and I found myself wanting more. I think maybe this could have been combined with the next book in the series. It felt like right when we started getting into some issues and events in the story line, it ended. I wish this would have been a longer book with a little more taking place. Nevertheless, I liked this story and can't wait to see what happens in the next novel! I think it has great potential to be a very interesting series :)