Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Diamonds Are Forever by Michelle Madow [CLOSED]

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Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Diamonds Are Forever by Michelle Madow [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Diamonds Are Forever by Michelle Madow [CLOSED]Title: Diamonds are Forever by Michelle Madow
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #3
Published by: Harlequin Teen on October 27, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 368
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three-stars

It's cold outside, but the drama is hot!
The Diamond sisters jet to the mountains for spring break, and Savannah's flirt-mance with an international pop star heats up as her pursuit of stardom succeeds. But is this romance meant to be, or has the right guy been in front of her all along? Meanwhile, Courtney takes the next step with her secret boyfriend—and future stepbrother—and as their parents' wedding approaches, the pressure's on to reveal their relationship.
Peyton's figuring out a plan for her future, but she still feels guilty about getting her former bodyguard fired and wonders if she can get over him in the arms of someone else. But the biggest bombshell will change everything once again, because Madison's ready to tell the huge secret she's uncovered. And with the boy who betrayed her but who could be the love of her life fighting for his own life, she might need the Diamond sisters more than ever.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Diamonds in the Rough
Also by this author: The Secret Diamond Sisters, Diamonds in the Rough

One Line: A nice end to an entertaining series.

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

There’s plenty of drama and excitement for the Diamond sisters in this last installment. It was nice to see how much growth each of the girls went through, some more than others, and nice to see them get their HEAs. Courtney still shines as my favorite and the one I connect with the most. Peyton has her moments, but she kind of fell into the background a bit in this book. Savannah, I rolled my eyes so many times with that girl, even until the very end, I just didn’t really care for her. Through it all, though, Madow managed to hold my attention.

After the info bombs that happened in the last book and the accident, I was definitely wondering how the girls would react to everything and how they would move forward. For the most part, they took it all in a believable way for each of their personalities. Peyton simmered down and wasn’t as rebellious or outrageous as she was in the past, and even though I kind of missed that, I think it speaks for how much she’s matured. Courtney had it pretty rough with that crazy revelation and how she had to hide her true feelings. Not only did I sympathize for her in that aspect, I connected with her personality so much more than the other girls. She reminds me so much of myself and I respected her and her thought process. Like I said, it was really Savannah that drove me crazy. Even though she grew up somewhat, she still didn’t mature as much as I was hoping. Her personality did not appeal to me in the slightest and she just came off as weak and whiny most of the time. She’s a good person and I felt bad for a lot of what happened to her, but she’s so clueless, it’s hard to imagine these things not happening to someone like her. Yeah, I just didn’t like her.

In any case, the store itself has plenty of drama and the romance is there for each of the girls. I really enjoyed the scenes with Courtney and Brett. I really wish there was more of Peyton and Jackson though. It was a solid ending to the series. I will say that it’s definitely a “teen drama” kind of read with a bunch of socialites, exaggerated moments, and cheesy lines, but sometimes it’s nice to get lost in a no frills, thoughtless kind of read like that. I enjoyed this book and the series overall, that’s for sure.

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About Michelle Madow

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 latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. A tireless promoter of her work, Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, shopping, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and loves talking with fans on Facebook (/MichelleMadow), Twitter (@MichelleMadow), and Instagram (@MichelleMadow). Visit her website, www.michellemadow.com, for extras about her books!

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