Friday, August 26, 2016

Break Me Like a Promise by Tiffany Schmidt

Title: Break Me Like a Promise
(Once Upon a Crime Family #2)
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Length: 416
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Classification: Young Adult, Contemporary, Crime, Retelling
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Source: e-galley via NetGalley (Thank you, Bloomsbury!)
Read: June 2016
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. 
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***I received an e-galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

Last year I read Hold Me Like a Breath and I liked it, but I didn't love it. I enjoyed reading it enough to want to know what happened next. I hoped that I would at least like book two as much as the first one, but I wasn't sure if that would happen or not. 

Oh. My. Goodness! Wow! Break Me Like a Promise is so good! I REALLY enjoyed reading it. I am so glad I had the chance to read it because I loved it. Break Me Like a Promise gave me so many feelings. My heart pounded, I was anxious, I cried, and I smiled. Seriously, this book broke me. I cried a few times while reading it. 

Break Me Like a Promise is a book that I continued to think about days after reading it. It is a compelling story full of heartbreak, pain, suspense, and hope. 

I loved Maggie so much. I really think her character is very well written. Realistic and raw. She has been through so much. Her pain broke my heart. I love her character growth! I also love her interactions and friendship with Pen. I really enjoyed getting to know Maggie better and still able to learn and hear about Pen and what is going on in her life. 

I also love Alex. He is an interesting character. It was really easy for me to care about what would happen to him. I love the dynamic and interactions he has with Maggie. I love the romance in this book. I think it is very well written. Alex and Maggie are characters that I couldn't help but cheer for. 

My Recommendation:

really enjoyed reading this story. I liked it even more than the first book, Hold Me Like a Breath.  So if you decided not to read this one because you didn't like the first book as much as you had hoped, I definitely recommend giving Break Me Like a Promise a read anyways. I think this is a must read story. I think it is awesome and very well written. The characters are wonderful. The story is heartbreaking with some hope. I LOVED it. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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