Published By: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Date Read: February 8, 2014
Genre: YA - Contemporary Romance
Source: Review Copy from Harlequin Teen and Netgalley
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.
The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.
I have some pretty mixed feelings about this book. The Secret Diamond Sisters was the first book I have read from Michelle Madow and she really impressed me with her storytelling and writing style. It was incredibly easy to fall into the story and that's just the kind of book I like. Something that just makes you forget everything but the story and that's what this book did.
Savanna, Courtney and Peyton have grown up with next to nothing for their whole life. Suddenly they are thrust into a world of glamour and money. Secrets and lies. Finding out that their father is a millionnaire in Vegas they are shipped off to live with him and their whole life changes.
I really enjoyed the storyline and it was really unique and different from any other YA novel that I have come across. I enjoyed reading from all of the sisters perspectives and Michelle really showcased her talent for writing here. A lot of the time with books where we have multiple perspectives, particularly perspectives of more than two characters I start getting confused and having a moment where I'm like okay who is talking here? and having to go back to the beginning of the chapter to find out. You do not have this problem in this book. Michelle really shows how multiple point of views should be done. She excels at this and is really in-tune with all of her characters and gives them such different voices that you always know who is talking and telling the story. I was very impressed with her incredible talent.
I really loved the storyline of having these three downtown girls thrown into such a high society and it was entertaining to read. However I started to get a little bit more disappointed when the story truly turned into being all about the romance. There is such potential for a fantastic storyline that could keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what was going to happen right the way through. It started this way and I loved it. I loved the twists and turns and the secrets but when it turned all about the romance I started slowing down with my reading and going days without picking it up again.
The Secret Diamond Sisters has incredible potential to be a phenomenal unputdownable series but I just didn't connect all that much after the focus came purely on the romance. Michelle Madow blew me away with her talent of writing and I will most definitely be picking up her other series. I see a lot of potential with this series and I will be looking out for the sequel but I am a little disappointed and I have hopes that we will focus more on a storyline in the follow up.