Title: Tangled Lives
Author: Stephanie Harte
Genre: Crimeland Fiction
Format: eARC via NetGalley
Read from August 27-28, 2020
Rating: 4 stars ⭐️
I was approved for this book and saw it was the second so I picked up the first on Amazon. Both of these are fast reads about gangland life, and the people who are involved.
Gemma and Nathan are living in Spain with their son Luca. They are going to have a better life now they do not have to be around Alfie anymore. They are not working for the firm, and they have a son. Their life could not be better. At least, this is what they think until they return to England. Gemma and her son are taken by Alfie’s dad and he reveals he knows the secret Gemma has been keeping. She needs to come clean, or there will be major consequences.
This is the second book in the series, and I don’t want to post spoilers. But I must say, I don’t get how the secret was a secret. It was obvious right away, and I think they build up too much. Just paying attention could tell what it was going to be. In fact, I knew the secret when I read the book synposis because it is just so clear. I would just suggest maybe taking that out from the decsription because it just makes the book a let down since it is not a huge secret. I know it was supposed to be, but there are so many clues to tell what it was.
The characters are still good, and I think this series can get more interesting. However, I am sick of Gemma and Nathan as a couple. They are just like so annoying like been together since 17, etc. It is just so boring, and there is nothing in their relationship that keeps me wanting them together. I think Nathan is spineless and annoying. Alfie, even though he is the bad guy, has been my favorite for Gemma. She is just more interesting when she is with Alfie, and I think Nathan just needs to be yeeted into the bin.
I look forward to the next book. I hope Gemma ditches Nathan and goes out on her own. That will be a story I am much more interested in. Just no more Nathan because he is the worst.
Thank you NetGalley and Aria Books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own,