Some days, it can be tough being an identical twin — especially when your other half is in deep trouble.
Billie Delphine has always been content standing in the sidelines while her identical twin sister, Blythe, gets all the attention, including a glamorous lifestyle with billionaire, Ethan Kheiron, who will do anything to wrestle back control of the family fortune from his younger brother, Heath.
But when Blythe disappears with Ethan while Billie is visiting her in New York, the last thing Billie wants is to be mistaken for her sister — or be falsely accused of a crime that Billie knows Blythe did not commit. So when Heath suggests they work together to find them, Billie agrees.
But a life of luxury, personal shopping sprees and private jets cannot hide the years of unresolved differences between sisters, nor the decades of lies that have left the Kheiron family divided. And even as Billie slowly falls for Heath, she knows that until they all settle their differences, they’re just pawns on someone else’s game of power — where some of them are more expendable than others.
*The author provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
So, we all know that I’m a huge fan of Liz’s writing. I mean I was raving about it just yesterday. If you can’t recollect, go check the post here. (10 points to Ravenclaw for shameless self promotion. And, now that that’s out of the way, we can move on with the review.)
The story is about twin sisters – Blyhte, who is outgoing and lively and Billie, who’s reserved and plans each and every thing about her life. They have their differences stemming from deep feelings of insecurity, but they love each other and would die for each other, which is important.
It’s also a story about two brothers who have never seen eye to eye about everything in life and where Ethan accuses his brother, Heath of taking what was his when Heath takes over chairmanship of their family owned company.
Add to that fraud and embezzlement for which Ethan and Blythe are the prime suspects and you’ve get yourself one Hell of a story.
Blythe invited Billie over to New York after three years of tentative texting in hopes of burying a hatchet that had been going on too long and which had estranged the two of them. Billie, who has always been pressed for funds, is uncomfortable with Blythe spending money on her right, left and centre, especially when Blythe herself has been borrowing funds from her six months ago. But, a new boyfriend who has given her a shiny new Gold Card, a penthouse apartment and more money than what she can deal with has changed Blythe.
When Blythe and Ethan fly to Santa Barbara for a polo tournament in which Ethan is participating, Heath enlists Billie’s help to track them down so that he can confront them about the fraud. When Billie informs Blythe about the same, Blythe writes her off and accuses her of sleeping with the “enemy” – Heath. The sisters have an exchange of words which leaves Billie reeling and hating her sister.
Just when Billie is ready to give up on Blythe and has convinced herself that she is indeed, a criminal, Heath steps in and convinces her to stay back and help her sister out because he isn’t quite sure that Blythe has it in her to do this on her own.ips.
Reluctantly, Billie reluctantly gives in and agrees to keep travelling with him. As they spend more and more time together, Heath’s cold exterior begins to disintegrate and Billie is greeted with a softness and comfort she hadn’t ever expected to find in Heath. The chemistry between them increases and as they run around the island, trying to find their respective siblings, they find that they can trust no one but each other.
But, the question is, can they move on from what they’ve been feeling and doing all their lives? Is it possible for them to start anew and bury all their hatchets that have kept them apart from so long?
Billie, the heroine, is possibly the most real character I’ve ever read. She’s too damn proud, takes things to heart, is insecure and jealous and doesn’t have a proper sense of direction. She trusts easily and holds grudges for a long time. She’s incredibly self – righteous and doesn’t really listen to others. She hasn’t really moved on from the heartbreak she felt with her ex a few years ago and is afraid of relationships.
Yes, she is deeply flawed, but that’s what makes her so real. I was really able to identify with her in most of the situations, something that isn’t easy for me. When I thought about it, I was pretty sure I would react in the same way Billie did. And, that is really important to me. It’s the reason why Billie is one of the characters that I’m going to cherish forever.
Heath, the hero, is also extremely well written. For him, his work and his business are everything. He doesn’t have anything else in his life. He’s cold and calculating and for him, everything is a business decision. But, as he spends more time with Billie, his charade slips and we come face to face with a man who has left many things in his life and is looking for any semblance of control he can find. He’s sweet and thoughtful, absolutely in awe of Billie and her beauty, her strength and her heart. The way he loves her is so pure and deep that you can’t help but fall in love with him.
He is one of those boys that you can’t help but love. When he’s with Billie, you see a side of him that’s so sweet and thoughtful and loving and caring, that you wouldn’t be able to recognize him. The care and love that he treats Billie with really tugs at my heart. I adore him for it!
One thing I’ve come to understand is that Liz has a gift of writing complicated, intricate family relationships. I love them. The depth with which she emotes the characters and what they’re feeling right at that moment is beautiful.
Liz is a truly phenomenal author and I would recommend reading her stories to everyone out there! You’re missing out on a lot if you’re not reading her stories, people!
Rating – 4.5/5
P.S : Credits to uploader, as always! :p
Happy Readings! ❤