Saturday 12 April 2014

eARC Review: Bastard's Brew (Family Portrait #3) by Gillian Felix

21422770Title: Bastard's Brew
Author: Gillian Felix
Publisher: Gillian Felix
Pages: 160
Series: Family Portrait #3
Release Date: April 13th 2014
Where I Got It: Author, Gillian Felix

Synopsis: When L'Wren's ex-boyfriend Jeff suddenly disappears, she turns to Kevin to help her find him. With one phone call, Kevin makes sure that Jeff stays hidden and that L'Wren's heart is broken, leaving the door open for Kevin to pursue her. But Kevin is not as free as L'Wren thinks; she is in the dark about his affair with her stepmother, Savi. Savi constantly reminds Kevin of his devious ways and uses their secret to keep him as her toyfriend. 

“You don’t deserve to be loved, and you don’t deserve to be happy. You and I are the same … we’re broken inside. Everything we touch, we destroy. We don’t get happily ever after … we don’t get to ride off into the sunset. You know who gets that? L’Wren … she gets it, she gets the guy, and she deserves a decent guy.”- Savi

Kevin desires to be the man that L'Wren deserves, but before he can assume the role of white knight, he brews one last plan to get rid of Savi for good. Will L'Wren, the innocent victim in their twisted game, become a casualty?

Kevin may have sold his body to the devil in stilettos, but he'd be damned if he let her have his heart. 

Suitable for young adult readers 18+

Gillian Felix
Gillian FelixGillian Felix has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She enjoys creating characters that could be your next-door neighbor, but would you want them as your neighbor is another story.

Originally from the island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Miss Felix moved to the United States in 1998. Since then she has been involved in the entertainment industry for over ten years. Her experience ranges from script supervisor to production manager on many independent features. She is trained in the Meisner and Stanislavski technique of acting, which she credits as an asset to her character development and writing.

Miss Felix is also an entrepreneur and advocate for children's and women's rights.


I read this book on April 9th 2014.

I received this book for a book tour from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book was slightly awkward to read. I believe this was because I didn't read the first two yet (however, I plan to do so). It seemed as if there was so much going on in the story which made me confused for half the book. I did an interview with the author, and she said she wrote it as if it where a show. I found this interesting and think that it would be a fantastic show. It had so many story lines that sort of confused me, but was fun to read.

Kevin is a drug dealer who is trying to protect his family. He loves L'Wren. He's having an affair with L'Wren's stepmother Savi. His sister is 15 and is dating an employee of theirs, who thinks she is his age (he's around 25). His brother was a more minor character but affected the story.

It was entertaining to see what was going to happen next and I enjoyed it. I recommend the series to readers who enjoy mystery-like romances.

Ages: 17+
Grades: 12 and up

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