ARC Review: The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Lucky Ones
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: General Fiction/Mystery
Type: Standalone
POV: Third Person
Expected Publication: February 13, 2018

 

 

They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She’s determined to find out what really happened that fateful night–was it an accident or, as she’s always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she’ll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

A vivid and suspenseful tale of family, grief, love—and the dark secrets that bind everything together—Tiffany Reisz’s latest is enthralling to the final page.

 

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ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Allison Lamarque had a wonderful childhood when she was fostered by a philanthropic neurosurgeon Dr. Vincent Capello. For a few years she thrived under his care with several other kids until it was all ripped away from her when she had a near death accident. Thirteen years later, everything was left behind in the past until she received a letter from her long lost foster brother.

Roland Capello used to be her closest ally. As the years passed, neither of them knew each other anymore. He had a secret and he wasn’t the only one. While she reacquainted with people who were once her family she realized there were much more that were hidden in plain sight.

“You have a good heart,” he said. “A lot of people don’t. You shouldn’t wish a good heart away.”

Roland was a nice, understanding character. His calm and collected demeanor could ease anyone around him. However, those characteristics were not standout for me. It took a while for me to feel for him but once more of his background was revealed, I can’t help but love him.

She was in danger in this house, but not from violence— unless it was the violence of her own feelings.

Allison was a lonely woman. She craved connection but she wasn’t demanding or clingy. I like her determination in finding the truth, but I also like how she wasn’t pushy.

“Lie through your teeth. Lie like your life depends on it. Lie like his life depends on it because it does, Allison. It does.”

I really enjoyed the storyline. Before starting I wasn’t sure what it’s going to be about and I thought it was a little slow in the beginning but the mystery drew me in. What I love the most about this book is the underlying theme of moral dilemma that will induce some deep thoughts.

The Lucky Ones is a story of unraveling secrets and the consequences. It would appeal to fans of mystery with elements of romance.

Note:
I absolutely love Deacon! I love Antonio too. He captured my heart with just one scene.

“Pull and twist, twist and pull,” Deacon said. “I’m talking about the glass, by the way.”

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

 

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Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

 

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