Title: My Wicked Half Sister (Someone Else's Fairytale #4)
Author: E.M. Tippetts
NA Contemporary Romance
Chloe never set out to be famous, but her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, has made her a celebrity by association. Jealous and nosy fans heckle her in public and the tabloids portray her as cold, arrogant, and unworthy of her husband. As bad as that is, it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
Her brother, Chris, is being paroled from prison, where he has been serving a time for shooting and nearly killing Chloe when she was a child. This is not a situation that she wants splashed all over the headlines, especially because this could incite her brother to try to finish the job.
While her movie star husband and in-laws do their best to be understanding, the only people who really know Chloe’s situation are her scatterbrained mother and her half-sister, Beth. Chloe’s mother has made a mess of her personal life again and is in no condition to help her daughter. Beth is Chris’s full sister, and family loyalty dictates that she side with him.
But when a string of crimes occurs all across town that appear tied to Chris, Beth sets out to hunt him down and bring him to justice. Chloe isn’t the only one in mortal danger, now, and if Beth comes to harm while fighting for her, Chloe doesn’t know how she’ll ever forgive herself.
3 signed copies of My Wicked Half-Sister (US)
Emily Mah Tippetts writes science fiction as Emily Mah and sweet romance as E.M. Tippetts. A lifelong New Mexican, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, though she's been known to spend years at a time in the UK, her second home. Aside from being a writer, she's been a lawyer and jeweler, and is currently a stay at home mother, polymer clay artist, book designer/formatter, and owner of E.M. Tippetts Book Designs.
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Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Part 4 but can be read as a standalone
My Wicked Half-Sister Review . . .
I have always adored this series as there is something quirky and sweet about Chloe and Jason Vanderholt. Technically this can be read as a standalone but I think at minimum Someone Else's Fairytale needs to be read first.
In this book it is a continuation of Chloe and Jason in their married life as they deal with the aftermath of her brother getting out of jail. The brother who tried to kill her. From reading the title at first you think her half sister is a bad wicked but she's a good wicked, that you couldn't ask for better in a sister.
E.M. Tippetts has a way of writing the quirky nuances and pauses that happen in conversations that makes the characters more real. This book had some suspense and we were left with a possible cliffhanger, but it all depends on perspective. For some it will be enough closure and for others they will want more from the ending.
This book was cute and suspenseful but I was left wanting a bit more. It had it's usual E.M. Tippetts charm but it felt like I wanted more from the story. You know when you read a book within a series that is good but feels more like a bridge book getting us ready for the next book? This is what this book felt like. It felt like there were a lot of details but nothing earth shattering to get a visceral reaction out of me, but we were left wanting or needing more to truly get closure within the story. My fingers are crossed we get another book in this series where we can get closure to this suspense and more of Chloe and Jason and how they deal with their relationship, fame, careers and family.
3 Quirky and sweet thumbs up!