Title: Diamonds are Forever (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #3)
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Paperback, 368 Pages
Publication Date: October 27th, 2015
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Book #1: The Secret Diamond Sisters
Book #2: Diamonds in the Rough
Summary: The Diamond sisters jet to the mountains for spring break, and Savannah's flirt-mance with an international pop star heats up as her pursuit of stardom succeeds. But is this romance meant to be, or has the right guy been in front of her all along? Meanwhile, Courtney takes the next step with her secret boyfriend—and future stepbrother—and as their parents' wedding approaches, the pressure's on to reveal their relationship. Peyton's figuring out a plan for her future, but she still feels guilty about getting her former bodyguard fired and wonders if she can get over him in the arms of someone else. But the biggest bombshell will change everything once again, because Madison's ready to tell the huge secret she's uncovered. And with the boy who betrayed her but who could be the love of her life fighting for his own life, she might need the Diamond sisters more than ever.I received an ARC copy of Diamonds are Forever from author Michelle Madow in exchange for an honest review. I was so excited about this because I'm a huge fan of The Secret Diamond Sisters series and couldn't believe that Michelle selected our blog as one of the exclusive twenty blogs that would receive ARC copies of the book before its publication!! (Which is now about two days away!!)
So if you've read the series up until this point already, this book follows sisters Peyton, Courtney and Savannah - three girls who came from nothing only to find out that their father was one of the wealthiest hotel moguls in the world - as they deal with a whole bunch of struggles in their recent life. Courtney is dealing with the fact that she's falling deeply in love with her soon to be step-brother, Peyton is beating herself up over the fact that she got her cute bodyguard fired, and Savannah is trying to juggle her rising YouTube singer career and the attention of two gorgeous boys that she can't choose between.
So, yeah, lots of drama.
I've said this before in my reviews for the first two books in the trilogy - this book is like a reality TV show in the best way. Not in the crappy, "oh my god what is this" sort of way, but in the "oh my goodness I can't tear my eyes away from this book because the drama is just too addicting" kind of way. This book gave me a serious case of "One More Chapter Syndrome" and I was able to finish it in less time than it normally takes me to read lately because I brought this book with me everywhere! I couldn't stand not knowing what was going to happen next so I just brought it with me to school and work and everywhere so I could read every spare minute I had.
(There are some minor spoilers ahead so please skip to the next paragraph if you haven't read this book yet!) Okay so the one thing about this series that bothers me a little tiny bit is the whole thing with Brett and Courtney. I don't know if it's how I was raised or where I'm from (us damn close-minded New Yorkers) or anything like that, but the fact that Courtney and Brett's parents are fine with them dating and hooking up while they're becoming STEP-SIBLINGS extremely disturbs me. Like...how? How is that okay?! Isn't that at least some form of twisted, legal-wise incest? What would happen if they stayed together and got married? Had kids? The kids would be step-cousins and siblings and that's just really, really freaky and weird. It threw me for a loop and kind of nagged at me for the duration of the book, but that's really my only complaint.
All in all, however, I really enjoyed Diamonds are Forever. I'm super sad to see this series go because I was getting super attached to all of the Diamond sisters (Mads included!) and loved all of their stories and the drama of their daily lives. It was incredible to step into their shoes and live the life that so many people can only dream of having, myself included. And watching the times when these girls didn't appreciate that made me a little sad, because I know that there are so many people in the world that want what the Diamond sisters had, and they weren't always grateful for it.
Like I said, I'm super sad to see this series go, but I will definitely be reading more work from Michelle Madow in the future - especially if it's anything like this! I never thought I would be so enamored by The Secret Diamond Sisters, but here we are, and I'm about to cry because the final book in the trilogy is over and I don't know what I'm going to go do with myself.
Probably cry and pick up another book and wish I had a Blamex.
LOL, so that's all I really have to say about this book because this series is just so good that my only real recommendation is to pick up the first book in the series and get yourself started! (Seriously, go do it!) I'd like to extend another huge thank you to author Michelle Madow and Harlequin Teen for providing me with this review opportunity - we love working for you guys here at The Book Bratz! :-)
Seriously guys, GO PICK THIS BOOK UP RIGHT NOW.