Jul 5, 2017

Break Me Like a Promise

Break Me Like a Promise
by Tiffany Schmidt

Book: Once Upon a Crime Family #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pub Date:  June 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher

No one is unbreakable.

All Magnolia Vickers has ever wanted was to follow father’s path as head of the Family Business. But new legislation is poised to destroy the Family’s operations in the black-market organ trade and Maggie’s recent behavior has wrecked the business-savvy reputation she’s worked her whole life to build.

She’s given an ultimatum: shape up or step aside.

Then Maggie messes up: she downloads a virus onto her father’s computer, and must sneak it off-estate for repair. When Alex, a tech whiz, uncovers the type of information on the machine, he offers Maggie a choice: her Family can give him a kidney, or he’ll irreparably scramble the data. Maggie agrees, but has no intention of keeping her promise or ever seeing him again. That night Alex shows up at her Family estate with copies of confidential Family files and a shocking revelation—the kidney is for him.

The Vickers aren’t willing to let Alex out of their sight, so he moves onto their estate and Maggie is assigned to be his keeper. A task she resents and he enjoys making as challenging as possible. But procuring black market organs is becoming increasingly difficult, and as Alex’s health declines, she’s surprised to find herself falling for him.

Like it or not, Maggie must accept that if she wants to save Alex’s life and carve out a place in the new legalized organ business, she’s going to have to fight for both. 

My Review:
 This book started off a good note for me.  Just two young kids planning a life together. They try to run off and have that life, only to get caught by the parents and the plan is put to a halt. But nothing will stop them. A few more years down the road and they finally meet up after years of calls, texts skype, etc. Only moments with each other and they were  happy. But that was cut short when one of them dies.

Fast forward a few years and the story is still going well, but once it hit the halfway point, it started to lose me.  The whole black market and organ thing just wasn't my thing. It took away parts of the story for me and the whole how did we even up here part? Basically it was the downfall for me. 

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