Due to her father’s decision to step out on his marriage, Avery is the black sheep of the VanDemere family. At 17 years old, Avery is looking for a way out of the family that has treated her like crap and a way to the truth about her deceased mother.
But what is blocking her way is a competition, created by her Grandmother, that has all the VanDemere heirs fighting against each other to become the owner of her estate.
Desperate to win, Avery must team with Riley, the son of Grandmother’s lawyer.
Traveling to three continents, more than money is at stake.
Avery is an interesting girl. Do I hate her? Do I love her? Nope, I’m pretty much indifferent when it comes to her. However, oddly enough that didn’t stop me from enjoying this story.
Avery has a great amount of determination; however, she is very one track minded. All she sees is what she wants and what she needs to do . . . there is very little room for change. This bothered me slightly. But Avery was full of life, but she wasn’t really interesting.
The plot, the details, the descriptions and the horrible family members made this book very exciting. The pace was wonderful until the middle of the book. It as if you can see the wall in the middle of the sentence that makes the book drag on. The most frustrating thing ever because it takes way tooooooo long to pick up again. It felt as if the author was stretching as if she said “well damn, I said seven but I really wanted five . . . so now I have to push out seven.”
But I had to finish; the puzzles of the competition was what kept the book going for me. There wasn’t much mystery after I found out the truth about her mother. There was a lot of details and a lot of shocking information that followed all of this but it didn’t add nor did it take away from the story.
I have give the author credit though, because she kept the illusion that something was still missing in the overall plot that I needed to sit and wait for.
Overall, this was a good read (sat all day reading) but it needed a bit more excitement or it needed to be shorter for it to be great.