Title: To Love & Betray
Author: Shelly Ellis
Publication Date: November 28, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars=Non-Stop Page Turner
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The Murdoch’s are a family I couldn’t help wanting to know. I have attached myself to Evan, Terrence, Leila, C. J., and Paulette as well as despising Dante. Having taken the journey with this family and learning their secrets, reading the betrayals, and enjoying their drama, I’m sad it is coming to an end with To Love & Betray.
Everything comes full circle in this book except for Aunt Ida stepping in to voice her opinions and providing a little advice from the past. Evan’s fear of leaving his family is evident and causing him to act out. Leila’s love for Evan is definitely proven when she rather gives to the enemy to keep her husband out of jail. Terrence shocked me by stepping up to help the family at a crucial time especially to keep everything their father built.
Paulette experiences a lot from her overbearing mother-in-law to her new babysitter turning out to be more than she expected and not in a good way. I loved that it brought her and Antonio closer together making them finally stand in their truth. C. J. shocked me the most because at first I didn’t trust her but in this book I realized she is down for her new family. She truly loves Terrence especially after what she has given up to be with him.
Last but definitely least is that darn Dante. I wanted to jump in this book and smack him. He is one of those characters that tries so hard to hurt others not getting the only one he is hurting is himself. Dante got under my skin because he could have taken the olive branch handed to him and joined the family but he had his own agenda. How is that working out for you, Dante?
I have enjoyed this whole series but To Love & Betray is by far my favorite. I love when a book has me on the edge of my seat. Shelly Ellis has a way of making you want to invest in the characters she shares with you. It is evident in her writing, plot and structure that she cares about her reader’s experience. I look forward to reading more of this author’s work.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.