Diamonds In The Rough By Michelle Madow
The Secret Diamond Sisters #2
Published 28 Oct 2014 By Harlequin Teen
Summary: All-access doesn’t mean no problems.
The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father. But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves. Savannah’s YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side. Dangerous flirtations don’t keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet. And when Courtney and the sisters’ archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again.
Sisterhood, first crushes, and scandalous secrets explode in book two of Michelle Madow’s riveting series, The Secret Diamond Sisters.
Michelle Madow has done it again.
Diamonds In The Rough is the perfect sequel to the much loved Secret Diamond Sisters series. Diamonds In The Rough is more dramatic; there’s more secrets, suspense, drama and an extremely powerful ending.
Diamonds In The Rough is even better than the first book. Diamonds In The Rough had better and more dynamic story arcs, in comparison to its first book. You learn more about the big secret that Adrian has been hiding, the truth behind Courtney’s birth and sheds light into Madison’s life.
Similarly to Secret Diamond Sisters, Diamonds In The Rough is also told in multiple POVs. It thought it was intelligent the way Madison’s voice has always been included in the POVs (and Diamonds In The Rough explains why!). It makes something so unimportant become important and adds a different dynamic to the story.
The ending blew me away. It makes me anticipate for the third book even more because the ending is such a cliffhanger. I really love the way the series is being done: the first book was more “introductory” and character-driven while Diamonds In The Rough was more plot-driven.
Diamonds In The Rough is fun and engaging and would definitely cater for fans of Gossip Girl. If you love teen drama set in Las Vegas, this one is for you.