The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)
by Michelle Madow
Publishing date: February 25th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.
The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.
I have been looking for a book like this for ages now! Does this mean I liked it? It certainly does! I am a huge fan of Gossip Girl and have been super sad since the TV show ended, so discovering Michelle Madows's The Secret Diamond Sisters is like a gift from heaven to me. But I have to warn you, if you did not like Gossip Girl and all the drama, glamour, parties and everything else it features, there is a high chance you may not like this book. But, if you did like it, you will absolutely love this book. Just imagine, we maybe get a chance to relieve the love story of Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf all over again! Of course, not them exactly but the characters in this book who are similar to them.
Now back to The Secret Diamond Sisters. After their mum ends up in the rehab, Savannah, Courtney and Peyton have to move to Las Vegas and live with their father whom they never met before. You can imagine how surprised they were when they found out that he is Adrian Diamond, one of the richest men and owner of the Diamond Hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas. You will have to read the book to see how the sisters react to it and how do they fit in.
The story is told from 4 POV's actually, the three sisters and Madison, a Las Vegas socialite and Queen B, which came as a surprise to me. I still don't quite understand why she got her own POV, but she did make the story much more interesting so I don't question it much. Savannah was a sweet, naive fifteen year old girl, and while sometimes I wondered why she did some things, than I remembered that she is only 15, and all she wanted was to fit in. Courtney was the responsible one, the one who always had everything under control and took care of everything, so I really liked when she ended up having fun in Vegas and doing things she would never do normally. Peyton I didn't like very much. She was the rude one, the one who is against everything and doesn't accept what life gives her. Madison and the guys, Brett, Oliver and Damian are also very important characters in the book, and I'm excited to see how it all continues.
The romance in this book is crazy. If you are thinking that you will get a great love story in this book, you are highly mistaken, because that is not the case. The romance is superficial, and it doesn't go into depth. It focuses more on the physical attraction, but I can see room for some more development in the next books. It is hard to say who is coupled with whom, because even if it was just one book, I'd need a lot of time to explain it all to you and it may contain a lot of spoilers.
The biggest reason why I gave this book 4 stars is because of the ending. I felt like the book just abruptly ended and I was thinking that I am missing some pages in my eARC. It's like it ended half way through and you don't even get the feeling it ended. But nevertheless, The Secret Diamond Sisters was a real surprise to me. I loved reading this fast paced chic-lit and can't wait to see what Michelle Madow has in store for us in her next book!