Thursday, March 15

Book Review: Brother Number 3

Author:  Judy Serrano 
Title: Brother Number 3 (Lilly Series #2)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Action, Fiction, Suspense

Pages: ebook, 275

First Published: June 15th, 2011
Where I Got It: Given to me to read and review for Ever After Pr

"Coming in third place was something that was all too familiar to Hector Montiago. As his strength and grounding personality pushes him into first place with the woman he loves, lines are crossed and sides are chosen. 

In this second book of the series, Brother Number Three depicts family ties in a light unequal to any other. Lilly tells the story of how the brothers unite in the effort to recover her missing son, as blood becomes both the indestructible bond that holds them together and the opposing force that pushes them apart. Read on as they fight temptation while the enemies of the Montiago cartel unleash their wrath, only to discover that the true danger lies within."

This is the second book in the Lilly Series. I would recommend reading the first book first, because there are is a lot of back-story that isn't mentioned in here and is assumed the reading knows what is going on.

I thought I would be super excited, because Hector was going to get his own book, but no...this was in Lilly's POV, but Hector had more air-time. After getting over my disappointment, I began to enjoy reading this. It isn't as good as the first novel, but I did like this one. 

It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time! There was so much uncertainty, drama, and a threat of some sort of attack the entire time. I loved it! There was a lot more drama, gun fights, betrayals, and romance in this one then the first novel of the series. Even though I wanted to shoot Lilly myself, I still enjoyed myself. There's something about these books that keep wanting me more. I am DYING to read the third book of the series, because Judy Serrano left us, readers, with a titanic sized ending. I kept trying to find another page, but there was no more. I wanted to fall on my hands and knees and scream, "NOOOOOOOOO!" It was a fantastic ending, however. ^.^

I'll say it...I hate Lilly. I don't know why the author made her the way she did; blond, dumb, and must be in possession of a love potion. Every single hot man wants her in some way, shape, or form. However, she's dumber than a pile of bricks. WHY?WHY must you torture me this way Judy Serrano? At some points I would just shut down my kindle and read my college textbooks so I could reclaim some of my IQ. 

Sorry about you can probably tell I'm not a Lilly fan. I wish Lilly was different. Okay, I am rambling. Anyways, at certain points I felt like there was an overabundance of drama. Yes, it is a drama, but I feel like there is so much drama that it's unrealistic. I do love love triangles and drama, but sometimes it seemed over-the-top and the author was just adding it to add more pages.

Overall, this was more soap opera-ish than the first novel, but I liked it. If you are big into drama, romance, gun-flinging, suspense, and hot HOT Mexican men/gangsters then this is the novel for you. I certainly can NOT wait to read the next one. Out of five stars I grant this one 3 stars. It would be 3.4, but I rounded. 

Favorite Character(s): Hector (yummah), Regina, and Diego (He's such a good guy now...he certainly has redeemed himself)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Max (I still don't like him), Johnny (At first I liked him, but he's...ugh), Jorge (a beast), and Lilly (I wonder why)


Blodeuedd said...

Pretty sure Lily would annoy me too. Not all men wants a woman who is pretty if she is dumb as hell too

Carole Rae said...

She's super annoying. UGH. However, I don't mind the men at all. ;)