Book Review: 5 stars
I was wrapped up in these characters from the first chapter!
The characters popped off the page with their strong personalities and I wanted to know what they were “all about”. It was like watching a movie and things were unraveling fast.
It starts with a mommies “book club” and the newest member is a doozie! All the drama starts when this newest member, Angelica Roux, breaks out the drinks and engages the club mommies in a revealing game of “Never Have I Ever”. This will begin a series of events that I couldn’t have ever imagined. Roux totally “hijacked” the book club!
Amy is on high alert with Roux’s game and feels threatened by what it could cost her. She has worked hard to cover her past. Who is this new book club imposter? What is it she wants?
Lots of eye popping, heart racing moments that I never could have predicted. No Never! I loved the twisted game they were playing and it was nuts. The characters are center and the skillful plot moves along with the fascinating tale of greed and guilt.
Bombshell secrets will drop, blackmail and dangerous gambles will occur, each player digging up dirty laundry until the final chapter.
Did I mention “page-turner”? I enjoyed this entertaining read. Highly recommend to fans of drama, what would you do scenarios and plenty of gasp worthy twists!
In this game, even winning can be deadly…
Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.
Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it’s naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way—a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did.
When they’re alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn’t give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she’s going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another.
To protect herself and her family and save the life she’s built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can’t beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins.
A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.