Book Review: The Banovic Siblings

The Banovic Siblings (Family Portrait #2) by Gillian Felix: College boy Kevin Banovic’s casual affair with Savi DaCosta suited him perfectly. Things change when he finds out that Savi is his mom’s high school bestie. When Kevin tries to end their affair, Savi blackmails him. After Kevin rescues Savi’s stepdaughter, L’Wren, from her abusive boyfriend, he can’t stop thinking about her. He must find a way to handle Savi, protect L’Wren, and keep his sanity.

Bad girl Adriana Banovic is pleased with herself for getting her nemesis expelled from Westwood Academy. As feelings between her and her latest victim Haze Lyndon escalate, an unexpected rival discovers her secret and threatens to expose her. With emotions on the line, will her new rival beat her at her own game or end up another casualty of Adriana’s wrath?

Zax Banovic has it all. Tall and handsome, he’s an academic genius, with a killer smile and a heart of gold. When his best friend gets into trouble, he feels responsible and covers for him. But his best friend is not as honorable and has other plans for Zax.

The Banovic Siblings learn that blackmail is a gift that keeps on giving. This is the second book in the Family Portrait novel series.

If you like shows like the original Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210 and Nashville, where the guys and girls are hot and the schemes are hotter, you will like The Banovic Siblings.

Julie's thoughts: 4 stars

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion**

The Banovic Siblings is the second book in the Family Portrait Series by Gillian Felix. This book continues to follow the lives of characters introduced in the first book of the series, Changes. Since this series is written similar to a TV series, you need to read the books in order to follow the stories. Books 1 and 2 end with cliffhangers similar to those you would get at the end of a TV episode as well.

While Changes was more of a YA book, The Banovic Siblings moves a little more into the NA genre. Overall, I would still consider it older YA, though. Although most of the characters of the series attend the same high school, not much of this book actually took place in the school. There continues to be many different storylines, but they are all easy to follow. This is not one of those stories where you will get bored. It moves at a good pace and doesn’t bog down at all.

It’s really hard to write this review. I want so badly to discuss some of the storylines, but don’t want to give anything away. Suffice it to say, some of the stories are about to get really interesting. Some secrets are bound to come out soon. I can’t wait to see what happens. If you grew up watching 90210 and Melrose Place and/or currently enjoy shows like those on the CW (I’m guessing on that reference since I don’t get that channel, but the commercials for the shows seem similar), you should definitely give these books a try. They are very entertaining. The third book came out April 13th. I imagine it will be torture having to wait for the rest of the series.

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