Sunday, October 12, 2014

Review: Smart, Sexy, and Secretive (Reed Brothers #2) by Tammy Falkner

After leaving Logan and the Reed brothers, Emily is coming back to New York City.  In order to provide the treatment to Matt that he needed, Emily sacrificed her freedom and returned home.  Now, however, she's coming back to the city to attend Juilliard, despite her dyslexia and difficulty reading.

Logan has been surviving since Emily left him.  He knows she is going to return to him, but he doesn't know when.  All he knows is that he can't live without her.

As Emily and Logan rekindle their relationship, they have to fight against the challenges posed to them by her father and ex-boyfriend who are determined to keep them apart.  Can Emily and Logan overcome the attempts to keep them apart? They know they can't live without each other.  Can they make this relationship work?
~My Review~

This is the second book in the Reed Brothers series by Tammy Falkner.  After I read the first book, which I got for free on, I knew I needed to download and read this book right away.

Once again, the writing in this book is just as good as the first book and the story is from both Logan and Emily's point of view.  We already know a lot about both Logan and Emily because this is the continuation of the first book, but we get to know them even better than before.  We learn a lot more about Emily's relationship with both of her parents, and how she handles her father and his lack of support and understanding of her abilities despite her dyslexia.  We are also introduced to Emily's ex-boyfriend, Trip, who is a total douchebag.  He and Emily's father go so far as to actually move Trip into Emily's apartment while he's looking for his own apartment in the City.  I absolutely love how Emily and Logan face this together.  Since Emily has gained the support and understanding of her mother, it's wonderful to see that she does have positive family relationships.

Emily and Logan continue to not only support themselves in upholding their relationship, but they also support one another's disabilities.  Emily's dyslexia is what forced her away from her parents in the first place, but with her mother's support, and Juilliard's promise to help her, she is ready to live her life.  Logan is prepared to help her as well and does whatever he can to make Emily comfortable.  Logan continues to talk with his voice, but is surprised by Emily, who used her three months apart from Logan to take sign language courses and learn how to sign.  I thought this was so sweet, and really shows the dedication that Emily has to Logan.

Before Emily left New York in book 1, she had cemented her place into the Reed Family.  She became the sister they never had, and when she returns, she is welcomed back with open arms.  Once again, I loved all of the endearing family dynamics that occur between all the Reeds.  Since Emily supported the Reed family by sacrificing her freedom to give Matt the treatment he needed, the Reed brothers will now do anything to support Emily and Logan and their relationship.

Since in this book, Emily has learned sign language, I felt like the communication between Logan and Emily was much better.  I didn't question the lip-reading as much as I did in the first book, although Logan still lip reads all other people who don't know sign language.

The conflict and resolution in this book is once again, very good.  Can Emily and Logan work past the meddling of Emily's father and ex-boyfriend?  Will Ralph Madison ever accept Emily for who she is and support her the way he should?  Will Emily and Logan be able to get past everything that is trying to keep them apart?  The resolution was also good; it wasn't as abrupt as it was in the first book, so I thought that was a great improvement.

This book is much shorter than the first book of the series.  It's only 200 pages (2583 location points on Kindle).  The story went very fast, but it was done well.  In all honesty, I feel like this book could have been combined with the first book to give Emily and Logan just one book instead of two, especially considering that book 1 ended so abruptly.  Regardless, Emily and Logan's story ends on a happy note and we're not left with a cliffhanger.  However, it's obvious that we will be seeing more of the happy couple in the other brothers' books.  The last chapter of the book is actually from Pete's point of view, so we're clued in that the next book in the series will be his story.

Just like I loved Tall, Tatted, and Tempting, I absolutely loved this Smart, Sexy, and Secretive, as well.  I honestly can't wait to read all of the other books in this series!.

Link to Amazon
Link to Nook

Other books in the series:
Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (Reed Brothers #1)
Calmly, Carefully, and Completely (Reed Brothers #3)
Reagan's Revenge (Reed Brothers #3.5)
Maybe Matt's Miracle (Reed Brothers #4)
Proving Paul's Promise (Reed Brothers #5)
Reed Brothers #6 (to be published)

No comments:

Post a Comment