Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Whatever After (Someone Else's Fairytale #5) by E.M. Tippetts

Chloe’s got it all: a happy marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, her first child on the way, and the chance to be the maid-of-honor in her best friend, Lori’s, upcoming wedding. The stresses of the past year are behind her… almost.

Chris Winters, Chloe’s half-brother, still isn’t in jail, even though he’s the main suspect in a double homicide. The police don’t have enough hard evidence to charge him with the crime, but Chloe is certain it was him. After all, he tried to kill her when she was a child.

When Chris begins to stalk Lori, Chloe is furious and decides it is past time he was locked up for good. She has the best security team money can buy, yet she knows they’re missing something, and mistakes in this business can be deadly. The deeper she digs, though, the less the facts add up.

Chloe’s got mere weeks to figure out how to keep her best friend safe, save the wedding from disaster, and get Chris back in jail where he belongs. That is, if she can gather enough evidence before he strikes again.

This is a series I've been following from the very beginning and one I would highly recommend reading in order.  You just won't get the back history and relationships if you jump ahead.  So, for your own reading enjoyment, read this series in order!  :)

The first book in this series begins with the meeting and courtship of Chloe and Jason.  It had more romantic feel but as the series progresses, it's less about their relationship and more about other circumstances that arise and family relationships, always with a bit of suspense and mystery thrown in.  

In this book, Chloe is on set with Jason and pregnant with her first child.  Bad things start happening back home and Chloe feels the pull to get there to help.  Chloe holds a lot of guilt over the way her personal life has overflowed to the people around her that she cares about.  She is always trying to protect and save.  I love that Chloe is smart and has such a deep rooted sense of loyalty to those close to her.  Chloe is an awesome friend.

This book felt more like a mystery to me.  The suspense wasn't as prominent in this book although there is a definite build up to the end events.  I didn't really have a clue as to what was really happening and I was learning things right along with the characters for the whole book.  It made me feel like I was a part of the book- not knowing more or less than the characters.

 I have enjoyed every book in this series and the natural progression and continuation I've felt from the stories.  Every time I come back to this series I feel like I'm meeting up with old friends which is exactly what I want as a reader.  If you haven't read anything from this author or series, you should!!   This is a fun one!

Content:  mild violence

I received a copy of this book from WordSmith Publicity as part of a promotional tour.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Emily Mah Tippetts writes science fiction as Emily Mah and sweet romance as E.M. Tippetts. A lifelong New Mexican, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, though she's been known to spend years at a time in the UK, her second home. Aside from being a writer, she's been a lawyer and jeweler, and is currently a stay at home mother, polymer clay artist, book designer/formatter, and owner of E.M. Tippetts Book Designs.

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