Back Of the Book :
Bound by blood . Separated by scandal.
Growing up on a ranch in Patagonia, twins Calida and Teresita Santiago have never known a world without each other. Introverted Calida can’t imagine life anywhere else but feisty Teresita dreams of fame and fortune. World-famous English actress Simone Geddes believes her profile would benefit from a PR boost and has decided to adopt. A potential family are identified in Argentina and Simone and her driver takes a wrong turn and she ends up at the Santiago ranch. There she becomes enchanted by the beautiful 14 year-0ld Teresita and makes an offer to Julia, the sisters mother who has struggled to cope since the death of her husband. Without either twin knowing the truth, Teresita is whisked to a life of luxury in London with Simone. Soon her old life is but a distant memory and all she feels is hatred towards her sister who believes abandoned her. Meanwhile Calida tries to understand how her beloved sister could have turned her back on them and left without a word. As the years pass, where the sisters were once connected by love, now it is a shared hatred that fuels them as each one vows revenge …
What I think :
Twins Calida and Teresita have always been together, never apart. They live quite a sheltered life in Argentina on a Ranch with their parents. They don’t need anyone one else they have each other. Where Calida is quiet, Teresita is loud and leads the way. One day, by chance, English actress Simone Geddes and her husband and entourage accidentally turn up at the ranch. As soon as Simone sees Teresita, she falls in love with her. Julia, the twins mother is a weak woman, all she seems to do, since the death of the girls father is lay in bed all day. She allows Simone to take Teresita with her back to London. Not knowing the truth of why Teresita has left her, she feels abandoned and vows to get revenge …
I was really pleased receive an ARC of this book from the publishers. Im a real fan of a bonkbuster, and was hoping that this book would live up to my expectations and I’m really glad to say, that for the most part it did. I liked the well written cast of characters and thought that the descriptions of the surroundings were pretty good too, not to mention the pretty fast-paced sex scenes. It starts in the present, with a prologue, then the first part goes back to when the twins are growing up. However in some places I did think that it was slightly far-fetched, for instance, whatever awful things that be-fallen me in my life, I wouldn’t ever give away one of my children, even if it was to a famous english actress !! Having said that, I really liked the story and thought the twist was pretty decent too !! Yes, all in all a fab read that I read in a couple of good sittings.
This is a good Holiday read that i would recommend to my friend and family.
I give this book 8/10 (5 stars)
Published by Mira on 28/07/16
A very big Thank you to Cara Thompson at Mira and to Netgalley for the review copy of the book.