Break Me Like a Promise
All Magnolia Vickers has ever wanted was to follow father’s path as head of the Family Business. But new legislation is poised to destroy the Family’s operations in the black-market organ trade and Maggie’s recent behavior has wrecked the business-savvy reputation she’s worked her whole life to build.
She’s given an ultimatum: shape up or step aside.
An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for review consideration.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I didn't realize how much I wanted to return to the Once Upon a Crime Family world until I started reading Break Me Like a Promise. It's a world of medical and technological jargon, but still altogether fun because how many of us are part of organized crime families? (Don't answer that.)
I definitely felt like the two main plots stayed strong throughout the entire book. I loved how a l ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
Tiffany Schmidt's Break Me Like a Promise is the sequel to Hold Me Like a Breath and the second installment in her Once Upon A Crime Family series. This time around the story revolves around 19-year old Magnolia Grace Vickers, the daughter and heir apparent to her families black market organ business. In this world, there are only THREE main families who control the black market organ business; Vickers (Maggie), Landlow (Penny), ...more
Maggie is so much more than the brash Texan we met in HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH. She's fierce and loud and pushy and so incredibly lonely. I'd hug her, except neither of us do hugs, so that attempt really wouldn't end well at all. I LOVE that she's business-minded and so focused on profits. I love tha ...more
Inspired by the fairytale, The Frog Prince, Break Me Like a Promise is sure to shoot to the top of your favorite list in 2016. Within the first 5% of the book, I was utterly and completely sucked in and just could not put it down. I went to a music festival…Didn’t matter, I was reading. It’s THAT good.
Break Me is the se ...more
I really liked this--it was a lot more than Hold Me Like A Breath.
I found the portrayal of grief so accurately written and reading about someone as strong as Magnolia go through bouts of it throughout the book... It was really heartbreaking, but it also felt so real. Schmidt doesn't gloss over it, doesn't pretend that it's gone. If anything, it made Maggie an even stronger main character.
And, honestly, I loved Maggie on her own. She was always ...more
If you don't like learning new things, avoid this book.
If death bothers you, avoid this book.
If you can't fathom a loved one dying, avoid this book.
I loved Hold Me Like a Breath, so reading this was an easy decision. Still, this book hit pretty close to home and it was a quick yet difficult read. Death is a tough subject, and Schmidt captures it rather well.
Maggie would be a sophomore in college had she stayed in school so this is upper YA and I haven't read an upper YA in awhile so this was so totally refreshing and just what I needed to ...more
This book was such a pleasant surprise. I wasn't that fond of the first book in this series, so I hesitated to request the second one. The main reason I did was because it involved different characters. One of my issues with the first book was that I didn't like the main character of Penelope very much. I thought there was a possibility I would like different characters and I was right.
One thing that was different from the fir ...more
Number 1. I have not read the first book in this series. Thankfully, that's not a big deal. Because each book deals with different characters. I've been told the characters in BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE were in HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH but they played very, very small parts. So, if you haven't read the first book, you can easily read and figure things out with the second book. Normally, I don't like to read a book without reading the first...more
Fast forward a few years and the story is still going well, but once it hit the halfway ...more
Magnolia Vickers has spent years convincing her father and the other Family men that she is much more than a decorative young woman destined to spend her life on the periphery of their Business in illegal organ trafficking.
After a staggering loss, the future Maggie has been planning as her father's successor is precarious at ...more
If you read the first and enjoyed it, or even was so so about it like me, give this one a shot, too. It's a worthy sequel.
just keeps getting better!!! Iam so hooked!!! I want ro know: What is Garrett up too, Penny being
left in the dark about Garrett, & Char KEEPING SECRECTS. ...more
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