CLP Blog Tours #BookReview: If I Say No by Brandy Jellum

Reviewer: Michelle

If I Say NoI received a review copy

I couldn’t wait to read the sequel to If I say Yes. After leaving off the first book now knowing what happened next to Liza and her crazy stalker, I jumped at the chance to read If I Say No. I was pleasantly surprised that Reid was the narrator this time. It put a whole new perspective on their relationship.

The book picks up where the last left off, around the time that Liza’s sister is on trial for attempted murder. She is found guilty of all charges and sentenced to prison, so we no longer have to worry about her craziness. However, Reid’s brother is back to his sociopath self, and now the duo still has to live in fear. Reid tries keeping this fear from Liza (he some how even has a guy working for him, LIVING in his house and keeping tabs on his brother, and she doesn’t realize what is really going on). It kind of made me feel like the two didn’t have that great of a relationship to begin with and that’s made evident as the story goes on. Reid and Liza are working on the finishing touches of their wedding but everything comes to a halt when their relationship starts to take a turn for the worse. As always, Brandy Jellum throws in a crazy ending that you totally don’t expect. This novel definitely has the same type of suspense as the first book, so if that’s what you’re craving this book will not disappoint.

However, something was just lacking for me here. I mean, it’s always disappointing to read a sequel and realize the love wasn’t what you thought it was. It took until the end of the book for it to become alright again, but I feel like it just put a huge downer on the book for me.

I would definitely recommend this series to someone who enjoys romantic suspense.

3.5 Stars

Brandy JellumAuthor Bio:

Brandy’s passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading, everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Romance and Young Adult Fiction (which is mainly just for fun).
At the beginning of 2014, Brandy signed a contract with publishing company Booktrope. She is very excited about the next chapter of her life and cannot wait to share her books and passion with readers.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab, Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.
Social Media Links:
Twitter: @Brandy_Jellum
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