The Masterminds (Masterful #2) by Olivia Wildenstein (Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)


Title: The Masterminds (Masterful #2) 

Author:  Olivia Wildenstein

Published Date: September 25th 2016

Genre: Mystery


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From prisons and reality TV to mansions and safe houses, THE MASTERMINDS revisits THE MASTERPIECERS and closes the twins’ story. It is a tale of imperfect love and imperfect people.

The only downside to Joshua Cooper’s investigation of a mob runner is not being able to discuss it with his two best friends, nineteen-year-old twins, Aster and Ivy Redd. However, when Ivy sells one of her quilts to the mob runner, and Aster hits him with her car in a motel parking lot, they become entangled in his investigation. The FBI even believes the twins could knowingly be involved with the mob. Joshua will do everything he can to disprove their suspicion and nail the true criminal.

Brook Jackson is a judge on the Masterpiecers’s art competition. That is his official job; his unofficial job is running questionable errands against easy cash. But a ripped quilt and the girl who sewed it will make Brook’s life and heart spiral out of control.

Accused of money laundering, Brook becomes the fall guy. After three weeks of imprisonment, he cuts a deal with Joshua: his freedom for the real felons and a meeting with Ivy. Although eager to clear his name, Brook wants to win Ivy’s forgiveness—and if she’s willing to give it to him—her love.

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***Laura – #NerdGirlVixen’s  Review***
The Masterminds by Olivia Wildenstein is a thrilling and suspenseful read. It is a follow up to book one, The Masterpiecers. This book takes place at the same time as the first but from different points of view.
Wow what an incredible read! I REALLY enjoyed this one. Reading this book answered a lot of my questions from the first one. You see another side to Brook, who was in the first book. I understand his actions a little more now. Then there’s Josh, who gave us a look into him and also more into Ivy and Aster.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Along with some twists and turns, it also brought out some emotions. I did some crying and my heart was hurting by the end.
This was by far my favorite of the two. I give this 5 stars.


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