Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blog Tour w/ Review & Giveaway: Twinsequences by Jennifer Foor

Blurb:

I’d shared everything with Ivy since we were born. She was my exact double. We were only two minutes apart. I never thought that my own twin sister would steal away my one chance at happiness, but that is exactly what she’d done. She didn’t even know that I was in love with him. How could she? Ivy was too busy being Miss Popular to notice what I wanted.

After having my heart broken, I’d decided to leave my town, and my sister, to go to college out of state. For the past four years, I’d done nothing but work to make a life for myself. We were still the best of friends, but going home was too hard for me to face and I hadn’t been back since they’d gotten married.

I wanted my sister to be happy, even if it meant I never would be. She didn’t have the brains, or the successful future that I knew was coming to me.
But, she’d always have the one thing I wanted.
The one thing, I could never have.
Stoshua Wheeler.

A late night phone call brought me back to town. I should have never considered her request. It wasn’t right to pretend to be her, but she said she was in trouble. I had to help her.

I’d dreamed of being her for five years. I envied their relationship. I wanted her life.

What was I willing to risk to take it for myself?

I’m Willow Green and this is my story...


About Jennifer Foor:

Jennifer Foor is a YA and Contemporary Romance Author. She is married with two children and spends most days running around like a chicken with her head cut off. She enjoys reading (especially Indie Authors) watching shows from her DVR, and writing.

Jennifer Foor is the Author of the Mitchell Family Series, The Bank Shot Series, The Somonian Series and several stand alone books.

Website, Facebook, Goodreads

Excerpt:

It was awesome seeing her tied to the bed and struggling to get free. She knew I wasn’t screwing around anymore. I walked over and ran my hands up Stosh’s chest, making sure she was watching. I grabbed the collar to his shirt and pulled him down to meet my lips.

I liked that our plan was working.

“You like watching his lips on me? Just wait until later. You’re going to get the show of your life!” I took Stosh by the hand and we walked out into the living room. I knew she’d be in there, trapped and sobbing.

After I showered and got myself comfortable, we made sure the house was locked up and went out for a movie. It was important for people to see us getting around together, like nothing had ever happened. We didn’t have to pretend to be in love, I don’t know which one of us was showing it more. Stosh couldn’t keep his hands off of me. I couldn’t stop looking at him.

It all still felt like a dream. I guess when you fantasize about something for as long as I did, it makes the reality of it hard to believe.

After the movie, we headed out to a coffee shop and talked about our future.

Did I feel wicked? Maybe a little.



Review:


Jenn Foor’s Twinsequences should come with a warning label: major drama ahead. This book is a hybrid of mystery, thriller and romance, providing a reading experience similar to watching a daytime soap opera. With a premise as outlandish as twin sisters conspiring against each other to ruin the other’s life, Twinsequences is a continuous mind game, making me question every character’s motive and turning everyone into a potential threat. Like the protagonist, Willow, I was unsure of whom to trust as the plot became more convoluted, never quite knowing for certain what would happen next.
Twinsequences takes sibling rivalry to a whole new level, pitting Willow against her twin sister, Ivy, who’s managed to hide the fact that she’s a vindictive psychopath until she summons her sister back to their hometown under false pretenses. Willow hasn’t returned home for four years. What other reason could she have to stay away than a guy? Her high school crush and Ivy’s current husband, Stoshua Wheeler, is caught in the crosshairs of the sisterly feud, which escalates exponentially as the story progresses. Maybe it was the strange name or maybe it’s because I wasn’t sure which sister he was loyal to, but it took me some time to warm up to Stoshua. As a hero, he is a bit of a grey area right up until the end, with an uncomfortable position at the head of a twisted love triangle. 

With its numerous plot twists and shocking revelations, Twinsequences is definitely a page-turner, keeping me guessing until the very last page. While I enjoyed the book overall, I don’t think it lived up to its full potential. There are times when the plot seems to be scatterbrained, as if the characters are waiting for one plan to be thwarted so that they can move on to the next ill-conceived plan. I almost wish the novel could’ve taken place when the twins were in high school, not just because that seems to be their current level of maturity, but because I would’ve liked to know more about how Ivy became the person she is today. The series title, Twisted Twin, suggests that Ivy may be getting her own novel and I hope that the author delves further into her backstory and that she redeems herself in terms of her relationship with Willow. 

Rating: 3.5 Stars


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