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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Secret Sister - Emelle Gamble Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/secret-sister-by-emelle-gamble/ ‎I always find it really disappointing when I think a book is about one thing and then it ends up being about something completely different. That's what I experienced with this book.For some reason, I expected this to be about some sort of open relationship between Nick, Cathy, and Roxanne. I was expecting a torrid, tumultuous romance. What I got was some sort of supernatural story that had nothing steamy or sexy in it. There was tons of emotion, but nothing that shouted THIS IS A ROMANCE NOVEL.Don't get me wrong - it was a good story. I'm glad I read it. I just wasn't prepared for the story that I got because I wasn't set up properly for it. This book is billed as a romance (which is why I'm reviewing it under the banner of Romancing You on Fridays) - but I don't think that genre fits the bill for it at all. It didn't meet my expectations, and as a result, I was disappointed. Had I gone into it expecting something different, it probably would have gotten a higher rating.What this book is:A beautiful look at the grieving process among people who love one another.A book with an interesting twist right out of the gate that no one sees coming.A book with characters that are deeply developed and intertwined.What this book is not:A steamy romance.