Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: BOYSTOWN SEASON TWO
AUTHOR: JAKE BIONDI
PUBLISHER: self published
LENGTH: 219 pages
BLURB: In the aftermath of the warehouse shootings, lives are forever changed and relationships are forever altered. As the families of the victims work to put the horrific event behind them, they find themselves at the center of an even larger plan for revenge. Ciancio twins Marco and Gino are as handsome as they are powerful — and they arrive in Boystown with a scheme rooted in the bad history between the Ciancio and Mancini families. At the same time, Keith Colgan seems hell-bent on getting back the boyfriend he believes was stolen from him, Ben Donovan continues with his plan for Jacqueline Morgan and her son Jesse, and a stranger from the past threatens the future. It all leads up to a spectacular New Year’s Eve engagement party that no one will ever forget.
Welcome back to BOYSTOWN!
The gang is back in the second installment of the BOYSTOWN saga. In this, everyone’s life is altered. Relationships are dissolved to form new ones <insert side eye>, plans of revenge are formed, secrets are unraveling and lies are well on their way to being revealed. Yes, on this episode of The Young and the Messy, no lines are beyond crossing. In this, Emmett and Max have finally made the move to go forward with their relationship and take it to the next level…out in the open now. Although they’ve stopped pretending to be just ‘best friends’ who happen to fall in love, their ‘framily’ have decided to keep up the pretense that these are two best friends who happen to fall in love with each other. <Another side eye> but others (Keith, Logan-even though he won’t say it out loud and of course, Jesse) knows better.
Here, you get a front row seat into the pasts of the characters and find out things that happened in their pasts to lead up to the events unfolding in the present with a cliff hanger that will leave you on the edge of your seat. I am anxious to see what happens next. Once again, Biondi writing style keeps you on your toes by shifting from one scene to the other while introducing new characters and telling their stories. Biondi does this brilliantly; his segues between characters and events are extremely smooth. I was never confused as to what was going on and with whom. I really like the direction Biondi’s gone with the story. His characters are really quite engaging; you care about what happens with them and to them. I can easily see this book turned into a You Tube series. This is an excellent series and I am looking forward to seeing more from this writer.