Hidden Gem - India Lee

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This book was a very pleasant surprise! The idea behind the story appealed to me from the beginning. Otherwise I wouldn’t have chosen it of course , but the blurb doesn’t really tell what the story is about. There were also some perplexing turns in the story. I didn’t see them coming at all! But it was great to read it ^^


At first I thought this story would be about Gemma’s double life as Queen Bee. Surprisingly that doesn’t get much attention, there isn’t even one soul who thinks she could be Queen Bee. Instead you get to know the “normal” Gemma and how she has problems with her two identities. I especially liked reading about that. Cause everyone knows that fame also has a downside…


Since it’s a book about romance you’ve got the great hunk, even multiple opportunities. Normally I don’t really like multiple interests, but in this book it’s handled in such a way that it’s actually believable to have more than one guy falling for you. And I really liked her choice of boyfriend in the end. Didn’t see that one coming and totally loved it! (A little bit cryptic, but I don’t want to spoil it for you guys )


There’s one thing I didn’t like about this book. It’s the very accurate description of the clothes and shoes. She’s wearing Prada this, Gucci there… I’m not that into clothes so I found it a little annoying. I really don’t care what she’s wearing, I wanna know more about what’s happening! Fortunately the elaborate descriptions became less as the story progressed. Or I quit paying attention to it


I also had a bit of trouble switching between the events. In my Kindle version the text is written without any spaces between different events, so sometimes it was a little bit difficult to understand that there’s something new starting. But this is just a little design problem and doesn’t detract anything from the story ^^



4 HEARTS. A lovely story to read, with unexpected twists. I liked the ending, although I don’t like the choice that’s been made. It’s clearly an open ending too, but fortunately without a cliffhanger. I can’t stand those things

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