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This review is from: Double Bound (Tales from Ballena Beach) (Paperback)
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Read this on account of having read the book that precedes this one. I enjoyed it just as much as the first with its writing style similarly gripping and a particular page turner.
I would say the story of this book moves in a bit of a different direction to the first novel, as 'Strings Attached' was very Beverly Hills 902010 esque. 'Double Bound' moves away from the teen centred "California dreaming" life and explores slightly more intense issues of kidnap, infidelity, trust and betrayal.
'Strings Attached' familiarised us with the backstory of Jeremy while 'Double Bound' gives a better insight into the character of Arthur Blaufree who was a particularly likeable character from the first novel. Setting the story in Brazil is an interesting choice but seems well researched and works well. I don't want to give too much of the story away but I particularly liked the unique idea of using a bizarre religious ceremony as a central part of the story.
You would probably enjoy this without prior knowledge of the first novel but I would recommend 'Strings Attached' first to enhance your understanding of the characters and the relationships that are already established in this book. If you liked 'Strings Attached' you'll enjoy this one also!