I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Best She Ever Had by Shelly Ellis
Published by Dafina, Kensington Books on December 30th 2014
Pages: 368 pages
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One by one, the infamous Gibbons sisters of Chesterton, Virginia, are giving up their gold digging ways--except the eldest, who's holding out for her seven figure man. But her heart may have less expensive tastes. . .
Thanks to her cold-hearted ways with men, Cynthia Gibbons doesn't blame the folks in town for calling her the "Ice Queen." They don't know the secret she's kept for twenty years--that she once fell crazy in love with a guy who had no money, a guy who broke her heart in the worst possible way. But now Korey Walker is back in town, and Cynthia isn't sure how much longer she can keep the biggest secret of all--that she still loves him.
With a divorce behind him, and his new auto repair shop thriving, Korey is looking to the future--until he sets eyes on Cynthia and the past comes roaring back. Even now, Korey doesn't understand Cynthia's hostility--after all, she's the one who broke his heart. He decides to ignore her--until he discovers that his teenage son has fallen for Cynthia's daughter. Determined to stop history from repeating itself, Korey and Cynthia will have to band together. But will keeping their kids apart bring them closer--or destroy their lives for good?
Cynthia Gibbons and her sisters are well-known around town as ‘gold diggers.’ What do you expect when their mother laid out the rules to gold digging and landing a rich man.? The problem is Cynthia’s daughter refuses to adhere to the rule book. She’d rather follow her heart, and that’s exactly what she does when runs off to elope. As soon as Cynthia finds out that her daughter ran off to Vegas to get married she is determined to stop the wedding. The question though is what is the real reason that Cynthia is hell-bent on stopping the nuptials? Will she be able to stop the wedding in enough time?
Lauren is married to Cristano, and she is deeply in love with him. The problem is with Cristano running for mayor she is worried that her past will affect his chances of winning. Stephanie is engaged to private detective Keith Hendricks. Unfortunately Cynthia feels like Keith is beneath her sister since she feels like Keith doesn’t make enough money to support the luxuries her sister is used to. Meanwhile, Dawn has fallen head over heels for a younger man, Xavier. Xavier wants kids, and would like for Dawn to have his children, but she’s not quite sure because of her age. Cynthia is slowly beginning to realize that her sisters have all decided to listen to their hearts instead of the Gibbons family rule book. Will Cynthia let go and let love in or will she still be on the quest for her next rich husband?
The Best She Ever Had by Shelly Ellis was the 4th installment in A Gibbons Gold Digger series. Although the story mainly centers around the main character Cynthia and the fact that her daughter has run off to elope, there is a few other storylines going on within the story. The story moved slowly, but mainly because it was very repetitive. At times, it felt like the story was just going on in circles. After she finds her daughter, the story picks up some and then picks up a steady pace then abruptly fast forwards a year. To make matters worse, the thing that should have made me drop my mouth in shock, only aggravated me. I easily figured out early on in the story how it the story was going to play out. So for this reader, The Best She Ever Had was just okay.
Reviewed by: Leona