What Goes Around by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ Book Review by Caroline

29071530Title: What Goes Around

Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/12/2016

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

Stefan Santorno Youngblood and his husband, Jordan, love their children more than anything in the world. They also love their kids’ significant others and friends as though they were their own. With mob ties and friends in high AND low places, woe be unto anyone who screws with this close extended family.

As some of the kids continue to recover from a previous attempt on their lives, spring brings new beginnings: graduations, a vacation in paradise, weddings – and a little surprise no one could have predicted.

Too bad new beginnings can also become rocky, scary and … deadly? All Damon and Heath Youngblood want is to marry their hot fiancés, begin their new lives and hang out with their buddies. All that their friends want is to laugh, love and maybe get a second chance or two to be completely happy.

So, why is it that innocence comes shrouded in shadows and those new lives and second chances are nearly shot to hell one very dark night that should have been perfect?

Well, the only thing certain in life is that what goes around, comes around.

And the Santornos and their loved ones don’t play nice.

My View:

This is the fourth Santorno book, a series that started out with Stefan and Jordan and that now follows their children’s lives and that of their friends. The series is very family orientated with a dash of crazy and a few mob connections and oftentimes someone is out for Santorno blood. The younger Santorno’s have barely gotten over their last daring rescue mission when they are all required to pull together again.

What Goes Around sees them all rushing to settle down – lots of talk of marriage and even the unexpected arrival of a new child. The trials they have been through and the fact that it was touch and go as to whether they would all make it has made for some very deep bonds. In amongst all this there is someone from their past who is lashing out at them and their friends and the longer it goes on the more dangerous the situation becomes.

There is a lot going on in this book – almost too much and I felt lost with all the information at times. The move between characters was fast and often and I felt the constant head hopping meant the story didn’t run as smoothly as it could, this was particularly true for the first half. As many characters as there are I have to admit to still being a sucker for Jordan and Stefan and love the fact that we still get to see them so often and they are given a good chunk of time on page. It’s really left me feeling like I need to go back to the beginning and start all over again.

Links

What Goes Around on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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