I know it`s been awhile since I posted the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of a Review. So with that said the following review comes courtesy of Goodreads. Though the review is fairly new, there were some key points that I felt needed to be addressed which follow the review.
Just finished this long awaited book. The entire series has been incredible and this is a decent continuation of the series. BUT, the plots within plots are starting to get a bit too complicated. DiamonD/Jain doesn’t even show up until half of the book is done! And the idea that a supposed major crime syndicate Boss would just wander off without any protection and end up in Vegas where half of the underworld there already knows her and starts pulling tricks to “get by” is just a little far fetched, IMO. And know it turns out that she has had two kids when none of the other books talk about this at all is just a bit over the top. Anyway, despite the flaws and complications, the series is still very good. Just don’t try jumping into the middle of this series or you will likely be completely lost! I await the release of The DiamonD: Hollywood. Hope it comes out soon. (less)
The delay in bringing Jane aka “DiamonD“ into the story was in part of continuing from where the story left off in HUSH: Missing Pieces.
Readers need to keep in mind that Jane is naïve – she`s barely nineteen – so there`s still a bit of recklessness residing within her. So, with that in mind, she still needs to make mistakes in order to understand them. If I gave Jane a brain to think and breathe like an experienced or semi-experienced adult rather than the young adult or teen that she is, I think that would be a bit, if not, completely “far-fetched“. In many ways, Jane is maturing but it`s a slow and painful and annoying process so I do apologize; but she is getting there. Just MO.
When Jane arrives in Vegas she`s completely under the radar as The DiamonD hadn`t exactly made their presence known [in Vegas] as of yet. The only reason it may appear that other Vegas bosses know of Jane`s existence is because of her brief encounter with another boss she met in The DiamonD who was posing the question of her existence there oratorically. Jane however does leave Vegas before others are made aware of her.
Jane isn`t exactly a Boss yet, as she still considers herself a Partner. But she does consider herself a “Pimp“.
From HUSH thru The DiamonD: BLOOD Jane has been trying to escape/leave the Life as she doesn`t want to have anything to do with it. She only became a part of it to rescue her sister and hurt her father for the deception. Other than that, she couldn`t have cared less. But because she is the daughter of a crime boss her independence is very uncertain, almost – if not – inevitable. But the question still remains and will pose: Will Jane ever be free?
Yes, Jane has two kids (or does she?). Now there`s a fucking twist! HaHa! Need to wait on that one.
Thank you, James, for your much appreciated review!
~Devlin De La Chapa