Title: Indie & The Brother’s Best Friend (Scandalous # 2)
Author: R Linda
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Format: EBook (Kindle Unlimited)
This is the second in a series by R.Linda called The Scandalous series (although I’m not entirely sure how any of these stories are particularly scandalous…). The first book was about Bailey during her last year in high school. In the second book, the author turns to Bailey’s best friend Indie as she deals with her long abiding crush on her brother’s best friend.
The author also takes a POV turn, this time deciding to do it from both the POV of Indie, but also Lincoln, her love interest. In Bailey’s book (which I reviewed here) it was solely in Bailey’s POV. The characters are also aged up 3 years and are in their final year of college.
I found this book just as enjoyable as the first one. The author seems to slip more into Australian terms more oftne in this book, but unlike the first book she never mentions the setting country so Its easier to just assume its in Australia.
I will admit that I found Jack’s play acting a bit much at times. I find the “Oh, don’t worry, he’s gay” plot a bit overused. At least in this story Jack remains gay, unlike a book I read a few years ago that had a surprise twist that somehow the supposedly gay best friend had fallen for the main girl (The novel was a bit of a train wreck to be honest and I can’t remember the title).
There is also a bit where the happily ever after came (which I’m all for) but I found it less satisfying because there were issues the two had that they never seemed to discuss and seemed automatically resolved because they were suddenly together.
This story does incorperate more of the minor characters of the first book, even though The POV has changed. Kenzie, Ryder’s sister returns, as does Indie’s brother Nate. I’ve read both of them and shall be reviewing them soon.
I think it has a bit of the idealism of the first book, which may or may not be a good thing going forward.