Saturday, June 18, 2016

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Break Me Like a Promise by Tiffany Schmidt

Break Me Like a Promise (Once Upon a Crime Family #2)
by Tiffany Schmidt
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: June 7th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Retellings, Contemporary
Rate: 4 Stars 


No one is unbreakable.

All Magnolia Vickers has ever wanted was to follow father’s path as head of the Family Business. But new legislation is poised to destroy the Family’s operations in the black-market organ trade and Maggie’s recent behavior has wrecked the business-savvy reputation she’s worked her whole life to build.

She’s given an ultimatum: shape up or step aside.

Then Maggie messes up: she downloads a virus onto her father’s computer, and must sneak it off-estate for repair. When Alex, a tech whiz, uncovers the type of information on the machine, he offers Maggie a choice: her Family can give him a kidney, or he’ll irreparably scramble the data. Maggie agrees, but has no intention of keeping her promise or every seeing him again. That night Alex shows up at her Family estate with copies of confidential Family files and a shocking revelation—the kidney is for him.

The Vickers aren’t willing to let Alex out of their sight, so he moves onto their estate and Maggie is assigned to be his keeper. A task she resents and he enjoys making as challenging as possible. But procuring black market organs is becoming increasingly difficult, and as Alex’s health declines, she’s surprised to find herself falling for him.

Like it or not, Maggie must accept that if she wants to save Alex’s life and carve out a place in the new legalized organ business, she’s going to have to fight for both.

After reading Hold Me Like A Breath (BookTube Review) I knew I wanted to read the sequel because that book had so many feelings for me, and I felt on some sort of level I understood Penny. I knew this book would also make me feel something for similar reasons, and others. We got to learn more about Magnolia, and how her life was different yet the same as Penny. She lost someone she cared about, she's a member of one of the three crime families dealing in organs (and not the kind that make music). Unlike Penny though, Magnolia wants to keep her family business in business. When she makes a little mistake clicking on an email her whole world is turned upside down, and she meets a boy who may just show her what life is really about. I love how Magnolia was so flawed. She cared so much for Carter, and at times she would bury herself in a deep depression, but she had another life that she was trying to keep alive. 

I loved Alex (Why are Alexs' are the best book boys?) the one person that Magnolia thought was just a computer nerd turned out to be one person who changed her views, and brought her back to life.

Here are some of my fave parts
There's no should when it comes to feelings. We just feel what we feel.

I couldn't handle one more minute of obligations and failures and feeling like I was a broken doll everyone wanted to examine or fix or discard. I escaped to my room and locked the door, , locking out the need for strength and pretense and locking in my sniffles and sobs.

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Tiffany Schmidt lives in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles. She's not at all superstitious... at least that's what she tells herself every Friday the thirteenth.

SEND ME A SIGN is her first novel. BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE will follow in Winter, 2014. The ONCE UPON A CRIME FAMILY series begins with HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH in 2015. You can find out more about her and her books at:, or by following her on Twitter @TiffanySchmidt.

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