The Masterminds (Masterful #2)

The Masterminds (Masterful #2) Every Character Is True To Life, Each With Their Own Outlook, Desires, Needs And Drawbacks, And Olivia Wildenstein Is Masterful At Weaving The Web That Holds All Of This Together Highly Recommended Review From Readers FavoriteFrom Prisons And Reality TV To Mansions And Safe Houses, THE MASTERMINDS Revisits THE MASTERPIECERS And Closes The Twins Story It Is A Tale Of Imperfect Love And Imperfect People.The Only Downside To Joshua Cooper S Investigation Of A Mob Runner Is Not Being Able To Discuss It With His Two Best Friends, Nineteen Year Old Twins, Aster And Ivy Redd However, When Ivy Sells One Of Her Quilts To The Mob Runner, And Aster Hits Him With Her Car In A Motel Parking Lot, They Become Entangled In His Investigation The FBI Even Believes The Twins Could Knowingly Be Involved With The Mob Joshua Will Do Everything He Can To Disprove Their Suspicion And Nail The True Criminal.Brook Jackson Is A Judge On The Masterpiecers S Art Competition That Is His Official Job His Unofficial Job Is Running Questionable Errands Against Easy Cash But A Ripped Quilt And The Girl Who Sewed It Will Make Brook S Life And Heart Spiral Out Of Control Accused Of Money Laundering, Brook Becomes The Fall Guy After Three Weeks Of Imprisonment, He Cuts A Deal With Joshua His Freedom For The Real Felons And A Meeting With Ivy Although Eager To Clear His Name, Brook Wants To Win Ivy S Forgiveness And If She S Willing To Give It To Him Her Love. After the ending of The Masterpiecers, I ve been dying to read this book I loved this book than the previous book So good If you have liked The Masterpiecers, you need to read this book I went in blind and the first surprise was that the book isn t told from the Redd sisters Ivy and Aster pov, but from Brook and Josh s pov.Brook is part of the tv show The Masterpiecers I remember that while reading The Masterpiecers, I was constantly wondering if Brook was a bad guy or not He showed his good side, but then it usually didn t take long before he did something stupid or weird I was happy that I got his story in this book and I wanted to know him better I want to say so much about Brook, but it don t want to spoil anything and I want you to find out if he s really bad or not.Josh is Aster s ex He still cares about the Redd sisters and would do anything for them He visits Aster every day and he supports Ivy s dream of being an artist I already loved him in The Masterpiecers and I still love him after this book.If you re looking for a very romantic and steamy book, than this is not your book I didn t miss the romance, because the story is really good and there were enough twists and turns that made me wanting to know everything The Masterminds is unique, poignant, emotional and suspenseful Like it said before, I went in blind and you should too I m not going to say anything about the plot, because the timeline is pretty much the same as The
Joshua Cooper has been in the middle of a investigation of a mob runner that is coming dangerously close to two of his best friends, Ivy and Astor Redd The two girls are twins who have both in their own ways become involved in Joshua s investigation, Ivy had sold a quilt to the mob runner, and Aster hits him with her car in a motel parking lot Meanwhile, Brook Jackson is a judge on the Masterpiecers s art competition that Ivy was accepted as a contestant Brook has done his share of questionable activities but now he wants to prove himself to Ivy and clear his name so he cuts a deal with Joshua Now it s Joshua s job to prove the real thieves and help the twins The Masterminds is the second book in the Masterful series by Olivia Wildenstein This book starts off before the events in the first book, then through what was going on and then expands past the end of that story all while switching the POVs that the story is told from the twins in the first book to Joshua and Brooke in this installment I d recently read another series that did something similar to this one and with each of these series I have had my moments of doubt when I think why reread things I had already read But again the author has proven me wrong in thinking I m going to get the same story when it truth this felt a lot like reading a completely different boo
4.5 StarsARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley Josh Cooper is involved in an investigation that tests his moral lines, he wishes he could share it with the twins, Ivy and Astrid, but the worry of him chasing a known mobster would only be on top of their already full plates He s determined to catch the bad guy, even so when the mobster s death starts to tie back to the twins and the reality TV show one of them is participating in He ll do anything to disprove the crime, breaking every rule he swore he d follow when he became an officer of the law Brook Jackson is a judge on The Masterpiecers, a reality TV show dedicated to the competitive art world and the school he is an alumnae of While he shines like wealth his family is slowly falling to ruins and he d do anything to save them from the shame of poverty, even so far as to commit crimes for his friends that have connections to the mob But the crimes are painting the beautiful Ivy Redd into a poor light and are causing harsh issues for her sister behind bars He s willing to take the fall to save Ivy and her sister, but they may all fall when his friends turn on him too We are getting somewhere, but it s not anywhere I want to get to if the twins are truly, knowingly involved.The Masterminds is the second book in The Mastersful series by
I can t decide whether I hated or loved this Definitely not in a bad way though The ending left me torn but the story was just so intriguing Once again we are walked through the events of the first book but only this time it s through Josh s and Brook s POV Even though personally, I m not a fan of multiple POVs.It was refreshing to be in Brook s mind and be able to know what he was thinking throughout the show His interaction with Ivy and what he thought of her during those interactions It was heartbreaking frankly It was sad But it was also lovely I was rooting for him the entire time Heck I was rooting for him back when I was reading Ivy and Aster s POV in the first book This book does shine light on some of the mysteries of the first book and helps delve deeper into the same connected story However, it s not until the last few chapters that we get a glimpse as to what happens after the events of the first book I came in thinking this was going to be a direct sequel but it was of the events from the first book but from Josh s and Brook s POV And then the last few chapters were the sequel aspect of the story Josh Oh Josh Talk about heartbreak It was so fun to see just how much Josh cared about the twins Everything that he did revolved around them and he always put them ahead of anyone else including himself He was constantly putting himself into dangerous situations in order
What an amazing series After reading Masterkey in the Murder and Mayhem boxed set, I was so enthralled by the first book, that I purchased the second, then found the third on Kindle Unlimited This one took me through the ringer they all did An emotional rollercoaster that will leave you breathless with anticipation It s action packed, full of suspense, and it pulls at your heart strings.The char
really captivating read started it Friday morning and didn t want to put it down I haven t read the first in the series yet but this book works very well as a stand alone novel so would recommend it to everyone whether you have read the first book or not it took me a couple of chapters to get into it as each chapter is written from a different person s perspective but once I got over that the many twists and turns kept me interested in all the
Masterminds By Olivia Wildenstein is a natural read The only downside to Joshua cooper s investigation of a mob runner is not being able to discuss it with his two best friend s nineteen year old twins, aster and ivy redd Absolute
A tale of imperfect people and imperfect love. I received a copy of The Masterminds from the author, Olivia Wildenstein All opinions expressed are my own.I really don t know how I feel about this On one hand, I love the story see my previous review but on the other, I don t think this second volume was capitalized upon enough.1 The characters This is the part that I really enjoy We spend an extensive amount of time with each of the main characters there are three notable ones in their POV s and their characters are developed nicely The mystery element of the story really lends itself to a sort of psychoanalysis that the author engages in enthusiastically I loved the investigation of each character s motivations and how they interplayed with each other.2 The plot This is the bit I have an issue with The first two thirds of the book is basically a retelling of what happened in the whole of the first book, but with a different perspective this time, on the other side of the mystery Brook and Josh vs Ivy Honestly, I don t think it was really necessary to devote that much page time to it It felt repetitive and I found myself becoming increasingly impatient with the pace I enjoyed seeing the other side of the story, but it expanded to take up most of the book which I don t think was necessary However, the last third was a very enjoyable addition to the plot and while I found the ending to be a bit of a whirlwind, it was a good wrap up to the events introduced in the first book
Certified fresh, gripping and mind blowing The Masterminds by Olivia Wildenstein has blown me away.Before I write about anything else, I d like to rave about my experience while reading The Masterminds.This novel is fine and prime example of how one book can be powerful than reading a dragged out story in parts read series and the painful time every reader dreads to kill while waiting for the next installment I have nothing against series, but when something as dominant as The Masterminds comes along the way, I believe I m converted and I haven t even read the first book, yet.The Masterminds is told from the perspective of Brook and Josh Josh is trying to nail the Discoli family down which leads him to Brook, who fronts as a judge of a famous competition while behind the scenes, he is doing things he s not supposed to Both of them are trying to save who they love the most Ivy and Aster, the twins from the first novel are tangled in this mess and the story moves forward with a pace that had me biting my nails till I didn t have any left Olivia Wildenstein is a fine craftswoman of words She weaved a story so gripping and profoundly moving, givin