Book Review: A Diamond in the Rough


Book: A Diamond in the Rough

Author: Elisa Marie Hopkins

Rating: ★★★★ (3.7)

Date Read: October 12-22, 2015




head125-year-old model Sophia Cavall has a seemingly nice life walking the runway until she begins to receive death threats through social media and is almost kidnapped by a masked figure. She tries to fight off her assailant, but luckily the attempt ends in failure when mysterious business magnate Oliver Black intervenes.

Sophie doesn’t know it, but the stakes are high: her life and her heart. Desperately needing support, she turns to a few trusted people, and to Oliver most of all. But can he be trusted, who speaks the truth, and the question on everyone’s lips: who is the man in the mask?

Her checkered past returns to entangle her. She will come to realize that it is not dead after all…it is still very much alive.

A Diamond in the Rough is a love story, a thriller, funny in parts and moving in others. Most of all, it is a gripping debut novel that will have you guessing and turning pages until you reach the end.

head2It’s a wonderful debut! It kept me reading because the foreshadowings are very veryyy intriguing! It will really make you turn more and more pages ’til you find out what you want to know.

For me, the title is very interesting and I later realize that it pertains to Sophie. She’s the diamond, a beautiful lady and a model. In the rough — because behind all those make-up and beautiful outfits, she doesn’t really like it. Like she’s not living the life of her dreams.

I really can’t remember every detail and every part because I was so busy when I read this. But it has a good story and I didn’t expect the reason and the person behind the kidnapping incident.

I don’t like how some things were revealed because I think it’s out of nowhere and not in the right timing or it’s just me? And I think there’s more to Jess’ problem, yes I am waiting for it to be told, but it didn’t come. Yah, it lacks some details but they’re not the most important ones for the plot but because they were mentioned they should be at least given reasons.

On the other hand, I like the suspense feeling this book gave me! You know, it really thrilled me. And how it showed the life of Sophie as a model. It also kind of look liked Fifty Shades of Grey.

Congrats on your first book, Elisa! I’ll be waiting for the sequel. 😉

head3“If I tell you about a problem I’m having, I don’t want you to fix it. I am not complaining, it means I trust you. All I really for you to do is listen.”

“A murderer is an artist, and killing is his art.”

“What you say, how you react, it’s not right; it’s not wrong — it’s simplu who you are.”


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