Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Powerful Secret - The Worthington Destiny 2 - by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

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About the book:

Sean has always felt like an outsider in his own family.
Now he must risk never achieving what he wants most--his father's love.

Billionaire globe-trotter Sean Worthington is stunned when his older brother suddenly abandons the Senate race in New York and walks away without a backward glance. As campaign manager, Sean's left to handle the media feeding frenzy with no answers. Worse, their father--as usual--backs Will, the "perfect" son.

Frustrated by his father's lack of belief in him, Sean determines to finally move on and forge a unique path. But when a powerful secret is revealed, threatening everything Sean has counted on, he must wrestle with shocking truths . . . and combat the power brokers behind the scenes who have the Worthington family in their crosshairs.

My review:

I actually had a hard time staying interested in this story.  The focus was more on politics, corporate intrigue and manipulation, all of which I'm not that interested in.  I liked the characters and found the parts about Sean's travels looking to invest in companies that help the poor or disaster relief interesting, along with his younger sister's work as a deputy assistant attorney general trying to find out the truth behind a bombing and also the people responsible for a massive oil spill in the Arctic.   Her work seemed to tie in to their family and the oldest brother was trying to protect them from a secret getting out.  The Worthingtons seemed like an amazing family, with this huge impact they had on the world in many different areas.  I find birth order psychology to be fascinating and it was interesting to see how differently these siblings acted from each other.  A big part of their dynamic was also in their relationships with their father and the way he treated each of them.  I felt like I didn't get to really know the characters very well, though the focus was more on Sean so he was the most fleshed out.  The story seemed to center more on the events happening.  There was a little bit of romance and also a little bit about faith, as the sister was a Christian and Sean started to look into it.  I don't think I felt lost not having read book one, which was about the older brother, but it might have helped.  I don't plan on reading the other books in the series as this didn't interest me that much, but others might like them.  I do want to read The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman, which sounds fascinating, and there's a little taste of it in the back of this one.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

  The Authors

  1. Dr. Kevin Leman

    Dr. Kevin Leman

    Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television...
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  2. Jeff Nesbit

    Jeff Nesbit

    Jeff Nesbit is a former communications director to the vice president at the White House, served as the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies, and has been a national journalist with Knight Ridder Newspapers. He is the...
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