Title: Gemini Divided
Author: Lauren Kristen Roberts
Stars: 3 1\2
Gemini Divided by Lauren Kristen Roberts is a creative story with a few red herring along the way. The characters are likable for a Chic lit story but lacks the finishing touches that will have readers coming back for more.
The story felt unsure of what direction it wanted to go darker or more humor.
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of Gemini Divided.
Everyone has secrets, but the skeletons in Jen's closet are bigger than most: by day, she writes fanfiction for her favorite TV show, Gemini Divided, but by night, she works as an assassin to pay her mother's chemotherapy bills. Her world tilts on its axis the day she is assigned to kill Will Bryant-the handsome and charming star of Gemini Divided, and her celebrity crush. What could Will have done to land on someone's hit list?
The assignment gets Jen up close and personal with Will, who is just as kind in person as he is in the media coverage she obsesses over. When she stumbles onto the reason Will ended up as her target, she must make a life-altering choice: kill Will and keep her mother alive, or save Will and put herself in danger, leaving no way to fund her mother's treatments in the future. She has to decide quickly, because in two days, the choice will be made for her.
About The Author:
After earning a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and a Master's degree in International Communication, she thought about joining the US Foreign Service. Instead, she taught elementary school for nearly ten years, followed by four years as an au pair coordinator and several more at a residential property management company.
Basically, she did not know what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She rediscovered her love of writing by accident, starting with fanfic for her then-favorite TV show, and wrote so much of it that her husband encouraged her to write a book instead. He even came up with the basic plot and characters for what became Gemini Divided, which finally lured her out of her fanfic bubble. After that, it wasn't long before fanfic was an afterthought.
Today, Lauren's little corner of Northern Virginia is the hometown she's been looking for all her life, where she lives with her husband, three kids, and their rescue dog, Thor - who is, ironically, afraid of thunder. She writes books about stubbornly independent women whose lives have spun out of their control, helping them land safely on their feet.