AMEER - Celeste Granger
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell RATING: A
REVIEW: It’s a bitter-sweet moment because AMEER marks the last Ali brother’s story. While I have enjoyed each brother’s story, I think AMEER is my favorite. Ameer’s story not only involves his lady love, Siobhan Greer, but also her “son”, Messiah.
There are many layers to this well-written story that has a nice flow. While it is an engaging love story, it is also a love story that has just the right touch of tension provided by a psychotic character. More about that later. As I mentioned earlier, Ameer’s pursuit of Siobhan also includes a child that Siobhan is raising. It’s just one of those layers that helps to make this a solid read, and it is a very touching and realistic subplot that propels the storyline. Ameer and Siobhan’s chemistry is quite apparent, so their love journey is another aspect that captures the reader. Ameer is a smooth operator, and Siobhan becomes a willing victim of that Ali love dust. While our hero and heroine are involved in a budding relationship, there is side-line drama occurring with a couple of side characters. No spoilers, but while one character, Siobhan’s brother-in-law, is sensibly resolving his dilemma, the other character is in the wings having multiple psychotic episodes. Talk about bats**t crazy! Great scenes!
The eclectic line up of minor characters contribute to the intrigue of the story and the development of the main characters. The Ali brothers and their wives are present. I love the unconventional roles they played in Ameer and Siobhan’s pre-nuptial ritual. My vote for the “Stand Out Side Character” Award almost went to Messiah, the young man Siobhan is raising. However, Cheri Jones is the winner of that award hands down. You’ll understand when you read the story. The HEA was wonderful and touching.
AMEER is an entertaining and compelling story. I recommend it for your reading pleasure. I also recommend the Brothers Ali Series that present enjoyable stories about Ameer’s brothers, Basel, Israel, Khalil, and Tareef. You can thank me later!
1st November 2020 | firstname.lastname@example.org