Review: Israel
ISRAEL - Celeste Granger
Amazon Digital Services
July 2020
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW:  Israel’s story begins with one of my all-time favorite romantic scenes, a wedding. Picking up where the first book left off, we find ourselves at the lavish wedding of Basel and Aya (BASEL - The Brothers Ali, Book 1). That scene also displays continuity in the series. The storyline flawlessly transitions from the wedding reception as the hero of this book emerges to present the best man toast and soon after prepares to leave early to depart on an archaeological adventure in Perth, Australia. Enter Dr. Cairo Davis, the supervising archaeologist of the dig. Instant chemistry! Israel is a goner; Cairo is enamored, and they become a couple “caught up in the rapture of love.”

I’ll allow you to find out why Israel and his multimillion-dollar family conglomerate, Ali International, has a vested interest in an archaeological dig down under. There are, however, two solid plot points that standout as the story unfolds. One significant point that the author weaves into the storyline is the importance of preserving artifacts and antiquities that rightfully belong to the indigenous people of  Australia. It gives a lot of validity to the story. The second plot point that impacts the story is the revelation of Cairo’s health condition. It causes a shift in the story that tests the hero and heroine and causes quite a bump in the road on their love journey. Kudos to the author for a well-developed story that not only gives us those sensual romantic moments, but also handles serious subject matter at the same time.

The side characters help to move the storyline along. The Ali family members and Cairo’s family and friends play a role in adding to the main characters’ development. The author treats us to a special appearance of the Moore sisters from her first series,
All That & Moore. I’ll let you discover the connection. The HEA is awesome! Who knew? You’ll get that when you read the story.

I enjoyed Israel and Cairo’s story, and I recommend it for your reading pleasure. Both
BASEL - Book 1 and ISRAEL - Book 2 of the Ali Brothers Series are engaging and refreshing reads. Check them out. You won’t be sorry, and you can thank me later.

27th July 2020 |