Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Previously, in FOR MONEY AND LOVE, Kate Blessing finds herself waist deep in problems. First her mom leaves her dad, then she finds out that her dad's mistress is pregnant. Two guys, Teddy and Nick, are beginning to show interest in her. Her dad, Sonny, is beginning to lose his touch and Kate starts giving out advice and solutions to their problems. If only some of those solutions would solve her problems.
Kate is back, but now her problems are neck high. Even though her dad may forgive her for having relations with the enemy, Sonny and the entire "family" are in trouble. Both the rivals and the authorities are catching on to what they are doing, and if the family doesn't find a way to make peace and a little money along the way, they can kiss their business goodbye.
Of course, Kate has to find a way to solve the problems, fast. She can't sit there and watch her family go down. But having two guys involved isn't much help. Especially since one is always MIA and the other one has parents who do not seem to trust Kate or her dad.
Who knew being a Mob Princess, an inexperienced one at that, could be such hard work.
Intense, gripping, and as hilarious as ever, STOLEN KISSES, SECRETS, AND LIES is the perfect follow-up and is what this series is all about. Todd Strasser makes readers want to be like Kate, except without all those family problems. Now readers will just have to wait for the next and last novel in the series (COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS) and wish that a trilogy has more than three parts to it.