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The #Sexy #Nerd #Review. . .Do You Follow. . .#Thriller #Suspense #FollowMe #ReadingList #DoYouFollow

Alexa lives a sheltered life with her widowed father, feeling stifled by his helicopter parenting. When she secures a marketing job and apartment in New York City—much to her father’s and therapist’s concern—Alexa has high hopes of finally sneaking her way into adulthood. But her newfound freedom is cut short when her estranged twin sister Beth, after a long stint in a psychiatric setting, unexpectedly shows up at the doorstep of her tiny apartment.

Alexa too has spent time at the Weinstein Center. But she's determined to lead a normal life now and soon begins to date a YouTuber client. According to Beth, something isn’t quite right with Curt, but Alexa shrugs her clingy sister’s warnings off. It’s Beth who’s crazy, after all . . . As the sister bond grows strained over Alexa’s relationship and career success, questions mount, and secrets unfold, revealing the wickedly dark shared history of the twin siblings. What exactly happened when the twins were only nine that set this vile trajectory in motion?

Things get more complicated, and one treacherous act threatens everything Alexa has been working toward. It will be on her—and Beth—to claw the way out of this situation.

The Sexy nerd's Review. . .

This is the first time I’ve read this author and I have to say I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about her writing style, but it didn’t take me long to figure out—I like her style!

I love reading books about twins. Who doesn’t? They are some of the most interesting people you ever come across. The fact that most of them can sense what the other is feeling, even finish each other’s sentences is astonishing to say the least. But, as Alexa soon found out, loving your sibling is one thing, but accepting your twin is a whole other ball of wax.

Alexa and Beth were identical twins in every sense of the word. They looked the same, talked the same, did everything the same. Mirror images if you will. Alexa was living at home with her father. Her mother had passed a few years earlier and her estranged twin Beth was living on her own in a psychiatric facility. The twins’ mother’s death may or may not have contributed to the reason Beth was in this facility (you have to read the book, wink-wink!), but nonetheless Beth was finally getting out.

Well, as luck would have it, Alexa had applied for a job and got it. The only problem was the job was in New York City and her dad wasn’t that excited to have Alexa move away from their home to go to New York. Even though her dad was a bit overprotective, he realized that Alexa was an adult and could make her own decisions to do what she wished. She packed up all her worldly possessions and headed for the Big Apple.

No sooner had her father lifted the last box and placed it inside her tiny apartment and she was getting excited being on her very own for the first time, up pops Beth. Alexa wanted her freedom and independence and Beth longed to be in her twin’s life. How she found out where Alexa lived was beyond her, but with that twin intuition, she couldn’t go anywhere in the world without her twin knowing about it. Instead of grilling her sister about how she found out where she lived, after much prodding and debate, Alexa agreed to allow Beth to live with her. Alexa knew their father would be infuriated knowing that Beth was staying with her so she managed to keep her twin’s reappearance quiet.

Beth didn’t like that Alexa had a new job. Of course, that would mean she’d have to spend the majority of her day at home doing nothing. What was a girl to do? Meanwhile as Alexa was becoming acclimated with her new job at FLLW, she met and fell head-over-heels in love with its client, Curt Kempton, the chef. Curt hired FLLW to assist in getting his follows up on YouTube so he could become the great influencer he knew he could be. He did well for himself, but not as well as he’d hope. Alexa was charged with coming up with a plan to help get Curt’s follows up.

She didn’t plan on falling in love with the client. The heart wants what it wants and it definitely wanted Curt. They secretly began dating and then eventually he moves in with Alexa and Beth and that, readers, is where this story soars out of orbit! Holy cow!

I must admit I figured part of the story out in the very beginning, but that ending nearly knocked me out. I just wasn’t expecting that. Bidonde did an amazing job in pushing this story forward and making you pay close attention to all the little details. This is one of those stories where you don’t want to skip over anything because the very thing you accidentally skip could be something major down the way. Wow, I was extremely impressed with this author and her story.

From what I’ve read this is Bidonde’s first novel and I have to say I love her voice. She’s an awesome writer and she gives you just what you need to keep it moving. I really like her style as I mentioned in the very beginning of my review.

The Sexy Nerd gives Do You Follow five additional followers and counting. If you’re looking for a different twist on an old story line, this book will definite give it to you. Grab your copy at your favorite book retailers or wherever books are sold. Until next time, Nerds, you know what to do!

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