Book Review & Giveaway: The Banovic Siblings by Gillian Felix




Title: Banovic Siblings – Friends & Liars

Author: Gillian Felix

Genre:  New Adult

Publication Date: December 2013


College boy Kevin Banovic’s casual affair with Savi DaCosta suited him perfectly. Things change when he finds out that Savi is his mom’s high school bestie. When Kevin tries to end their affair, Savi blackmails him. After Kevin rescues Savi’s stepdaughter, L’Wren, from her abusive boyfriend, he can’t stop thinking about her. He must find a way to handle Savi, protect L’Wren, and keep his sanity. 

Bad girl Adriana Banovic is pleased with herself for getting her nemesis expelled from Westwood Academy. As feelings between her and her latest victim Haze Lyndon escalate, an unexpected rival discovers her secret and threatens to expose her. With emotions on the line, will her new rival beat her at her own game or end up another casualty of Adriana’s wrath? 

Zax Banovic has it all. Tall and handsome, he’s an academic genius, with a killer smile and a heart of gold. When his best friend gets into trouble, he feels responsible and covers for him. But his best friend is not as honorable and has other plans for Zax.

 The Banovic Siblings learn that blackmail is a gift that keeps on giving. This is the second book in the Family Portrait novel series. 

If you like shows like the original Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210 and Nashville, where the guys and girls are hot and the schemes are hotter, you will like The Banovic Siblings.


 I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

The Banovic Siblings is the second in the Family Portrait series and continues where Changes, the first book in the series, left off. This book, like the first one, is just like a soap opera. If you like drama, you’ll like The Banovic Siblings.

Gillian Felix’s writing is easy to read and the story flows well. The characters are more developed than they were in Changes and I felt like I knew them as I was reading.

The one thing that drove me crazy about Changes was how it stopped abruptly and I had to wait for the second book to come out. This one does the same thing! I was reading along and it just stopped! Now I have to wait again!

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Read the first chapter of Changes

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About the Author:

10-24-2013 5-04-55 PMGillian Felix has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She enjoys creating characters that could be your next-door neighbor, but would you want them as your neighbor is another story.

 Originally from the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Miss Felix moved to the United States in 1998. Since then she has been involved in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years. Her experience ranges from script supervisor to production manager on many independent features. She is trained in the Meisner and Stanislavski technique of acting, which she credits as an asset to her character development and writing.

 Miss Felix is an entrepreneur and advocate for children’s and women’s rights.

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Blog Tour Book Review: Changes by Gillian Felix

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10-24-2013 5-05-59 PMTitle: Changes (Family Portrait Vol. 1)

Author: Gillian Felix

Genre: New Adult

Publication Date: July 25, 2013


Adriana Banovic’s 15th birthday sucked! She got fired after eight years of playing Shayanne Montgomery on the #1 soap in the country, found out that her family was on the verge of bankruptcy and worst of all, forced to return to Westwood Academy. Her only saving grace was a chance glance at dreamy mystery boy Haze Lyndon. Armed with only his picture and a determination to find him—even if it means turning Los Angeles over on its ass. 

In this new adult novel you’ll meet Robin Banovic, Adriana’s father; financially challenged, dealing with the death of a family member and his brother’s disappearance. You’ll meet Savannah DaCosta aka Savi, mother/manager; Savi enjoys the life her rock star daughter Leighann has provided. When Leighann makes a choice to end her career, Savi sees it as a personal attack. You’ll meet college boy Haze Lyndon; New to Los Angeles, Haze soon realizes how quickly money changes hands in the City of Angels. Will he return to questionable ways to survive or go back to the safety of his family in Wisconsin?

 This novel is NOT for children, it contains strong language, reference to drug use and sexual situations, this novel is meant for mature teens and adults.


Changes is a good book as far as it goes. There are a lot of characters whose paths eventually cross and it’s a little difficult keeping them all straight at first, but by the middle of the book I was able to keep track. 

I like Gillian Felix’s writing style. It’s easy to read and it flows well.

I recommend Changes but I would wait until Vol. 2 is out before reading this one. It’s basically an introduction to a series, as noted by the author below, and it ends just as things begin to happen.  

You can purchase it on Amazon.


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