Book Review: In the Best Interest of the Child #1

Book Title: In the Best Interest of the Child #1 unnamed

Book Author: Felicia Denise

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

NOTE: This book is intended for 18+ only due to language, sexual activity and scenes of child abuse and near-rape. Those with emotional triggers should reconsider purchasing this book.

Side note: R&R Blog Tours shared with me a sign-up for a cover reveal for the second book in the series by Felicia Denise. I decided to read the first book before being willing to do a cover reveal. ^_^ And…

drum roll….

The first book is amazing! Read it!

Also, stay tuned to see the cover reveal here on Thursday, June 29th

Felicia has a WordPress blog. You can check it out here.


You guys know me. I don’t read things that could be emotional triggers, but I had to read this one and I’m glad that I did. This a good reading for those of us who read contemporary novels. ^_^

The characters are fantastic and so is the writing. There are several typos, but they don’t take you out of the novel. Because it is an emotional roller coaster for the main character-Olivia, one may get attached to her and root for her happiness. She suffered through much and we get inside her head through her thoughts and memories. She is a successful child advocate attorney and helps out kids…to not become foster kids if she could help it. Her next charge, Rena, brings out old wounds and we get to see why she’s so good at her job. Great character!

The emotions in the novel are raw. One minute, I was liked I had her weight of the world on my shoulders and the next, I had the biggest grin plastered on my face thanks to Bruce. Olivia was grinning and laughing and so was I. Great writing!

Felicia was able to show some dark moments, but they didn’t stay in the reader’s mind for long because she would throw in something good. The Bellamy clan in also fantastic. So fun and there’s a thing about B’s. Read to find out what I mean.

I highly recommend it and it’s on K.U., so those of you who have K.U. don’t have a choice. 😉


5 Comments on “Book Review: In the Best Interest of the Child #1

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