Bastard's Brew Dec coverAdriana shows us a side we haven’t seen before; loving and vulnerable. A good look for her. I love the sneakiness of Kevin in putting her in  Catholic school. But I especially love her with Haze particularly at the end. We see a different more beautiful side to her and I for one would like  to see it more. Although the scheming is fun too.

A fun light fast paced book that shows these two in a different light and have you begin to like no love those two crazy characters. – Mel


 This is a third book in the series but the story is still fresh and keeps you entertained. The endless drama is still here and I can’t seem to get  enough of it. The plot gets even more complicated and every characters receives even more depth and complexity.

The writing style is still very good and I think it is mostly that that draws attention to the book and makes it stand out in this genre.

I recommend it to anyone who loves a good drama! – Jola


First of all, yay! More more and more! The author has really delivered a phenomenal and addictive book where I wanted to see how it will be resolved, but alas, at the exciting part, its cut off…just like previous books in the series, this is mindless and fun and short. (Most of my reading includes serious stories, thus my mind needs to relax.)

Just as promised, this is a much longer book and we also get to know Kevin Banovic who got into a dire situation. I’m really curious how everything will play out in the future books.

This is really a book to have fun with instead of something that will require one to think.

I will mention that you’ll need to read previous books in order to know what’s going on. – Sveta


This is the third book in the Family Portrait series. I’d read the first two books, Changes and The Banovic Siblings, and couldn’t wait for the third one to see what happened with everyone. These books are like a soap opera and you never know what is going to happen next!

As the series progresses, the reader gets to know the characters better and better. I felt like book #1 was an introduction to the characters, book #2 had several revelations about the characters and their relationships, and book #3 is a continuation of the characters’ stories.

I really enjoy these books and Gillian Felix’s style of writing.

I’m looking forward to reading her next book. – Bound4Books


From Changes, the first book in the Family Portrait series, I have been hooked by Gillian Felix’s smooth writing style and adept ability to weave a myriad of characters together in a captivating story full of love, drama, and even humor.

Kevin and Haze are my favorite characters…interestingly, for opposite reasons.  Kevin is the bad boy I’ll kick your ass if you hurt the one I love type while Haze is gentle and dependable.

Gillian has a way of creating a depth to each character, from the mischievous but lovable Adriana, to the conniving, broken Savi, that shows that there is a beautiful vulnerability hidden underneath some flaws.

I won’t give away any spoilers but I will tell you that the tangled web that was already intricately woven has just gotten darker and much more complex.  There are love, lies, secrets, and desires that rival any soap opera out there.  My heart broke for Haze in a scene that left me in tears, Savi is still up to no good, and the Banovic siblings are playing with fire…

If you haven’t began this series yet, I highly recommend you give it a try; you just might get addicted. – Karen-Anne Stewart, Author


Once again, I have to take my hat off to Gillian Felix for a book well written!  I stayed on the edge of my seat waiting for the next twists, turns and surprises.  She is undoubtedly a master at reeling readers in.

Put this book on your to-be-read lists because it is a must read for me!  

Can’t wait for book 4. – K Mcoy


This isn’t the type of book I usually read, but it looked interesting so I decided to accept Gillian’s invitation and read it. I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. It reminded me at first of a soap opera, until I was able to get a feel for the characters. (Not that I’m a huge soap opera viewer, but I have seen them in the past…)

This book was very different once I got past that point. The characters were much more realistic, less caricature-like, and very driven by their own background and desires.

It was refreshing and made me very aware of the fact that there are many good books out there that I haven’t even considered reading yet.

Like I said, I don’t read things like this often, but after reading this one, I went out and got the others in the series, too. – Matt, Author


We all need some drama in our lives, right? What safer way than reading about someone else’s drama, one bite at a time, as their lives start to implode on them? Thanks to Gillian Felix’ ability to cram a gallon of action into a 4 ounce cup, Bastard’s Brew is a delightful way to escape into someone else’s life and learn to appreciate living a “normal one,” yourself!

Ms. Felix knows how to create high tension with seemingly just the flick of her magic pen as it flows with a flair for the dramatic. Each character is desperately flawed, but attempt to function behind their own masks.

Secrets, lies, more lies and more secrets. Better than Daytime soaps, I can visualize my own scenes, thanks to Ms. Felix!

For a quick escape, with high velocity tension, you MUST read the series Family Portrait!

I received a review copy from Ms. Felix as part of her upcoming tour stopping at Tome Tender and all I can say is THANK YOU, Gillian!”-  Dii Bylo

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