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Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite
The Brotherhood by Shannon Condon is the second book in the Magdalena series that takes place where Finding Magdalena left off. Maggie is a nineteen-year-old who has just married her fiancé, known as Mateo, when the couple finds themselves in Milan for his job and her scholarship at the Milan Conservatory. However, things are not as happy as they seem on the surface as Mateo has suffered a complete personality change since their marriage, which is putting their relationship in jeopardy. Maggie ends up enmeshed in a secret organization known as the Brotherhood, but thankfully she has Shep’s black ops team to help her bring them down. Will Maggie be able to save her relationship and take down the Brotherhood?
The Brotherhood by Shannon Condon is a well written, fast paced, drama and action/adventure novel, which I absolutely loved! I did not read the first book in the Magdalena series, but that did not detract from my enjoyment or understanding of the plot or characters. The only aspect that I did not enjoy was the domestic abuse, but I felt like Shannon Condon did a good job of not making it too graphic, but I would not recommend the book to anyone triggered by domestic abuse or sexual abuse. That aside, I found the plot line to be riveting and I quickly found myself really loving and sympathizing with Maggie as I felt like I could understand her motivations and feelings. Overall, I am left with a feeling of excitement and hope for a third book in the Magdalena series.