He Started It by Samantha Downing #20BooksofSummer (1/20) #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for my first book of the 20 books of summer challenge. The book I chose to start with was He Started It by Samantha Downing and I’m so glad I picked it! With a big thank you to the publisher for my copy.

Anyway before we take a look at my review let’s take a look at the description for the book…


No-one knows you better than your family.

They know the little things that make you smile. Your proudest achievements. Your darkest secrets. 

Sure, you haven’t always been best friends. 

But if it seemed as though someone was after you, that you might be in danger, then you’d be on each other’s side.


So gripping you won’t stop reading.

So twisty that you won’t know who to trust.

And so dark that you’ll realise something truly chilling:

No-one is more dangerous than the ones who know you best.


Ooh! This book was twisty and drama filled! If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will know I love a flawed character and what can I say this story was jam packed full of them. Which gave it a big tick from me straight away! I guess in a way I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked up He Started It. I knew from reading Samantha Downing’s previous book that I would probably be in for a bit of a rollercoaster ride. Although maybe a little uncertain of what surprises were going to be in store for me.

After the flawed characters got a tick then the road trip aspect easily got another one too. I do love a road trip theme! Let’s be honest even if you do get on as a family you can be certain that on a road trip there will definitely be tension and maybe a few arguments along the way. I mean, how can there not be in such close confines. However let’s just say that these siblings take the usual rivalry and arguments to a whole other level. As a group of characters I found myself unable to completely like them and to be fair that is the point but they were also written in such a way that I couldn’t help but be invested in their story. You would definitely call this family dysfunctional especially the more the story progresses and the past reveals itself.

Even though there is a slow burn quality to it I pretty much spent the whole time reading as quickly as I could. I just had to know how it would all turn out. He Started It had that all important addictive quality along with a twisty nature that kept me on my toes. Along with giving me a drama packed family reunion. The less you know about it the better. That way you can discover it all for yourself and be taken on an addictive twisty and crazy journey!

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