Book Review: ‘Identical Disaster’ by C.M. Owens

Identical Disaster

Title: Identical Disaster (The Sterling Shore Series Book 8)

Published: 14th February 2016

Author: C.M. Owens


Twitter: @cursetrilogyM




My life was simple… until Bo Brendon crashed into my lap. Shy girls aren’t my thing, yet somehow, she’s under my skin and in my head. It’s a f*cking nightmare. Yet it’s a nightmare I don’t want to give up.


Jax Marshall was an accident. A really sexy, smart, incredibly smooth, hot… accident. He’s the kind of guy you shouldn’t fall in love with, because he could crush you with barely any effort. Especially someone like me. Either it will be the best thing to ever happen to me, or it will be the disaster that leaves me in ruins.

I guess I’ll find out.


*Romantic Comedy

*Adult content

*Can be read as a stand-alone

*Dual POV


When a little white lie turns into the best decision you ever made. This goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from a series that you love. This is definitely one of my favourite series and I can’t wait until they are all out and I can have a Sterling Shore re-read week to immerse myself into their world all over again.

Anyway back to the lovely Bo and her crazy sexy story with Jax. She has to be one of the funniest female characters this series has had with some of the things she comes out with – mainly in her head mind you – #savethepenguins #buttsnifer #savetheArctic. Trust me when you get to the part where she is testing something a little special on herself you will be cracking up so much people will start to stare.

The fun, quirky mentalities of twins are great throughout this book. It’s a connection that only twins can truly understand. Some of the things they do, getting one to pretend to be the other does happen. My mum is an identical twin too so every time a ‘twin thing’ was mentioned I had to get her opinion on it. Getting mistaken for each other is part of the course for identical twins but they never went to the extremes that Bo does for her sister Bora.

Now I don’t think that Bora is afraid to dump a guy, I just think that she has no feeling on it either way. Once she is done she is done and just hopes they will move on too. Thing is Bo got herself into a mess with helping out her sister on more than one occasion and now Bora expects her to do it all the time. That’s how we start, with Bo coming to break up with Jax. Only problem is that he is talking about getting ready to go on holiday in a few hours to meet his family. Now because she is the nice sister, and maybe because of the mouth watering kiss Jax just gave her, decides to go in her sisters’ place hoping that she can then switch out again soon. Nice idea but her sister has no intention of switching and now Bo is stuck on a family holiday for three weeks with a man that makes her go weak at the knees – what could possibly go wrong.

Jax had a plan to get one over on his mother by inviting Bora on holiday with them. His plan is to let her be her self absorbed self to get his mother off his back about who he dates. Only problem is that Bora seems to have had a mind transplant or body swap because its almost like she is a completely different person. Have to say I liked his inner thoughts about what could possibly be different and how. He finds out pretty quickly so decides to play a game back, thinking that Bo already is to begin with. Only problem is that she isn’t like anyone he has been with before and when all the cards are on the table he doesn’t want to just let her go.

They do have some hot electric chemistry between them when the truth is finally revealed. Three weeks on a tropical island created a perfect holiday romantic bubble between them but when the real world beckons can it really survive or will it burst.

Bora, along with the rest of her family, likes to walk all over Bo but for once she felt like someone was on her side when she was with Jax. It’s not until a moment of wrongly directed anger from him that she finally snaps and all but shuts down, pushing everyone away. Ruby is the only one Bo lets close as she is the only one who won’t judge or walk over her – a true friend. She is also the one to tell her that the calm, numb stage she is in only lasts so long and when the storm hits it will hurt, a lot. Bo is just hoping she is wrong. Jax will do anything to get his girl back. The lengths he goes to are above and beyond so you have to hope that they are enough to bring her back to were she belongs, in his arms and forever in his life.

Because this books timeline is meant to be running alongside Triple Dare you get introduced to a few new interesting characters before you come back to the real world with our favourite Sterling’s and their girls. Loved Bo’s dad, such a character and also thought Dustin was a right laugh along with Jax’s sister. Cody on the other hand was a complete asshat who just couldn’t except that his friends’ life was changing (for the better I might add) when Bo entered it. If Jax were thinking a bit clearer at the time he would have directed his anger at him for the stunt he pulls instead of at Bo. Lets hope if he pops up again he will have matured a bit.

There is nothing that I don’t love about the Sterling Shore series. I know as soon as the new one is out that I will one click buy and plough through it. Then after wish I had taken my time as it always gives a sneak peek at what is to come next. Love that it does this but also hate it a bit too as I always want/need to know what’s going to happen next and with whom. Bella and Ethan’s story is going to be so funny, I can only imagine some of the things that Bella is going to say by mistake while texting him. Like a few of the funny things that got texted throughout this one too. Can’t wait!


5 out of 5 stars

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