Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – Defying Gravity by K.K. Allen


Defying Gravity (Standalone – companion to Center of Gravity)
by K.K. Allen (Author)

This review is from: July 21, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

Defying Gravity is an emotional three part read. K. K. Allen takes us on a journey of two lovers that meet at different points in their lives only to find that time and circumstance are never on their side. How can love be so cruel as to meet your soulmate so young only to have them leave over and over again because they need their chance to fulfill their own destiny first. This is the story of Amelia and Tobias.

Growing up next door to each other, their romance blossomed in a secret love affair that they kept hidden from their family and friends. When Tobias left for the NBA, Amelia set sights on her own dream, which didn’t exactly turn into the rainbow and sunshine picture she’d always thought it would be. I will say, this part of the story, even though extremely tough to read, is also terribly accurate. Female bullies are the worst especially when it comes to tearing down another’s self-esteem. I do like the message that K.K. Allen sends in the book about women taking control of their image and being proud of their shape. Women should be more supportive of each other instead of instantly ripping one another apart.

When Tobias and Amelia finally get to the point of having a chance of being together, a new challenge gets in their way. Is this the world telling them that they don’t belong together or just a way for them to work together to find a solution to their gravitational pull.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – Devlin (7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes #1) by Barbara Freethy

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Devlin; 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes #1 (Series)
by Barbara Freethy (Author)

This review is from: July 21, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

An amazing kick off to the start of the Blackthorne series! There was sizzling chemistry between Devlin and Hannah, along with an introduction to the rest of the Blackthorne family, plus we got a look at the tension that was building behind the family scenes of the two Blackthorne patriarchs. Everything to love about a family series was put into this first novel and I’m really looking forward to reading more about the rest of the family.

Devlin is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Even though Devlin manages his own business he does so while working under the ownership of his father, Graham Blackthorne. So when his father makes the decision to fire the lead boat maker/designer, Frank Reid, without consulting Devlin, it ultimately puts him in a tough spot when Frank’s daughter Hannah shows up on his doorstep to chew him out.

Both Hannah and Devlin realize they are both stuck in the middle of a feud between their hard-headed fathers, one that neither seem to make much headway on. While their fathers might not get along, it is clear that Hannah and Devlin have great chemistry together, one that gets harder and harder to ignore the more time that they spend together.

Hannah is only supposed to be in town for a few weeks, helping her father through his rough patch. Devlin isn’t so sure he likes the idea of her leaving town if he can actually get Frank’s job reinstated, but he also knows it’s the right thing to do. Being noble isn’t always easy, especially when it includes matters of the heart.

Hannah left town years ago, but coming back has felt more like home than where she’s lived since she left. Is she going to be ready to leave if her dad gets his job back and more importantly is she going to be able to walk away from the one man who has touched her heart in a very long time?

Welcome to the Blackthorne family. The summer series is just beginning and it is heating up to be a fantastic read.

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Devlin #1 – Barbara Freethy; August 1st

Jason #2 – Julia London; August 8th

Ross #3 – Lynn Raye Harris; August 15th

Phillip #4 – Cristin Harber; August 22nd

Brock #5 – Roxanne St. Claire; 29th

Logan #6 – Samantha Chase; September 5th

Trey #7 – Christie Ridgway; September 12th

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