Review Post: Across the Horizon by Aly Martinez

“Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.” That was what my husband’s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair.

I didn’t believe it until five minutes later when mouth-watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike.

Tanner and I couldn’t have been more different. He spent his weekends at clubs, rubbing elbows with fellow A-listers. I spent mine in yoga pants with cheese boards and a glass of wine—or six.

Our relationship shouldn’t have worked, but it did. That is until Tanner proved to me that even though love happens when you least expect it…

So does heartbreak.

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*****5 COMPLETELY AMAZING STARS*****

To say that I was ready for this book is the understatement of the century. From the moment I entered this world and met Tanner Reese in The Darkest Sunrise, I NEEDED his story. I needed him. I needed into his head and his heart and I needed all the minutes and hours and days with that man.

And let me tell you, getting into his head and getting his story did not disappoint. Not one little bit.

How do I even begin to explain my love of Tanner Reese?

First, he is the best. Like the absolute best. He is hysterical. He is swoony. He knows how to hold hands like a boss. He is hot AF. He is endearing in a way that is completely irresistible. He is real and so much more than the persona he puts out to the world.

He is Tanner Reese. He’s just him.

And when you read this book, and get to know him, you will realize that that is the best way to describe him. Tanner is Tanner, and nobody could be him, except for him. That is how distinctive his character is.

Across the Horizon is a story of what happens when love and connection and fire comes at the exact wrong time. It is a story that will have you laughing hysterically at the banter of these characters. It is a story that will take ahold of your heart with everything it gives you. It is a story that will make you smile and swoon through every single word. It is a story that will give you it all.

This book is a story of what happens when two people who have no business being together, can’t seem to stay apart, no matter how hard they might try to fight it.

This story follows Tanner Reese and Rita Hartley, two characters who live in very different worlds, yet share more with one another than they ever thought possible. Rita has just broken up with her philandering husband and Tanner has his own relationship mess to handle, but when these two are thrust together in one of the most memorable moments ever, they start to realize that there might just be something so real and so right building between them. Across the Horizon is there story of finding that one person who might just change everything at the exact wrong time.

It is a story filled to the brim with banter, one helluva connection, and a spark that just won’t quit for nothing between its two main characters. And that is just part of what makes it one of my top reads of the year.

What I loved about this story was Tanner and Rita. I mean they made this book. They made it beyond enjoyable. They made it so a page didn’t go by where I wasn’t laughing hysterically at their banter, humor, and personalities. They pulled my heart in with all that they had with how real they were, how honest they were, and how heartfelt they were with where they were at and how they were doing. Not to mention, they had a spark that created a tangible level of build and intensity that was practically palpable on every page of this book.

Rita and Tanner were just phenomenal. They were them from start to finish. Flaws and craziness and all. They were so authentic, so easy to love and relate to, and so easy to root for. From the very start of this story I loved them both, felt completely consumed by them both and what was building between them, and I just could not get enough of them.

I couldn’t get enough of the connection they shared. I could not get enough of how real they could be with one another, and how they had such an exceptional way of knowing and seeing each other. They just immediately understood each other. They immediately saw the truth in each other. They immediately felt a pull that was so intense and so right, even if the timing was so wrong. I just could not get enough of everything that Aly Martinez so phenomenally brought to life with them.

Aly Martinez created a completely unforgettable, vibrant, and wholly enjoyable story in Across the Horizon.

She brought us back to a world, to a group of characters, and to a story that will always hold a piece of my heart. The way that she exceptionally brought Tanner and Rita’s story to life was everything. It really was. The way that she brought me back to a story and a world that I LOVE was everything. The way she wove in Tanner and Rita’s story, without spoiling anything from The Darkest Sunrise and The Brightest Sunrise, while also giving me a new perspective on moments from those stories and that world was EVERYTHING. (It also highlights the shear talent this woman has as a writer that she was able to give me more, without spoiling or giving away too much of the other story that this one connects into. Allllll the snaps for Aly Martinez on that one!)

The way that she put me right in the thick of it with Tanner and Rita as they opened their hearts to one another, as they cut through all the layers, and as they really saw and started to feel for one another was everything.

It was everything and then some.

I really can’t say that enough.

Across the Horizon was the exact book I needed. It was funny, it was light, it was refreshing and full of a life and vibrancy that I could not get enough of. What I loved about this book was that it was on the lighter side for an Aly Martinez book, yet it still had her distinctive writing, and it still had a level of emotion and feels to it that brought tears to my eyes a few times. I loved that as much as she made me laugh while reading this book, she gave me the feels too. She gave me the heart of this story and these characters in a way that seared me to them as everything with them unfolded. She invested me so deeply in them and their journeys as characters, while also keeping me on my toes and reminding me how precariously close those two were to the edge of a cliff.

Trust me when I say that Aly Martinez delivers it all in this book. And while you might think Across the Horizon won’t shock you or emotionally murder you just a bit because of its humor and fun…don’t give up hope quite yet, because Aly Martinez always has a trick or an emotional murder weapon up her sleeve.

Tanner and Rita were also just the best. And in case you’re wondering, Rita Hartley is the perfect match for that man. Tanner Reese is his own force to be reckoned with, and that man needed someone that would keep him on his toes. Rita Hartley is that woman. She is a force to be reckoned with herself. She is fire, she is strength, and she completely understands the appeal of Robb Stark so clearly she is amazing in so many ways. But more than that, she is the perfect woman for Tanner Reese. She gets to him. She makes him want to be the best he can be, and she makes him nervous. She is no wilting flower that girl, and even though I love Tanner with my entire heart and want to keep him to myself forever, if I had to share him with someone, it would be Rita.

Those two share something that is so real and that will touch every part of your heart. It might be the wrong time for them, they might have a world of hurdles in front of them, and it might be crazy, but it’s them. And it works. You will absolutely love getting to be with Tanner and Rita as they feel what they do, and as they try to figure it all out. Their story will give you many memorable moments that will have you laughing your butt off, that will have you feeling all the feels, and that will have you believing with every ounce of your being that these two people belong together.

I truly can’t say enough how much I loved this book and how much I NEEDED this story in my life.

Across the Horizon was everything I needed and more.

It was a story that I have been wanting and needing ever since first meeting both Tanner and Rita. It is a story that gave me life, gave me the feels, and gave me two dynamic characters with a banter and a connection that just wouldn’t quit. This book was exceptionally written and crafted. It was a light and funny read that still packed an emotional punch that will steal your breath away. This story is one that I will never forget, and as I sit here writing this review all I can think about is how much I already miss Tanner and Rita.

I miss their craziness. I miss their banter. I miss their lovable selves that just owned their craziness and everything that they were doing and feeling. I miss their honesty. I miss their palpable connection.

I miss them. So much.

What Aly Martinez created in Across the Horizon with them was phenomenal in every way. She created a story that was worthy of them and that exemplified who they truly are. She made this book that I never wanted to leave, and she made them two characters that I loved and felt for with all that I had. She gave me everything with those two, and she made them both so distinctive and memorable in a way that only she could with her writing.

She gave me it all.

She gave me Tanner. She gave me Rita. She gave me a ninja warrior course, a new love and appreciation of Game of Thrones, the breathtaking meaning of hand holding, and most of all, she gave me a love story that was vibrant, perfectly authentic and heartfelt, and so very fun and so very real.

And honestly, I will forever love what I got with Tanner and Rita in this book because it was everything.

Everything I needed, everything I wanted, everything that was deserving of Tanner and Rita, and everything that I have come to love about a book by Aly Martinez.

I shifted the phone to my other ear and asked her, “Did you just get in bed?”

“If, by bed, you mean carrying a glass of wine out back to swing in the hammock, maybe.”

I bit my bottom lip, my head falling back against the headrest. For most men, this would have been an innocuous statement. But for a hammock connoisseur like myself, this was the normal guy equivalent of her saying that she liked to give blowjobs during halftime.

“You have a hammock out back?”

There was a delay in her response, which was followed by a subtle kiss of her lips on what I assumed was a wine glass. “Don’t knock it until you try it. It’s one of the most underrated luxuries in outdoor furniture.”

“Oh, I’m not knocking anything. Rope or quilted?”

“Mayan, actually.”

“Oh, sweet heavenly baby Jesus, she’s beautiful and knows her hammocks. I’ve never been so turned on in my life.”

She giggled, pausing for another sip. “You know, if you leaked this hammock fetish to the press, you could probably increase demand by five million percent and singlehandedly lower the country’s unemployment rate.”

Okay, so at some point during the day, she’d figured out who I was.

But! Even with this knowledge, she was trying to avoid a date with me and was not elbow-deep in planning our televised wedding. This was a definite plus in my book.

“Yeah, but then, when I talked to beautiful women like yourself, I’d have no idea if the hammock was your idea or a ploy to impress me.”

“Jeez, that’s sad, Tanner,” she said, her sweet Southern accent like a wave rolling over my name.

I’d meant it as a joke, but it was the absolute truth when it came to dating. Early on in my career, I’d done a rapid-fire interview about my personal life. One of the questions had been: What would your ideal woman order on the first date? Truth be told, the only thing I hoped my ideal woman would order was something she wanted. I didn’t factor into that. But I’d been on my last question in my last interview of the last day of a month-long press tour. My face had hurt from fake smiling, I’d been in desperate need of a shower, a smoke, and sleep, and my mind had been mush, so I’d prattled off the first thing that had come to mind: shrimp and grits.

That one little answer somehow made it onto my Wiki page, and after that, every woman I’d taken out ordered shrimp and grits. One of them even had a shellfish allergy and nearly ended up in the hospital. And this insanity was not limited to women outside of the spotlight.

I’d once gone on a date with America’s princess of pop, Levee Williams. We’d hit it off at a charity event. For one of the most famous women in the world, she was a surprisingly nice girl, gorgeous, and funny as all get out. But the first time I took her out? One guess what she ordered.

I was at the end of my rope with dating and lost my freaking mind before storming out like an asshole. That night, as I was reporting shrimp and fucking grits as an error to Wiki, I noticed that her page listed it as her favorite food. I’d never had the balls to contact her again, and I once hid behind a palm tree on Rodeo Drive when I heard the clamoring of paparazzi calling her name. But that’s neither here nor there.

In short, while finding a woman was all too easy, dating was hard.

But that wasn’t about to stop me from trying with Rita.

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: In Her Space (The Stars Duet) by Amie Knight

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In Her Space, the stunning conclusion to the Stars Duet by Amie Knight is LIVE!

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I was reunited with Livingston Montgomery in the broad sunshine of a Carolina morning, right where she belonged; in the light.

It’d been too long since I’d seen her face.

She had changed, but so had I.

I was Adam Nova, reformed bad boy. Now, successful business man.

I had it all, except for the one person I’d always wanted, and now I was back to claim her.

She was living in the shadows, just a shell of the former girl I knew.

But it didn’t matter that she tried to hide from me in the dark.

I’d follow her into the deepest depths of hell.

I just wanted to be In Her Space.

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Review Post: Beneath His Stars (The Stars Duet) by Amie Knight

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Beneath His Stars, the first in the Stars Duet, an all-new emotional and romantic duet from Amie Knight is available NOW!

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I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.

He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn’t belong in the dark.

Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.

I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.

With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my to being another spoiled socialite.

But I didn’t want money.

I didn’t want social status.

I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.

It didn’t matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.

It didn’t matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.

I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.

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*****5 Utterly Unforgettable Stars*****

I honestly struggled with how I wanted to start this book review. I have so many words about this book and its literal amazingness, but I wanted the words I used to convey just how utterly incredible this book was. I wanted to make sure that the first words of this review let you know how much I loved every single moment of this story. I wanted my words to do these characters and their unforgettable story the justice they so deserved.

If I could only tell you one thing about this book it would be that it is hands down one of the BEST books I have EVER read in my reading life.

If I could tell you more things about this book it would be that these characters, their emotionally breathtaking journey together, and every beautiful, heart wrenching, and angst filled word of this book gave me life. It gave me everything and then some. It blew me away, consumed me so truly, and just turned my entire world upside down while I was within its pages.

Amie Knight exceptionally crafted an epic love story that I will NEVER forget for the rest of my days.

This story is one that spans years, decades, and so many moments that will take ahold of you with all that they have. Beneath His Stars is the first part of a completely mesmerizing and unforgettable story about young love, friendship, and the magic, pull, and power of the stars.

This book is a sweeping tale of what happens when the boy from the wrong side of the track meets the rich girl who he shouldn’t touch. But really, it’s so much more than that. Beneath His Stars is not just a typical story of boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, and they live happily ever after. This story is so much more than that. This is a story of an unexpected friendship that turns into so much more. This is a story about what happens when you meet the one person you didn’t even know you needed in your life. This is a story about meeting the person who changes it all for you, the person who alters your life course, your heart, and your very being. And as you read this story with Adam and Liv, you will experience those changes yourself.

You will not be the same person at the end of this book that you were at the start of reading it, and that is just part of what makes it so utterly spectacular.

Beneath His Stars is the first half of a love story that spans a lifetime. It is a story that will touch every part of your heart and every part of the night sky along the way.

This book gives you the first half of a story that will own you mind, body, and soul. What Adam and Liv give you in their love story will take your breath away, will have you feeling every single emotion you didn’t realize you even had, and will have you knowing that what you’re experiencing with them is truly unique. Beneath His Stars seamlessly weaves together heartfelt emotion, the most consuming angst, and a connection that you will feel through every single page.

The love story you get within the pages of this magnificent book will give you it all. And I mean that with everything that I have. This story will give you it all. It will give you friendship, romance, angst, a bit of suspense, heartbreak, longing, and all the glorious emotion that you will LOVE. It will give you all the feels, all the southern goodness, and a story that will make you laugh and smile and cry your eyes out in the same breath. Like I said, it will give you it all. And then some.

What Amie Knight so incredibly creates in this book is amazing in every way.

What I loved about Beneath His Stars, and really this entire duet, was that as much as it was about the big things, it was also about the little things. They had equal importance and relevance and impact through every page. In this story it was just as much about a field and a coke bottle, as it was about love and friendship. It was about all the glorious stars in the night sky, just as much as it was about the two distinctive people lying beneath it. It was about two people from two very different worlds, just as much as it was about a girl and boy trying to find their way.

The nuances, the magic between these characters, and both the little and big things are what made this book and this entire story what it is. That is what created what was so special about Adam and Liv and their story. That is what puts this story in a whole different stratosphere than any other book. That is what made this book one of the best books I have ever read and one of my top reads for this entire year.

Amie Knight gave me it all in Beneath His Stars. She really did, and I honestly could not have asked for more. And even though she left me with one helluva cliffhanger, she made it all PERFECT. She made every moment with Adam and Liv mean something. Nothing was too little or small, it all added to the picture. She made this story one of the most beautiful and enrapturing stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She created a world I NEVER wanted to leave. In fact as I sit here writing this review, all I can think about is how much I want to go back to that world.

I want more Adam and Liv. I want more of their magic. I want more stars in the night sky. I want more Nova and Luna. I want more of them and their hearts connecting and more of the pieces of this thoughtfully crafted world. I want more of it all, and that speaks so much to what Amie Knight so magnificently created in this world and in this book that I still desperately want more of all of that.

It has been many days since I have read Adam and Liv’s story, and I am still just as entranced by them and by it. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them, their love or their journey together, and I haven’t been able to stop feeling what those two gave me as their story unfolded. It was a bit of rollercoaster with more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at, but that is what made it theirs.

When you read this story it will take ahold of your heart and soul with the tightest grip, and it won’t let you go. It still hasn’t let me go, but I love that because it shows the authentic and very real connection this author allows you to have with these characters and everything they share together.

As I sit here writing this review I keep thinking that I want to tell you all the things about what you’ll get in this book with Adam and Liv…but in the same breath I don’t want to tell you much of anything of what you’ll actually get with them because I don’t want to take away from any of the literal amazingness you will get with them. To take away anything from the unforgettable reading experience those two will give you would be a travesty.

It would be so wrong because this book is everything. And more. So much more that I will NEVER forget.

Beneath His Stars is the first part to an epic love story that knows no bounds. It is bursting with feels and emotion and the most tangible level of angst that will hit you so damn hard where it counts. This story is one that you will never want to have end, and trust me when I say that when you reach the end you will be desperate for more Adam and Liv. Their story isn’t easy, and it might just break your heart a bit, but I promise you, it’s so beyond worth it.

Their love is worth it. Their hearts are worth it. Their journey together is worth it. Their heartbreak is worth it.

They are worth it. In every way possible.

Amie Knight has created one of the most exceptional stories I have read in this book, and I am telling you, from the moment you start this book you will love it. You will love it, enjoy it, feel it, and breathe it all, and in the end, you will be damn glad you read this book. Trust me. It will steal your breath, it will make you cry and laugh and feel every emotion under the sun, and that is honestly something you will relish in because this story is one for the record books.

This book is magic. It is the stars. It is the first part of Adam and Liv. It is angst heaven and epic in its nature. And it a book I promise you will love and never forget.

So please, I beg of you, read this book. Read it. Feel it. Live every word. And be prepared to be utterly amazed by its literal exceptionalness.

I promise you have never read or experienced a story quite like this one, and that is just one star in the night sky of what makes this a truly amazing book that will own you in every single way possible.

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“Are you smoking?” Her lip curled in disgust.

I nodded.

It was her turn to look disgusted this time. “Do you even speak?”

I nodded again and she shook her head in disbelief before reaching over the space between us and snatching the cigarette out of my mouth so fast I didn’t see it coming. I stood there dumbfounded. People didn’t snatch shit away from me. People were scared of me. Not this brave girl. I should have known.

“Smoking is disgusting.” She said it quietly like it didn’t matter, but I could tell it did to her. She bent over and put the butt out on the driveway before standing up again and shoving it in her pocket.

I smirked. “You gonna keep that?”

Her eyes ignited with anger. “No, I’m going to throw it in the trash because I’m not a litterbug.”

Shaking my head, I muttered under my breath, “Fucking litterbug.” She was being cute. The girl with the too long legs and too big mouth that I couldn’t get out of my mind was fucking cute, too. I was screwed.

I wanted to full-on smile at her cuteness, but I held my happiness close to my chest. God knew it always came with a price. And I was done paying.

“You kiss your momma with that smoke mouth?” she asked snarkily, clearly pissed off about my smirk.

I lowered my head and took a step back, running a hand through my dark hair. I wanted to tell this girl things. Things I had no business telling her, like that I didn’t kiss my momma with anything anymore. Instead, I asked the question that had been plaguing me since she’d seemed surprised it was me who had left the notes.

“Who did you think it was?”

Her face screwed up in confusion. “What?”

I stood straighter and licked my lips before answering. “Who did you think left the notes?”

I was feeling strangely vulnerable in that moment waiting for her answer and I didn’t like it one bit. Why did it matter to me who wrote her or didn’t? Or who else thought she was the most intriguing thing ever? For fuck’s sake, she was just another rich bitch from the island. Why did anything about what she was about to say matter to me at all?

She bit her lip again and I still wanted to reach over and pull it from her teeth. It was sexy that lip bite, innocent even, and for some reason that made it all the more attractive.

“I don’t know.” Her brow furrowed in thought and she looked away, almost like she didn’t want to tell me the answer to my question. But then her eyes landed on mine again. “I thought it was the other guy—”

“Boone?” I interrupted loudly.

A disgusted look crossed her face. “God, no. Not him. The blond. The other guy.”

I let out a long breath accompanied by a sarcastic chuckle. “Grady?” That guy didn’t even graduate high school and she thought he knew anything about astronomy. I would have laughed if the whole thing hadn’t annoyed me so much.

Her eyes brightened. “Is that his name?”

I pulled out my pack of cigarettes again. “You like him or something?”

“What? No!”

I walked out into the street and lit my smoke far away from her.

She started to follow me. “Where are you going?”

“Home.”

“But I don’t even know your name!” she yelled and stomped a foot.

I almost smiled again.

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Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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It’s a Cover Re-Reveal: The Hale Brothers Series by Kathryn Andrews

Title: The Hale Brothers Series
Titles: Drops of Rain, Starless Nights, & Unforgettable Sun
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Cover Credit: Julie Burke, Heart to Cover, LLC
  
The Hale Brothers Series

Can you imagine living in a home that is filled with hurt, lies, and fear? Well, that’s what it was like for us. Trapped in a small island town off the West Coast of Florida, for years we watched the tide roll in and out, while keeping so many secrets hidden from the world. Each of us hiding behind a different mask and dealing with our own struggles that ultimately lead us to a breaking point. That expression, “And the truth shall set you free . . .” Well, it did.

In the end, it became our choice. With the help of three amazing, beautiful girls we soaked up the drops of rain, endured the starless nights, and woke each day to an unforgettable sun. We are the Hale Brothers: Drew, Beau, and Matt . . . and these are our stories.
Ali Rain

Sometimes I think to myself, “How did I get here?” Then the pain hits and I remember…it’s because she’s gone. I now live in a new town, go to a new school, and I’m supposed to be moving on with my new life. Only, I no longer know who I am anymore. Dancing is all I have left and every day I feel completely alone. Silence has become the theme song to my life. She said to find some joy and light, but I don’t know how. Mostly, I feel surrounded in darkness…that is until I meet him. 

Drew Hale

I have only one goal, in 298 days I’m going to drive away from this small beach town and never return. People are always watching me closely, too close, and I’m tired of wearing a mask. I need to be free. Swimming is my ticket out of here and I remind myself daily to fly under the radar, stick to my routine, and under no circumstances let anything distract me. I’m not as perfect as they think, most days I am drowning in guilt. I’m not sure I will ever be able to escape the feelings of shame, worthlessness, and just being unwanted…that is until I meet her.


Beau Hale

She said that she was my best friend and then one day she wasn’t. Every day I live with the visible scars, but it’s the invisible ones that hurt the most. They are a constant reminder of everything I’ve lost as well as all the things that I’ll never have. I should be over this by now, it’s been years, but I can’t escape the memories that haunt me. Everyone around me is moving on with their life, so now I need to do the same. Tennis brought me to Columbia University, and I am quickly proving that I will not let anyone defeat me, past or present. I am in control now. Life has taught me the hard way to remember that. But after all this time, I’m still searching for an answer to the one question that is constantly burning in the back of my mind…why?

Leila Starling

He said that he was my best friend, and then one day he wasn’t. It took one moment to change my entire life. What I thought I knew became a lie and nothing was ever the same. Slowly, I picked up the pieces and focused on what I could control…me. I live in New York City and attend one of the world’s most prestigious fashion and design schools. Day after day, I am getting closer and closer to making my dreams come true. I did this all on my own and no one can ever take it from me. I know my future is bright, even if my heart is destined to stay in the dark. The dull ache that still lingers is my daily reminder to rely on no one but myself. Although, after all this time, I still can’t help but wonder…why?


Matt Hale

I’ve never really been included and I’ve never felt like I truly belonged. But then again, how could I? Living on this island, I’ve seen and heard too many things. Lies and secrets. They keep me locked to myself. They’re the real reason I stand on the edge of the horizon and watch from afar. Other people’s lives have grown, evolved, and changed . . . but not mine, it’s exactly the same. Day after day, the sun rises, and every time its rays penetrate my skin, I’m reminded that no matter how desperately I don’t want to be, I’m trapped. I want to live. I want to breathe. I just want to be . . . free.
Elle Summers
If I had my way, I would have walked off the catwalk and straight out of the public eye years ago. Never-ending contracts and obligations have kept me a prisoner until recently. Now it is fear that has me trapped and running from my life. I’m now hiding in a tiny beach cottage in my mother’s hometown, praying no one will find me. No one understands. The demands, lack of control, threats . . . I just want it all gone. I want to escape. When do I finally get to be me? Free.


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Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a chi-lit, contemporary romance, and new adult writer. 
Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.
When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun. To find out more about Kathryn and her novels, visit: www.kandrewsauthor.com
  
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Releasing Now: Beneath His Stars (The Stars Duet) by Amie Knight

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Beneath His Stars, the first in the Stars Duet, an all-new emotional and romantic duet from Amie Knight is LIVE!

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I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.

He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn’t belong in the dark.

Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.

I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.

With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my to being another spoiled socialite.

But I didn’t want money.

I didn’t want social status.

I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.

It didn’t matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.

It didn’t matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.

I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.

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Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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It’s a Cover Reveal: The Stars Duet by Amie Knight

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The Stars Duet, an all-new emotional and romantic duet from Amie Knight is coming November 1st and we have the all-new covers!

Covers designed by Hang Le

Beneath His Stars

Release Date: November 1st

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I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.

He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn’t belong in the dark.

Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.

I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.

With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my to being another spoiled socialite.

But I didn’t want money.

I didn’t want social status.

I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.

It didn’t matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.

It didn’t matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.

I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2O32nA9

In Her Space

Release Date: November 15th

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I was reunited with Livingston Montgomery in the broad sunshine of a Carolina morning, right where she belonged, in the light.

It’s been too long since I’d seen her face.

She had changed, but so had I.

I was Adam Nova, reformed bad boy.

Now, successful businessman.

I had it all, except for the one person I’d always wanted,

and now I was back to claim her.

She was living in the shadows,

just a shell of the former girl I knew.

But it didn’t matter that she tried to hide from me in the dark.

I’d follow her into the deepest depths of hell.

I just wanted to be IN HER SPACE.

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About the Author:

Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Review Post: The Truth About Us (The Truth Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez just went live!

Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Us is now available! The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!

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Synopsis:

Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

*****5 UNFORGETTABLY AMAZING STARS*****

Lie: I totally knew what was going to happen in this book. Nothing shocked me at all.

Lie: I really didn’t feel that much when I read this book.

Lie: This book was really just okay and I was ready for it to end.

When I tell you that The Truth About Us was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. I say that with all that I have. Seriously. I want to shout that statement from the proverbial rooftops to as many people as humanly possible because it is beyond true.

This book was one of the best books I have ever read.

The Truth About Us was viscerally emotional. It was breathtakingly shocking and grippingly intense. It was full of twists and turns I did not see coming, and more shocking reveals than you can shake a stick at. This book was written so exceptionally. Aly Martinez once again does the most incredible job of seamlessly weaving together a romantic suspense story that was equally about the heart and love, as much as it was about putting the pieces together. She really has the best talent for doing that, and that is just part of what made this the most fitting and perfect conclusion that I could’ve asked for for these characters.

The way she brings the conclusion together, the way she shows you these reveals, the way she brings to life the seeds she has been planting all along from the beginning, and the way she puts the big picture together will give you EVERYTHING. It will blow your heart and your mind away with what you get with these characters, and you will be reeling in more ways than one about what you get with them, what you feel with them, and what you get to experience with them as their story comes to a close. I am telling you, you are in no way emotionally or physically prepared for what you’re going to get with Penn and Cora….and you will absolutely LOVE that.

You will love how this book and its moments keep you on your toes. You will love how you will have absolutely no idea what that next page or moment or paragraph will bring. You will love how this book will take ahold of your heart, right along with these characters’, and will put you through it all with them. You will love the level of authentic and heartfelt emotion you get to experience with these characters as they journey through this story. You will love everything you get with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, and with every single other character you meet along the way in this book.

You will love it all in this book. And then some.

I don’t want to reveal too much of what happens in this story, because to ruin or even reveal just a little of what will happen in this story would seriously break my heart because you need to experience this story for yourself. You need to experience its literal amazingness and get all of the pieces to the puzzle right along with these characters as they do. I am telling you, you will love getting to figure it all out right along with them, getting those shocks and reveals, and getting to see what happens with these characters through it all. What Aly Martinez so phenomenally creates in this book, in this world, and in this story will take ahold of you in every single way possible, and you will never want it all to let go.

Trust me.

What I will tell you about this book is that it picks up right where The Truth About Lies ended. It puts you right in the thick of the action, the deepest levels of emotion and anguish these characters are experiencing, and it puts you at the heart of it all as these characters try to figure out what in the world they’re all doing. From the very first page until the very last, Aly Martinez creates a tangible level of intensity through pulse pounding and adrenaline spiking moments that will simultaneously have you heart in every ounce of what she creates with these characters. Through it all these characters will burrow themselves deeper into your heart, will show you even more of who they are, and will sear themselves to you as they try to put themselves and their worlds back together again.

What you get in The Truth About Us with this world of characters is dark. It’s emotional and gritty in a way that you will not be prepared for. The first book in this unforgettable duet gives you a taste of that gritty and visceral emotion, but that is upped to the highest level in this book as these characters try to figure out what’s real and what’s not, all while discovering the truth and lies in between. Aly Martinez allows you to feel every lick of that emotion, pain, and anguish these characters experience. She lets you get it, she lets understand it, and she lets you breathe it in and live it right along with these characters.

What you’ll find in the pages of this book is not only do you get to see these characters break and feel their lows, you also get to see them rise above. You get to be there through thick and thin as they put the pieces of themselves, their hearts, and their very lives back together again. You are incredibly connected to them as they attempt to heal, as they try to figure out what it all means, and as they fight for the ending they all deserve. That fight, that attempt for healing, and the unforgettable tenacity and drive these characters have to heal, to make it right, and to feel and live the truth is nothing short of spectacular. It is what defines this book in the best way, and it honestly just blew me away.

What Aly Martinez allows you to experience with these characters as they go through it all, as they fight, and as they give it their all will show you the true character they all have, and will have you knowing that they are truly exceptional in every way possible.

I loved this book. I loved this book so damn much. I loved what it gave me with these characters. I loved that I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved that it let me understand the complicated worlds and lives and missions of these characters. I loved getting to be their front row center as the pieces all came to fruition, and I especially loved the vivid and memorable picture it all created. I loved how every part of the conclusion to this duet made me love these characters more. I loved how when I reached the end of this book, I did so with a heart that was bursting with so many feels and that was truly blown away by what I got to experience within the pages of this story.

I also loved how when I reached the end of this book I felt sad. Not because of what I was reading, but because I was so sad to have to say goodbye to this world and this story and these group of characters. I wasn’t ready to have to leave them yet. I wasn’t ready to not be with them anymore. And even though I LOVED every single word and letter and syllable this author gave me with them in this book, I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye because that is how utterly invested and connected I am to them.

All of that is a true testament to the extraordinary story that Aly Martinez creates within the pages of The Truth About Us. And honestly, I feel as if I could go on and on about this book, I could continue sharing what I loved about it and tell you all of the amazing moments I got to experience with these characters, and yet it wouldn’t even come close to capturing how truly exceptional this book and duet was. I wouldn’t even come close to scratching the surface of the intricate, dynamic, vivid, and truly unforgettable layers this book brings to life. I wouldn’t even come close to showing you what you’ll get within the pages of this book….and that is just part of what makes this one of the best and most exceptionally crafted books I have ever read.

I am telling you, you have never read a book or a story quite like this one. You have never met characters like these ones, you have never lived in such a vivid, dark, and dynamic world as this one, and you have never experienced such incredible writing and storytelling like you will in this book. You may think you know what’s in store for you in this book, but you really have no idea. Trust me. You really have no clue how this book will own you, shock you, break you, make you, and give you it all within its pages. And the only way to get those clues, to figure it all out, and to experience the literal amazingness these characters will give you is to read this book.

So please. I beg of you. Read. This. Book.

It would be wrong not to. It would be so epically wrong to not enter this world, to miss out on Penn and Cora, to miss out on Drew and the girls, and every other bit of this world. It would be so completely wrong to not feel and live and breathe this book right along with these characters. It would be wrong to not experience this truly unique and unforgettable story.

It would just be damn wrong to miss out on The Truth About Us. Seriously. So do yourself a favor and read this book. Read it. Live it. Feel it all. Take it in. Find the lies. Live the truth. And in the end, I promise you will not regret it.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I felt every single ounce of emotion and shock and twist and turn this book brought to life.

Truth: Aly Martinez knows how to write a story that is unique, that will blow your mind and your heart away, and that will give you it ALL. And then some.

Truth: I will NEVER forget this book, this story, this world, or these characters. EVER.

Truth: I LOVED this book with all I that I had, and it is one of the BEST books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

And that really is the biggest truth of all.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)

AVAILABLE NOW:

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Add THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1) to Goodreads

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: The Truth About Us (The Truth Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez just went live!

Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Us is now available! The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!

READ THE TRUTH ABOUT US NOW:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

Read it now:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis:

Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

*****5 COMPLETELY AMAZING STARS*****

Lie: I totally knew what was going to happen in this book. Nothing shocked me at all.

Lie: I really didn’t feel that much when I read this book.

Lie: This book was really just okay and I was ready for it to end.

When I tell you that The Truth About Us was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. I say that with all that I have. Seriously. I want to shout that statement from the proverbial rooftops to as many people as humanly possible because it is beyond true.

This book was one of the best books I have ever read.

The Truth About Us was viscerally emotional. It was breathtakingly shocking and grippingly intense. It was full of twists and turns I did not see coming, and more shocking reveals than you can shake a stick at. This book was written so exceptionally. Aly Martinez once again does the most incredible job of seamlessly weaving together a romantic suspense story that was equally about the heart and love, as much as it was about putting the pieces together. She really has the best talent for doing that, and that is just part of what made this the most fitting and perfect conclusion that I could’ve asked for for these characters.

The way she brings the conclusion together, the way she shows you these reveals, the way she brings to life the seeds she has been planting all along from the beginning, and the way she puts the big picture together will give you EVERYTHING. It will blow your heart and your mind away with what you get with these characters, and you will be reeling in more ways than one about what you get with them, what you feel with them, and what you get to experience with them as their story comes to a close. I am telling you, you are in no way emotionally or physically prepared for what you’re going to get with Penn and Cora….and you will absolutely LOVE that.

You will love how this book and its moments keep you on your toes. You will love how you will have absolutely no idea what that next page or moment or paragraph will bring. You will love how this book will take ahold of your heart, right along with these characters’, and will put you through it all with them. You will love the level of authentic and heartfelt emotion you get to experience with these characters as they journey through this story. You will love everything you get with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, and with every single other character you meet along the way in this book.

You will love it all in this book. And then some.

I don’t want to reveal too much of what happens in this story, because to ruin or even reveal just a little of what will happen in this story would seriously break my heart because you need to experience this story for yourself. You need to experience its literal amazingness and get all of the pieces to the puzzle right along with these characters as they do. I am telling you, you will love getting to figure it all out right along with them, getting those shocks and reveals, and getting to see what happens with these characters through it all. What Aly Martinez so phenomenally creates in this book, in this world, and in this story will take ahold of you in every single way possible, and you will never want it all to let go.

Trust me.

What I will tell you about this book is that it picks up right where The Truth About Lies ended. It puts you right in the thick of the action, the deepest levels of emotion and anguish these characters are experiencing, and it puts you at the heart of it all as these characters try to figure out what in the world they’re all doing. From the very first page until the very last, Aly Martinez creates a tangible level of intensity through pulse pounding and adrenaline spiking moments that will simultaneously have you heart in every ounce of what she creates with these characters. Through it all these characters will burrow themselves deeper into your heart, will show you even more of who they are, and will sear themselves to you as they try to put themselves and their worlds back together again.

What you get in The Truth About Us with this world of characters is dark. It’s emotional and gritty in a way that you will not be prepared for. The first book in this unforgettable duet gives you a taste of that gritty and visceral emotion, but that is upped to the highest level in this book as these characters try to figure out what’s real and what’s not, all while discovering the truth and lies in between. Aly Martinez allows you to feel every lick of that emotion, pain, and anguish these characters experience. She lets you get it, she lets understand it, and she lets you breathe it in and live it right along with these characters.

What you’ll find in the pages of this book is not only do you get to see these characters break and feel their lows, you also get to see them rise above. You get to be there through thick and thin as they put the pieces of themselves, their hearts, and their very lives back together again. You are incredibly connected to them as they attempt to heal, as they try to figure out what it all means, and as they fight for the ending they all deserve. That fight, that attempt for healing, and the unforgettable tenacity and drive these characters have to heal, to make it right, and to feel and live the truth is nothing short of spectacular. It is what defines this book in the best way, and it honestly just blew me away.

What Aly Martinez allows you to experience with these characters as they go through it all, as they fight, and as they give it their all will show you the true character they all have, and will have you knowing that they are truly exceptional in every way possible.

I loved this book. I loved this book so damn much. I loved what it gave me with these characters. I loved that I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved that it let me understand the complicated worlds and lives and missions of these characters. I loved getting to be their front row center as the pieces all came to fruition, and I especially loved the vivid and memorable picture it all created. I loved how every part of the conclusion to this duet made me love these characters more. I loved how when I reached the end of this book, I did so with a heart that was bursting with so many feels and that was truly blown away by what I got to experience within the pages of this story.

I also loved how when I reached the end of this book I felt sad. Not because of what I was reading, but because I was so sad to have to say goodbye to this world and this story and these group of characters. I wasn’t ready to have to leave them yet. I wasn’t ready to not be with them anymore. And even though I LOVED every single word and letter and syllable this author gave me with them in this book, I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye because that is how utterly invested and connected I am to them.

All of that is a true testament to the extraordinary story that Aly Martinez creates within the pages of The Truth About Us. And honestly, I feel as if I could go on and on about this book, I could continue sharing what I loved about it and tell you all of the amazing moments I got to experience with these characters, and yet it wouldn’t even come close to capturing how truly exceptional this book and duet was. I wouldn’t even come close to scratching the surface of the intricate, dynamic, vivid, and truly unforgettable layers this book brings to life. I wouldn’t even come close to showing you what you’ll get within the pages of this book….and that is just part of what makes this one of the best and most exceptionally crafted books I have ever read.

I am telling you, you have never read a book or a story quite like this one. You have never met characters like these ones, you have never lived in such a vivid, dark, and dynamic world as this one, and you have never experienced such incredible writing and storytelling like you will in this book. You may think you know what’s in store for you in this book, but you really have no idea. Trust me. You really have no clue how this book will own you, shock you, break you, make you, and give you it all within its pages. And the only way to get those clues, to figure it all out, and to experience the literal amazingness these characters will give you is to read this book.

So please. I beg of you. Read. This. Book.

It would be wrong not to. It would be so epically wrong to not enter this world, to miss out on Penn and Cora, to miss out on Drew and the girls, and every other bit of this world. It would be so completely wrong to not feel and live and breathe this book right along with these characters. It would be wrong to not experience this truly unique and unforgettable story.

It would just be damn wrong to miss out on The Truth About Us. Seriously. So do yourself a favor and read this book. Read it. Live it. Feel it all. Take it in. Find the lies. Live the truth. And in the end, I promise you will not regret it.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I felt every single ounce of emotion and shock and twist and turn this book brought to life.

Truth: Aly Martinez knows how to write a story that is unique, that will blow your mind and your heart away, and that will give you it ALL. And then some.

Truth: I will NEVER forget this book, this story, this world, or these characters. EVER.

Truth: I LOVED this book with all I that I had, and it is one of the BEST books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

And that really is the biggest truth of all.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)

AVAILABLE NOW:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Be sure to follow Aly’s newsletter for news about the duet.

Add THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1) to Goodreads

Add THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2) to Goodreads

———————

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet) by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and on sale for just $2.99 for today only! The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.

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The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet, #1)

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Synopsis:

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Review Post: Chasing Clouds by Kathryn Andrews

Title: Chasing Clouds

Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2018
Cover Image: Perrywinkle Photography
Cover Designer: Heart to Cover


“I highly recommend this book – especially for a light, swoony, southern read. Kathryn Andrews didn’t just get a hit with this one, she knocked it out of the park. Angsty, sexy, and surprisingly witty, I devoured every page. 5 Stars.” – Amazon Bestselling Author Kandi Steiner

Reid Jackson
I’m a simple guy. There are only two things I love: my family and playing professional football.
I may not understand why people get married, but I’d go anywhere for my brother, even his friend Camille’s wedding. Once I’m there, I realize our Bronx upbringing has left me unprepared for the world of old Southern money. Over twenty-four hours, I see scandal, threats, and lies. It’s a life I don’t relate to, a place I never want to belong. Even so, when the minister asks if anyone objects, I shock not only myself but also the beautiful bride when I stand up and say, “I do.” I don’t know her, she doesn’t know me—but deep down, I knew I had to make that move.

Camille Whitley
As a political socialite in the South, nothing about my life is simple.

For years I’ve known I’d one day be standing at the altar, about to marry a man I don’t love. In Savannah, family expectations and appearances are everything, but none of it’s real. I hate what I’ve become, and I dream of being free. So, when an opportunity suddenly presents itself in the form of a stranger with captivating green eyes, I find myself asking what’s best for me: the plan or the unknown? I don’t know him, he doesn’t know me—but if I’m going to make a move, it’s now or never.

*****5 UNFORGETTABLE STARS*****

Do you ever start a book and have that feeling of knowing that that book will be everything you needed and more? Do you ever start a book and know from those first words, from the first few pages, from that first chapter that that book will be one of the most unforgettable stories you’ve ever read? Do you ever read a book and just know with every bone in your body that you are experiencing something truly beautiful and magical and exceptional?

Do you ever start a book and just know right from the start that that book will be one of your all-time favorite books?

Do you ever read a book and know all of that and more because of how truly extraordinary that book is?

Well I do.

I’ve been lucky enough as a reader to feel and know all of that for a handful of books that have made my list of all-time favorites. These are books that have owned me, books that have enraptured me within their stories like no other, and books that have taken a piece of my heart a soul forever. It is these books that have taken it all to a whole other level with what they give me, and it is these books that are permanently ingrained with me in more ways than one.

And after reading Chasing Clouds by Kathryn Andrews, I can add a new book to that all-time favorites list.

Chasing Clouds is one of the best books I have EVER read. I seriously feel like shouting that as I type this because that is how true that last statement is. I LOVED every single word of this book, and I truly cannot say enough how much it gave me, how much it owned me, and how it truly is one of the best books I have EVER read.

I honestly don’t know if I have the right amount of words to really capture what this book gave me and allowed me to experience while I read it. I just don’t feel as if my words are good enough to capture what Kathryn Andrews so beautifully captured and created in this book. As I read this story, I felt as if I was on fire in a way that I have never quite experienced before when reading a book. This book ignited something in me with its characters as it all unfolded. It had this light and spark and tangible magic that flowed through me as I experienced this story with Camille and Reid. It had me living and breathing and feeling every ounce of this mesmerizing story in a way that truly owned me from start to finish.

Experiencing that is just one of the many things that made me love this book so much.

Kathryn Andrews delivered one of the most amazing stories I have ever read in Chasing Clouds. Through her incredible writing and storytelling, she so thoughtfully crafted a story that was full of beauty, meaning, emotion, and so much heart. Her words made these characters and their story so real, so authentic, and so unforgettably honest in a way that deeply touched every part of my heart and soul. She painted such a vivid and vibrant picture with Camille and Reid and everything they shared through her mesmerizing words, and I honestly can’t say enough good things about that and everything she brought to life in this book.

She is one of my all-time favorite authors for a reason, and this book proved that to me again and again. She has a true talent for bringing worlds and characters and raw and honest emotion to life in a way that is truly spellbinding and magical. She just makes it all feel so real, so right, and so needed. She has done this in every book of hers, which I have LOVED, but there was truly something special about what she created in Chasing Clouds. She took it all to a whole new level, and completely wowed me with the heart and soul and feels she poured onto the pages of this book.

Experiencing her phenomenal words is just a fraction of what made me love this book so much.

Chasing Clouds is a sweeping and enthralling story of what happens when southern society, charm, and expectations mixes with a fake marriage that will change everything. Camille Whitley is a southern socialite who is doing what’s expected of her by marrying the “perfect” suitor. She’s following the plan set out for her, but she can’t help but wish for more and for a different path for her life, even though she can’t seem to find a way out. Enter Reid, a professional football player who doesn’t believe in marriage or anything serious. He’s only at the wedding of Camille Whitley for a chance to see his brother, but the moment he sees her and sees what’s going on around her, he can’t help but voice his objection to her wedding when given the opportunity.

What unfolds after that objection is a story chalk full of vulnerability, emotion, honesty and realness, and more building tension than you can shake a stick at.

What started out as an impulsive decision soon becomes more than Reid or Camille had bargained for, and soon those two realize that what might have started out as fake, is more real than either of them have experienced before. Told through Kathryn Andrews’s vivid and enrapturing words, Chasing Clouds follows Camille and Reid as they begin to fall for one another, as they take chances, as they see what could be between them, as they put themselves out there for the other to see, and as they what unforgettable things can happen when vulnerability, trust, emotion, and love come together.

Chasing Clouds is a romance you won’t soon forget. Trust me. What you get with Camille and Reid along the way will touch every part of your heart and soul in a way that is beautiful, meaningful, and unforgettable. What you get to experience with them will have you believing in the power of love, healing, and honest vulnerability. And in the end, what you live and breathe and feel with them in this story will move you, break you just a bit, give you it all, while showing you how literally amazing these two characters and their journey together is.

What I loved about this book was that it was not only an exceptional love story, but it was also a story that allowed both Camille and Reid to discover who they really were, what they really wanted, and what they really wanted their lives to be like. Kathryn Andrews perfectly weaves their own individual journeys with that into their falling for one another, and that makes for an all-encompassing read that will truly own you from start to finish. She lets you get them. She lets you know them and love them and feel for them. She shows you them both at their highest of highs and lowest of lows in a way that will sear you heart to theirs.

She lets you be there with them every step of the way. Through every shocking revelation, through every moment of glorious build and tension, through every moment as they put their hearts on the line, through every moment of heart squeezing emotion and raw vulnerability, and through every single moment as they share what they do together.

Through every single word of Chasing Clouds, Kathryn Andrews thoughtfully and vividly captures and creates a story that shows the unforgettable and life changing things that can happen when you meet the one person who changes everything.

I truly cannot stress to you enough how special this book was. Every piece of these characters and this story were so seamlessly and incredibly brought together in a way that will blow you away with what they give you. Getting all of those pieces made for an all-feeling and vividly tangible reading experience that I will never forget. It was as if with every extraordinary piece I got of Camille and Reid, I found myself giving them pieces of myself, so that I could keep them with me forever. The love I have for those two has no bounds. It is real, it is tangible, and it is so beyond heartfelt because of the strength of the connection I feel towards the two of them.

I have wanted this story for so long, and I truly could not have asked for more from those two. What I got with them, what I felt with them and for them, what I had the chance to experience with them, and what I got to understand with them as they fell for one another is something I will always treasure. What they share is so heart touchingly real, so beautiful and magical and mesmerizing, and so them. It’s just them, in their most honest form. The good, the bad, the ugly and vulnerable, the emotion, the heart, and every lick of feeling in between. Their story is one of friendship, family, love and loyalty, pain and regret, and the healing and transformative power of honesty, vulnerability, and trust. Trust in each other, trust in oneself, and trust in the path set before you.

Chasing Clouds is Camille and Reid’s story of forgiveness, acceptance, healing, and the biggest and most important thing of all, love.

I could honestly keep going and going with how much I loved this book. I could tell you all the things I loved about it, all the things I felt while reading it, and all the things that truly set this book in a league of their own. I could tell you all of that and more, and I wouldn’t even come close to scratching the surface of how spectacular Chasing Clouds is. This book will always hold a special place in my heart, and what I got with Camille and Reid along the way will have me singing their praises until the end of time.

Kathryn Andrews completely brought it all to the pages of this book with this all-consuming story.

She brought the charm, she brought the life and vibrancy and personality of these dynamic characters and setting, she brought the feels and emotion. She brought the moments that make you smile and swoon and fall, she brought the moments that make you cry and render you breathless with the emotion she brings to life, she brought the moments that show you who these characters really are and who they could be if they only took that leap of faith. She brought it all. And then some.

Chasing Clouds is hands down one of the best books I have ever read, and I will never forget it.

As I sit here finishing this review all I can think about is Camille and Reid and how much I already miss them. Those two are something special, and I truly love them something fierce with my entire heart. Everything I got with them in Chasing Clouds connected me to them, invested me in their individual and shared journeys, and showed me again and again how utterly perfect those two are for one another.

I could go on and on for ages about what I feel for those two and what I got during their story, but I know it will never be enough to truly capture how extraordinary their story is, so just do yourself a favor and read this book. Read it, love it, feel it all with them. Take it in, breathe it out, and be prepared to be completely swept up in the beauty, authenticity, emotion, and heart that permeates their story in the most incredible way.

It would be wrong not to.

Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a chi-lit, contemporary romance, and new adult writer. 
Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.
When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun. To find out more about Kathryn and her novels, visit: www.kandrewsauthor.com
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