Make this a must read
This contemporary romance takes on a life of it's own, making it impossible to put down. The jacket, the title were very intriguing and far surpassed my preconceived notions.
This story had multiple layers with Amelia, Noah and Sawyer. It made reading that much more enjoyable as each layer was peeled away. Discovering how entwined these characters are as individuals in a group "the band, the author and let's not forget the journalist".
I was totally invested in Amelia's journey with the band. I'm not going to let loose any spoilers, lol. READ the BOOK!! D Kelly has a new fan and I will definitely be on the watch for Just an Illusion - Side B.
Know that there is a cliffhanger, which I am fine with, as it gives me time to sit back, absorb all the facets of this story too date. It was funny, romantic and engaging. Did I say addictive? Did I say I've already devoured this story twice?
(Received in exchange for an honest review)
A phenomenal "hit" for Dee Kelly! Definitely not an illusion!
By Dr. Beth
Wow! What a great book! This was the first thing of Dee Kelly's that I've read, but it most certainly won't be the last! I enjoyed this book so much. It was one of those books that you al,oat feel giddy reading because you know something big is going to happen, and the anticipation keeps you wanting to read faster be faster, but you want the book to last and last. Loved it!!
It was extremely well written and had a great storyline! The characters were both interesting and endearing and were very well developed, as were the relationships between them. Their relationships developed naturally and didn't feel rushed or unnatural.
The story is of Amelia, daughter of two music "legends", who has now established herself a best selling author, who goes to a concert to support her lifelong best friend, Belle, a journalist & blogger for a national entertainment magazine. Belle is interviewing BAD, the hottest rock group around and that one interview leads to a yearlong tour and new book deal for Mel and exclusive interview rights for Belle. But the vital are in for more than they thought initially. Love, intrigue, danger, new and old friendships ignited...all sorts of surprises. And lots & lots of sexual tension!
The story is sweet and sad and happy and steamy all at once! If I hadn't needed to sleep to be able to go to work, I wouldn't have ever put it down. And the best, part? The story continues!! There was quite a cliffhanger at the end of "Side A", so I'm ready to start the next book now! Can't wait!
Just an Illusion Side A
I cannot wait for Side B to read if Mel and Noah
Survive crazy ex-girlfriend Sara's last resort in making him hers. Then there is Sawyer's love for Mel, is he able to keep his growing desires for his twin brothers love or finally have enough to back off. I finished the book before I was yelling that there was a cliff hanger. Good read
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
I had gotten over rock star romances, moved on to other subjects but gotten bored with those too so I decided to give this one a chance when I was offered an ARC for my blog. HOLY HOTNESS, am I glad that I did!!!This book is about the grittier, real side of the rock star romance rather than the money, fame and sex side where everything is unicorns and rainbows. It's more about the real life behind the scenes side of this band. I only had one complaint. This book has a MAJOR cliffhanger so be prepared for that. I was devastated because it leaves the ending of Side A/Book 1 at the most critical moment in the book. Heart attack central!!!
Amelia is an author who gets dragged kicking and screaming back in to the rock star world when she is offered a chance to write a book about BAD on their farewell tour. She has run-ins with two of the band members who are twins at separate times and has to decide which one she will choose in the end. I really was intrigued by the attraction that she had to the brothers because it's a different attraction to each, one is smooth and steady while the other is the crash and burn type of attraction. It's like they are flip sides of the same coin. I was hoping that there would be a threesome involved so she could have both but I still don't know which one she chooses because CLIFFHANGER! LOL I cannot wait for the next installment of this book. This author is new to me but she does have another series that I will be testing out to see if it can best all the the feels that I got from this book.
ARC provided for review.
Side of Awesomeness
What a great story and D's writing skills has you grabbed by the neck line as she reels you in.
The chemistry is perfect and so glad I was able to read it over a weekend of down time. And have you seen this cover...Hello sexy!!
Love triangles are never good and these three really keep you on your toes as you flip the pages. Not sure which team I'm on quite yet though. I'm still on the fence. One bad boy brother and one sweet as F brother. But interviews reveal so much more so pick up this book ASAP so you can see for yourself <3
Completely LOVED this amazing swoony read!
Wow. This book was so good that I'm not sure I can even accurately express how I'm feeling right now. It had everything - love, sadness, drama, hope, tragedy, humor, mystery, swoons, and of course, steam. I was sucked right into the story from the start and only put this book down when I absolutely had to. Even still, I burned through it and am now experiencing a serious book hangover.
The story revolves around incredibly sweet and all around good guy Noah, his brooding and mysterious bad boy brother, Sawyer, and Amelia (Mel), the woman both brothers want as their own. Some readers may have issues with love triangles, but this one for me, really worked. I liked that all 3 main characters aren't perfect and have their own demons and baggage to deal with. Noah probably came the closest to saint hood with all his swoony moments and philanthropic heart, but it didn't feel contrived and only made him more adorable. I hurt for Sawyer and everything in his past that's tormenting him, and savored the gentle and vulnerable moments where he showed his true self. I felt just as torn and confused as Mel, sorting through the emotions and wrestling with the pain and fear of ever driving these 2 brothers apart. I can't say for certain who I'm shipping at this point, since I think both guys have qualities and traits that I think Mel needs. If I really had to choose though after only reading this book, then I would say Team Noah. :)
I found the secondary characters in this book just as fun and amazing. Belle was a little too bubbly at times, but it's what makes her friendship with Mel work. They balance each other and they both stand by and support each other above all else. Throw hilarious Anna into the mix and that's definitely squad goals. I loved the entire Weston family (especially little Saylor) and of course, the other members of BAD, Wyatt and Darren. Everyone genuinely cares for each other and I loved how absolutely normal the family was despite the fame and success of the boys. There were perfect moments of comic relief (oh, Rhymin' Rieanne I could have read a whole chapter about you!) and just enough drama and angst to keep the reader guessing.
This is the first book I have read from D. Kelly, but I thought her writing was perfect. She wrote some seriously swoony moments and the song Just an Illusion had my heart breaking. The snippets from the present, weaving together with the past, left me wanting more and hello, that ending (even though I knew it was coming) just killed me in the best way. This book was just what I was looking for and I cannot wait for the next book! Is it 2017 yet?!
*Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing this ARC free of charge*
A must Read
I volunteered to read a copy of this book. I did not receive any form of payment and this is my thoughts and only my thoughts on this story.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. I look forward to reading many more.
I was sucked in to this story from the beginning and when I was not happy when it ended. I wanted more! I needed more.
Amelia Graysen goes to a concert with her best friend who loves the band B.A.D and is a journalist who is there to get an exclusive story from the band. Amelia isn't a fan of them but she goes because Belle asks her to go.
Amelia is torn between Noah an Sawyer Weston the brothers in the band.
This Rocker Story has it all! I loved how the author wrote this story. I think everyone who loves a good rocker story should one click this book because its worth it.
This has one hell of a cliffhanger and I need the next book like last night after I finished reading this one. I personally wish Amelia picked the other brother. I look forward to Just an Illusion Side B early next year