Review – The Illusion Series by D Kelly @dkellyauthor @danichez75

Book & Author Details:

The Illusion Series by D Kelly
Genres: Rock Star Romance

Bastards and Dangerous has hired Amelia Greyson to write their story while they complete their farewell tour. Things get dicey when twins Noah and Sawyer Weston, front men for BAD, both fall for the author of The O Factor. As Amelia gets to know each brother, tempers flare and sparks fly, but can she make the right choice?

Suddenly, life as they know it comes to a halt when tragedy strikes the group, leaving them scrambling to find their new normal. With so much history between Amelia and the two brothers, picking up the pieces and starting anew is difficult. Will she be able to complete their story? Or will she remain lost in the pain, convincing herself all her hopes and dreams were just an illusion?

This box set contains Just an Illusion—Side A, Just and Illusion—The B Side, and Just an Illusion EP.

*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to – sexual situations, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*

review

Good grief.  If you want a series of books to take you through the emotional wringer (in all the best ways, of course), then this is it the series you’re looking for.

I binge read these books whilst on holiday – they were genuinely un-put-downable.   If you were to ask me to pinpoint my favourite thing about the book, or the thing that just kept me glued to the virtual page, I’m not sure that I could verbalise it properly.  I mean, I’m going to try, but I might not do it justice.

The way that the author has delivered these characters and their story is simply wonderful,  Noah exudes calm, love and safety.  Sawyer is excitement and fire and passion.  And Amelia?  She is feisty, loyal, confused and grounded.

The A side is very much the build up.  Dont misunderstand, there is a ton of story & character development.  But it is a testament to the strength of the story telling that I remained so heavily invested in a love triangle tale – probably because it wasn’t dealt with in an obvious or crass way.

The B Side?  Just like a great big cuddle with a large mug of hot chocolate with sprinkles.  Yes, there was drama, but nothing that was out of character or jarring in context.  Except for that ending.  I will simply say that I am glad that I was able to read the series in one go.

Finally, the EP. Oh. My. God.  Invest in an industrial pack of tissues.  Don’t wear mascara, and read in public at your own risk.  I sobbed through the first part of this book.  And I really do mean sobbed.  Not a gentile and delicate leaking of moisture from the corner of my eye.  Oh no.  Full on, swollen eyes, red nosed, ugly cry.  And yet, I cannot fault the author for putting me through it.

One of the most emotional and beautiful stories I have read in a long time.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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purchase links

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About the author

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

author links

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