Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reviews: Ready For Flynn Part 1 & 2 by K.L. Shandwick

 
~~~Ready For Flynn, Part 2~~~
 
~Blurb~

Life for Flynn and Valerie hadn't always been easy. A series of tragedies finally brought them together, and twists of fate made them what they are.

An undeniable love keeps them together, but is young love enough in a world full of temptation?

With Flynn's career on the line can he accept what Valerie proposes?

He knew he could trust her with his heart, but is that the same as believing in her?

He knew she could be persuasive and he wanted to give her the world, but was she ready to take the world on with him?

(A contemporary rock romance 18+)





~Buy Links~


~Excerpt~

I knew I’d never love anyone my whole life the way I loved him. I read about once-in-a-lifetime events that happen to a tiny minority of people. Since the day I’d met Flynn, there had been two in my life. One where he slashed a gaping hole in my heart and climbed inside, and one where my heart splintered into a million pieces with the death of my brothers. In the short time Flynn had come back into my life, I’d felt things I never thought I would feel again. A damaged heart that healed in response to his love until it wasn’t afraid to pick up the pace when he stared lustily in my direction. A heart that skipped a beat and fluttered at his touch, then squeezed when he said something to me that showed his vulnerable side.

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
After reading Ready For Flynn Part 1 I had high hopes for Part 2 and I was not disappointed. Ready For Flynn Part 2 picks up exactly where Part 1 left off. This was a great continuation of Valerie and Flynn's story.

Make no mistake this book is not a fluffy unicorn and rainbows type of book, it is an emotional roller coaster ride! Valerie and Flynn will have you laughing, shouting and crying over and over again. The events that KL Shandwick throws at these two would test even some of the longest standing relationships, let alone one this new! These two have a fantastic chemistry between them, and although they have a fairly new relationship life is not going to be easy on them. With Flynn being in the public eye that adds to the struggles they face, but it's not the toughest thing they face!! 

I can't say more on the plot because I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't read it yet.

Valerie and Flynn have grown into quite the pair of young adults right before our eyes. Flynn comes across as being mature and passionate. Valarie is a mature, savvy, strong willed, intelligent and seriously motivated young woman. All of the characters are great and they play their roles well but for me Valerie is a definite favourite, it's easy to see why Flynn loves her!

KL's writing once more launches you into their world and captures your attention and heart straight away. The story unfolds around you and allows you to experience everything alongside the characters. This time round some of the chapters are told from Flynn's POV so we finally get a glimpse inside his head and heart too. At least now I can understand why Flynn did some of the things he did, as much as I may not have agreed with him, I think it was a case of wrong thing but right reasons!

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Part 2 And now I shall be (im)patiently waiting for part 3 :) *looks at KL expectantly* ;)

My Rating:


~~~~Start your journey with Ready For Flynn, Part 1 here~~~~


~Blurb~
 
At fifteen years old, Valerie Darsin, was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee. Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty-a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life.

Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready?

Has she ever been Ready For Flynn?











~Book Links for Part 1~

 
 
~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Ready For Flynn Part 1 is Valerie Darsin's story. Valerie is a girl who has grown up with her brothers and family. She has always been close to her brothers; especially Martin; even though she is younger than them. In turn her brothers have always been protective of Valerie.

Flynn is a friend of Martin's from college. Flynn accompanies Martin to the Darsin's home for Thanksgiving. When Flynn and Valerie meet there is an instant attraction between them, but Martin warns Flynn to stay away as Valerie is only 15. As the time arrives for Martin and Flynn to return to college; Flynn decides to leave a note for Valerie saying when she is ready for him to call him.

After heading back to college life takes Flynn in the direction of fame as his music career takes off. But when tragedy strikes and flips Valerie's world on its head, Valerie calls the only person she thinks she can rely on: Flynn. Flynn drops everything and comes to Valerie's side.

Does Valerie really want Flynn in her life? Can Flynn be trusted? Can Valerie and her life fit in with Flynn's? Will she actually want it to?

Firstly let me start by saying WOW! Seriously what a book. Even though I have a few of KL Shandwick's books this is the first one I've read, *hangs head in shame* :(

This story is packed full of emotion, wit and laugh out loud moments, it will make you laugh, cry and want to throw something at some characters, I know I did!! The attraction between Valerie and Flynn is crystal clear. I admire Flynn for doing the right thing and walking away from Valerie when she was still 15, regardless of his feelings for her.

My heart broke for the characters in this book, I cannot imagine ever having to experience the traumatic event that Valerie did, nor would I wish it upon anyone ever. Valerie tried to face it head on and with the help of Flynn she battles on.

It's not often that I cry when reading a book but the emotion this book is so powerful its palpable. I loved seeing the characters and the story develop and unfold before my eyes. Valerie and Flynn both become more mature with each chapter and Flynn tries to prove to Valerie that although he left he never forgot about her or his feelings for her.

KL Shandwick has a great writing style, her words flow easily on the pages and pull you deep into the story and the lives of all the characters. I found all the characters to be amazing, but especially Valerie. I have loved every page and cannot wait for Part 2.

My rating:

~About the Author~

K. L. Shandwick started writing after a challenge by a friend when she commented on a book she read. The result of this was "The Everything Trilogy." Her background has been mainly in the health and social care sector in the U.K. She is still currently a freelance or self- employed professional in this field. Her books tend to focus on the relationships of the main characters. Writing is a form of escapism for her and she is just as excited to find out where her characters take her as she is when she reads another author's work.

~Places To Find KL Shandwick~

Amazon Author Page | Goodreads Author Page | Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

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