Book Review – Revelry by Kandi Steiner

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From the bestselling author of Weightless and A Love Letter to Whiskey.

Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.

She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.

Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her.

Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost.

He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn’t see coming is his need to know who put them there — or his desperation to mend them.

Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.

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Review

NO SPOILERS!

Revelry was my first novel by Kandi Steiner and I really enjoyed her writing style and the storyline and characters she created. It certainly won’t be the last book I read from her, that’s for sure. I loved the concept and meaning behind the story, and I thought Kandi did an excellent job with every aspect. You should chase your dreams and never be afraid to make yourself happy, no matter what anyone else says. Life is too short to please everyone else but yourself. You are more than enough and no one should make you feel otherwise.

   Anderson and Wren were wonderful characters, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading their story. I really liked their personalities and chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from both of their POV, and I enjoyed most of their banter and interactions with each other. They had both dealt, and we’re dealing, with demons of their own, and at times it was heartbreaking to read, but all of the ups and downs were worth it in the end. The pacing of the book was a little slow for me and didn’t capture my full attention like other storylines have in the past, but with that being said, Revelry was a wonderful and emotional read, and one with a very important message behind it. I really enjoyed the secondary characters, with the exception of a few, and I loved the community of Gold Bar, Washington and most of its residents. It was a close-knit community with extremely friendly and welcoming people. I would move there in a heartbeat if I could. My favorite part of the entire book was the last chapter and the epilogue. Kandi Steiner did an amazing job with the conclusion to Anderson and Wren’s story and I couldn’t have been happier for them and a few of their friends.

   Revelry was a unique, intriguing, and emotional contemporary romance and I would highly recommend it. Kandi Steiner is an extremely talented author and I truly enjoyed the storyline and characters she created in this book. I am very much looking forward to reading her next release, On the Way to You.

Rating:

FOUR “Anderson & Wren” STARS!

   

About the Author

Kandi Steiner

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Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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