Friday, November 11, 2016

[Review] Blow by Heidi McLaughlin

Blow (Virtuous Paradox, #1)
Title: Blow
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Format: eARC (NetGalley)

Meet the complicated men behind the sexiest boy band in America! In Blow, the start of an emotionally charged series from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, an insatiable heartthrob gets blinded by the spotlight—and learns to fight for love.

Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, girls. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie is the son of Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the boy band Virtuous Paradox, his star shoots even higher. But so do expectations, leading Bodhi down a destructive path of addiction—until a drop-dead gorgeous guardian angel shows him her sizzling brand of tough love.
When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Although he’s enjoyed the company of beautiful, charming women before, none of them have tried to get to know the “real” Bodhi. But Kimberly isn’t fazed by his stardom. She’d rather go horseback riding, teach Bodhi to play guitar, or ask him about his feelings. Soon Bodhi realizes he’s fallen head over heels for her. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect what they have from all the pressures and temptations of the outside world.

**4 Stars**
​I was curious where this book would go. I was curious how the story would play out. I was curious in general how this story would make me feel. I'm not going to say it disappointed me, because it didn't. I'm not going to say it was everying I needed it to be, because it wasn't. It was good. It's a series I want to finish reading. The topic in this book is something that is hard to accept and deal with but add the lust at first sight factor and it was good. I'm not going to get into the plot of the book because reading the blurb you get a good taste of the premise of the story and the lust at first that's involved.

I felt for Bodhi the entire time I read this book. I think that has to do with the fact that addiction is a huge thing in parts of my family. Knowing his family interved hit home on many levels for me. I love the sweet innocent piece of Kimberly. I loved how she wanted to make him realize he was a better person. I liked their connection and that his "rockstar status" didn't faze her.

I'm curious where the rest of the series goes and I'll be waiting to read them.

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