April 20, 2017

Revelry by Kandi Steiner | A New Favorite By One of My Favorites

Revelry by Kandi Steiner  | A New Favorite By One of My FavoritesRevelry by Kandi Steiner
Series: Standalone
Published by Kandi Steiner on April 20, 2017
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publicist
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 332
5 Stars
Buy on Amazon

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.

I received this book for free from Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Do you have an author that writes stories you just click with? Well, that’s Kandi Steiner for me. Her books touch on me levels I don’t like to acknowledge sometimes. Revelry hit really close to home for me, not because I’ve been married and divorced, but because I’ve been in relationships where the guy doesn’t understand my passions, doesn’t understand the career choice I’m working toward. Wren is such a relatable character, she’s probably my favorite heroine by Kandi to date.

This story isn’t just about love, it’s about acceptance and learning that things might be hard in life but there’s always a brighter day tomorrow. One of my favorite parts of this book was when Kandi states that no one owes you anything. And it’s true. And it really touched me, opening my eyes to so many choices in life.

If you’ve read A Love Letter to Whiskey (which I highly recommend, if you haven’t. Actually, I highly recommend all of her books) than you know that Kandi can deliver on some pretty heavy angst, and while this wouldn’t be a Kandi Steiner book without some angst, it is more about healing. Healing for Wren and finding herself after a finalized divorce. Healing for Anderson and his guilt over the past. Hopefully, this book can even heal parts of you. It helped heal parts of me that have been fractured for years.

Revelry will make you want to pack up for the summer and take a vacation in a small town, living in a cabin. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it sure will be if you meet a man like Anderson. One of my favorite heroes, ever…(I’ve been saying favorite a lot, has it grabbed your attention, have you wanting to find out exactly why yet?) He’s so broody and broken and caring and kind and sexy and sweet and skilllllled with his hands 😉

I’m trying not to reveal too much from a book because this book is definitely one to experience first hand without tons of background knowledge. It’s best to take the journey with the characters, learning surprises when they do.

This book is a journey one for the characters and one for you. Kandi’s writing shines with this book, I swear the women gets better with every new book.

Revelry is not only a favorite of the year but an ultimate fave. One that I hold very close to my chest. So, I will end this review by saying: Thank you, Kandi Steiner for taking me on this journey with Wren and Anderson, healing me right along side them.

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