Saturday, 30 January 2016

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review ~ Money (The Keatyn Chronicles #10) by Jillian Dodd

Book Description:

Fame. Power. Money. Sex. Love.

This continuation of The Keatyn Chronicles series follows the lives and loves of those who work at Captive Films. 

Hot, successful, playboy Riley Johnson, whose business success far exceeds his success in love. 

Movie star, Keatyn Douglas, whose epic love story has spawned a series of books and movies. 

And Dawson Johnson, who joins Captive with a tragic past. 

Expect lots of drama, sex, and tabloid-worthy events.

With laugh out loud moments and swoon-worthy guys, The Keatyn Chronicles is a fun, sexy, and addictive series you won't be able to put down. -J. Sterling, USA Today Best Selling Author.

Buy Links:

The Keatyn Chronicles Series

Keatyn lives a dream life. Daughter of America’s favorite actress. Closet full of designer clothes. Malibu beach house. The hottest boyfriend. 

What more could a girl want? (Love, maybe?) 

Reviewers are calling The Keatyn Chronicles a sexy mix of Gossip Girl and 90210. This USA TODAY bestselling series will become your guilty pleasure! 

Keatyn’s high school story completes in book 7 of the series: Get Me, and we see our favorite characters in a new stage of their lives 10 years later in book 8: Fame. Books 8-12 can be read as a standalone series.

Buy Links:

Keatyn Chronicles Book Set (Books 1-3) Stalk Me, Kiss Me & Date Me ($2.99)

Keatyn Chronicles Box Set (Books 4-6) Love Me, Adore Me, Hate Me ($9.99)

Get Me (Book 7) $7.99

Fame (Book 8) $6.99

Power (Book 9) $6.99

Money (Book 10) $6.99


I’m wearing a huge smile as I get dropped off at my building and walk through the door, talking to Ariela on the phone.

Having her come back into my life after so many years has been both excruciating and exhilarating. But this weekend changed things. We faced our past together and, in one week, we’re going to decide if we want to pursue a future together.

As much as I want to be with her, honestly, I’m a little torn about it.

Part of me wants nothing more than to pretend we never broke up. But the reality is that she’s married. And even though she filed for a divorce, I wonder if it’s too much too soon.

In a very short time—on a whim—she came to California, was reunited with me, slept with me, filed for a divorce, got a new job, and went back to Eastbrooke. I mean, how many more life changes can she throw at herself all at once?

I loved her with everything I was in high school, and I was devastated when she left with nothing more than a goodbye.

And since she’s come back, she’s wreaked more havoc in my life.

Soon, I’ll have to decide if I want to risk another relationship with her. Even though she still looks like the girl I loved, she’s different—life, age, and time have that effect.

“Riley!” A shrill voice stops me in my tracks, wiping the smile off my face.

“Shelby, what are you doing here?” I ask, as she gets up from the couch in the lobby. “I told you I didn’t want to see you again.”

“I need to talk to you, Riley. It’s important. Can I please come up?”

I know girls like her. No way I’m letting her come up.


“Shelby, as in naked, leather-strap, threesome Shelby?” Ariela asks in my ear.

“Uh, hang on,” I say to her, putting the phone against my chest. Then I say discreetly, “Shelby, whatever you need to say, you can say here.”

“God, you’re such an ass,” she hisses loudly. “I thought you might want to do this in private.”

“I don’t want to do anything with you, in public or in private.”

“Well, you’re going to have to now, Riley. Because I’m pregnant,” she says, uttering the words no man wants to hear from a three-night screw.

“You’re what?”

“Do you really want to do this here?” she asks, glancing toward my doorman.

“Fine. Come up.” I drag her into the elevator. Once it closes, I say, “I don't know who you’ve been fucking, but if you’re pregnant, there’s no way that it’s mine.”

“Yes, it is, Riley. I haven’t been with anyone since we broke up.”

“We didn’t break up. You went to a few events with me. We fucked. And I used a condom every single time.”

She shrugs. “I don’t know what to tell you. They aren’t one hundred percent effective. I’m sorry, Riley. I certainly didn’t plan on getting pregnant.”

“Aren’t you on the pill?”

“No, it made me fat.”

I shake my head. I can’t fucking believe this. But I’m not stupid either. I go into my guest bathroom, grab a pregnancy test out of the cabinet, and then hand it to her. “Take this.”

“Why do you have that?”

“Honey, you’re not the first girl to tell me she’s pregnant.” I open it up and hand it to her. “Go pee on it, bring it out, and we’ll watch. See what happens.”

She hesitates, just as they all do. “Um, I don’t know if it will work yet. I’m barely pregnant.”

“So you didn’t do a test?”

“Yes, I did a test, Riley. God, you’re being such an ass.”

She’s right. I am. “I’m sorry. Please, for me, go take the test.”

“I will, I’m just saying that they aren’t all as accurate as the one I took.” She lets out a dramatic sigh and goes into the bathroom, not bothering to shut the door. When she sees me watching her pee, she gives me a sexy smile.

I turn around.


Of course, that’s what got me into this mess.

Please, please, don’t let her be pregnant.

I hear the toilet flush and turn around.

“Here’s the stick, Riley. I’m going to sit down. Pregnancy is exhausting.”

She flops down on my couch while I stare at the stick, willing the line not to change.

But it does.

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I just want love. I just want to be loved.”

For us staunch fans of the Keatyn Chronicles this is a book NOT TO BE MISSED!! You know when you have been waiting for something for soooooo long and the author never gives it to you…she makes you wait…for like what seems a million books…it is so frustrating…but Jillian Dodd delivers in this book. One of the most anticipated scenes in this series finally happens and Jillian Dodd delivered it with absolute perfection!! I had tears of happiness and because I have lived these characters for so long it actually felt like I was present. Everything just pulled these characters together, from boots to ferris wheels. It truly was the epitome of PERFECT!!

“You and I are like a promise. A wish. Proof that luck and fate bring people together. Proof that true love can survive the kiln. I promise to be patient, to continue to build a strong foundation with you, and to live a life unscripted.”

This is my favourite book of the Keatyn Chronicles books with them as “grown-ups” and it will bring a lot of KC Addicts to their knees…in a good way.

But of course, not everything is perfect and it would not be a Jillian Dodd book without a little drama and in this book the drama falls to Riley and Dawson.

“Then I can go back to being what I was when I got here. Broke. And broken.”

Riley, Riley, Riley…he has been bringing the drama to the table since he matured, it just seems to follow him around at the moment. He has his reasons but Riley can be just too stubborn at times and it is totally infuriating!!! I have to say he kind of let me down in this book…I know he has his reasons blah blah blah but I am hoping he redeems himself. He wasn’t the Riley I know and love in this book.

Dawson has really matured and he needed to do so quickly. The love that he has for his girls brings you to your knees and with him you know his choices are always with those girls at the forefront of his mind. His relationship with Vanessa has always been a bit up and down and this book is no different, however, I hope that these two have finally turned a corner. Even though at first I thought that these two were an unusual pairing, they actually work and I cannot wait to see what happens with these two going forward.

“This is all I want. Your love. Your heart. Your faithfulness.”
“That’s good…because that’s about all I have to give.”

I adore this series and as I always say, I have lived my youth vicariously through these characters and now they are now grown up I feel like a proud parent looking in. I cannot wait to see what else Jillian has in store for these characters. I just hope that one character in particular gets her just desserts…mama bear is not happy.

“And based on the gentle tone of his voice, I know he’s talking to her. And we can’t have that.”

About the Author:

Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen contemporary romance novels, from the The Keatyn Chronicles and That Boy series to Vegas Love. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida. 

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