Thursday, 3 March 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ Across the Hall by Kylie Walker

Kylie Walker 

Across The Hall 

February 24, 2016

Book Description:

Jude Falken has just been released from prison on good behavior. 

He's hot as hell, owns one of the largest fashion empires & has women coming and going day and night. 

A delivery girl that shows up at his loft leaves him intrigued. 

She's gorgeous, shy & totally off limits. 

She's his best friends little sister. 

Jude knows better, he swore he wouldn't go there. 


After returning from a year long internship in Paris, Jillian Warren is back in her hometown of Manhattan and steering clear of men. 

Her new neighbor has her curious, wanting to know more. Her roommate & brother keeps telling her stay away but she can't. 

As their worlds collide, Jillian soon finds out there is a darker side to Jude and she will soon be fighting her own emotions and memories of the one man she left in Paris. 

Her past will soon catch up with her. She will be forced to decide. 

Big brother's best friend or the hurtful memories of her past in Paris.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

I first read Kylie Walker a few months ago with her book House of Paine that I really enjoyed and it was the synopsis of this book that drew me in. The potential this book had was for a great story and while the author gave it a great shot it didn’t quite wow me.

Jude Falken was holed up in his new apartment for a month on parole, he had been incarcerated for two years for involuntary manslaughter and had to spend one month under house arrest before he was free to go. Jude was by no means your average convicted felon. He was head of a fashion empire and had been acting in self defense when tragedy struck for him, leaving his good name and reputation forever tarnished.

Jillian Warren lives across the hall from Jude Falken with her brother who just so happens to have been Jude’s best friend from college. Jillian is also into fashion and has just finished her internship in Paris. Having just got back to the States she needs to find herself a job and to get over the broken heart that she left behind.

These two have fashion in common and a best friend/brother who has sworn them both off the other, but when Jillian and Jude meet there is obvious chemistry but will they succumb to temptation or will they heed everyone’s warnings?

I liked the way that Kylie Walker interwove a little mystery and suspense into this book as well as adorning us with Jude and Jillian’s blossoming relationship. It seems that many paths are connected and just when you think you really know someone, you actually don’t. Money and power has a means of changing the most trust worthy people and this is brought to the forefront in Across the Hall.

I loved Jude, he was a great character, who stood up for what he believed in and especially who he believed in. He had been through hell and yet he came out of it relatively unscathed and was still a lovely guy through and through. Jillian was a bit harder to warm up to for me, her flip flopping emotions were annoying at times and I just wanted her to stick to her guns. For me though, what let this book down was character connection. I didn’t feel it, I wanted that intensity, the deep and meaningful and I just felt that the author skirted around this and didn’t reflect it in her writing. It had great potential but just didn’t quite hit the spot. None the less, I enjoyed the book though.

About the Author:

A true Canadian at heart, although I love to travel anywhere warm. I am a book addict, coffee addict, a wine addict and a writer! 

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