Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Found Underneath (Finding Me #2) by KL Kreig



"KL Kreig nailed it! The perfect heart-stopping ending to a fantastic duet, Found Underneath is everything you hope it will be and so much more!" ~ KL Grayson, USA Today Bestselling Author

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Book Description:

It began as a ruse.

Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on. 

Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.

I found her. 

My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.

I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things. 

Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us. 

In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.

I may very well lose the only woman I've ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.

*warning: 18+ only. Contains foul language, explicit sex and a hot alpha (or two, or three). NOTE: This is NOT a standalone. It’s the conclusion to LOST IN BETWEEN, which MUST be read first.


Buy Links:

Amazon CA: goo.gl/w3gTMo 
Amazon AU: goo.gl/vsEIa9 
iBooks: goo.gl/iYzZxs 

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“We all love and lose. It’s a sad fact of life. But we can choose to hold on to the loss itself or to the love that came before it. All this time I’ve chosen wrong.”

After finishing Lost In Between, I was salivating for this book. I had patiently waited and as soon my scheduled permitted I dived into this one with gusto. Found Underneath continues where Lost In Between finished and there is no time to take a breath, because this book starts as it means to go on…rollercoaster…twists and turns galore which I loved and never saw coming but more importantly a romance that grabbed a hold of my heart and never let go. Man, these two…seriously…one of my favourite book couples ever. This is testament to KL Kreig’s exceptional writing talent, because these two became real, I lived their journey, I breathed it but most importantly I loved it.

“I think if I had woken you, I would have lost myself in you, Willow.”
“Maybe you can find yourself in me, instead.”

Willow and Shaw may not have started with pure romantic intentions but the heart wants who the heart wants, and these two, their hearts only beat for one and other. The more and more this story progressed the more that this became apparent. Their connection was tangible, never once did I believe that these two wouldn’t make it. The chemistry between these two was seriously off the charts and the scenes between these two left me fanning myself and some much-needed freezer time for my kindle. KL Kreig delivered that character connection with such intensity and ferocity that my emotions were all over the place, tears of happiness, tears of sadness, but no matter what these characters felt, I felt it too.

“But the fact still remains that professing our love only adds layers of complexity to this already convoluted mess and for once, I don’t know what to do about it.”

KL Kreig’s writing style is one that I gelled with from the very first book, her books are incredibly easy to read and the pages turn freely and this one was no different. The pacing was perfect and the story flowed with ease and felt like a natural progression. Nothing felt forced, plot lines were well explained and delivered and KL Kreig remained true to her characters.

“I love you, but I’m not sure that’s enough.”

As I said above, Shaw and Willow are one of my favourite couples ever, it’s hard to explain, I just felt like I was watching friends fall in love, I related to these two on a personal level and became a part of their journey. It was intense, it wasn’t always plain sailing, but what relationships are? It is just whether the couple have the strength and belief in what they have to navigate those choppy seas.

“In them, I saw absolutely nothing…But in you, Willow, I see a blank page I want to fill with color and memories, light and laughter. I want to pack page after page with the story of our life, and I’ve never wanted that before.”

The change in Shaw was overwhelming, from serial manwhore to a man literally debilitated by love and it was one affliction that this man grabbed with both hands. While some mens stories feel unbelievable or forced, I actually felt this one and with every scene where this man is pouring his heart out, words that had never crossed his lips before, my heart swelled with pride, like a mum being proud of her kid. I adored Shaw.

“…but in you, Willow Blackwell, I’m not lost at all. In you, I have finally found my reason for existing. You epitomize graceful strength and quiet courage. You are different because I’m in love with every last piece of you. The scared, the scarred, and the sacred. I think I love those the most, the sacred parts you haven’t shared yet because I know when you eventually do they will mean even more to me than the extraordinary gift of your name.”

Willow is such a strong character, I adored her. She has had such a tough life and yet she battles on regardless. Willow takes the rough with the smooth and yet still keeps that smile pasted. Her propensity to forgive and just to give a piece of herself to those that need it was humbling and just made me adore her all the more. Willow’s inability to share her emotions was understandable, her hesitance and reluctance to trust justifiable, she just hadn’t met anyone worthy…until Shaw. Willow was just a woman shaped by her past and now it was up to her to let Shaw in and reshape her future.

“Don’t squander the gift Charles Blackwell gave you. Make my father proud.”

This was a fantastic conclusion, it was hot, seriously hot, it was angsty but not overly so, all wrapped up with an abundance of feels and emotions that ticked all my boxes. I didn’t want to leave these characters behind. The epilogue was perfection and now I am itching for Noah’s story...best friend, loyal, partner in crime and business, but most of all, he is still single. His brother in arms may be off the market, but he certainly isn’t…or is he? Bring it on KL Kreig, pretty please!!



Other Book in Series:

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Lost in Between

About the Author:

As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption. Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing). 


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