Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Release Day Review ~ Love (Keatyn Chronicles #12) by Jillian Dodd

LOVE by Jillian Dodd is LIVE!!!!
The final conclusion to The Keatyn Chronicles

Book Description:

From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the last book in the addictive Keatyn Chronicles series. Discover a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters set in a glittering celebrity world. Fans of reality TV will devour this pulse-pounding, sexy Hollywood drama.

Follow the lives and loves of those who work at Captive Films:

Riley Johnson -- Captive Films' CEO and millionaire playboy is hot, privileged, and seriously single. He's got it all--a brand new jet, exotic cars, a luxury penthouse, and a different aspiring actress (or two) in his bed every night. His life is perfect until the only girl he ever loved walks back into it, causing him to wonder if he truly has it all.

Keatyn Douglas -- Hollywood's sweetheart and owner of Captive Films leads a chaotic, glamorous life. But running a successful film studio, writing scripts, and her own acting career leave little time for the things she dreams of, like marrying the man she loves and having babies. When drama starts at work, she may decide to give it all up for life out of the fast lane.

Dawson Johnson -- The dark and dreamy marketing consultant joins Captive to escape his past. For the last two years, his sole focus has been on caring for his adorable daughters after tragedy struck their lives. He comes to Captive looking for a fresh start and, if all goes well, he might find a lot more than that in Hollywood.

Knox Daniels -- Considered the sexiest man alive by a certain magazine, the sentiment is echoed by the actor's adoring fans. While romance abounds in the roles he plays, he's convinced he'll never find his own happily ever after--until he meets a woman who just might change that. 

Shelby Benson -- The beautiful cocktail waitress and wanna-be actress struggles to make ends meet. A chance encounter with Riley Johnson is her lucky break and the golden ticket to everything she's ever dreamed of--fame, power, money, sex, and love.

Written soap-opera style with multiple points of view, you can expect lots of drama, sex, and tabloid-worthy events.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Even Keats speaks of chaos.
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.”

This review is incredibly bittersweet. I have been an avid fan of this series for over five years, I began my journey with these characters back in 2012 and have seen them morph from teens trying the find their place in the world to adults embracing love and starting families. I feel like their mum as I have watched them grow and am now gutted that my time with them has come to an end. Love, is the final book in the Keatyn Chronicles series and Jillian Dodd gives them a worthy send off. The Keatyn Chronicles has been one heck of a drama filled ride, written like a soap opera, Jillian Dodd ties everything up neatly, but please excuse me while I go and grieve.

“…love is the ultimate luxury, and I want to wrap myself in our love and wear it forever.”

This book continues to follow Keatyn, Aiden, Riley, Dawson, Dallas, Knox, Vanessa, Ariela et al on the final leg of their journey. Keatyn and Aiden were well on the way to their happy ever after, but for the others, there were still a few balls to juggle. Riley has been the source of my biggest grievance throughout the last few books, it seems he just didn’t want to grow up and while in this book some of the decision making was taken away from him, he had already battled through his own thoughts and feelings to finally man up and take the reins, he was somewhat redeemed.

“Having sex is like playing cards. If you don’t have a good partner, you damn well better have a good hand.”

This book though was all about family and Jillian Dodd really brought her characters their happy ever after while surrounded by the love that matters the most, family and of course friends. Even though these characters have been friends since school, they have morphed into their own family and everyone had each other’s backs. Decisions are made with everyone else in mind and whether that is true in the real world, didn’t matter, because this was Keatyn’s world and only the best made it through.

“…when you surround yourself with the people you love, great things can happen.”

This was the perfect fairy-tale ending and while in all probability someone should have failed, I was glad they all got what they wanted, what they deserved and what mattered to them the most. Albeit I was a bit peeved that one character seemingly did a complete one-eighty even though I thought she was completely irredeemable. But alas, I hope karma bites her on the ass in the future that I have lined up for her in my head.

“…it’s not where you’ve been that matters; it’s where you end up that does.”

Alas, I had tears by the end as my time with them came to a close. It has been one heck of a ride, I have become a fictional grandma multiple times, I have been at multiple weddings, award ceremonies and even a funeral. But what I will take away the most is the life that I have lived vicariously through these characters, where money is no object, fashion is rife and failure is never an option. #ifly

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