Monday, October 17, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: Black Swan Affair by K.L. Kreig

Black Swan Affair
by K.L. Kreig
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 17th, 2016


I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.
The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop.

Killian Shepard.

We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into a woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life.

He’d be back.
He was always meant to be mine.

He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me.

So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do.
I got my revenge.
I married his brother, Kael.
Now we’re one big happy fucking family.


About the author:

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, I’m a raving bitch. 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).

My review:

This story will hold you close then throw you away just to pick you up again to never let you go.

This is not your typical fairytale where the girl gets the boy she loves. It’s about losing the person you love the most and letting yourself be picked up into your friend’s arms who shows you what selfless and unconditional love truly means.

The Story:
Maverick has always loved Killian but when he suddenly married her sister, her world stood upside down. Now Mave is married to Kael, Killian’s brother, even though she believes to be unworthy of his love because she’s still helplessly in love with Killian while Kael’s love for Mave is pure, selfless and unconditional and he deserves someone to love him equally.

Will their marriage survive her feelings for Killian? Can Kael be enough for her? Or will there ever be a time where she and Killian will be together? Can this family ever be in a room together without the palpable tension that’s threatening to burst at any moment?!

Maverick was not someone I liked from the beginning but I got to like her more and more after a while. She had to deal with her broken heart while being a newlywed to someone she always just saw as a good friend and now she had to act like she loved her husband as much as she secretly loved his brother.

This story was told in dual POVs and switched with each chapter between past and present. The writing was just perfect and captured me with every word. I absolutely loved this book from the very beginning until the end and while I normally would have rushed through the story I actually took my time and let the words pull my emotions in every possible direction.
I was in love, I learned to hate and loath, I had butterflies in my belly, I was sad and angry, I wanted to cry and roll up into a ball, I wanted to scream and yell, I was disappointed, I was desperate, I was hopeful, and in the end I just felt emotionally bereft.

I don’t actually know what to think about the ending, if I like it or not. I am torn because I’m an HEA kind of girl and in a love triangle there’s always someone who gets left behind. It's like being happy and sad all at once especially because Kael and Killian were so different yet so similar and I couldn’t have chosen between those two. Even though this was not my first love-triangle story it will possibly be my last because I just can’t deal with those life changing decisions anymore.

I don't want to say anything else about this book because I believe it's best that you go in knowing as little as possible to get the full experience. I was as clueless as Mave about the decisions that people made in this story and I was anxious for all the loose ends to finally tie up in the end.

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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