Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Love (The Keatyn Chronicles #12), by Jillian Dodd

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.

4.5 out of 5 stars

I have to admit as soon as I got notification this installment was loaded onto my kindle I wasted zero time sitting down and diving right in. I loved it! Seriously, it was a very well written, fun, happily ever after for ALL of our favorite and even not so favorite characters. I even found myself smiling and enjoying the conclusion to Shelby's story line and for the last several books I pretty much hated her! 

We have watched Keatyn and her friends grow and mature. We've been there through all their ups and downs, good decisions and all their really horrible ones. I've enjoyed every single page of this series and I'm genuinely sad it's over. 

Love is more than just a romantic feeling between two people, it's also found in the bond between family and friends, especially when those friends are as close if not closer than family.  It's all encompassing. It's sacrifice and selfless. Sometimes it's big gestures and other times is the every day small details and this book captures them all.  I think it's why I've constantly gotten sucked in and can never put the books down until I've read to the end.

Yes I wish we could have seen a little bit more of Riley's HEA but I also think we got enough and can you our imaginations to fill in the rest because we know him so well!  The Keatyn Chronicles will probably also be one of my most favorite guilty pleasures and I encourage everyone to let themselves get sucked into this incredibly fun and addicting series!

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