Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Heidi McLaughlin - Blow review

First off, I COULDN'T put this book down! Holy cow.  I was addicted to this book, like Bodhi was addicted to coke. It was an intense look at the destruction and addiction to drugs for someone to go through.  You know that show, Intervention? Yeah, the one you can't look away from when you start watching. That was this book.  Bodhi's life had been spiraling out of control for a while until his dad stepped in.  To Bodhi, for once in his life his dad cared. He put him in a safe place to detox.  This was as much of a journey of Bodhi quitting the drugs, as it was a way to expel all demons in his life and confront the people and the truths of his childhood.  Along the way, he met Kimberly.  She was a breath of fresh air and helped him on his path of the straight and narrow.  Despite everything, they couldn't deny the chemistry any longer and soon things heated up with them. They have a hard path to go down but their story was realistic, sad, scary and all things you can imagine would be involved in the path of recovery.  I recommend this read! 

*ARC received from NetGalley for my honest review*

Blow: A Virtuous Paradox Novel by [McLaughlin, Heidi]

Meet the complicated men behind the sexiest boy band in America! In Blow, the start of an emotionally charged series from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, an insatiable heartthrob gets blinded by the spotlight—and learns to fight for love.

Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, girls. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie is the son of Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the boy band Virtuous Paradox, his star shoots even higher. But so do expectations, leading Bodhi down a destructive path of addiction—until a drop-dead gorgeous guardian angel shows him her sizzling brand of tough love.

When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Although he’s enjoyed the company of beautiful, charming women before, none of them have tried to get to know the “real” Bodhi. But Kimberly isn’t fazed by his stardom. She’d rather go horseback riding, teach Bodhi to play guitar, or ask him about his feelings. Soon Bodhi realizes he’s fallen head over heels for her. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect what they have from all the pressures and temptations of the outside world.

Praise for Blow

“Heidi McLaughlin never disappoints. Blow is a sexy, forbidden love story about the dark side of fame, addiction, and finding the light at the end of the tunnel. I couldn’t put it down.”—Nicole Jacquelyn, author of Unbreak My Heart

“Heidi McLaughlin’s Blow is a beautifully romantic story of redemption and triumph—fame at its darkest, but humanity at its brightest.”—Sarah Robinson, author of the Kavanagh Legends series

“Blow will absolutely blow you away. Scorching-hot chemistry woven into a very poignant story of addiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

“Blow will be your newest addiction! Real and raw, Heidi McLaughlin delivers another emotional hit!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets series

“I was in no way prepared for how much I was going to enjoy and be impacted by this story. I found myself searching for extra minutes in my day to sneak in reading, even if only to absorb a few pages.”—Renee Dyer, author of Waking Up

“I found I couldn’t put this new series by Heidi [McLaughlin] down. I give it five stars. I can’t wait for the next in this heart-shattering new series.”—Books & Boys Book Blog

“The connection between the two characters is almost immediate and their chemistry is explosive. Several scenes had me cussing at my kindle, and several had me crying. A very good read!”—FMR Book Grind

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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