Blog Tour: Sunny Shelly Reviews Aftereffects, by L.J. Greene

L.J. Greene
Publication date: October 8th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

What could be more terrifying than falling in love with the person who is your good place? Maybe realizing just a smidge too late that there can be dire consequences to becoming your best friend’s lover.

The lives of Keir Stevens and Selene Georgiou serendipitously collide mid-span on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, one jarring step ahead of fate. He’s a temporary transplant from Seattle; she’s facing the biggest career opportunity of her life. They have no notion of the common thread that connects them.

As they come to discover they share a similar adversity, their relationship evolves from a fun and frivolous infatuation with nowhere to go into a true friendship with sincerity, humor, and respect at its heart.

It’s awfully hard not to fall in love with that – even if you’re pretty darn certain you shouldn’t.

But when love and friendship suffer their own devastating collision – their interests brutally conflicting – the consequences of blurring the lines between the two suddenly become real. In the end, which one will be the stronger? And more importantly, can either survive?

AFTER EFFECTS is a standalone dual POV adult contemporary romance about the things we choose in life out of all the things that are beyond our choosing – a tale of love and friendship, of time and how we spend it, and of the inner wars that ultimately show us what really matters.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Every decision, every action, has an after effect. This book marvelously explores how a chance encounter between Keir and Selene changes everything for the two of them, and how the consequences of all of their actions impacts them.

They meet when they are both at a crossroads in their lives — Stuck between the past and the future. There is an immediate connection between them and from that forms a wonderful friendship. A friendship that they both rely on immensely. But when you begin to realize that you are falling in love with your best friend, is it worth crossing that line, blurring those boundaries, for the chance at something more amazing?

This story had me tied in knots. Both Keir and Selene knew their relationship had an expiration date, and they just couldn’t come to terms with join to work around that. Until they do… because Aftereffects has a wonderful HEA and I was so happy to get to that last page after traveling this journey with this couple!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Author Bio:

Romance author, obsessive multi-tasker, California native, music lover with no apparent musical talent, travel enthusiast, and cheese connoisseur.

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4 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Sunny Shelly Reviews Aftereffects, by L.J. Greene

  1. Hi Shelly, Thank you so very much for reading and reviewing Aftereffects! I’m so happy you were a part of my tour! And I’m totally with you – Keir and Selene get one of my very favorite HEAs ever. The most amazing thing about writing an HEA is that you usually begin a novel with only a vague idea of how it will end – a few bits of dialogue, maybe a general idea of a circumstance. And it’s so exhilarating when your drafting of the manuscript finally catches up to those lines that you’ve been hearing in your head for months. But I will say that this particular HEA was very character driven. It took even me by surprise. 🙂 And even though I’ve read it now more times than I can count, it still stops me short and leaves me smiling. Thanks so much for pointing that out in your review! And thank you also for posting to Goodreads. These reviews are the lifeblood of indie writers like me. I can’t tell you how much they help to give us a voice. If you could, I’d love for you to post to Amazon and/or any other channel you like. Warm regards, LJ


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