Sunny Shelly’s Review: Warrior Blue, by Kelsey Kingsley

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Title: Warrior Blue

Author: Kelsey Kingsley

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Artist: Danny Manzella

Universal Buy Link: http://mybook.to/warriorblue 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48052368-warrior-blue

 

BLURB

Blake Carson can’t afford to have a life. Between working full-time as a tattoo artist and caring for his disabled twin brother Jacob, his plate is more than full – and he prefers it that way.

But his meticulous planning is turned on its head when he meets the upbeat and beautiful Audrey Wright and her butterfly tattoo.

Now, through a complicated maze of coincidence and fate, Blake begins to question if maybe there could be more to his life than just work and Jacob.

That is, if the guilt doesn’t eat him alive first.

With the help of Dr. Vanessa Travetti and a girl he doesn’t think he deserves, can Blake convince himself that even the bad guy deserves a happy ending?

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EXCERPT

“Hey, Blake,” Audrey answered, a smile in her voice.

“Hey.”

“This is the second time you’ve called me in three days.”

“You’re keeping count?”

She scoffed lightheartedly. “Duh. I mean, I might be a grown woman, but deep down, I’m still a girl who has it pretty bad for this really hot guy.”

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I don’t know what to say about this book other than it is absolutely fantastic. I thought Kelsey’s Forget The Stars was a great male-centric story. But Chad has nothing on Blake.

Blake is so riddled with guilt, and lives a pretty miserable existence. He’s not even living, just existing. He spends every minute he can taking care of his disabled twin, and because he is responsible for Jake’s injury, Blake feels like he’s not worthy of good things like love or happiness. His parents have not made the last twenty something years easy for Blake, and the family friction takes on a life of its own, almost becoming another character altogether.

That all changes when Audrey walks into his shop, asking for Blake to give her the same tattoo he once gave her sister. Blake only does original pieces, but he breaks his own rule this one time and it sends him on a fantastic journey of love, self-reflection, Faith, forgiveness, and unravels an incredible web of fate and destiny that extends way beyond Blake and Audrey’s relationship.

Warrior Blue is not a lighthearted romance. It’s gritty and raw and emotional and difficult to read at times. But it is fan-freaking-static and the bar is set hella high for the rest of the books I read in 2020.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

AUTHOR BIO

Kelsey Kingsley is the author of ten novels. She lives in New York with her family and a cat named Ethel. She loves tattoos, music, makeup, and Frasier reruns. Kelsey is a Slytherin. She curses a lot, and she fucking hates cheese. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Website: http://www.kelseykingsley.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kelswritesstuff

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kelswritesstuff

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kelseykingsley

BookBub: http://www.bookbub.com/profile/kelsey-kingsley

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/c3K409

 

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