Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Review Tour - THE INVITATION by Vi Keeland is Now Available:


My review...

Reviewer Notes: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


4 Stars!
...had me seriously catching the butterflies.

The Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this read! Hudson and Stella just clicked! They were fun and exciting and the story itself was full of romance and swoon! I already want to reread it...

How it begins...
Stella and her friend Frasier decide to crash an uppity wedding, and in the process, Stella meets a handsome... jerk. The whole meet-cute was delightfully entertaining, and Hudson immediately stole the show with his intense eyes and sophisticated style. In the first few pages, I could tell Stella would be a great character, full of quirks and adorable weirdness. I wasn’t wrong. I loved her.

The characters...
This book has fantastic character building, showing us capable, honest, and loveable characters with interesting backstories—and, of course, great bad guys who were fun to hate. The mains were sexy and likable. I appreciated the little extras the author added to her characters. The writing on the fruit, the diaries, the fact Stella could sniff a random object and pinpoint its exact scent and composition... it was all so much fun to read.

The twist...
Throughout the book, there’s a buildup to the conflict, which the author shows through a few flashbacks. It’s not unexpected, but it’s totally unique and had me completely glued to the pages to find out how it was all going to work out. The plot turns were fun and different. I just loved them.

The story...
I love Vi Keeland. She writes great stories. This one is probably one of my favorites by her. It was an easy read that had me chasing those delicious little tummy flutters you get when something exciting is happening. The story was flirty and charming with a slow build from enemies-to-friends-to-lovers, all with a sexual tension that had me seriously catching the butterflies.

Overall, this was an entertaining, engaging, ROMANTIC read that I completely enjoyed. It’s exactly what I needed as my first book of 2021 to wash away these uncertain days for a few gratifying hours.


Title: The Invitation
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2021

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city. 

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on.  He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts. 

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at.  But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was.  You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night.  I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail. 

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.  

Take one guess who found it?  

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



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