Author: Kandi Steiner
Publication Date: April 10, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Rating: 5 Stars!
Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.
She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.
Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her.
Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost.
He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn’t see coming is his need to know who put them there — or his desperation to mend them.
Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.
Kandi sure knows how to write an emotionally taxing novel that brings out all of your introspective thoughts and connects you to her characters in a way that has you pondering your own life. Honestly, when I am looking for clarity in my books, I turn to Kandi Steiner because she just has a way of looking at life that is eye opening.
Revelry is about two broken people who are trying to grieve for their past life in order to move forward with their future. Wren is reeling from the emotional damage her ex-husband left her in and is trying to find herself again. I really connected with Wren and her need to be alone in order to figure herself out. It was beautiful watching Wren overcome her struggles and shed these layers of self doubt.
Anderson has blamed himself for an accident that was not his fault for years. He is filled with hatred and self loathing. He gets up, goes to work, comes home, and goes to bed only to do it all again the next day. His world is shaken awake the moment he puts his eyes on her. He finds himself craving her presence and wanting to be a part of life again.
Wren and Anderson were filled with so much anguish, yet they both held so much hope that the other was going to be the one to pull them to shore. They had a truly beautiful story and were exactly what the other one needed. My favorite thing about these two were their willingness to put in the work to both make their dreams come true and love each other through it. They were inspiring and so refreshing. I absolutely loved their story and how it played out because it was perfection. Once I finished the book, I immediately went and downloaded the extended epilogue boxset so I could see where they ended up and it was my favorite!
Rating: 5 Stars!