Friday, 17 April 2015


Title: If I Say Yes
Author: Brandy Jellum
Publication Date: April 2014 (Repub)
Series: Say Something, #1
Publisher: Booktrope

Elizabeth Lewis was the child of Hollywood’s darling couple, until her father murdered her mother. Six years later, she has traded her flashy, luxurious lifestyle for one of safe anonymity as a literary agent. With a different name and appearance, Liza Winter is living the life of her dreams—one where she’s known for who she is instead of what her father did. Except her apartment should be condemned, her car only starts when it wants, she hates the romance genre she has been assigned, and the CEO’s deliciously attractive nephew is out to ruin her carefully laid plans.

Reid Harder has never met an obstacle he couldn’t overcome. When his new position in the romance department comes with a benefit his uncle didn’t mention, he decides to wage a war against the intelligent, beautiful Liza to destroy every argument she has for turning him down. Still, the closer he gets to winning the prize, the more he realizes that the woman is keeping secrets that may endanger not just her life but his. Will Liza overcome her mistrust of Reid to reveal her secrets before he learns the truth and walks away? Or will a grudge-wielding apparition from her past make her the next deadly Hollywood headline?
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This is the first book that I have read from this author and I really enjoyed this book.

On the surface this book seems like a typical romance novel, but the story has lots of layers and was much more than your average read.

Liza has had a horrific past and has successfully hidden herself and reinvented herself over the last few years and is doing really well until she meets Reid, her new boss, who unknowingly, is bringing her back into the world that she has left behind.

Reid is an enigma, he is an intriguing character, you don't quite know his intentions and if he knows more than he lets on and there is no denying the chemistry between him and Liza.

There is a great twist to the story and I was gripped to my kindle, throughout these scenes.

This is a great read

If I Say No (Bk 2 - Cover) Title: If I Say No
Author: Brandy Jellum
Publication Date: December 2014
Series: Say Something, #2
Publisher: Booktrope

Reid Harder thought his life was seemingly perfect. He had the woman he loved and nothing could go wrong. The only exception comes in the form of his brother—Rhett. Set on revenge, his brother will stop at nothing to make Reid pay for his past mistakes. Teaming up with the FBI, Reid is determined to put an end to his brother once and for all. But sometimes, fate has other plans in store. His relationship with Liza is falling apart, enemies become friends, and family becomes his worst nightmare. With the future unknown, Reid must figure out a way to make amends with his past if he wants to move forward with his future.

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This book picks up from where the last left off.

This book is told from Reid's POV.

After the drama at the climax of the last book I didn't think that the author could pull this out of the bag but boy did she deliver.

This was like reading a different story with the previous characters, Who is Reid and Where has he come from? He is harbouring a lot of secrets and ones that he isn't ready to share with Liza, even though she kept secrets, and he knows how hard it was for him to wait for her to open up, he still can't tell Liza his deepest darkest secrets. 

This book reads like a good suspense/thriller type novel and I really enjoyed it and was a complete contrast to the previous book but it worked really well.

Author Pic Author Bio:
Brandy’s passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading, everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with.

Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Romance and Young Adult Fiction (which is mainly just for fun). At the beginning of 2014, Brandy signed a contract with publishing company Booktrope. She is very excited about the next chapter of her life and cannot wait to share her books and passion with readers. When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab, Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.
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