Series: Stupid Awesome Love #5
Release Date: July 25, 2019
With debt threatening to bury me, I have no choice but to fall back on my
mother’s lessons and marry a man for money. I’ve got an in with the wealthiest
bachelor in town, but I have to go through his Chief of Staff, Kai, before I
can even meet the Nilsson heir. Which sucks, because a long time ago Kai
promised to run away with me, then left me at the train station with no word.
I’m still not over it.
To my friends, I’m Kai. To the world at large, I’m Bobby Nilsson, mysterious
and reclusive heir to the Nilsson fortune. I inherit my parents’ money at the
end of the year under a single condition: A wife. There’s only one woman who
might be able to convince the world she loves me. The only problem? Celeste
doesn’t know that Kai and Nilsson are one and the same. Not to mention she
hates me. What’s a billionaire heir to do?
B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS
His facetiousness, which was once fun, has now turned biting. We’re on opposite
sides, no longer partners in crime.
nomenclature he prefers?”
patio doors. “The caterer is freaking out. She can’t find her late-night peanut
butter and jelly puff pastries.”
away from me. “Why would I know where the caterer’s puff pastries are?”
speaks very slowly, a thick New York accent peeking out.
back to you three times in a row. In unison.”
kitchen. Some of the overflow went there.”
of the man of the house, knows and has met his boss.”
arrange a meeting?”
hates. An easy life with no expectations.”
he would, the idea so outrageous and outdated. But I have my sources, and I
know Nilsson is as desperate as I am. I keep my expression neutral, unaffected
by his reaction.
composing himself, “inside that ballroom that want to provide what you’re
suggesting. What makes you think you have anything to offer? Your family
reputation is tarnished, thanks to that article. What advantage could you give
name and the privilege that brings. They want him at their side at galas,
showing him off like a fucking engagement ring or a puppy with a diamond
wants. Stay holed up in this mansion. Travel the world. Never see me, not once.
I’ll agree to anything he wants, as long as I get what I want.”
of a narrow looks.
us. Eventually he shrugs, acting nonchalant.
anything special to offer. You don’t know him, and he doesn’t
want just anyone.”
know what happened to him after his parents’ death, what made him the way he is
now. Maybe he’s disfigured or crippled or just really really shy. Maybe he’s a
drag queen by night, and he knows at least a quarter of the men and women in
there won’t give to his charities anymore if they discover his true self. I
don’t know why, and I don’t need to know. I don’t care. I want one thing.”
his permission or his acknowledgment.
dim light of the patio.
contract, a prenup, whatever he thinks necessary.”
makes me waver. Almost.
him and still holding a grudge.
“Nilsson will be in touch.”
sign seeing me has had any effect on him at all.
the ultimate delivery system for disillusionment.”
The alcohol burns and carbonation fills my lungs like balloons.
program finally succeed, and I survived a meeting with Kai.
novels. She has a major weakness for sappy cuddle moments as much as hot and
steamy sex scenes, and a penchant for writing snappy and sarcastic dialogue.
She loves romance that isn’t afraid to be awkward and uncouth, and thrives on
flawed characters with big hearts.
cats, Mercy and Eugene Fitzherbert, who should be very thankful she didn’t name
him frying pan. She is a proud functioning introvert and lover of all things
geeky. You can find her haunting the Twitter machine or posting pictures of her
ridiculous cats on Instagram.
|Ceri Grenelle is an interesting new to me author. When I came across the plot of “Unconditional You” the 5th book in the Stupid Awesome series I applied for an ARC and while doing that I was asked if I wanted to read any of the previous books in that series so I checked the plots.
And I learned that Ceri Grenelle is one of these authors where at least I have to really go with my feeling for the blurb – if I am not sure about that one – go with the Beatles and LET IT BE … BUT what does that say about the author? Well I guess I have to read the third book to confirm my thoughts but I really think that this author might have the crazy awesome ability to listen to the characters when writing their story. Which basically means that her writing style changes depending what the leads tell her while their story develops. I know how weird that sounds but believe me I have thought about it for several days and this is the only way to explain it … because at my hands I have two books that are that have connecting yet standalone stories with characters. They appear on and off in the books so their stories are close.
And Still I had a (very sorry) 2 Star book and a (must read) 5 star book directly following each other here in my hands – that is what I call a reading experience … crazy right ? So I was looking forward at that point to read the book that I originally applied for because its blurb was not only talking to me … no it was almost shouting at me.
And again I was right to trust my gut – this book was everything I hoped – expected and wished for. I was confirmed in my thoughts that the author really has a writing style that changes with the needs of the character …. From the first glimpse I got at Kai in the previous books I knew I had to read his story. The character never left me even weeks later I was constantly checking when the book might finally be available to read.
If you asked me to make a reading suggestion to you? I would tell you to read Bursting Out first because it will make you want to read this book so much …
When we get introduced the characters in “Bursting Out” I wasn’t sure what to think of Celeste but I was pretty sure I would love Kai’s character. So when we finally get to really meet them in “Unconditional You” there were revelations that explained a lot about how they came to be and I loved how their characters were growing in depth. I was surprised by some of the things that were revealed and I loved the plot from beginning to end especially because the plot was not a simple and easy one. The author really took time writing some twists and turns to make it memorable but again I think if you read book 4 before this it will leave an even deeper impression as the differences between the characters are more obvious. .
And really anything more about the plot I could tell you here that is not already mentioned in the blurb would be a spoiler that I would like to avoid at all cost
My recommendation? Even though you can read it as standalone – I suggest reading book 4 (also because it’s pretty awesome on its own) and then enjoy this one here – and I am pretty sure you will when you like the plot as mentioned in the blurb.