Wednesday, February 17, 2016

REVIEW: Ten Thousand Words by Kelli Jean

There’s danger that neither of them can escape.

Reclusive author, Xanthe Malcolm, likes her private and quiet life. However, when her wildly-popular series Paranormal Hunters gets picked up by a big-time publishing agency, she’s thrust into the limelight alongside sexy, photographer-turned-cover model, Oliver Fairfax. Upon meeting, the chemistry between the quirky writer and arrogant model quickly intensifies, creating a steamy page-turner of events made for romance novels.

Then comes the plot twist.

Xanthe has secrets that have kept her bound to silence.

And the truth has Oliver questioning every unspoken word.

5+++ Xanthe Love Stars

This is one of those profound books that takes your breathe away. A totally new author for me, and I've sworn to try some new authors this year. Although Kelli Jean isn't new she is to me. Sometimes I like to read smutty reads, other times I love to read short and sweet reads, I can enjoy angsy reads and then there are times I want PURE GOLD, a book that takes me places, takes me to the Unknown to a place where I can dream and where it gives real depth into the story so I truly know all characters involved. Yeh this is that book...

So what's it about?
Xanthe is a fantasy erotic author under a pen name keeping her identity secret she's very quiet, introverted to the world yet she has a close knit bunch of friends and family around her. Still she keeps herself secret until she decides to become known and show her face for the new book that's just been released. Plus she wants to meet her Donovan (hero) in her book come to life for her readers. Except her first meet with Oliver doesn't go as planned. Ollie is Donovan on that cover and he's also a photographer and model in his work. So he's well known in the public eye, he is also a ladies man! He is known for his manwhore ways among the public eye. But Xanthe gives him the benefit of the doubt and let's him in, gets to know him and finds herself in the process..

"I've never felt this way about anyone either," she said, her voice barely above a whisper. "I want nothing more than to hand you everything that I am."

Do you judge a book by its cover? (I'm a book whore) so I'd say sometimes I do and it's easy to do that right? Yet Ollie sees what Xanthe is, her true character, how beautiful she really is. In many ways these pair aren't fit you could say that, yet beauty is what's underneath and in the most weirdish way these two fit together perfectly.

"Xanthe was a Pandora's box of wonderment."

I'd say though Ollie knew what he wanted from get go, and Xanthe knew love so they learnt from each other gradually over time and became each other's half.

The Special moments
What I loved though was that Ollie was all MANNNN he knew his body well and when they got down to it boy did his Alpha ways come out. And then that unleashed Xanthes sublime character, gah those moments were intense, raw and beautiful.

"My home. My true self. My reflection. My everything."

The only thing I suppose that I had a problem with was the length, in longer books you can get bored and breakdown of communication can occur. So there were the lulls and the highs. But you got to see them learn their ways, struggle, laugh, enjoy, and above all love.

Would I recommended this.. Yes 100% yes I highlighted the whole damn book, the way the author explained things, how one chapter leaded to the next. It really was a page turner and I'm heading for a book hanger I don't really have time for LOL.

Just know this, this book is a standalone contemporary romance but it is also a good set up for books to come. This is giving us a look into where Kelli is taking the rest of the series.. So yes you can read it as a standalone but I'm really looking forward to where Kelli's going with this and from what I've read and seen so far eeeek I'm jumping up and down at the thought.. #JustSaying.

Take the plunge guys and read it.

Katy Xo

ARC generously gifted in exchange for an honest review

Born and raised in Miami, Kelli Jean traded the tropical heat for the arctic. Now she deals with twenty-four hour daylight in the summer, zero sunlight in the winter, and believes the Northern Lights make up for the mind-boggling amount of ice and snow she has to put up with for seven months out of the year. She’s surrounded by mountains and ocean and sheep, and claims her bizarre sense of humor is what keeps her sane.
The insane don’t know they’re insane.
Kelli uses her imagination to create worlds she can escape to from the mundane tasks of everyday life, such as washing the damn dishes and vacuuming up Legos off the floor—and don’t get her started on the mad amount of cat hair on the end of the couch. She gave up on that a long time ago. When the household goes to sleep at night, she writes down everything that happened in her head while doing such tedious chores. But she enjoys living in her own head, so that’s pretty cool.
Technology terrifies her. She can barely turn on a computer, and was completely shocked when she’d actually written a book on one. To this day, she has no explanation for this baffling mystery. It took her three years to realize she can take screen shots of messages and pictures of bearded, tattooed men with her phone. Now that she’s mastered this task, her phone is slowly dying, and she’s nervous that she’s going to have to buy a new one and it will take her another three years to learn how to use it.

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