Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review & Giveaway ~*~ If I Say Yes by Brandy Jellum

If I Say Yes
Say Something #1
By: Brandy Jellum
Released May 20th, 2014

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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Review ~ 
I'm really torn about this review.  I found the writing style of Brandy Jellum right up my alley and am interested to see what she comes up with next.  Yet I really couldn't connect with the characters in this one most of the time. 

If I Say Yes has distinctive characters that you will remember after reading, but they may not be loveable or even likable most of the time.  It's a fine line and I have to honestly say it wasn't an investment in the characters that kept me reading it was the writing style plain and simple.

If you like a romance with a little suspense and some unexpected twists and turns, check this one out.  It's not your typical story, and the way Ms. Jellum weaves the plot around will make you wonder what road she is going to follow next. 

Author Info
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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