Book one by Brandi kennedy-fat chance: Fat Chance by Brandi Kennedy was a great book and an awesome way to get you interested in the rest of the Kingsley Family series. Cassaundra is like a lot of us, unhappy with her plus size status only she’s really struggling to deal with it and her personal family history. She starts seeing a shrink (which she totally loves) but finds love in the waiting room instead. As she gains confidence over those who surround her, at what price is she going to pay? And Mr. Wonderful? Obviously he’s seeing the same shrink so why is he there? When Cassaundra finds out, can she deal with the truth? Ms. Kennedy writes in a very user-friendly way of reading. She makes the main character so relatable for us plus size women with confidence problems. She writes in a way that is totally relatable and believable. She pulls you into Cassandra’s world and sends you on her personal journey. You really start to feel like you ARE Cassaundra as the book sucks you in. Great book and would highly recommend it! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
prescription for love-book two by brandi kennedy: Prescription for Love was book 2 in the Kingsley Series by Brandi Kennedy. It was excellent and drew you in right from the beginning and held you all the way through the end. Cameron, despite her distaste for marriage, owns the town’s wedding planning business. She’s seen the same people come and go through her business which has made her cynical yet her parents have a great marriage so you would think that would mellow her out…but no. When she’s set up by her sisters to meet a new man, will he be all he seems? Will she keep him or will her cynicism get in her way? This book 2 was even better than book 1 and I didn’t think that was possible. Ms. Kennedy writes in a manner that you are made to feel like the main character and move through the story with her seamlessly. I really enjoyed this book as it hit home a little for me. I was sucked in and had a hard time putting it down. Can’t wait to move on to book 3. I won this book in an event and was asked to give an honest review which I have provided.
Wrestling harmony by brandi kennedy-book three Ms. Kennedy creates great romance stories and covers real life issues women suffer with in everyday life! Harmony has spent her life, sacrificing so much to become an Olympic Gymnast. Finally ready, she’s in her 20’s and those around her make it clear she’s past her prime in the sport. They encourage her to start coaching but it ends up being kids she’s reduced to. After meeting Xander, one of the kids’ Uncles, neither one can see the underlying desire burning for the other. With a little help from friends, they are pushed together. Can they really find love in each others’ arms? Ms. Kennedy is an excellent Author. She weaves these wonderfully charming romance books. She covers issues that women have as if it were hers personally but every woman reader can relate to. You are sucked in from the beginning with thoughts of hopelessness and then hope returns for the romance. She really brings a real element of romance to her books as well. I would highly recommend this book.
Here's a great review for More than friends (book four) by Brandi kennedy: More Than Friends was an amazing tale. Ms. Kennedy is at her best as usual! Michael Kingsley, who, after his wife left him for ‘no reason’ owns his own mechanic shop but starts to become an alcoholic. He’s got a best friend named Renee and after his mother has a car accident, mom makes an observation she shares with her son. She sees that there’s a possibility that Renee is actually looking for more with him based on her actions. Something Michael never thought about before. See what happens when he starts to look at her differently. Ms. Kennedy writes in such a way that is relatable, captivating and romantic. As the last (so far) of the Kingsley series, I am left wanting more from her and this series. She always makes me feel, while reading her books, like I am a fly on the wall INSIDE the story. I’m sucked in from the beginning and before I know it, the book is over. Her writing is fluid, she creates great characters and ones you come to love. I would highly recommend this book. A+++!! **This book was given to me for an honest review**
****I had to amazing pleasure of reading the below book. Please get it and read it as it's awesome. Here's my review:The book The Undeparted by Deborah Palumbo was FANTASTIC! It’s a must read! Put this on your read list as it won’t disappoint you, I promise. I bought it after I met the author and she was really down to earth and a great person. I bought the book because it has vampires in it and I love vampires. What I found was a magnificently woven storyline with fully developed characters (in just 184 pages people) and it was left open for the sequel which is always an excellent choice for an author.
The book follows a young woman named Cassandra who has a great job, a best friend that works with her and her absolutely wonderful boyfriend Mike, who just happens to be a cop. Unfortunately, their work shifts are opposite so they don’t see much of each other. When Cassandra comes home and is attacked, she fights back but eventually looses. She is taken to a castle (while she was knocked out) and meets a mysterious man named Quentin. The man that attacked her was there as well but it was very obvious that Quentin was running the show. He was amazed that Cassandra had been bitten by Christian and had been able to resist his venom and stay alive. Quentin decided he’d make it his mission to make Cassandra come to him. Sure, he could seduce her with his vampire powers but he wanted her to want him the traditional way. He released her after knocking her out again and she woke up in her own bed. At first she thought it was a dream but after another visit by Quentin she knew it was not. She tries to tell Mike and her best friend but they shrug her off. Quentin is relentless throughout the story to gain her love. He is persistent and makes choices based on Cassandra’s actions. In the end, a stunning turn of events is revealed and Cassandra finds the preconception she had made of Quentin could possibly be wrong after all.
This book makes you fall in love with the characters immediately but leaves Quentin a mysterious character. It alters a person’s premonition of vampires and society. The author has woven such a web that it leaves you questioning all the things you think you ever knew about vampires. This book surpassed my expectations and beyond by captivating me and attempting to get my full attention. I hated to put it down but sleep was calling (lol). I wanted there to be more of it at the end but it leaves you on a cliffhanger…wanting more and more. I hated that it ended and can’t wait to read the second one, The Ascent of the Undeparted.
DEBORAH PALUMBO BOOK 2 REVIEW: ****Cassandra has fallen for Quentin, the vampire that showed her the truth of her boyfriend Mike in the first book, The Undeparted. Quentin made Mike a vampire in the end so that he could suffer for all eternity with his poor decisions and deception. After living through monotonous years, Mike takes on a new identity of Lucius and tries to pass his time before he can exact revenge on Quentin. He lives as a recluse in an abandoned house in the country, fulfilling his sexual desires and lust for blood which he has never learned to control. He picks up whores to satisfy him but right after he’s satiated, he longs for more.
Cassandra is living a wonderful life with Quentin. However, he is secretly trying to find a potion that will change him and Cassandra from immortal to mortal so they may ascend into heaven together when the time comes. He knows if he is killed while being a vampire, due to his previous actions in his life, his soul will go to Hades and he would be parted from his beloved Cassandra. Cassandra, though she is immortal, had lived a virtuous life and would be welcomed to ascend into heaven. He tirelessly works on his potion, using himself as the guinea pig though it causes him great pain and weakens him.
Lucius gets tired of living the way he’s had to live and starts to become reckless with killing others. He eventually and accidentally finds out he can vanish and appear where he wants. He lures Cassandra in and holds her captive while playing a game of cat and mouse with Quentin. He keeps Cassandra in a weakened state so she cannot vanish or escape. Quentin never stops looking for her but will he find her? Will he be strong enough after taking so much of the potion to fight for her when he confronts Lucius? Who will help him? Will they be able to ascend in the end?
The Author, Deborah Palumbo has done it again. She has woven a wonderfully suspenseful story, keeping you from being able to put it down. She draws you in and creates characters that you can really identify with and feel and root for. She entwines action, the paranormal, suspense and romance all in this exceptionally written sequel to The Undeparted. She takes the reader, sucks them into the story where they feel like they are part of the main characters, both male and female. She evokes such raw emotions from the reader and delivers a surprising twist in the end. This is a must read as it has a little bit of something for everyone. She’s a master at her craft and I can’t wait to read the third book in her series, The Banished One.
DEBORAH PALUMBO-THE DOCTORS ****This was an excellent book! The plot took many twists and turns and just when you thought you figured it out, something else happened. The Author, Deborah Palumbo writes in such a way that she draws the reader into her story from the beginning and leaves you begging for more in the end. I felt as if I was a fly on the wall of her story, experiencing everything for myself. She has a way of creating characters that provoke certain emotions within the reader. She makes you root for the good guys and hope the worst for the bad. The action in this book left me on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down.
For Adam and Maggie, nice things cost a lot, but to what extent? Young doctor Adam is taken on as an associate in a cardiologists’ office as a general practitioner. He started buying nice things and was looking forward to his new job and new income. One day, he was visited by the FBI and they put doubts in Adams mind about his partners. Patients were dying mysteriously. With the help of Maggie, they find out the truth but were they going to have to pay the ultimate price for that knowledge? Please check this book out. It’s one you’ll never forget.
When the Temperature Rises by Deborah Palumbo When The Temperature Rises by Deborah Palumbo is an excellent read. It is a 1940’s crime noir that surrounds you with a murder, detectives, boxers, the mob and “dames” as Detective Humphreys refers to them. You got a Detective that has a broken life, is past his prime and still can’t keep away from those “dames”. Mystery, intrigue and deductive reasoning are paramount in this book and keep the book moving, making it an easy page turner. Deborah Palumbo has written an excellent crime mystery with an ending that even the reader doesn’t see coming. She’s woven such a web, with wonderfully creative characters that make you root for the main character and give you a vested interest in him and his mission.
Detective Humphrey is given the murder case of a lifetime but only 48 hours to solve the murder. After pursuing several suspects, track down a dead trail, his ex-wife comes into the picture and looks like a good suspect. She’s been hanging around with his previous suspects and the evidence starts to mount against her. He still holds a torch for her and wants to clear her name despite his misgivings. His Captain Milroy has seen Humphrey at his low and continues to treat him like he’s a washed up Detective. He insists Humphrey has the answer in the notebook he’s kept throughout the entire investigation. After reviewing the facts, he follows his hunch and the pieces fall into place. Those pieces lead to more than he expected and has his Captain in the end eating out of his hand. Will his ex-wife be found guilty? Will they get back together? Will his find the real suspect in his mess of notes? Read it to find out the stunning ending.