It Was Always You by Erika Kelly is an Adult Contemporary Romance out now!
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
“He’s the bad boy quarterback, one scandal away from being traded.
She’s the squeaky-clean pop star with a morality clause hanging around her neck.
And they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Cassian Ellis fell in love with Gigi Cavanaugh when he was fourteen. But he couldn’t have her.
His mentor — her dad — promised to take him out of detention and all the way to the pros. The
price: stay away from his daughter.
But Gigi was embedded in his soul — there was no distancing himself from her. And, senior
year in high school, in a moment of desperation when he couldn’t take all the want and love and
lust, he ended things in the worst way possible.
Now, nine years later, he’s forced to do charity work to clean up his party boy image.
And guess who’s working right alongside him?
Gigi can’t believe her bad luck. She’s on the same Dreams Come True tour as Cassian Ellis. And,
with the press recording their every move, she has to pretend to like the man who tore out her
heart and stomped all over it.
But Cassian couldn’t be happier since he never stopped loving her. And he’s determined to win
her back. Only, someone’s leaking photographs, and headlines about the bad boy quarterback
corrupting the squeaky-clean pop star could sink both their dreams.
Can their love overcome all the world has put between them?“
A pop star meets a quarterback in this years-later romance!
Each struggle with their past decisions and the lives they wish they led, but when their high school connection becomes a second chance, this romance blooms into something they’ve always dreamed of.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters nor the circumstances leading up to their initial separation, but the author still created a rather enjoyable story. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars.
If you enjoy dramatic pasts and brighter futures, you may hit it off with this one! It’s a story of mending hearts and owning responsibility. Definitely a book for readers who may gravitate towards character-driven plots.
Published: 13 February 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
How I Read It: eARC from Wildfire Marketing
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Wildfire Marketing in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
“Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life–she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of
her life and raising four children, she lives in the northeast, drinks a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.“
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