Friday, June 27, 2014

Review ~ IF I SAY YES by Brandy Jellum with a giveaway


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?

If I Say Yes

Say Something #1

By: Brandy Jellum

Released May 20th, 2014

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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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My Thoughts:

If I Say Yes was an intriguing, suspenseful romance with lots of drama, murder, danger, secrets, and hidden agendas.

Liza has a huge secret that weighs heavily on her. Her real name is Elizabeth Lewis and her father killed her pregnant mother and then had plans to kill her as well. Her parents were both high profile people, her mother an actress and her father was a powerful attorney.

Now she hides her true identity and she works at a literary house. Her boss put her in the romance department but she is too jaded to believe in happily ever afters.

She has many rules to govern her new life and keep her identity safe. One of them is no men and no dating. She manages to abide by her rules for six years until she meets Reid.

Reid is unlike any other man she has ever met before. He gets under her skin from the moment they meet in her boss's office. He is her boss's nephew and her new boss.

The two of them are funny. They both send mixed signals yet can't seem to stay away from each other.

This book was in Liza's point of view. I'd love to know what is going on in Reid's head so I hope that maybe the next book will be in his.

The end of the book set up a suspenseful beginning for the next one even though there was a resolution to this book.

I am anxious to find out the secrets that Reid is harboring. I like him but I am afraid to trust his character. 

I liked Eli more but Liza wasn't attracted to him, :-(

I was hooked pretty much from the beginning and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. It was so suspenseful! I did figure out who the mystery person was before they were revealed. :-)

I recommend this to those of you who like romantic suspense. You won't want to miss this one!

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. It was edgy, surprising, and full of chemistry between the characters! I thought it was fantastic!

I don't want to wait until July to read the next book, If I Say No.

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  1. another good romantic suspense? this month is really a interesting one for that genre

    i'm not sure i will indulge in this one soon though because usually i prefer my stand alone for romantic suspense ( or series where books works separately and out of order) but once the series is complete why not^^ this sound interesting enough with the blurb only^^

  2. The blurb definitely caught my attention and now knowing that you like it I'll add it to my list. :)