Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Blog Tour: KL Kreig's "Black Swan Affair."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for KL Kreig's "Black Swan Affair."


I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.

The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop. 

Killian Shepard. 


We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life. 

He’d be back. 
He was always meant to be mine.

He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me.

So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do. 

I got my revenge. 
I married his brother, Kael. 
Now we’re one big happy f*cking family.

Review: Surj 

“While he was the sun that lit your world, 
you were the darkness that shadowed mine.”

"Black Swan Affair" was one of those books where the synopsis quite literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I felt my heart skip a beat, my breath catch and goosebumps spread from my head down to my toes. I read the words over and over, soaking up what appeared to be the gist of the story and a smile spread over my face. This book was going to take me on the mother of all rollercoaster rides and I was going to love it. It was going to be sordid and filthy and would test that good old moral compass no end and I couldn't wait! 

Pining after someone's husband is one thing. Pining after someone's 
husband when you're now married- to his brother- is taking 
immorality to an entirely new level. But that's me.

Well, let's just say I let my imagination get away with me on this one because what transpired in  "Black Swan Affair" was one of the most devastatingly beautiful love stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Maverick, Kael and Killian's journey just blew me away. This was one of those stories that was just so tragic and heart breaking yet uplifting and hopeful at the same time. Three lives to deeply intertwined. Three lives glued together by love. There were times I assumed a villain in each of them, thinking the worst and judging before I had all of the facts but actually, each of them was a victim, that four letter word like a noose around their necks, draining the life from them. No one would get out of this tangled web of lies, deceit and betrayal unscathed. I put my hands up and say, I jumped to so many conclusions when it came to the characters and yes, I judged them. I saw the worst in people from the little clues/ red herrings thrown in and for that I felt so guilty and can only apologise  The more I got to know each of the characters, the more I grew to love them. My heart hurt for them, it ached for each of them and I feared for what lay ahead for them. My pulse constantly quickened, anxiety setting in and I'll be honest, this trio had such an effect on me that there were a couple of times I had to put the book down because I couldn't bare to find out how this all ended. All I could see was pain, hurt and anguish and I couldn't take it. 

Sometimes, the bed you lie on is filled with shards of glass and duplicity 
and it fucking hurts to sleep on it night after night. 

"Black Swan Affair" was perfect written with chapters from the past and present showing how so many relationships were affected and changed forever by circumstances beyond the control three characters whose only crime was to fall in love. Then there were so differing POV which helped me get a better understanding of the characters. 

I truly loved "Black Swan Affair" and the ending was so masterfully penned that right up until the last few pages I was on the edge of my seat guessing how things would pan out. Is this story over? Kind of but I feel that there are still loose ends and I would love to see more from this trio. Did the girl get the guy? Did the right guy get the girl? I couldn't possibly say but I'm left with a void now and left with the need for more. 

"I like to think we all end up in the place we're supposed to be eventually. 
The sum total of our choices carries us to our destiny."

This was a fantastic introduction to the work of KL Kreig.

 I rated "Black Swan Affair" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

About the Author:

I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicious cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).

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