5 Stars for Weightless by Kandi Stein (Releasing June 16, 2016)



Author:  Kandi Steiner

Publication Date:  June 16, 2016

Genre:  Coming of Age



I remember the lights.

I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.

I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.

But then everything changed.

He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.

I remember the lights.

The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.

They symbolized everything I endured that summer.

And everything I would never face again.


My Review:

Rating:  five stars

I received the ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t even know where to start, that is how good this book is.  It is in my top 3 of 2016!

I am going to be careful not to give anything away because I don’t want to ruin any of the beauty that is this book or take away from your experience of reading Weightless.  It was that good.  Seriously.

I read the synopsis and was immediately intrigued.  I thought for sure I knew what was going on.  I like to think I have this special power that lets me figure out all the twists and turns before they happen.  It’s a blessing and a curse.  I thought right away I knew how this was going to end, which caused me all kinds of anxiety and stress, but I was wrong.  I was so wrong.  I was so wrong, that I couldn’t put the book down until I figured it all out.

Natalie is like all of my insecurities wrapped up in a sweet, well-versed character who portrays those insecurities on the pages of this book in such a perfect way.  The character of Natalie is beyond likeable.  She is every one of us.  Reading her journey of self-discovery was beautiful and satisfying.

Rhodes, the hero, is rough around the edges, gruff, misunderstood and, of course, hot.  But, his rawness is what makes him such a powerful character.

I literally couldn’t put this book down.  I picked it up, started reading and the next thing I knew it was the middle of the night.  I had to keep reading until I found just the right stopping point so I could get some sleep before picking it up the next morning.  You’ve been warned.   😉

Weightless has all the feels, sweet romance, a little steaminess and a dash of mystery and danger that come together to make a perfect recipe of delicious book goodness.

Weightless releases on June 16, 2016 , but you can preorder now for just $0.99 on Amazon .  It will also be available on Kindle Unlimited.

About the Author:



Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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