4.5 Stars for Blow by Heidi McLauglin!

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Title:  Blow

Series:  Virtuous Paradox Book 1

Author:  Heidi McLaughlin

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Publication Date:  November 8, 2016

Synopsis:  Meet the complicated men behind the sexiest boy band in America! In Blow, the start of an emotionally charged series from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, an insatiable heartthrob gets blinded by the spotlight—and learns to fight for love.

Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, girls. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie is the son of Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the boy band Virtuous Paradox, his star shoots even higher. But so do expectations, leading Bodhi down a destructive path of addiction—until a drop-dead gorgeous guardian angel shows him her sizzling brand of tough love.

When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Although he’s enjoyed the company of beautiful, charming women before, none of them have tried to get to know the “real” Bodhi. But Kimberly isn’t fazed by his stardom. She’d rather go horseback riding, teach Bodhi to play guitar, or ask him about his feelings. Soon Bodhi realizes he’s fallen head over heels for her. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect what they have from all the pressures and temptations of the outside world.

Praise for Blow

“Heidi McLaughlin never disappoints. Blow is a sexy, forbidden love story about the dark side of fame, addiction, and finding the light at the end of the tunnel. I couldn’t put it down.”—Nicole Jacquelyn, author of Unbreak My Heart

“Heidi McLaughlin’s Blow is a beautifully romantic story of redemption and triumph—fame at its darkest, but humanity at its brightest.”—Sarah Robinson, author of the Kavanagh Legends series

Blow will absolutely blow you away. Scorching-hot chemistry woven into a very poignant story of addiction.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

Blow will be your newest addiction! Real and raw, Heidi McLaughlin delivers another emotional hit!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets series

“I was in no way prepared for how much I was going to enjoy and be impacted by this story. I found myself searching for extra minutes in my day to sneak in reading, even if only to absorb a few pages.”—Renee Dyer, author of Waking Up

“I found I couldn’t put this new series by Heidi [McLaughlin] down. I give it five stars. I can’t wait for the next in this heart-shattering new series.”—Books & Boys Book Blog

“The connection between the two characters is almost immediate and their chemistry is explosive. Several scenes had me cussing at my kindle, and several had me crying. A very good read!”—FMR Book Grind

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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My Review:

4.5/5 stars!!!

Blow is an honest and realistic look at addiction and recovery, love and loss, and hope.

Bohdi is a music star with a huge cocaine problem that lands him in rehab for 30 days. There he meets Kimberly, his companion for the duration of his stay in rehab. She’s different from the women he usually hangs around. She sees beyond his fame. She is unimpressed by his fame in fact. He finds himself falling for her, but he’s not sure he can protect himself, his sobriety and her when he faces the real world again.

I found this book to be very raw and honest with it’s portrayal of Bohdi’s addiction. McLaughlin didn’t skirt around the issue. She made Bohdi real with real withdrawal symptoms, real emotions, real selfishness. No glossing over reality in this book. I liked that she was tentative with Kimberly and Bohdi’s relationship.

A great read and one to add to your TBR for sure!

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