⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 Mind-Fucking STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It’s taking me awhile to review this book and for good reason.
- It fucked with my mind.
- I needed time to wrap my head around said mind fuck.
- I needed to speak with the woman behind my mind fuck.
D. Kelly herself was kind enough to help me through the process of getting my head back together. I thank her for that…she was so sweet about it. ❤️❤️❤️
This review is only meant for those who have already read Just An Illusion (Side A) by D. Kelly because if you have not, please stop here and pick in up NOW!
Once you have read Side A, flip it over and start on Just An Illusion (Side B) by D. Kelly.
Fair warning…this is about to get real fucking messy, in the best possible way. I have to apologize in advance if I come across as if I don’t like this book but that is 100% wrong. I am 1,000% for sure that I am in love with this book, I may have even had an orgasam or two while reading it.
Let us start with a quick word from the author…
Just an Illusion – The B Side, is the second book in The Illusion Series. Just an Illusion – Side A, should be read first to follow the storyline.
Three life-altering months …
That’s how long it’s been since Amelia Greyson joined the Just an Illusion Tour with Bastards and Dangerous. She’s made new friends, embraced her past, and even found love.
Back on the road …
Following a tragic situation, Amelia is determined to hit the road, put her life in order, and finish the book she was hired to write. Mel’s not the only one affected by what happened; the men of BAD are all trying to move forward, not wanting the past to ruin the remainder of their farewell tour.
Brother vs Brother …
Tensions are high on the Weston brothers’ bus. As each brother settles into their role in Amelia’s life, secrets threaten to rip their relationship to shreds. Can Noah and Sawyer find a way to save the brotherly bond they share? Or will the woman of their dreams end up tearing them apart for good?
Illusion Series Reading Order –
Just an Illusion – Side A
Just an Illusion – The B Side
Just an Illusion – EP – Releasing June 21st 2017
I have read a lot of books but Just an Illusion is EPIC!
Now, I need to put all of our minds at ease our minds from Side A.
Ding, dong the bitch is dead! We need to clear that up first. Sara is dead and Amelia and Noah are alive and ticking! I hope you feel better now because I sure as hell did when I found out Amelia and Noah were okay…now that we have that out of the way, let’s get started, shall we?!?!
At the end of Side A, I was leaning more towards #TeamSawyer but by the end of Side B, I became 100% #TeamNoah. Noah and Mel gave me life! Life! This book has reiterated what I have always known – it takes more than just sexual chemistry to make a relationship classic. At the end of Side A, you could feel the sexual chemistry from Amelia and Sawyer yet craved the connection of Amelia and Noah.
I promise you, I want to be loved the way Noah loved Amelia.
The writing of this book was so brilliant, I almost was like, “Sawyer, who?” But of course, you could never forget Sawyer.
This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster and it will do the same to you as well. Trust your girl on this one. There is still a good chance I’m still on that rollercoaster. Just An Illusion knocked me on my ass and please sit down and let me tell you why. I’m going to start with Amelia.
Let’s be honest here folks….
When was last time you read a book and never had a single moment of frustration or hatred towards a female? It’s okay, I’ll wait……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………I’m done waiting. You couldn’t find one could you? That’s because before Amelia, that didn’t fucking exist.
Yassssssssssssssssssssssssss! Amelia was my girl. And her BFF, Belle, I could just eat her up. I wanted Belle to be my best friend too.
Amelia knew the rock star life style in and out, she grew up it and was ready to wash her hands of it. But when you find yourself in love with a member of hottest rock star out, you can’t just walk away. Something kept her there, with these men, with the band, in the rock star world, and that one thing was love. But that love came at a cost. The angst, the pain, the heartache, the confusion, it all became her life – again.
Her parents had of the most dramatic and classic rock star marriages in history and she didn’t want to be anywhere near it. Their untimely deaths weighed heavy on her heart and she never healed from the loss of them. She feared love like it was the plague. No matter how hard she tried to fight it, rock star love was in the cards for her and she was brave enough to take the plunge. Too bad she had no idea it would lead her into her own dramatic, rock star affair.
“My dad would have liked you a lot. You’re exactly what he always wanted for me.”
“How do you know?”
“He used to tell me to find to a man who valued me more than his passion in life. He said that’s where he messed up with my mom. He thought he could balance both of his true loves equally, but he was never able to find the balance. You’ve never seemed to have an issue finding balance, Noah.”
– Amelia and Noah
Amelia had to be one of the most selfless women I’ve ever come across in my life. She was willing to sacrifice her own heart to save the hearts and relationship of brothers, twin brothers to be exact. If she had to leave Noah to save his relationship with his brother, I believe she would have done it in a heartbeat.
There were many times in Side A that I questioned Amelia’s true feeling when it came down to Noah vs. Sawyer. The girl even says it herself. But when shit hits the family, this woman never leaves her man’s side and you have to respect her for that.
I may be in love with his brother, but Sawyer is still one of the best-looking men I’ve ever laid eyes on. – Amelia
“People shouldn’t keep secrets, Sawyer. Secrets only bring hurt.”
“Like you don’t keep secrets. You never told Noah I propositioned you on the bus.”
“Alright, some secrets are better to keep because the end result can hurt more.”
“And that’s why I can’t tell you. It would hurt too much.”
– Amelia and Sawyer
This scene crushed me! I can still feel the pain, it’s still so fresh. I’m going to say anymore about this one because you need to feel it for yourself.
Sawyer has that kind heart that anyone with half a soul wants to heal, that’s what drives us to him. He is a man with deep rooted internal scars that only the love of a real woman can ever mend. That’s what made me #TeamSawyer in the beginning and to the end of Side A. It was like, you could not only feel the chemistry between Sawyer and Mel, you could also see how given the right circumstances they could fall in love. Now, looking back to Side A from the reality of Side B, I’ve realized that as much as Sawyer needed Mel to fix him, he could never fix her. There is only and will only ever be only one man who can help Amelia mend, to face her own demons and that is Noah.
“Pick me, Amelia. I’m a selfish bastard, and it will tear my brother apart, but he doesn’t need you like I do. I need you, Amelia. You’re the only one who has ever brought me to life.” – Sawyer
But women need to be saved as well and this book takes us on an extremely emotional journey of that process that we, as readers may not be able to get over.
Who’s saves who?
Who’s loves who?
Who’s meant for who?
OMG! My head is still spinning days after I’ve finished this book and I’m still on this fucking rollercoaster of emotions. I haven’t been able to heal yet. I know for damn sure.
Exhibit A: A recent conversation with my husband…
Me: I just don’t know what to do with myself.
Him: Why? What’s wrong?
Me: I’m still trying to come to terms with what just happened in the book I was reading.
Him: Oh, okay.
Me: Seriously, is that all you have to say?
Me: Well, at least I have my Facebook friends I can talk about it with. Haven’t you ever read a book that had you in your feelings?
Him: Yeah, I just never needed a support group to get over it.
Me: Kiss my ass!
Him: I would love to.
I almost completely forgot that there is another man involved here, Eli. He’s our clean cut boy band from back in day and also Amelia’s first love. I won’t go through too much detail about his right now but he definitely adds some extra flavor and angst into the mix. The feels!
“She looked at me, her eyes filled with tears.
That I wish I could unsee.
Because I’m a bastard and I’m sorry but you’re still my everything” – Eli
I’m telling you, this girl must have some kind-of magic pussy because everyone and anyone was falling in love with her. She had these men dropping at her like flies.
I wish I could go through more details about this book but I can’t without spoiling it for you. I know I don’t normally give two fucks about that but with this series I feel it is my job as a bloggers to give you this experience for yourself.
But that cliffhanger had me pissed the fuck off but after speaking with the author I found out that this book is more than me and my feelings. Just An Illusion is personal for her and I gained a new respect for cliffhangers. I still hate them but she gets a pass on this one.
Lord is my witness, this book is the truth and if I don’t get my HEA for Amelia and Noah, I am not liable for my actions. You don’t lie after you say, “Lord as my witness!” Did you ever hear OJ say, “Lord as my witness?” No, he didn’t go that far! He said he didn’t do it. He hired Johnnie Cochran. But he didn’t ever say, “Lord as my witness!”
I can’t say that you shouldn’t read the book because of the cliffhanger, I asking you to read it because of. This book is more than just bunch a words that tell a story, it’s beautiful words that created a masterpiece.
I’ll leave you with a little note from Mel to each one of the guys…
To Sawyer, I’m finally willing to confess you’re one of the hottest twins on the planet.
To Wyatt, Never forget to bring you O game.
To Darren, Dear Jolt, Thank you for being a good friend and for making my best friend the happiest she’s ever been. Also, thank you for making me an auntie, but don’t you fucking dare name your kid Jolt.
To Warren, Thank you for taking a risk on me and encouraging me to take a path less followed. My entire life has changed for the better and it’s in large part because of you. I love you, big guy.
I’m not going to tell you her note to Noah, you have to read the book to find out for yourself. It’s a good one.
In the words of Chris Rock to all those half ass authors out there, let me give you some knowledge on how to write a book after reading one like this…
“You can’t handle this! You can’t handle, sit down in the corner. Shut the fuck up and take notes bitches! Just take notes!”
I didn’t even get too messy. I can say it’s most likely due to the fact that I feel in love with this series and my words came out differently than I thought. But I still need to clean up all my mess and get pretty again.
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