My Review: Blow by Heidi McLaughlin

My Review:  Blow by Heidi McLaughlinBlow by Heidi McLaughlin
Series: Virtuous Paradox #1
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Genres: Rockers, Romance
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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.

My Review

Blow is book one in the Virtuous Paradox series and is the newest release by Author Heidi McLaughlin.  It is s rockstar romance.

Bodhi is in a tough spot in his life.  His boy band gig allows for certain influences in his life that have become a danger to his well-being.  However, he is unsure of how to escape the temptations while still staying in the music world.  Kimberly is a life-saver, literally. She wants nothing more than to help those in need, and assist her dad in making his dreams stay alive.  When she meets Bodhi, her aspirations and desires change.

“Kiss me. Kiss me like you’re never going to see me again.  Kiss me like I’m the last woman alive.  Kiss me like I’m your salvation.”

Told in dual points of view, Blow was a heat-filled story that sizzled off of the pages of my Kindle.  The premise of the story allowed for an interesting plot to come alive.  Although I’m sure this type of insta-romance is hard to believe in real life, when well-written in a book, it sets my reader’s hart ablaze.  This was the case in Blow.  In addition to the heat was a genuine passion that can’t be overlooked.  Bodhi loved his career and fought to stabilize his life so that his other passions could flourish. He had amazing character.  The heroine, Kimberly, became his muse, which created a story line fit for the boy band member. Together they proved that love could conquer a multitude of difficulties.

Blow was a story of finding one’s self again, overcoming obstacles, and sinking into a love so deep no other high was needed. I can’t wait for more from this series.


4 Stars

About Heidi McLaughlin

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production to be a major motion picture.

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