Book 1, Virtuous Paradox - A Virtuous Paradox Novel
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Meet the complicated rock stars behind the sexiest band in America! In the start of an emotionally charged series, an insatiable heartthrob gets blinded by the spotlight—and learns to fight for love.
“Blow will absolutely blow you away. Scorching-hot chemistry woven into a very poignant story of addiction.”—Sawyer Bennett
Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, women. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie’s parents are Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the all-male 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. Unfazed by his rock-star persona, Kim would rather go horseback riding than fangirl over Bodhi, which is an unfamiliar—and refreshing—feeling. Kim’s the type of person he’s been looking for his entire life: someone who cares about him, not his career or his famous parents. When Bodhi falls, it’s fast and hard. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect their love 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
“Hot, sexy, and completely addicting. Blow has definitely turned into one of my all-time favorite reads!”—New York Times bestselling author, L. P. Dover
“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
“Emotionally, I was on pins and needles though now that I’ve finished the book I can really appreciate the roller coaster. I feel like I’ve been hazed and now have the right to the rest of the band members’ stories and their happily ever afters!”—Kira’s NetGalley Book Blog
“This story fits my five-star criteria. . . . I highly recommend this story.”—TDC Book Reviews
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Dirty talking, sexy pop star - yes please! Bodhi McKnight finds himself on the receiving end of an intervention. His reliance on cocaine lands him in rehab. He's part of the popular boy band Virtuous Paradox. So when he gets out of control, the band manager and Bodhi's father step in and quietly get him into a discreet rehab facility. That's where he meets Kimberly Gordon. She works as a patient advocate at her father's facility and even though she knows its wrong she gets involved with the charismatic Bodhi. This is the point were I felt like the story fell apart for me. I feel like what could have been a great story didn't quite come together. There was very little about Bodhi's experience in rehab and it just made it all seem so easy which of course it isn't. So the story no longer felt real. This isn't really a bad story but just didn't ring true to me.
I loved Bodhi and Kimberly's story!! Bodhi had some big obstacles to overcome with his addiction and you could feel him grow and get stronger as the the story went on. Kim was a strong supportive female character she tried to stay away and just be there for him and support him through his time in rehab, but Bodhi broke down those walls Kim had built you could feel their attraction for each other and get to watch as a relationship grows!!
With Bodhi set to leave rehab will him and Kimberly's new relationship last or will the triggers and hectic band life be too much and pull him back in??
Blow was so well written Heidi truly knows how to draw all kinds of emotions right out of you! I can't wait for more of this series!
Bhodi was Raw and Honest and Wonderful!
I'm not sure I really have adequate words, but let me just say that if this is how the Virtuous Paradox series is gonna begin, then everyone better buckle up. Bhodi McKnight is full of angst, insecurities and dirty talk; but he's also full of potential. I think this is what draws Kimberly Gordon to Bhodi in part; she sees past all the celebrity crap into the heart of who he is.
She surprised me in some ways because initially she is turned off by the way Bhodi has wasted his life, but then meeting him begins to change everything she thought was true. The way she supports him and believes in him was really beautiful. Watching Bhodi come into his own and truly embrace his life and the possibilities with Kim brought lots of feels.
This story was honest and raw. I truly believe that Heidi's writing keeps getting better. BLOW felt genuine and the connections between characters not forced but truly organic to me. I believed what I was reading and it was obvious there was lots of research done to make it so real. I love a second chance story and this was truly Bhodi's second chance at so much and I loved it all! Definitely need to add this one to your tbr and get ready for Braydon and Carson too!!
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Nov 08, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Virtuous Paradox