#Review “Landon & Shay: Part One” by Brittainy C. Cherry

You know what they say…

All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.

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Landon & Shay: Part One, an all-new must read enemies to lovers romance

by Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

Tricia’s Musings…

4.5 Let’s just say goodnight CROWNS

I’m sitting here trying to write my review, to get my thoughts out on paper and to explain my feelings for this story, whilst being all kinds of emotional. Wow, this book is wonderful. To be honest though, I struggled in the beginning. It was a slow start and I’ll admit I put it down a couple of times before I became invested. I’m not quite sure how, but around the 25 percent mark Ms Cherry worked her magic on me. I began to see Landon’s vulnerability. I had a sort of “ah ha” moment when I realised he was not what he seemed to be, in reality was not what he portrayed to the world, and from then on I was hooked. I fell deeper into the story and couldn’t put it down.

I don’t want to get into the plot itself but I will say Landon and Shay are so much more than I expected them to be. The phrase “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” couldn’t be more appropriate for this pair. Their personalities may be like night and day and their situations somewhat contrasted in parts, somewhat similar in others, but nevertheless they each have their own difficulties and obstacles to overcome. I loved both these characters but Landon’s strength in particular blew me away. My heart broke for him and I just wanted to hug him and make everything all right.

They are not your typical teenagers, but neither are they trying to act like 40 year olds. Their reactions to certain situations seemed real to me and Shay’s naïveté had me laughing out loud. The way they interacted with the adults around them was, for me, just right. Sticking up for themselves without going overboard, backing down rather than becoming disrespectful. I’m so pleased this author showed their vulnerabilities as well as their strengths and their need for, and reliance on, certain people in their lives was heartwarming and true to life.

Looking back now, having finished the book, those first chapters make a whole lot more sense to me. It was easy to forget those feelings of doubt I had in the beginning and I was so pleased I’d kept reading. Knowing what I know now, I would’ve kicked myself if I hadn’t. As this is book one of a duet, this part of Landon and Shay’s story does end on a cliffhanger, although not a shocking one. I found it emotional, yet full of hope. Their journey is far from over and I’m itching to read part two and find out what life has in store for them next.

ARC review

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Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.

We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.

All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.

That was an easy bet for me to win.

I didn’t love, I hardly liked.

Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted like love, happiness, and her.

The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.

The hurts.

The pains.

The truth.

The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.

But you know what they say…

All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.

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About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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