Tour & Book Review – Kaden by RJ Scott and Meredith Russell

A big welcome to RJ Scott and Meredith Russell as part of their review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Kaden.

Review

I loved this story, and especially the way the authors took a trope—fake boyfriend—and twisted it slightly by having an agency set up that provides just that. I connected with Kaden immediately, and although Ryan came across at first as someone buying into his own star hype, I still felt sympathy for him, as I suspected there was more going on with him. I liked that it was just Ryan who has his issues, but that Kaden’s background isn’t great either. It made their connection feel more real, plus gave them both insight into the other’s background.

I loved the supporting cast, especially Ryan’s sister Carmen who is a force to be reckoned with. The way she cares about and for Ryan says a lot about both of them. I also liked Imelda who has taken Ryan under her wing. She’s a great mother figure, yet has a very strong personaility. The way Rowan checks in with Kaden throughout his assignmen is much more than the action of an employer’s PA. The family vibe in this story is strong, which is one of the things I really enjoyed about it. As an aside, I’d like to know more about Gideon and Rowan.

I thought Ryan’s ex was written very realistically, and came across as a total piece of work especially in the way he got inside’s Ryan’s head and made him doubt himself even after they’d broken up. The authors’ captured the personality of someone with manipulative skills extremely well, and the conclusion to that part of the story made me very happy.

Although that part of the story is darker, and I like a bit of angst in my reading, I still thought the story was, on the whole, a sweet romance. It left me with the feeling of having had a very satisfying read, and I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.

I’d recommend Kaden to readers who enjoy a sweet romance with some angst, three-dimensional characters, a strong sense of family, and a very satisfying ending. 5 out of 5 stars.

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link – Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited.

Length: 43,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Boyfriend For Hire Series

Book #1 – Darcy – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb



When the lines between pretense and reality blur, can the actor and the boyfriend-for-hire discover something real?


Ryan Levesque is Hollywood’s newest blue eyed boy. Moving from soap operas to the big screen has paid off for the kid from Minnesota, and he’s hot property. But, when a video from the lowest point of his past is shared on social media everything begins to unravel and old hurts resurface. His agent suggests a way out of the mess, and he jumps at the chance to make things right by pretending he’s in a committed, loving relationship with the tall, dark, sexy boyfriend for hire, Kaden. Only, he never counted on the impact Kaden would have on his life, or his career.


When Kaden Moore’s next assignment lands in his lap, he’s expecting nothing more than a self-centered celebrity who’s messed up. Kaden’s new role is that of Hollywood A-lister Ryan Levesque’s boyfriend, a PR stunt concocted by his agents to restore the actor’s dented popularity. Kaden is aware of the video that surfaced from Ryan’s past, and though it raises questions about what kind of man Ryan is, it’s not any of Kaden’s business. Kaden has been pretending his entire life, and knows he can show the troublesome actor a thing or two about the world beyond the Hollywood bubble. But maybe Kaden isn’t as clued up as he thinks, especially when it comes to the heart and love.


USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.


RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.


The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.


She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.


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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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