Saturday, July 28, 2018

BLIND LOVE by Kelly Elliott Review & Excerpt Tour

Harley and I had our whole lives planned out, until her plans changed, and those plans didn't include me. After years spent trying to get the love of my life out of my head and repair my too-damaged heart, I thought I was finally moving on…but life sure has a funny way of letting you know when those best-laid plans are about to be turned upside down. My entire world was rocked when Harley unexpectedly moved back to Oak Springs. Every miserable moment I'd spent trying to get over her and every hour I'd wasted trying to erase her from my life came back to haunt me the minute she walked into my office, fear in her eyes, and asked me for help. Would I…or better yet, could I walk away from her this time after all that she had put me through? What I really needed to know is would I be able to forge ahead with the future I had so meticulously planned—one that didn't include Harley—or will her return finally open my eyes to a future full of endless possibilities?   Blind Love is book five in the Cowboys and Angels series.        


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          The knock on my office door had me looking at my watch. Shit. It was seven. “Come in.” The door opened, and Cord walked in. “What in the hell are you still doing here this late?” I shrugged. “I guess if I was being honest with myself, hiding.” He sat down in one of the chairs facing my desk. “From?” “Hell, I don’t know. Everyone.” He nodded. “You want to talk about it?” I dropped my pen onto the desk and scrubbed my hands down my face while leaning back in my chair. “Fuck, Cord. I’m twisted up inside. I’m really trying to give this thing with Mallory a go.” “What’s keeping you from doing that? Her kid?” “No, hell no. I love little Laney. She’s precious, and I honestly hardly ever see her. Mallory is pretty strict about that. I’ll go over to pick them up for dinner or a movie, but I rarely hang out at their house. Mallory says she doesn’t want to confuse Laney.” Cord lifted his brows. “Really? I would think Mallory would want you to get to know each other better.” “Yeah, who knows. Maybe it’s for the best anyway.” “So, what has you holding back?” I stared at him. He already knew the answer. The five-foot-two, gorgeous brunette with the sun-kissed skin, and crystal-clear eyes that sparkled like emeralds was the reason I was so fucked up. “I think you already know.” He smiled. “Harley?” I pointed to him. “Right, as usual.” Pulling in a deep breath, Cord said, “She is looking damn hot. I heard Todd Schneider has been asking her out.” My brows pulled together. “Steed’s old high school buddy?” He nodded. “How do you know this?” “Corina told me.” My jaw dropped. “She told you, but not me?” Tossing his head back, he let out a roar of laughter. “Dude, why in the hell would she tell you?” “I don’t know. Maybe because she’s my best friend, and she knows I dated Harley.” “She also knows, like everyone else in town, that you’re now dating Mallory.” “Still, she should have told me.” “Why? Would it have made a difference to what is happening between you and Mallory?” “To know that Harley is dating? No.” I was getting better at telling myself that lie. Each night I laid in bed and thought about that fucking letter she wrote me. I had torn it up without even reading it. I had regretted it the moment I put it in the shredder. “She said she had Milo in for a check-up, and Todd was in there with his new puppy. She overheard him asking Harley to dinner.” I swallowed hard. “And Harley said no?” He gave me a look that said I was pathetic. “Harley said no.” Letting out the breath I hadn’t even known I was holding, I leaned back in my chair. Cord stared at me. “Tripp, are you over her? Are you really able to say you can move on with another woman?” “If you had asked me that before Harley came back I would have said probably. Maybe.” “That shouldn’t make a difference, Tripp. What does her being back in town have to do with it?” I let out a gruff laugh. “For starters, when I see her a flood of memories come rushing back. If Mallory is with me I can’t focus because I’m afraid she’ll catch me stealing glances at Harley, or she’ll ask me if I still have feelings for her.” “Do you?” “Yes. No. Yes.” With a lift of his brow, Cord gave me an incredulous look. “Which one is it?” Closing my eyes, I sighed. “I don’t know.”  


We may be 5 books into the Cowboys and Angels Series but that doesn’t mean this series is slowing  down in fact for me Blind Love is one of the best. If you love second chance romances you will want to read Tripp and Harley’s story because this book is a love story built around second chances. 
Harley is back in Oak Springs and has taken over as the local vet and that means working with Tripps family so she really is hoping he has forgiven her for doing what she thought was right for him all those years ago, problem is Tripp didn’t know she was putting his needs ahead of hers he thought she had left him for another man......Will Tripp finally come to his senses once his sister Waylynn reads him the right act or will he push Harley into someone else’s arms when she comes to him for  help.........
Once again Kelly Elliott made me feel like I was home with my family and friends, I love the banter this family and their extended friends share, I love how Chloe always manages to steal the show with her witty one liners, the women in this family are so funny they always have me laughing out loud and as always we get glimpses of the other Parker kids so you really feel part of this amazing clan. Looking forward to the next book in what is one of my favourite series. 

This has to be one of my favourite series and Blind Love is about Tripp and Harley and is a second chance at love story. Although a stand alone I would recommend that you read these books in order as I do believe that you will get more enjoyment from the story this way as you Parker family evolves throughout the series.  
This story had me engrossed from the first chapter to the last. I have been intrigued by
Tripp since he first appeared in the series and I was anxious to read his story. Blind Love lived up to my expectations in every way; although having said that I really wanted to smack Tripp across the back of his head several times reading this book; he frustrated me so much at times.

Harley and Tripp have been in love for what seems like forever but she left town and shattered Tripp’s heart. Finally deciding after many years to move on with Mallory (or is he?), Tripp is shocked when Harley returns wanting to talk to him. Tripp is a stubborn man and does his best to avoid Harley at all costs. Now she is back and wants to talk, but Tripp is determined to avoid Harley, but at what cost? However, his family are equally as determined that he finally listen to what Harley has to say (have I mentioned how much I love this family?).

This was one of those books I wanted to take slowly, to savour the story and yet I found myself riveted and saying to myself, just one more chapter until I finished.

The banter between Harley and the Parker women was at time hilarious and it certainly made for some truly snort worthy moments. Chloe continues to almost steal the book away form the main characters with her cute and smart mouth, I just adore that young lady.  

Blind Love was a beautifully written, romantic, story of a second chance at love and that given time and hard work, dreams can and do come true. I cannot wait for more in this series.

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. 



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