Just An Illusion: Side A by D. Kelly


Just An Illusion: Side A by D. Kelly

One night changed her life…

Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.

Double trouble…

Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin. When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued. She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story. The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.

Three hearts…

Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road. Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes. Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking. Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.

Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact? Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

Just an Illusion – Side A is the first book in The Illusion Series
*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to – open door sex, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*

So I am somewhat obsessed with this cover. I think its the colors (and maybe the handsome guy on the front…he helps a bit). But in all seriousness, I think this cover is just stunning.

Our story stars with a pretty epic prologue. It somewhat tells you what you are dealing with, but you still need to read on to get the full story. I will tell you right now this book does in a cliffhanger and Side B will be out in early 2017.

I keep trying to come up with the rights words for this review but I’m really struggling. This book is beyond interesting and also really well-written.

There are some intricacies to Amelia aka Mel but even though some of it threw me off, it did made sense for the story. One thing we learn about Amelia is that her family has a history with music, but we don’t entirely know what has happened. She likes to keep her true identity hidden, so when she first meets Sawyer and Noah Weston, they don’t have any idea of her past.

Noah and Sawyer are fraternal twin brothers, but they couldn’t be more different. Noah is kind and sweet. Sawyer is rough and harsh. One thing I really liked was how Amelia isn’t fazed by the guys at all. She isn’t a fan of their music and really isn’t impressed by them. This is actually one of the main reasons the guys want Amelia to write a book about their last year of touring. She isn’t biased towards them in any way. But even from the start, its very obvious that Noah and Sawyer are both very attracted to Mel.

The author really takes us on a journey with this story. You can feel the attraction, the pain, the joy in these characters. The characters also act differently than what we would expect. I say this because we expect Amelia to stay super polished all the time, because that is how she would want to be perceived, but in reality, she hasn’t entirely lost her roots and her own personality shows that. I really enjoyed that about her.

The cliffhanger on this book is nuts. It is NOT what I expected. And even though its a cliffhanger, it wasn’t as bad I always perceive a cliffhanger to be. Knowing the next book is only a couple months away also plays into me not minding the cliffhanger. I think a lot of us have the stigma around cliffhangers and I’ve totally been there; you read an amazing book, it ends in a cliffhanger and then its a year before the next book comes out. This book is not that. So no need to worry.

Overall, I would recommend this book. It takes concepts that we have seen before and totally flips it around. I admired the author’s creativity, but also that she kept things believable. I cannot wait to see how this story concludes!


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