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    Friday, 11 November 2016

    Review: Blow

    Blow Blow by Heidi McLaughlin
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    This book was equal parts heartwarming, heartbreaking, sweet and incredibly hot. It's a story about addiction: how it ravages the mind, body and soul; how it harms relationships; and how the road to recovery may be hard and long, but so freaking worth it.

    Bodhi (btw, I LOVE that name) was the son of two Hollywood icons. Left pretty much to his own devices, he fell into a boy band, known as Virtuous Parodox, and they almost instantly became famous in their own right. But the pressures of fame can be too much. Sometimes fame comes with fuckery and Bodhi became an addict. Thankfully his father and his manager staged an intervention, launching him onto the road to recovery. Along this path he met Kimberly, who was beautiful, pure, compassionate and had a heart of gold. Together they battled his demons and found love in the process.

    This story was pretty raw. There were a few intense scenes that gave a clear picture of just how far Bodhi's addiction had reached. How hard the battle was that Bodhi was waging against his addiction, such as his cravings, paranoia, hallucinations, the itching, the pain, etc. The author did an amazing job of creating the beautiful evolution of Bodhi and Kim's relationship amidst the ugly chaos that initially brought them together.

    The next book in the series is Bang and I'm hoping to see more of this couple within its pages.

    An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review

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