Release Blitz: When You are Mine

Forever is a heartbeat away . . .

Kerris Moreton knows how to make things work. Bounced from foster home to foster home as a kid, she adapted; when opportunity arose, she thrived. Now, about to open her own business and accept a marriage proposal, Kerris is ready to build the life she's always wanted. The only thing missing? A passionate connection with her would-be fiancé, Cam. Kerris wants to believe that sparks are overrated-until Walsh Bennett lights her up like the Fourth of July.

 . . . but what about love?

As one of the East Coast's most eligible bachelors, Walsh enjoys financial independence, fulfilling work with his family's nonprofit, and plenty of female attention. But lately he's been distracted by the one woman he can't have. Lovely to look at and even sweeter to know, Kerris is the soul mate Walsh never thought he would find. The problem is, his best friend found her first . . .

About Kennedy Ryan
Kennedy Ryan grew up in North Carolina, but loves living in Atlanta with her husband (tall – check, dark – check – handsome – check), and her handful of a son. Though she knew, like writers often do, that she was supposed to tell stories, the road to fulfillment has been paved with “some of everything” jobs that kept her family eating and living indoors. With her degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!), she has focused on writing for non-profit organizations and even doing some non-fiction ghost writing. Only in the last few years did she start telling stories again.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mom, she’s also a passionate advocate for families living with Autism. Her son was diagnosed at the age of two, and she has made it her mission to help as many families as possible find the resources and services they need. 25% of her royalties will go toward her national charitable partner Talk About Curing Autism and Myles-A-Part, her foundation serving Georgia families.

TeriLyn's Review: **When You Are Mine generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

3 Undecided Stars

As a firm believer in soul mates my love for whirlwind romances runs pretty deep. While I understand not all love happens at first sight I hold on to the notion of its existence. I'm a hopeless romantic, you see, in love with being in love. For those reasons this book proved difficult for me to rate and review. 

Before you go any further, let me be up front - this book contains a love triangle of the most angst-filled proportions. If you're not into love triangles this definitely isn't for you. I'm not usually a fan, either but the blurb intrigued me. 

In When You Are Mine, a new adult romance, love does not come easy even after it's at first sight. Two men. One girl. Understated chaos in the heart ensues. Walsh Bennett - a consummate alpha - handsome, refined, rich - sees Kerris Moreton, his best friends girl, before he knows with whom she belongs. An instant attraction stuns both Walsh and Kerris into oblivion. Cameron Mitchell, best friend/boyfriend, is the constant, safe, shining light Kerris never had in her life.

Told from both Walsh and Kerris's points of view, When You Are Mine takes on a push/pull journey between two people who can't deny the intimacy between them. So far, so good. I'm okay with a love triangle, up to a point. Then the heroine has to go and make life changing decisions based on assumptions without ever bothering to learn the validity of these assumptions. Huge deduct for the heroine from me. A love triangle can only go so far for me and there needs to be some concrete reasoning behind the heroine's actions. Kerris disappointed me because up until a certain point I totally sympathized with her. 

The writing in this book engages the reader. Even when I was over Kerris I felt myself still needing to know what happens. The magnetism of Walsh's character draws into the story. He's the third wheel but you find yourself rooting for him in a major way. The secondary characters and subplots throughout the book are all excellent, as well. 

Thus, why I found it hard to review. Again, don't even bother if you can't stand a love triangle and mild cheating because it happens - blatantly. The heroine will make you want to reach through your Kindle and grab her. But there are strong elements to the book that cannot be denied. Walsh, his cousin Jo, and their parents being a few examples. I'm intrigued. I didn't love it to the moon and back but I also didn't dislike it and I'm excited to learn what comes of these characters in the second book. 

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