Saturday, June 20, 2015

*Review* Kennedy in Denver by R. Colora

Photo Credit: R. Colora/Goodreads

Genre: Romance
Published: June 6, 2015
Pages: 202
Ages: 18+


Kennedy Brennan was just about to start her life after graduating from the Barton Music Conservatory, She and her 3 best friends decide to have one last night out before the graduation ceremony the next morning. Accepting drinks from a secret admirer brings her life to a screeching halt. After waking up from a coma and facing her attacker during a trial she changes her identity and starts a new life in Denver. Finding an old run down building across the street from her favorite bakery she plans to start a Music Conservatory of her own. The only thing standing in her way is Billionaire Real Estate Developer and One of America’s Most Eligible Bachelors Easton Kerrigan. 

Kennedy and Easton's Story is the beginning of a 6 book Series involving The Kerrigan Siblings and Friends. 

All books are standalone and have a Happily Ever After for the main characters. 

These books will contain extremely dark subject matter and the couples face a lot of hardships before they find their HEA. 



In the interest of full disclosure, I was hired to proofread this book after it was published and received negative reviews mentioning spelling and grammar issues. I believe that I contributed to cleaning it up a lot. The only aspect of the story I had any influence on is the spelling and grammar, but I did receive financial compensation for working on this book. The author was not and is not aware that I am posting this review. I made that choice myself because I like to review every book I read. 

This story is told in first person and it alternates POVs occasionally, but not in every single chapter. This makes the events feel personal and I had no trouble picturing myself in Kennedy's shoes, or Easton's when I was seeing things from his perspective. I found myself feeling paranoid, determined, panicked, disoriented, happy, and concerned at one point or another throughout this book. Basically if Kennedy was feeling something, I was too.

One thing that R. Colora did exceptionally well in this book is the dialogue. It feels real and natural and almost never seemed forced or fake. This book also seemed rather dialogue heavy, but it worked. The emotions were conveyed just through what was being said most of the time.

Some of the details of this story seemed a bit too fanciful and outlandish to me, but mostly because they just seem to be so out of left field that I couldn't really fit them into the picture in my head. This was almost entirely related to Kennedy's money situation, so it wasn't really a major point of the story as a whole. 

Although the story spans several years, it moves at a fairly quick pace, jumping in time to leave out mundane every day life, and the jumps were executed fairly well. It was always made clear how much time had passed since the last scene ended. There isn't much else I can discuss without moving into spoiler territory, so I will just wrap this up now.

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it kept me engaged and the dialogue was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this book to romance readers that like strong female leads. - Katie 

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About the Author

I'm NOT novelist I'm not even sure I would consider myself and author, I'm just a mom who likes to write stories, these stories are a fiction but come from personal life experience. 

I enjoy DIY Pinterest projects and crafting. I have a craft room that is now doubling as my writing room. when I write I like to listen to the music, Josh Groban seems to be my go to station on Pandora.

I was born in New York and went to P.S. 173 in Washington Heights and P.S. 246 in the Bronx. 

When we moved to Florida I started Elementary school at Maplewood Elementary before completing school at Cresthaven Elementary in Pompano Beach.I went to Deerfield Beach Middle School and Deerfield Beach High School before leaving the area for a fresh starts. 

I landed in Bradenton, Florida where I now live with my husband and three daughters; I spend my days as a stay at home mom driving my kids to schools and after school activities.

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