Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Review Tour ~ The Invitation by Vi Keeland

Title: The Invitation
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2021


The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city. 

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts. 

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time. 

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding. 

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail. 

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed. 

Or so I thought. 

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table. 

Take one guess who found it? 

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.


So, in Stella fashion, I have a story to tell before I get to the review. I will try to make it more the short version, unlike Miss Stella though. 

For quite some time, I have STRUGGLED to read anything, even if I love the author or have been waiting to read a book, everything has been very, meh, for a long time. Longer than I care to admit actually. Nothing has made me excited, books have taken days if not weeks to finish. It felt very grey and blah and I read some pretty great books, but nothing has done it for me. Literally, it was like my book world was missing color. That's kind of the best way I can describe it. Until this...

I laughed, I smiled, I swooned...because, Hudson of course... It was like kismet or fate or something, but this one just did it for me. I read it in about a day and loved every minute of it. Stella is bold, funny, and just a really interesting character. I mean she crashed a wedding and reads other people's diaries, what is not to love. Hudson, for his hard, not so funny exterior is a true book boyfriend. The notes, the sly smirks, the love of his daughter, and on and on, it just really doesn't get much better.

Their meeting was unconventional, their friendship even less so, they had tons of chemistry and quite the work of fate. But most importantly everything was in fascinating color. The story felt new and fresh. I was really interested in what was going to happen. I loved Charlie and her love of Dolly. The characters were just so rare and unexpected that this was really an enjoyable read. I kind of felt where things were going but it didn't matter, I was vested in the outcome and Stella's humbleness of her greatness was just perfect. 

If you are looking for a romance that catches you off guard, is quirky and just an overall good story, then this should make it to your kindle. 



Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.




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