Review: Beautiful Elixir (Beautiful Oblivion #3) by Addison Moore

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00031]Title: Beautiful Elixir
Author: Addison Moore
Series: Beautiful Oblivion #3
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The sharper the lies, the darker the secretsโ€ฆ

Kennedy is mine. Too many tortured years have gone by without her, and Iโ€™m not about to let another one slip by. Thereโ€™s nothing thatโ€™s going to keep us apart this time, not my psychotic family, not hers, not the tornado thatโ€™s ripping through her life or the one thatโ€™s ripping through mine.

I want to open up my heart to her, tell her everything Iโ€™ve done, but thatโ€™s the one thing I can never do. Some things in life are best left unsaid.

Caleb McCarthy is back in Loveless, turning heads, melting hearts and breaking them. We had a few sultry summers together, way back when. Those stolen nights were our treasured secret. But now heโ€™s here, ready to take the next step with me just as my life burns to cinders. Our timing was never good. Someone has lifted the lid off Pandoraโ€™s Box and my every worst nightmare is floating around cyberspace.

All of the secrets I thought Iโ€™d take to the grave are filtering out one by one, and I need to find a way to put the lid back, to bury the box, before the darkest part of my soul is exposedโ€”no one can know what Iโ€™ve done.

Kennedyโ€™s every worst nightmare is coming true.

Calebโ€™s are just beginning.

My Review:
TEAM CALEB ALL THE WAY.

Loved this book and it was a fantastic addition to what is proving to be an excellent series.

This time we get Kennedy (Ken) and Caleb’s story. This one is a lot darker than the previous stories and filled with suspense and intrigue. It was difficult to read at first because Ken is filled with so much self-loathing and she’s really in a dark, self-destructive place.It’s not pleasant to be in her head.

Caleb and Ken had a few summer flings and both of them left a lasting impression on the other. Caleb always promised he would come back for her and now he has, and boy is he determined in his quest for the girl he’s always loved. He was completely unwavering in his commitment to Ken, even though she pushed him away and was less than honest at times. He is there for her through thick and thin and he never lets her down. Swoon ๐Ÿ™‚

By her own admission, Ken is prone to telling lies and the tensions and suspense are well-developed as the story progresses. I did figure out the identity of the villain of the piece, and a few other things, but it had enough twists and turns to keep me on my feet.

Caleb is hiding his own secret, but it wasn’t as explosive as Ken’s. It introduced an interesting family dynamic though.

Ken’s sister Reese is in this book, along with Ace and all the other characters I’ve come to love. Reese actually grated on my nerves this time – she came across as fluffy and spineless and she was quite annoying. While I had minor irritations with her in the first book, I did warm to her character. Not so much in this book.

All in all, this was a fantastic read. Now I’m torn between Ace and Caleb – two amazing guys; great dilemma though!

I look forward to continuing this series when the next book is released.

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