This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Katy Regnery. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.It's You by Katy Regnery, K.P. Kelley
Series: It's You #1
Also in this series:It's You (It's You #2)
Also by this author: It's You (It's You #2)
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Author, Katy Regnery
Purchase at: Amazon ◊ Barnes & Noble ◊ Kobo
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes her first duo of paranormal romances!
ONCE UPON A TIME...
the most beautiful boy in the world kissed me.
I've never been able to forget.
Perhaps it was his jet-black hair,
or the changing copper-color of his eyes,
the intense way he looked at me...
or the fact that he awakened my passion for the first time,
at once otherworldly yet heartbreakingly real.
After that kiss, I never saw him again.
His name was Jack Beauloup.
Jack, my "Beautiful Wolf."
Twenty years passed.
He has returned.
Jack Beauloup and Darcy Turner share one, perfect kiss in high school before he vanishes from sleepy Carlisle, NH without a trace.
Twenty years later, Darcy, who has never forgotten Jack, is shocked when he suddenly appears as a guest at her cousin's wedding. Their attraction to one another is just as searing as it was in high school, but immediately there are a landslide of questions that need answers. Where did he go? Why did he disappear? And what made him return?
As they find their way back to each other, they will discover that the secrets Jack holds are enough to bind them for life, or rip them apart forever.
IT'S YOU is a two-book paranormal love story. Book #1 ends with a cliffhanger. Book #2 ends with an HEA. Both book will be available within 3 months of each other. These books are sexy and steamy and intended for readers over 18.
When I read the synopsis of this book it peaked my interest. Hmmm, words like kissed, intense, and passion in a synopsis of a paranormal romance will intrigue me almost every time. Then let’s throw in a secret that could “rip or bind” the main characters?? Oh yes, I must know more. I will admit I am a fan of paranormal romance and this synopsis was my siren.
Addicting, romantic and touching! This was a wonderfully detailed love story that is tragically beautiful. I loved that it was written in third person omniscient (narrator knows thoughts and feelings of all characters), you truly felt the powerful emotions of both Jack Beauloup and Darcy Turner throughout the story. Knowing what was going on with either character while seeing their reactions was sometimes pure bliss or a knife to my heart. It made the story just fly by for me.
The plot and its twists were very creative. I found learning about Jack’s twenty-five year journey and Darcy’s yearning during that time to be tragic and captivating at the same time. The additional characters are also developed in such a way that they build up the main characters but at the same time take on a life of their own. I could see other books being released where they were the star of the book.
The ending was not really the “ending” more like the climactic middle where you are taking an intermission so that you can unfurl your fingers and calm your emotions. The last few chapters of the book are mostly from Jack’s point of view, where we learn a lot of his history and revelation of his secrets. It is also where the antagonist is introduced and oh yes you will absolutely seethe at the audacity of that character’s actions. I am in agony waiting to move on to the next part because things end in a very dark place and Darcy is not my most favorite person.
What was a little hard for me? Hmmm, at first it was the twenty-five years that passed. The main characters were closer to forty and no I am not hating on the age but it was unusual to see main characters in a paranormal romance at that age. Once the story moved along, I developed a better understanding of why Jack was gone for over twenty- five years the age thing melted away and I was all in! Age is just a number and I would have waited 30+ years for Jack. Sigh.
Here is my disclaimer ***This review is on the first half of the duology .*** I used my super ninja skills to restrain myself from reading book #2, which comes out in 2 weeks, so that I could give an honest review of this part. It almost killed me because I wanted to read book #2 so bad but it would have truly been a disservice for this review to know what happens in the next book. So, stay tuned for the review of part two!
*Thank you to Author K.P. Kelley for this eARC of It’s You, Book One*