BEAUTIFUL ILLUSIONS by Addison Moore — Jacque’s Review



Loved Beautiful Oblivion by Addison Moore so of course I had to read this!!!


4 stars


Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you—in the most heartbreakingly beautiful way.

Gavin’s story.

I fell in love hard and fast. As quick as she came into my world she was gone. Demi said she has secrets—that she’s done horrible things. Who hasn’t? I’m not going to let the past determine our future. Sometimes love lays forever at your feet and sometimes you need to fight for it. Demi is worth every damn battle we’ll have to go through. I’d take on the world just to keep her safe. And, knowing what I do about her, I just might have to. All I need with Demi is one more night to convince her we’re worth it. And that one night is going to cost me everything.

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Gavin and Demi have similar stories.  Both lost their parents at a young age.  They were both lost, looking for something, someone to fill the hole in their lives.  And they both did it with meaningless sex.

“Sex has always been my go-to response.” 

One night, fate steps in.  When Demi accidentally goes to the wrong place it turns out to be the right place and the start Demi and Gavin.  As soon as Gavin sees “Emmy” (Demi), he knows she’s the one.

There really is so much to this story.  Of course, there’s love and romance but there’s also the wicked stepmother, evil stepbrother and even murder.   Once I started reading this book, I felt like I was on fast forward.  And even though there is a lot going on you won’t lose your place.  Addison Moore tells a great story.

Having read Beautiful Oblivion, it was good to be back in Loveless.  Of course, it was great to see the old gang throughout the story especially Reese and Ace.

And Gavin is such a great character.  He is loyal and wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Demi.  He knew very early on that he was in love with her and that love never faltered.

“I love you, Emmy.  I promise I love you enough for the both of us.”

Seriously, who doesn’t LOVE that line?

Demi is more reserved with expressing her feelings at first even though she loves Gavin as much as he loves her.  She has had a lot happen to her.   It’s when they are a team that they are at their finest!  The ending of the book really got me.  It was my favorite part…and I’m not giving it away!

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