Thursday, March 15, 2018

Release Day Blitz Review—WHAT HE DOESN’T KNOW by Kandi Steiner

What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner Publication Date: March 15th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography, Lauren Perry Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

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On the northeast side of town, there is a house. The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future. Inside its walls are many things that belong to me — my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me. And a man. A man who also belongs to me. A man I no longer wish to keep. A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night. No one who knows me would believe Charlie Pierce, the quiet, bookish girl who never made waves is pulling out of the driveway of a man who isn’t her husband. But they don’t know me at all. I don’t even know me. Not anymore. They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I live inside of? It has three. On the northeast side of town, there is a house. But there is no longer a home.


“If I am a river, you are the ocean. It all comes back to you in the end.”

Okay, let’s reflect for a moment on how freaking AMAZING Kandi can weave a story together and make you feel all those emotions in duh a short amount of time. This is a hard book to review because I feel like anything and everything I mention would be a spoiler. You know the gist—a love triangle. If you don’t like those and if cheating isn’t your thing, then normally I’d say to skip this and find another book, but I think you should just trust. Trust the author and her ability to tell you a compelling story that literally grabs you by the balls. From the very first page too. It holds a tight reign until the very last word on the last page; leaving you breathless and your heart in shattered pieces. 

Back to the love triangle. Charlie is a married gal and... that’s all I can say. If I write and say too much it’ll ruin everything. Love triangles always make me feel stabby because there is obviously always a more suitable choice—and the one most obvious. Right? Well, not in this book. I have no earthly idea who Charlie will end up being with. I know I have MY personal choice but both candidates have their pros and cons. I think I’m gonna be heartbroken either way. 

“But if I was a river, and he was the ocean, then Cameron was the storm that raged over the point where we met. And lightning was about to strike.”

If you’ve read Ms. Steiner’s books before, then you know how angsty she writes her stories. This one is no different. I felt it all—the pain and anguish, the love, and ultimately the bittersweet heartbreak. I can’t tell you how happy I am that the next book comes out on the 29th. I don’t have to wait THAT much longer. This book consumed me so much so, that not only did I lose sleep but I dreamed about the characters as well. If that isn’t a sign to read the book, I don’t know what is!

You want a story that will completely incinerate and wipe you out until there’s nothing left? Then this is for you. Cause I guarantee that you’ll be destroyed—and you’ll love every minute of it!

“They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I lived inside of? It had three.”

**Thank you to the author for providing a copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the Author:
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.
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