Blog Tour + Giveaway + Excerpt: Forget The Stars by Kelsey Kingsley

Title: Forget the Stars
Author: Kelsey Kingsley
Genre: Friends-to-lover/2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2019
Cover Design: Danny Manzella
“From August 26 to September 26, 2019, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.”

“There is just something about a vulnerable hero that gets me every time and Chad Wilcox was no exception. His pain becomes your pain thanks to Kelsey’s descriptive writing and the ability to invoke emotional pull. And, with a nickname like Chaddington Bear, he is everything.” – Bree, Goodreads reviewer

“I’m a big Kelsey fan, so I knew I’d love this book before knowing anything about it. What I didn’t know is how deep it would move me. I should have known though, because she always finds a way to break the mold and set a new standard of excellence.” – Katie, Goodreads reviewer

 

“This is one of those times I am thanking my lucky stars I took a chance on a new-to-me author. The writing was engaging, smart, and effortless to read. The storytelling was honest and sweetly addicting. I craved it when I wasn’t reading it, I wanted to sink into it for hours, lose time with these wonderful characters and their original, adorable, emotionally satisfying love story. I can’t say it enough: I loved it! I adored it! This is an absolute MUST read!” – Bookgasms Book Blog

 
Guitarist Chad Wilcox’s life isn’t going according to plan. 
At thirty, he never thought he’d still be unmarried and living with his parents. And with the added stress of his poor health, he’s convinced the only thing within his control is the success he’s found as a rockstar.
 
After reconnecting with his childhood best friend, Chad sets into motion a new plan to regain control over his happiness, and things start looking up. But when he finds himself diagnosed with a potentially debilitating chronic illness, he begins to wonder…
Is this as good as it’s going to get? Or is it at all possible for a guy like him to get everything he’s ever wished for?
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Britt’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

I can’t forget the stars when I have to give this book all the stars! Seriously. All the stars in the universe. I can’t even begin to tell you how special Forget The Stars is. I just want to go around to everyone I know yelling “READ THIS BOOK!” First things first, Forget the stars is the first book I have ever read that has been so open, honest and real about IBD. Actually it’s the first book I have ever encountered with any character that has an IBD. And let me tell you, that means something. That hit me right in the heart.
As someone who has struggled for years before finally being diagnosed with an IBD, and only recently at that, god I FELT all Chad was going through. The pain, the fear, the embarrassment. There were times when he was describing how he felt and it was like Kelsey Kingsley pulled the words from my very soul with how accurate they were to how I felt before I was diagnosed and immediately after. I just cannot express in words how much it meant to me to read a book that really and truly understood. The way she perfectly captured how it’s so much more than just an “upset stomach” and how it hurts when people dismiss the pain and fatigue you feel because they simply do not understand. I felt that in my soul.
Ok, so I know anyone reading this probably does not care about my soul being filled and wants to know about the good stuff so I’ll stop rambling and move on. Chad and Molly are magnificent. From childhood their bond is so beautiful even through the heartbreak. I loved getting glimpses of their past as they found each other again. I also adored how real they were. Their personalities and the details making them characters that felt more real like people I knew. Their love was so big it was like you could feel it even when they were only friends. I haven’t read a couple in quite some time that has such a deep connection like these two do.

 
“What’s that look for?” she asked with a giggle, as she reached around to secure her bra.
 
I shook my head as a smile stretched over my lips. “Nothin’. Just …” I swallowed at the warmth crowding my heart and my lungs. “You’re my best friend.”
 
She tugged a tank top on and sighed, her exhale lingering in the air. “You’re mine.”
 
Mine. The word was simple and yet held the world. It was an agreement, it was possession. It was an invisible contract that lingered between us, and I would’ve gladly used my own blood to sign on the dotted line.
 
But instead of pricking a finger and sealing the deal, I simply nodded, as only two words left my mouth.
 
“I’m yours.”
 
Kelsey Kingsley is an author of eight, almost nine, novels. She lives in New York with her family and a cat named Ethel. She loves tattoos, music, makeup, and Frasier reruns. Kelsey is a Slytherin. She curses a lot, and she fucking hates cheese.

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