Blog Tour and Review: Blow


In Blow, the start of an emotionally charged series from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, an insatiable heartthrob gets blinded by the spotlight—and learns to fight for love.

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Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, girls. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie is the son of Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the boy band Virtuous Paradox, his star shoots even higher. But so do expectations, leading Bodhi down a destructive path of addiction—until a drop-dead gorgeous guardian angel shows him her sizzling brand of tough love.

When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Although he’s enjoyed the company of beautiful, charming women before, none of them have tried to get to know the “real” Bodhi. But Kimberly isn’t fazed by his stardom. She’d rather go horseback riding, teach Bodhi to play guitar, or ask him about his feelings. Soon Bodhi realizes he’s fallen head over heels for her. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect what they have from all the pressures and temptations of the outside world.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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I didn’t think I’d miss seeing Bodhi as much as I do. The feelings I have go beyond longing: my chest hurts, my mind is elsewhere and unfocused, my skin feels like a thousand needles are jabbing me at any given time, and I’m constantly hearing his voice even though I know he’s not here.

This is the first in a new series by an author I really like.  Blow introduces us to the rock band Virtuous Paradox.  This is Bodhi's story.  

Bodhi finds himself in a downward spiral and with his manager and his parents intervention, he is headed to rehab.  Even though he is humiliated at how far he has fallen, he is ever the player and starts the charm on his rehab "friend" Kimberly.  She shuts him down immediately but still finds him intriguing. 

The story follows Bodhi's time in rehab and a few months post rehab.  It gives the reader some insight into the world of the professional musician and  the temptation of addiction but is basically an inst-lust story that morphs into love between two unlikely and forbidden characters. 

I appreciated the effort to help the reader understand the path to Bodhi's addiction and his road to the challenging world of recovery.  I wanted as little more meat here since it is not ever an easy process.  As long as the reader knows this going in, I think there is some joy to be had with Kim and Brodhi's HEA.  

The secondary characters were more intriguing at times.  I am looking forward to the other two bandmates stories.  I would really like to read fellow addict, Susan's story, as well.  Ok set up to the series.  More goodness to come, I am sure! 

*Complimentary copy received for an honest review. 


Heidi McLaughlin

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production to be a major motion picture.

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author


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