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Review: Beautiful Illusions by Addison Moore

Posted 3 October, 2014 in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Beautiful Illusions by Addison MooreTitle: Beautiful Illusions
Series: Beautiful Oblivion #2
Author: Addison Moore
Genres: New Adult
Release Date: September 29, 2014
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My Review:

beautiful illusions quote 1My favorite thing about Addison Moore’s characters is that they can banter. I was on the fence about signing up to read this, since with the past few books, the characters were all starting to seem similar. I felt like you could read dialogue between two characters and easily swap the names for two other characters.

I’m so glad I read this though, because Beautiful Illusions wasn’t like that at all. And looking back on it now, I can get characters from the same series, who are all friends, speaking in a similar manner. I think the problem was just me reading them all back to back.

But I loved Beautiful Oblivion, and I loved this. It was like Pretty Woman but with more miscommunication and confusion and less – less lots of stuff. Okay, I guess it’s not that much like Pretty Woman. But once you read the book, you’ll get why I’m grasping at straws to make the connection.

My one complaint would be that, personally, I’m sick of books where the main conflict is someone blaming themselves for something they had little to no control over. You heard Demi/Emmy talk about how “it’s all her fault” and assume that, I don’t know, she’s actually responsible and it’s actually all her fault. But when you realize that she put Gavin and herself through so much torture for something she shouldn’t have, you just want to slap her.

beautiful illusions quote 2Other than that, I loved their chemistry. I loved that they had so much of it and still moved slow. I loved the twists and turns and seeing Demi take back what was hers and kind of get revenge for her past.

I also liked seeing all of the characters from Beautiful Oblivion, even if some people who hated each other before were suddenly getting along, as if the stuff from what seemed like a few months ago was ancient history. I mean, really, Warren is who they’re going to for favors and stuff? I thought that was kind of weird, but I loved hanging out with the gang again.

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About Addison Moore

Addison Moore

Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she’s not writing, she’s reading.

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