Synopsis: Elizabeth Lewis was the child of Hollywood’s darling couple, until her father murdered her mother.
years later, she has traded her flashy, luxurious lifestyle for one of
safe anonymity as a literary agent. With a different name and
appearance, Liza Winter is living the life of her dreams—one where she’s
known for who she is instead of what her father did. Except her
apartment should be condemned, her car only starts when it wants, she
hates the romance genre she has been assigned, and the CEO’s deliciously
attractive nephew is out to ruin her carefully laid plans.
Harder has never met an obstacle he couldn’t overcome. When his new
position in the romance department comes with a benefit his uncle didn’t
mention, he decides to wage a war against the intelligent, beautiful
Liza to destroy every argument she has for turning him down. Still, the
closer he gets to winning the prize, the more he realizes that the woman
is keeping secrets that may endanger not just her life but his.
Liza overcome her mistrust of Reid to reveal her secrets before he
learns the truth and walks away? Or will a grudge-wielding apparition
from her past make her the next deadly Hollywood headline?
I Say Yes by Brandy Jellum is an interesting mix of Romance and
Suspense that will keep you guessing from beginning to end. Generally, I
don't gravitate toward Romantic Suspense stories, but I did enjoy this
one! It does keep you on your toes.
Elizabeth Lewis is a broken
woman dealing with a dark and tragic past while trying to juggle a
normal life in the world. It was easy to feel sympathetic for Liza. Her
childhood is probably one of the most traumatic things someone could go
through. From the beginning of the book she's reserved and closed off
from men and anyone from the past, with the exception of Eli. Her
reserve towards Harder is believable but it was still fun to watch her
walls slowly come down as she fell in love.
I did have a hard
time getting into Reid's character. He was sort of a blank canvas for
me. I wanted to like him (not that I didn't like him), but I just didn't
feel drawn to him. At times, I thought he was too sweet. It wasn't
until the end that I got a clearer picture of Reid and his troubled past
with his family. For me, that's when his character felt more fleshed
My favorite thing about this story is the twists and
misleading clues that the author gives you throughout the book. It keeps
you guessing and re-evaluating the motives of everyone. I don't want to
give too much away, but I do wish Ms. Jellum would've done a little
more with Viola and some of the other characters. I think it would've
added to the suspense and just amped it up a little more.
I think If I Say Yes is a nice balance of Romance and Suspense. I look
forward to reading the next installment and I do hope we see a little
more from Reid's POV.
My thanks goes out to the author for giving me the chance to review book 1 in the Say Something Series.
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Rating: 4/5 Stars