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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Gorgeous Book One & Two by Lisa Shelby - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Anniek

Ronan's life changes instantly when he sees Olivia at a charity party. The moment he lays his eyes on her, his world becomes more colorful. He has to know who she is and he needs to be with her even more. Besides the fact that Olivia is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, she's also a very skilled event planner. He tries to impress her with his wealth, but he's in for a shock when Olivia isn't easy to persuade at all. Ronan finds out that for Olivia less is more. Will he be able to show her his true colors?

Olivia has known how to take care of herself from the moment she was taken from her mother when she was just a young girl. She's been looking over her shoulder ever since. The man who made her watch when he killed her father promised to come back for her to finish the job. When Ronan offers her a job she can't refuse, she has issues with the spotlights that come with working for a million dollar company. She once changed her name, so she could hide in the shadows. Will this still be enough to keep herself one step ahead of trouble?

Ronan and Olivia are challenging each other constantly and I loved Olivia's sassy personality. When true love touches their hearts, there's no way to deny this overpowering feeling. Ronan is such a sweet and kind man, but he keeps being pulled into his family's mess. I loved to two of them together and their sparks fly off the pages. I was rooting for Ronan and Olivia to be strong enough to choose the only love in life that matters, the unconditional kind.

Gorgeous is a beautiful love story about two people who have been damaged by their pasts. I love to read stories about soul mates and I was hooked since the first page. Olivia is a proud woman and she has worked hard to become a successful event planner. I enjoy reading about strong female characters and thought she was a perfect match for Ronan. Lisa Shelby is a new author for me and she made an unforgettable first impression with Gorgeous. I loved the amazing chemistry between the main characters and think she has written a fantastic sexy book.

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Review by Anniek

Ronan and Olivia fought hard to keep the nightmares away, but they've lost that fight. Trouble is coming for them and it's going to hit them hard. Ronan has been blackmailed by his ex-girlfriend, London, and his only thought is to keep Olivia safe. London is a famous actress and is used to living life among the rich and famous. She and Ronan have always been pushed to get together by their families, so they can merge two powerful families. Ronan can't stand London and she's very angry about not getting her way. Even more secrets are hiding in the shadows. What will Ronan do when they inevitably come out?

Olivia has lost everything she worked so hard for. She gave herself room to grieve and now the time has come to pick up the pieces. She's noticed that someone on a motorcycle keeps driving by and she constantly sees the same faces when so goes through her daily routine. After a run in the park she knows without a doubt that someone has been following her and she's determined to find out who it is. Many years have gone by since she felt safe, but she's determined not to be scared off this time. Is Olivia ready to face the man who killed her father?

Ronan has been so scared for Olivia that he made some wrong choices. He often goes to the only place where he can fully be himself and has placed cameras near Olivia, because he needs to make sure that she's safe. She's his moon, his heart, his everything. Ronan is a sensitive man and I loved the fact that he doesn't feel the need to hide his true feelings. Olivia is such a sweetheart. She takes care of everybody, but doesn't look out for herself. She's feisty and is a force to be reckoned with. I loved to read about their individual journeys and was especially impressed by the way they overcome their greatest fears.

Gorgeous book two continues with Ronan and Olivia's story after the open ending of book one. Where the first book mostly concentrates on their love and past, the second book shows how true love changes a person. Their connection is magical and it's clear that Ronan and Olivia belong together. This story is a lot more action-packed than the first book and I couldn't read fast enough to find out what would happen in the end. The Gorgeous Duet books are definitely on my list of books of the year so far. I absolutely loved this series and Gorgeous book two is a deserving heartwarming ending of a beautiful duology. 


The Gorgeous Duet is a duology you shouldn't miss if you love stories about soul mates. Please take in consideration that you need to read both books in chronological order to understand the complete story.

About Lisa Shelby

It’s me, Lisa Shelby the ever-so hopeless romantic and self-professed love geek. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call Oregon home. It’s here that I reside with my husband, our son and our two fur baby dogs. I love to read. I read at home, at work (only on designated breaks, of course), in the car (come on now, only when I’m a passenger), during sporting events, waiting in the lobby at my doctor’s office, on my tablet, on my phone, you get it…

Reading has been my obsession and writing has been my secret passion. It was that passion that led me on my journey to write a book for my husband. What began as a gift turned into an inspiration of love and the desire to share that love with everyone. With the encouragement of my husband and the support of my family and friends, I began my journey and published my debut novel, “You & Me” September 2016.

I welcome you to join in my journey and look forward to engaging with you on Facebook takeovers; and better yet, meeting you in person at book signings!! Follow me on social media so we can ‘geek’ out over all our favorite books, authors and this amazing romance community that we are all a part of.




One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive Kindle copies of Gorgeous part one and two.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. Both books sound like gripping tales with unexpected twists that will have you hooked and intrigued throughout.

  2. I love the beautiful covers look similar and linked to each other.

  3. I don't read much on kindle, but I'd definitely read this!

  4. That cover is stunning

  5. Sounds good, thanks for the review and giveaway!

  6. excellent review sounds just the kind of read I enjoy

  7. Gorgeous cover. Feeling the love. Great post

  8. There's so much that I could highlight about this pair of books! What hooks me, what I'm curious about, why I'm attracted to these characters and who they are (and have become)... This looks to be an engrossing and emotional set, and I'd love to get lost in its pages.
    Thank you for featuring these books-- and Ms. Shelby, who is a new author to me as well!

  9. The water droplets on the hibiscus petals are just ... well, they're gorgeous!