Thursday, 5 December 2019

💛🧡💛 LANDON & SHAY #2 Brittainy C. Cherry 🧡 #BlogTour #Excerpt 💛🧡💛

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 




• 4 December 2019
• Book #2 in the Landon & Shay duet

• Please Read BOOK #1 first!

• Landon & Shay's books can be read as a standalone duet, but I would suggest first reading how Eleanor & Grey found their happy end!

★★★★
5 Stars

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a boy.
A beautiful, broken boy who had his own world of struggles.

People warned me against our love, but I didn't listen.
We looked weak.
Young, foolish.
Dangerously in love.
We didn't care.

In order to keep our hearts protected from the opinions of others, we became each other’s secret.
We shared stolen moments. Tender touches. Secretive embraces.

It was our twisted love story, and it worked for us up until our lives changed forever.

The boy I loved became Hollywood’s newest golden boy.
His career blossomed as mine stalled.
He found massive success as I discovered multiple failures.
He made something of himself, while my dreams never came true.

We moved into different realms where our pieces no longer fit together.

In the fairy tales, love conquered all.
In reality, love was the main reason empires began to fall.

I always knew Landon belonged in my story.
He was my beginning, middle, and end.
The only problem? I wasn’t certain I still belonged in his.

*Book Two of the Landon & Shay Duet.* 



And again I say:
Brittainy Brittainy. You cry-maker you!
She knows just how to get our eyes peeing, doesn't she?! Crazy woman! ☺

Please do not read this review or this book if you haven't read part one yet!!!

At the end of book 1 Landon left for California with his mom.
He wants to get better. He doesn't want to burden Shay with his broken heart and mind.
While he's gone they communicate via letters. The most adorable and heartbreaking words go back and forth between California and Illinois.
But as we all feared, we don't yet get our happily ever after.
Because while Landon's life is blossoming out there on the west coast - with his therapy and sunshine and acting .... Shay is going to college, but her dream of becoming a famous screenwriter doesn't seem to be coming true ....


This was the perfect ending to Landon & Shay's story.
I kind of expected something completely different though. I thought...okay, book 1 was their falling-in-love-highschool-time and book 2 will be all present-time-getting-back-together-second-chance-love-story.
But it's not. We're still back in time. At least in the beginning of the book.
We see how they deal with living so far from each other. Their love never dies, the letters still come. There are visits. But then things happen ...
Ugh - I think I started crying while reading the first letter, and I didn't stop until now!
Such a beautiful and heartbreaking book!
I just adore Landon and Shay and their love story. But I also hated it!
How could they waste so many years?!?
It was all so sad and heartbreaking and frustrating and sad and horrible and sad!
Did I mention sad??? I cried a lot!
I hated that so much time went by - it should've / could've been shorter. The story would still have been amazing and heartbreaking and beautiful - but we could've gotten our happily ever after within 3-7 years!!! Grrr.
But pfff. It was a great book. A great love story.
I just love Brittainy's books and I want to see them ALLLLL on Netflix or the big screen one day!

LANDON & SHAY Part 2 was the perfect happily ever after ending for our darlings. It takes them a long while to get there - but the reader has an amazing aka heartbreaking time watching them fight for their HEA! ☺




ARC received for an honest review



Wow, just wow.

Ugh, me and my stupid Bookzheimers had forgotten what part one was about, however a few minutes in and I was all caught up.

Why do you do it to me Mr Cherry?  Why do you make my eyes leak? Sheesh, I thought it was bad enough in part one, but oh no, you had to keep it going in part two as well.

This book was not quite what I was expecting - I thought part one would be the past, part two would be the present, however we had more of the past to contend with before we could get to the here and now.

Oh Landon, I love you, but damn I hate you for a lot of this story.  You broke my heart, man!  I had such high hopes for you, and then bam you keep hurting our girl Shay and I hate you again lol

However, we know that Ms Cherry is going to make things right again...eventually.  But boy oh boy what I ride she takes us on.

This is another book where you need vodka and tissues by your side.

Don't say you haven't been warned!

 


• EXCERPT •

Shay

“Oh my gosh, tell us everything.” Raine beamed as she sat across from Landon at the dining room table with her chin on her hands in amazement. “Tell me everything about being famous.”

That privacy I thought Landon and I would get?

Not going to happen with Raine living in the same place as me. She was so giddy seeing her best friend, and I couldn’t blame her. I was just as excited—even more so than her.

Landon looked so good, so grown-up.

He had facial hair that was groomed to perfection, and he smelled like sex appeal and honey. Since he’d arrived, I hadn’t allowed myself to be far from his side.

I sat in the chair next to him, and he hadn’t removed his hand from my thigh, massaging it up and down.

“I’m not famous.” Landon chuckled, giving Raine a smile. “I honestly don’t know what’s been happening to me, or why it’s been happening to me, but I feel like I’ll one day wake up and it will all be a dream.”

“You know what I hate?” Raine asked, crinkling her nose up.

“What’s that?” Landon replied.

“When really famous people claim they aren’t famous. That’s like when rich kids are like ‘Oh, I’m not rich, my parents are.’ Like, shut up, Susan. You can’t say you’re not rich while driving your Mercedes Benz wearing your Gucci shoes. That’s not how that works.”

I chuckled at my dramatic friend. “She is right, though. You are famous, Landon. The world has seen your tushy in boxer briefs. That’s the top layer of fame.”

“And what a cute little tushy-wushy it is,” Raine mocked, leaning over to pinch his cheeks. “I’m a proud big sister.”

“For the millionth time, I’m older than you, Raine,” Landon remarked.

“By age, not by maturity.” She darted her eyes back and forth between the two of us. Then her stare moved to Landon’s hand caressing my upper thigh. “Is this about to get a little PG-13? Should I leave?”

“You should probably leave,” I joked.

She nodded in agreement. “Okay, well, don’t make plans tomorrow night, Landon. We’re going to have everyone over for a reunion. Now, go do whatever it is you’re planning to do, you two lovebirds—but remember, these walls are thin, and my bedroom is right next door to Shay’s.”

I laughed. “I know, and I’m reminded of how thin the walls are every time Hank stays the night.”

She gave me a smile and a wink. “We broke the headboard the other night.”

Landon jumped in. “And I think that falls into the realm of too much information. I don’t want to think about Hank and you banging and breaking headboards. You are like a big sister to me, after all.”

Raine walked around and patted him on the back. “You’re old enough to know that your sister gets laid, Landon—at least four times a week in many different positions.”

“Raine,” Landon groaned, slapping his hand to his face. “Too much information.”

“I bet you won’t think it’s too much information when Shay breaks out some of the moves from the Kama Sutra book I gave her. Good night, kiddos.”

She hurried off, and Landon was staring at me with a highly arched eyebrow.

“What?” I asked.

“What’s this about a Kama Sutra book?” His lips curved up into a wicked grin.

I rolled my eyes. “It’s nothing. Raine is just a sex-driven girl. She said she and Hank needed to spice things up after being together so long.”

“I like spice. Spice is my favorite thing. What are some of the names of the moves in the book? What are we trying tonight?”

I felt my face heating up from the idea of it all. “None.”

He cocked an eyebrow. “Oh crap. You’ve really read this book, haven’t you?”

“What? No. Not at all.”

He smirked and pointed a finger. “You have one on the tip of your tongue. I can tell. Do share.”

“Well…” I pulled the collar of my shirt between my lips and shrugged. “There is this thing called the butterfly.”

The way his eyes smiled along with his lips made my cheeks heat even more. He rose to his feet. “Come on, let’s go. I’m going to butterfly the hell out of you.”

 Links to the Book & Author 

  



Book #1

  



Eleanor & Grey

  


... if you haven't read Brittainy's ELEMENTS series yet ... DO IT NOW ! Standalones!
Book #1


Book #2


Book #3



Book #4


Book #1 in the Music Street series - Complete Standalone!





Disgrace - standalone

  








Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.