Monday, 26 March 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ WHAT HE ALWAYS KNEW ( WHAT HE DOESN'T KNOW #2 DUET) BY KANDI STEINER

TITLE: What He Always Knew
SERIES: What He Doesn't Know Duet #2
AUTHOR: Kandi Steiner
GENRE: Romance
 PUBLICATION: March 29th, 2018

WHAT HE ALWAYS KNEW: 
This is BOOK#2 in the ‘What he doesn’t know Duet', and picks up right where the previous book left off.

This was one of my most highly anticipated reads after the state ‘What he doesn’t know’ left me in. My heart was split in two but my head wanted her to choose the man that was just as broken as she was, so I went into this not knowing what state I’d be at the end of this book when her decision was finalised. 

Typically like the first book this hits all the feels, my heart raged and my head went at war for her to choose the one man I was holding out hope for over the other. All my stabby rage wanted to come out at full force, the angst was brought out in buckets. My emotions were raw and wrung out at the end of it. 

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Charlie has found herself in a love triangle, her first crush Reese who brought her back to life and her husband who she vowed to be with until death do us part. But years of neglect and missed opportunities to openly talk about their emotions has wreaked havoc on their relationship and they are barely hanging on by their fingertips. A clusterf#ck of epic proportions that will wring out every single emotion known to man as one unleashes all that he can within two months to bring his love back to him enfolds. 

Left or right, she had a choice to make, she could see clearly which life each man would offer her, left would lead her back to the man she promised her life to, if she chose right she would be led to the man she loved first. Each man loved her fiercely and both had a fight on their hands to win her heart completely. Her heart was severed in equal halves, each man having claimed it through this journey they were set out on.

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And then we reach the end and I for one am so happy she chose who I was rooting for all along.
"It's you," I said. 
"It always has been, it always will be,
and from this moment on, I will choose you.
Every day, every minute, every second of my life."
* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page *

Left or right.

It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.

If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.

If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought me back to life, the man who would do anything to keep me.

I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn't know I had.

And I love them both.

My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself.

The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine too.

Left or right.

All I have to do is take a breath and turn.
 


Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.


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