Illusions: Sometimes the Eyes See What the Heart Wants

Illusions: Sometimes the Eyes See What the Heart Wants

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by Chantilly Chanel Austin
     
 

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Karyn is beautiful, educated, and independent. She's having the time of her life when she meets Thomas and he seems too good to be true. Handsome, educated and charismatic, Karyn is elated to have found the man of her dreams. Betrayal turns their relationship upside down and life as she knows it tailspins out of control...  See more details below

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Karyn is beautiful, educated, and independent. She's having the time of her life when she meets Thomas and he seems too good to be true. Handsome, educated and charismatic, Karyn is elated to have found the man of her dreams. Betrayal turns their relationship upside down and life as she knows it tailspins out of control...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033281671
Publisher:
Chantilly Chanel Austin
Publication date:
06/08/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,245,826
File size:
619 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Chantilly Chanel Austin is the author of Illusions: sometimes the eyes see what the heart wants (Basin St Books), which is already a book club favorite. She is the recipient of the 2012 African American Literary Awards 'Breakout Author of the Year'. She was born and raised in Compton, CA. She spends her time traveling the world and writing. She currently lives in California, where she is working on her second novel.

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Illusions: Sometimes the Eyes See What the Heart Wants 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met this author at a book expo and purchased her book. She's a very nice young lady so I'm glad her book was good because I would hate to give a negative review (And I'm honest when it comes to my books)! However I pleasantly surprised! There was growth with the characters and each had it's own unique personality. Some characters I rooted for and other's I despised because she made them that much believable! I honestly figured this book to be urban literature but I think all races and age groups and backgrounds can read this book. There is something so endearing, and honest about Karyn that any woman can relate to. I highly recommend this book.
luv2readTW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every minute of this book. I received this book yesterday afternoon and finished it the next day, needless to say it was definitely a page turner! It was so well written you can tell the author really took her time in writing this story. This book was filled with drama, lies, and so much betrayal. Karyn who is the main character is very beautiful and has no problem with getting the attention from men, but she usually doesn’t pay them any mind, that is until she meets Thomas, who after getting to know is the man of her dreams. There are so many women in the word who are Karyn or at least who can relate to Karyn…wanting a man so bad that they are willing to do anything to get that man and keep him. Karyn once was such a strong independent woman who had so much going on for herself, but as you read further and further into the story you find Karyn loosing herself more and more. I found myself talking to this book getting so upset at Karyn for what she was allowing to go on in her life. Through all of the things she had going on in her life she always had her friends right at her side telling her the honest truth. Is Thomas all he is cracked up to be or is he really too good to be true? Trust me once you read this you will see what Thomas is really about and that’s really nothing. I found myself talking to his character also because he was just out of control and seemed not to care about anything, the way he was behaving I wondered if he cared about himself. I don’t want to say too much about Thomas because I want you to read it to see what I am talking about. People do things for love that they wouldn’t normally do if they weren’t in love, but as the title says “Sometimes the eyes see what the heart wants” even if what the heart wants is no good for you! Author Chantilly does a great job at bringing the characters to life and letting the readers really get to know who each character was. The book really makes you think, just because someone shows you who they are as a person only time will tell if that person is really showing their true colors. If you are looking for a really good book to read then this is it. This author is definitely an author to look out for and I cant wait to see what else she has in store for the readers! Wondering if this book will have a part 2, it ended well but would like to know what happened next.  
Tia-Allyse More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading a heartfelt novel full of suspense. You will find yourself deep into the novel squirming to see what happens next. I not able to put it down. I finished it in one day. Each character has a vivid and unique personality. At times it will have you laughing, and at time it will have you close to tears. This book is also recommended for any woman who has dealt with a harmful and unhealthy relationship. This is a very deep book and it will touch your heart.
ShavonW More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading and I liked it. A lot of women can relate to this book if you been with a man that took you for granted and didn't treat you good but you still tried to make it work. Will add this book to my bookclub list as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book I was a little disappointed in the ending zi think it should have had a chapter or two more but it was good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent read for any woman...im sure a lot of us can relate! A lot of drama and suspense. ~Nook Readers~Monique J.S.
luv2read2012 More than 1 year ago
I received this book last week and had to force myself to put it down. I am a working, single mother of three boys. I enjoyed this book so much that I finished it in about six hours. That’s saying a lot! It is tough for me to find time to read and even tougher trying to find material that holds my attention. The author was amazing at painting a mental picture of all the people and places in the book. At times, I felt like I was right there in the middle of everything. She was able to pull you in with emotion and energy from the characters she created. I especially liked the fact that the main character, Karyn, was so believable and realistic. That helped fuel my interest and made me want to keep reading until the end. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sooooo good! It will blow your mind!!!! So much stuff happened that I did not expect!!! Please write a PART 2!!!!
QueenBeeSee More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A MUST READ!!!!! I read this book in 3 hours flat! Edge, suspense, this novel has it all; the storyline is so real
BritShaw More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A MUST READ IT'S SO GOOD I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!