He was forbidden, my boss and incapable of loving me.
People talked about him, whispered about him in passing.
He was the king of his town.
And I was a visitor.
I was by no means a smart girl. Never loved with my head, always with my heart.
That fact alone almost killed me once.
I should have listened the second time around.
But the king of this small town, had me starving. Had me craving his taste.
My name is Kandi, and he called me his Kandiland.
The king declared I was his medicine, and with each dose, he became better and better.
He was the perfect liar.
And I was his perfect Kandi.
Together, we were explosive, and toxic in every way.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
T.L. Smith always brings a different route to her books. This book is surrounded by lies and deceit. But as always she brings you to a point where you want the characters to come together and find a point where they find love. I enjoyed this story and had a book hanger after it. What better way to end?
He doesn't do relationship and surely isn't interested in love. Never gonna happen no way no how then oh yeah then he got a taste of Kandi. She's recovering from a broken heart, a widow looking for a new lace to be. A place she and her husband had agreed would be their next place. She has no idea what she's walked into. She had no idea who he was. She had no idea. Lies, deceit, what's real and what's not is all twisted up around him. But he doesn't do love. She's screwed. Not all insta love is bad and this is the proof in the pudding. They are hot and passionate, scarred and broken. It can't work. It has no chance. They are doomed. She is everything he never knew he wanted and this story proves it. This author takes you in and draws you into their story and makes you apart of it, You can't escape
4.5 Kandi-coated Stars Review by Amy W. Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog "My Huxley jar's going to need a lot of money" Kandi isn't the only one with a Huxley jar after reading Kandiland. I recently discovered and fell in love with T.L. Smith with her last few releases. While Kandiland isn't dark, there are a few twists and Huxley is every bit the broken bad boy. "Don't fall for me, Kandiland. I'll only break you." In the small town of Candy, Huxley is King. He gets what he wants and when Kandi moves to town he sets his sights on her. Too bad for him Kandi had a tragic past and doesn't want or need a man in her life. "What's a lie, really? One's version of the truth. Or another's." Lies, lies, lies. This whole story revolves around lies. From the prologue I was invested in Kandi and her story. I mean that was a pretty intense way to start off, but I expect nothing less from Ms. Smith. This was not as dark as her previous few, but it had some of those elements that I love, just in a lighter tone. I figured out one bit of the story pretty earlier on, but there was a certain thing that happens that I totally wasn't prepared for. I thought for sure that it wouldn't actually. And usually I love being wrong, but not this time. I love that it was the catalyst for the HEA but man, I wasn't ready for it. I truly loved this story and I wish that it had taken that darker path that was so easily within reach. Even without being dark and extremely twisty, this lighter story is just as captivating.
Another book I couldn’t put down! I love every book I have read by this author they are all fantastic! I love how the books are dark and twisted yet so amazingly good!
I absolutely love books by this author. We have another story that will take you on the ride of your life. There are a few twists and turns along the way that will leave you shocked. This book is a real page turner.
I don't often let a cover sway me but I really like this cover and then after reading the story summary I was instantly intrigued. The title alone reminded me of a board game and to a degree this is true of this book: characters, properties, community, money, losers and winners. Having five years with the one you love is a fantastic achievement, not enough time but then you don't always get a say. For Kandi Leo she basically has no alternative but to move on until she ends up at a town called Candy where she decides to settle. Huxley Cross owns most of the businesses and is intrigued by her from the start. As Kandi says herself Huxley consumes her and he does but I have to admit he annoyed me so many times and I really enjoyed when Kandi basically told him to take a hike! Both lead characters tell the story, giving their points of view and readers some insight into the what makes them tick as Huxley is quite the mysterious man. This is a fast paced story and very easy to read, the plot is substantial and has some turns that keep readers on their toes. There are some emotional highs and lows, as you would expect, but truly this author really knows how to take this to the next level. The one thing I can say to really sum this book up is that I couldn't wait to read each new sentence, almost like a craving.
What a sweet story that left me smiling and my heart full. Emmie and her friends have such a strong bond and I did not like her ex at all. Beau is not Emmie's "typical" type/interst but someone who is trying to live his life and take care of his family. I enjoyed reading their story and their chemistry is simmering. I loved how real Emmie was with her rambling and her natural reactions. WHen all is done my heart is so full from their story