by Kilby Blades

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BN ID: 2940154396919
Publisher: Kilby Blades
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Series: Love Conquers None
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 655,527
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kilby Blades is a fresh new voice in smart contemporary romantic fiction. A business executive by day, by night she writes dynamic characters in to (and out of) tantalizingly complex predicaments. Critics laud her “feminist romance”, noting empowered heroines and multi-dimensional heroes who are staunch advocates for their partners, stepping back from their own spotlights in order to let their women shine. From dry wit in her angstier books, to blatant humor in her lighter ones, her characters are resplendent in their witty repartee. All her stories, regardless of genre, serve up delicious dilemmas and never-before-seen plots. Her debut novel, "Snapdragon", was a ten-time finalist and a three-time winner for honors including the IPPYs, the Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize For Fiction, the Foreword Indie Award, the HOLT Medallion, the New England Reader's Choice Award and the OKRWA National Reader's Choice award. Its sequel, “Chrysalis”, was a finalist in the Emma Awards. Her novella, "The Art of Worship" was an IndieReader winner, a HOLT Medallion finalist, and a Passionate Plume finalist. Two of her three soon-to-be-released titles were 2018 Stiletto Contest finalists and the third was a finalist in the CIMRWA awards. She is also the 2018 recipient of Best Debut Author in RSJ’s Emma Awards. When she’s not writing, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and usually smuggles in not-a-little-bit of red wine. Kilby is a mother, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.

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Snapdragon 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Febbabie212 More than 1 year ago
Before I write this review, I want to issue a bit of a warning. Snapdragon is the first book of a duology called Love Conquers None. Be aware that the story of Michael and Darby continues in the second book. And if you’re anything like me, you will immediately buy the second book to finish their story. Honestly, I took me a little while to get into this book. Snapdragon is told from the point of view of the heroine, Darby. She meets Michael at a friend’s wedding and they, both opposed to commitment, quickly fall into bed together. However, they decide to keep their relationship mostly sexual with some society events thrown in. Michael is an architect and Darby a doctor and both are committed to their jobs. They decided that if either say the word, “Snapdragon”, their agreement would end. This plot point didn’t interest me that much. It was only when the drama from Darby’s job and the changing dynamics of their relationship entered the book that I became engrossed. Darby and Michael’s relationship quickly progressed past what they intended and their involvement in each other’s lives became extremely interesting. In addition to the issues Darby has with her boss at work, she also has a politician father who caused severe trauma in her life. The balancing of work and personal, plus office and family drama, made for a realistic and intriguing read. As I said earlier, after finishing Snapdragon, I immediately bought the second book and loved the conclusion of Darby and Michael’s story.