For those of us who have been following the Just An Illusion series you think the next book cannot out do the last book. How sorely mistaken we have been!! Ms. Kelly has thought of another way to have our hearts soaring and then has your heart breaking in no time.
This whole series has been exceptional and Encore only adds to this. This is Sawyer’s story and even though I love Noah I’ve always had that special place in my heart for the bad boy rock star. Even bad boy rock stars deserve a happily ever after, even if it comes with utter heartbreak.
Ms. Kelly cannot stop with Encore because if you have read her work I am sure you will feel the same way many of us do…we need more. (even though she pulls you through the emotionally wringer that has made this series so near and dear to my heart) She writes these characters with so much depth that you actually do feel everything they are going through which at times means you better keep them tissues handy. But it’s more than that because for me I feel such a connection and understanding to these people that I want to be a part of their story for years to come.
Pick up the first books in this series and inhale them just as I did. You won’t be disappointed!
Sawyer finally tells his side of the story. And boy did I need that epilogue! This was hard emotionally to read, not as many tears this time round, but knowing what was going to happen and reading it anyway was hard! This is not a standalone novel, it is a novel that gives an alternate pov. I can not read that crash again but Iove these characters. Ms Kelly is a master story teller.
Encore is the 5th and final book in The Illusion Series. Made up of a trio from Mel’s POV and a duo from Sawyer’s POV, with this being the 2nd half. Don’t even try to read them out of order or you will be doing the author and yourself a disservice. D Kelly is a very talented author and I’ve read several other books she’s written. However, this series has a magic to it. I’ve only had the pleasure of experiencing this, maybe a dozen times, throughout the thousands of books I’ve read in my lifetime. To savour the very essence of the BAD experience, is to go on the journey with them. As you get to know everyone, they feel more like friends or family than characters. I feel like I’ve lived these books, from the tears and heartbreak, to the love, success and life within them! If you’ve already read the series to date, I don’t need to tell you what Encore is about. I just need to say ‘read it!’. A completely satisfying ‘encore’ performance, that thoroughly deserves a standing ovation. There are 3 spin offs to come and I will welcome the chance to go back and visit old friends. 🎼🎶🕶🎟🎸🎙📚🎵🖤