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Atonement by Lyz Kelley #BookReview

Today, I am here to tell you about Lyz Kelley's latest release. Do you remember her Elkridge Series, that I told y'all about? Well, she continued giving us peeks inside of the lives of Elkridge residents, with her newest series, the Lonely Ridge Collection. It is just as wonderful as the Elkridge Series.

Her latest release Atonement, gives us a glimpse into Rachelle Clairemont's life. Just as we should not judge books by their cover, we should probably not judge book characters, before we see beyond their cover, so to speak. Rachelle has played minor roles in the Elkridge Series books, and she never really left the best impression. So, when I discovered that this book was about her, I was very curious to see if Lyz could get me to like Rachelle.

Well, you will learn that Rachelle is much different than she appeared to be. We get to see the real her. Her genuine self, not being influenced by her father, or anyone else. We get to go on her journey to finding herself, and figuring out her place in not only Elkridge, but the world.

As luck would have it for Rachelle, and for us, she meets an amazing guy named Jacob Reyes. As if par for the course with Lyz Kelley's books, you will fall in love with Jacob. He is an outsider, but definitely fits in well in Elkridge. He will win you over, and you will fall in love with him, just the same as Rachelle.

This book is fabulous. Though, that should not be a surprise, considering how wonderful of a writer Lyz Kelley is. This book will make you laugh, and cry, and will tease your senses. It is steamy, but definitely leaves plenty to your imagination. If you have been following the Elkridge journey, this book will give you some updates on some of your favorite Elkridge residents, and introduce to new people you are sure to love.

I highly recommend not just this book, but all of the Elkridge Series books, and these new books in the Lonely Ridge Collection. They are great reads. Lyz has a wonderful way of building characters and bringing Elkridge alive for the readers. She does not go into to much detail with her steamy scenes, so if you are not into highly detailed books, this is the book for you. However, if you prefer plenty of steam, this is still the book for you, because she will give you just enough detail, for your imagination to be able to fill in the blanks.

I promise you that you want to go on this journey with Rachelle and Jacob. It is wonderful journey, and so worth it. This book will keep you turning the pages. To be honest, if Lyz Kelley has written a book, you should just read it. She is fabulous!

So, keep on reading, to find out where to get a copy of your own, learn about the author, and read a synopsis of the book!

Atonement (A Lonely Ridge Collection novel) 
by Lyz Kelley.  
Release 5th April
Genre: Contemporary Romance/series standalone

On Sale until April 9th
Regular Price: 4.99. Sale Price 2.99 - 40% off 

Riches to rags. Does the murderer’s daughter deserve a second chance?
The FBI has convicted her father, and her hometown is reeling from the corruption. She’s hoping to rebuild her life, and the last thing she expects to find is help from a super-sexy video gamer geek.
Entrepreneur Jacob Reyes has escaped to Colorado for a much-needed rest before developing his next game world. He’s looking for inspiration in the mountain valley, not expecting an interior designer to get his creative juices flowing.
When Jacob asks Rachelle to redesign his vacation home, she has no idea she’s headed deeper into a world of jealousy and manipulation. But she’s a survivor and swears she will never trust anyone again. Can Jacob provide her a soft place to land until she discovers there’s no better place to call home than the small town of Elkridge?

Meet the Author

DSC_6306.jpgAward-winning author Lyz Kelley resides in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. She’s a disaster in the kitchen, a compulsive neat freak, and tea snob, a lover of board games, gardening, and painting.  She loves writing about strong women who have endured challenges and the men who enrich their lives.
A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy with​ her masterfully written stories.
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What I need you to know... I received an ARC of this book to read, and write an honest review. I was not paid to say anything, and everything I have said is my honest opinion!


  1. Darn it! You always make me cry when reading your reviews.

    Someday, I hope we get to meet and sit down for a coffee (tea in my case) or something.

    You have been so kind and supportive of my work. A couple words like thank you are so small, and don't seem like enough.

    You have my sincere appreciation.


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