ARC Review: Landon & Shay – Part Two (The L&S Duet) by Brittainy Cherry

Overall: 4.5/5⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Steam: 2/5 🔥🔥
Feels: 🥰🤔😟😢🤨💗

~QD STORY DETAILS~
Genre: Contemporary romance, coming of age fiction
Location: Raine, Illinois
MC age range: Various: teens through early 30s
Lead: Landon Scott Harrison
Love interest(s): Shay (Shannon) Sofia Gable
Tear jerker: No
HEA: Yes

~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Paperback page count: 338 pages
Publisher: Self published
Audible: No
Series: The L&S Duet
1: Landon & Shay – Part One – released 10/30/19
2: Landon & Shay – Part Two – released 12/04/19

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative
Possible triggers: Mention of suicide, depression, mention of self harm, mention of overdose, parental neglect and verbal abuse

~REVIEW🖋~
The Quick and Dirty: Landon’s mental illness engulfs him after a tragedy and he shuts Shay out, crushing her heart in the process. Years later, the two cross paths and get a second chance at love, but it will take more than Landon proving that Shay can trust him again; their newly resurrected love will be put to a trial by fire several times before they are able to get their HEA.

“Every moment with you feels like my new favorite memory”

I loved reconnecting with Landon and Shay, and seeing how Greyson & Eleanor’s stories fit into their timeline too. As much as this was a fun read, I did have two issues. The first was that I felt the trials that L&S had to go through weren’t fully resolved. MILD SPOILERS — For example the issue with the photo at the yoga studio, or what happened subsequent to the fall out with SS and the talk show. I didn’t feel like we got closure on that. The second was that the climax felt rushed. After all these trials they have to go to, the ending felt abrupt. Overall a good read, but it didn’t blow me away the way the first book did.

~BLURB~

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a boy.
A beautiful, broken boy who had his own world of struggles.

People warned me against our love, but I didn’t listen.
We looked weak.
Young, foolish.
Dangerously in love.
We didn’t care.

In order to keep our hearts protected from the opinions of others, we became each other’s secret.
We shared stolen moments. Tender touches. Secretive embraces.

It was our twisted love story, and it worked for us up until our lives changed forever.

The boy I loved became Hollywood’s newest golden boy.
His career blossomed as mine stalled.
He found massive success as I discovered multiple failures.
He made something of himself, while my dreams never came true.

We moved into different realms where our pieces no longer fit together.

In the fairy tales, love conquered all.
In reality, love was the main reason empires began to fall.

I always knew Landon belonged in my story.
He was my beginning, middle, and end.
The only problem? I wasn’t certain I still belonged in his.

*Book Two of the Landon & Shay Duet.*

~LINKS~
GOODREADS
1. Part One – released 10/30/19

2. Part Two – released 12/4/19

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~AUTHOR INFO~
BRITTAINY C. CHERRY
Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.

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