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Just an Illusion - Side A (The Illusion #1)

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One night changed her life…

Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.

Double trouble…

Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin.
ebook, 301 pages
Published November 3rd 2016 by Dee Kelly
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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

Where do I begin? First, I want to say that I read this book straight through. I stayed up all night long to finish it. Second and third, I love the author's writing style, and I adore ALL of the characters she created. I absolutely think this is a good book.

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That being said, I have a big problem. I'm not a person that is turned off by a love triangle. Nor am I scared of them. I don't worry about them being too much for my heart or any of that bullshit, but this time....things are different. I
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****5 STARS*****


I found the prologue very interesting and I couldn't wait to dive into the story. I was looking forward to having all my questions answered.

Amelia is beautiful and is surrounded by beautiful men in the hottest rock band out!!! This rock band also come with twin brothers who both find her fascinating and can't wait to get to know her. Normally, it would be great to have two rock stars wanting you but when it's brothers and twin brothers at that, it has to be hard a
Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just an Illusion is engaging, entertaining, and brilliantly executed! The writing is fantastic. The plot is fantastic. And above all, the main characters are so well done. Amelia and Noah are so sweet together.

Here's the breakdown: Amelia agrees to attend a concert and meet and greet with her best friend. She's a new author, but after much coaxing agrees to shadow the band and write their story. Sawyer and Noah notice her immediately. The attraction is palpable. The only problem? Noah and Sawye
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5+++ star rock romance read. Hopefully that got people’s attention because I don’t want anyone who loves rock romance to miss out on this fantastic book. You will definitely end up with a book hangover after reading this sexy and suspenseful rock romance.

Amelia Greyson is a bestselling author with some big secrets of her past that she tries to keep buried. These secrets are getting harder to contain especially when she is the person chosen to write the tell all book on the biggest rock band arou
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that sucked me in and made me want to read straight through without stopping. I adored the characters and it definitely had a decent dose of the angst I love.

The dialogue for the guys was a little young and feminine sounding in the first few chapters IMO (but that quickly resolved itself). That, along with the need for further editing cut this down to 4 stars (some proofing issues and a few areas that were a bit too long-winded).

However...for me, the wonderful story l
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I need to stop reading series when they aren't compketed!!! Also, I'm Team Sawyer and I'm not even sorry. This book really interested me because the heroine is pretty awesome with her own issues and the twin brothers thing is fascinating to me. They are both gorgeous but total opposites and I personally think Sawyer's the way to go even though the heroine struggles with balance between the twins. The book lost an entire star for the heroine being an idiot and making a choice that's ridiculous in ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Will give a review when I am finished with the series.
Taylor Fenner
When 28-year-old best-selling author Amelia "Mel" Greyson tags along to the BAD (Bastards and Dangerous) concert with her best friend Belle who is doing an interview with them for her magazine she is not a fan.

When she meets the band and immediately wins over the band by putting the sexy lead singer, Sawyer Weston, in his place Mel and Belle are offered an amazing opportunity - Belle will do once monthly features about BAD's upcoming farewell tour in her magazine and they want Mel to travel with
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Love this book so much! On to read the second book!
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once you go BAD, you never go back. D. Kelly rocked my book world and had me had me begging for Side B. Just an Illusion - Side A was the best rock star romance of the year. It was poetic, emotional, expressive, TWINTASTIC, and such a thrilling book. I fell in love with these characters (except one in particular). I am a huge fan of music and this book was so enlightening. The life of a rockstar isn’t always fun and games. I think we see this clearly with Amelia, Noah, and Sawyer’s experiences. ...more
Sassy Southern
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book had my heart in my throat the ENTIRE time! I couldn't put it down and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these characters!

There were so many unexpected things happening that I couldn't even guess what was going to happen next.

I was going through so many emotions while reading this book and on the edge of my seat during a few moments. I loved the chemistry between Amelia, Noah and Sawyer and was so sad when the book came to an end because I was not ready to be done hearing their story
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock-stars
Darn, this book. First up, a warning - major cliffhanger. I mean major. And I have no idea when the next book is due out. Just saying. Right, now that's out of the way, I can wax lyrical about the greatness of this story. I'm not a love triangle fan, I'm really not, but I'm not sure the situation with Sawyer and Noah really counts as a love triangle. Why mention it then? I hear you ask. Because it's a pretty major part of the story, and I'm not sure how to describe it without giving too much awa ...more
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by this author and I loved it and her writing style. I was hooked from the prologue. I wanted to know so bad what was going on.

Amelia goes with her best friend to a concert and meets the fraternal twins Sawyer & Noah who want her to write their story. Only problem is going on tour with the sexy brothers while keeping herself and her secrets safe. She quickly realizes that the brothers are complete opposites & undeniablely sexy and they are both attracted to her.

4.5 ****
Kayla (kaylareads)
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Liz's Book Bucket List
{Received in exchanged for an honest review}

Wow! This book took me by absolute surprise in the best possible way. It was addicting, funny, romantic and full of heart. The heart in this book is what really sets it apart from all other rocker romances and let’s be honest, there are a lot! I was blown away by this tight-knit group of characters that made me fall head-over-heels in love with them page by page. When this book was over, I was sad because I wanted more! This is going to be one of those
Kim E.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 20%. I tried to chew through it, but ultimately I gave up the ghost. This book was not without potential - the idea of traveling with a band while the h is there to document for a biography incapturing their farewell tour is a good idea, and I liked the personalities of the band members, but the writing execution was lacking. The author had a tendency to write a rather long piece of dialogue, but wait until the end of the diatribe to mention who was actually doing the talking. I found mys ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

Deliciously angsty love…

Oh the drama! This is my first book by this author and I don’t think I was mentally ready for the whirlwind of emotions that this story brought out… Be prepared for a journey that will take your heart out and toy with it, just a wee bit…. Okay, who am I kidding, a LOT!

Amelia. Sawyer. Noah. Wait, wait. Who is falling in love here? Well, that’s not the easiest thing to decide when you have full on characters that feel right together. All of them… No, this isn’t a ménage rom
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dee Kelly reached out and told me about this release and I am SO glad she did!!!! Although I hate her a little for the cliffhanger and making me wait! I don't want to ruin this book for anyone going to read it (because you should read it) but I will give you some bits.

Amelia is familiar with rock royalty and the celebrity lifestyle and that doesn't impress her and she doesn't want to be involved in it. Her best friend Belle, is dragging her to the BAD concert (Mel has no idea who they are) and
Kathy Aronoff
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific Start

This new to me author wrote an incredible first book in a new rock series. Just an Illusion has everything you can want in a story, love, jealously, a to die for book boyfriend in Noah his awesome band mates including sexy, sinful tortured twin brother Sawyer. Amelia Greyson romance book author agrees to go to a concert with her music blogger bff Bella where they are both offered once in a lifetime opportunities to follow and write about the bands farewell tour. Amelia with secrets
Fiona Leung
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was hot, hot, hot! Just an Illusion (Side A) by D. Kelly is the first book from The Illusion. We're told the story from Mel's perspective and she has so much to share. She's a best-selling author of a book called The O Factor and has a secret past that she wants to hide. When she was given an opportunity of a lifetime to embark on a one year tour with the band BAD and document their story in a book, she was reluctant to join but didn't pass up on the offer in the end.

BAD is fronted by f
Jamie Ellis
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG really?????

I knew this was going to be a two parter but dangit what an ending to side A. I really hate cliffys they SUCK butt. I am so in love with this set of characters and the storyline is brilliantly written. I just can't believe we were left hanging like that, but on saying that I really highly recommend this book.
Loving Amelia's character. She is a woman with a tragic past and not all of it is of her making. Just put it this way she is no stranger to the limelight and knows what its li
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are a Rock Star Book Fan then this series .. IS FOR YOU !! The characters are stand up straight forward and SEXY as hell .. Everyone has a past .. good or badd .. and these characters have it ALL !! But when FATE crosses there path they ALL bring her in especially two twin brothers ..

Amelia become the writer that will put the truth the lies the past and the future down to a story about the guys in the Bastards and Dangerous but when she travels with them on there final tour for a year thi
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book and the characters. The BAD members are amazing and I loved Amelia and Belle. These characters were so likeable. And all the secondary characters brought it all together.

One night changed Amelia's life in a way she never expected. After writing her first novel, she is ready for what comes next, but what comes next it totally unexpected.

Because of her friend's obsession with the band BAD and her job, she winds up at one of their concerts to offer Belle support. When she meets
Five fabulous starts from me! I think I loved everything about this se y rock star book, except the cliff at the end but that just leaves me wanting to continue read. This is my first time reading D. Kelly and I know it won't be the last!

The fun story line of a new author Amelia, has her very first book reach the best seller list. (The book was even about sex! I'm pretty sure I would love to read that book as described in Side A as well!) Amelia has a history with rock stars that makes her neve
Sep 23, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Meghana Sarathy
There are certain books that once you start reading, you can't possibly put it down and for me this was one such book. It's exactly the kind of book that I love and I consider myself really really lucky that I got a chance to read this. I am in love with the book, the story, the characters and surprisingly even the cliffhanger. Dying to get my hand on the second book. When is it coming out?! I will definitely be following the author to receive all updates. I want to pre-order it right this momen ...more
Melanie Kulpa-Effnert
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beyond awesome!!!

This was my first book by Dee Kelly and I could never be more thankful. This book has it all. God damn, I was on edge the whole book. It's so captivating and addicting. Just...WOW!

So about Just an Illusion - Side A:

One night changed her life…

Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axi
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was so good that I'm not sure I can even accurately express how I'm feeling right now. It had everything - love, sadness, drama, hope, tragedy, humor, mystery, swoons, and of course, steam. I was sucked right into the story from the start and only put this book down when I absolutely had to. Even still, I burned through it and am now experiencing a serious book hangover.

The story revolves around incredibly sweet and all around good guy Noah, his brooding and mysterious bad boy bro
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
ARC provided by author for an honest review.

4 Rock Your World Stars

When Amelia "Mel" Greyson (aka Triton) reluctantly goes with her best friend, Belle, to meet the Rock Band BAD (Bastards and Dangerous), she has no idea what's in store for her future.

See... Mel has recently hit the Bestsellers List for her independently published romance novel, which everyone is raving about. She doesn't seem like the type who would write the type of book the whole country is raving about. So when Sawyer Westo
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