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(The Brightside #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  50 reviews
My name is Amanda Conrad and I. Am. A doctor.

When my cousin Liv whisked me away to South Africa to be maid of honor in her super-secret celebrity wedding, I was about to begin a five-year residency at NYU and was on my way to becoming a plastic surgeon. My plans definitely did not include a rock-star best man sweeping me off my feet.

But what happened in South Africa needed
Published October 24th 2016 by Entangled Embrace
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Paula  Phillips
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amanda Conrad aka @BootsMD's cousin Olivia Bloom aka Liv is finally getting married. After a whirlwind romance and life in the tabloids as the other woman ever since she fell head over heels and in love with the lead singer of the band Brightside Berkley. Whisked to South Africa, this is not only the trip of a lifetime as she is the maid of honor at her cousin's wedding. It is also her last trip anywhere for a while as she is about to start her residency as a Doctor and hopefully get the positi ...more
Eva • All Books Considered
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 4 STARS

This is the third book in this series although it could be read as a standalone (note, however, that the first two are definitely a duo to be read together and in order). And yet, the same magic from the first two books continues in this one as well! I love love love Amanda -- we'd gotten to know her a bit in the first two books as being a sounding board for Liv but being inside her head felt so real. And I feel the same re: Matt. We kne
Sydney D.
Amanda "Boots" Conrad is entering her residency and dead set on becoming a plastic surgeon. She's totally focused on the end goal and isn't going to let anything distract her. When her cousin and best friend's wedding rolls around though, she leaves New York for South Africa, letting herself have a little vacation. When sparks start to fly with Mark, best man, bass player for Berkeley and the Brightside, and lead of the new band Coconut Teaszer, Boots has some rethinking to do. Does she stay the ...more
Heather 123
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I read in this series as it can be read as a standalone. I wish though that I had read the other books as there were situations and characters that were previously introduced throughout this book.

The only thing preventing me from giving this story 5 stars was Amanda. Her character at times truly aggravated me. She was too quick to run off and too afraid of facing what was right in front of her. She was meant to be this strong person, but her actions completely contradicte
Jeannie Zelos
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Believe, Katie Delahanty

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  New Adult, Romance

I loved Katie’s first two Brightside novels, and was so pleased to get this third one for review.
Its another great read, funny at times, tear-jerking at others – right up my street.

I remember Amanda ( Boots) from the first two books, she’s Liv’s cousin, and knows Liv’s friends Blair and Parker too. They pop up here and it was great to catch up with them. I’d love a Parker/Tux book ;-)
Here we really get to
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a big fan of this series since I read the first book, In Bloom, and have been obsessively checking when this book would become available. I somehow got lucky and ended up with two copies, and I could not wait to dive in.
Going into Believe, I knew that it wasn't going to be the characters that I know and love taking the lead, that it was in fact going to be from a different perspective, and I was both excited and nervous to venture into this, knowing what to expect but also wondering
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Embrace for a copy of the eArc in exchange for a fair review.

Amanda is beginning her residency in New York when her cousin Liv whisks her off to South Africa for super secret wedding to Berkley. While there Amanda meets Mark and they have an instant connection and hot hookup. But Amanda isn't sure where this will go so she leaves things kind of causal. Once back in New York, she runs into Mark with another girl and immediately thinks the worse. She does find
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Katie Delahanty and I absolutely loved it! I am currently reading her other two books too ;)

When I saw this book listed under Entangled Publishing, I knew I would love it! The cover and description were enticing too and who doesn't love Rockstars? This is the story of Amanda (the cousin of Olivia) and Mark, and their book Believe is the third in The Brightside Series. This can be read as a standalone and is a fairly quick read.

Amanda is a doctor and she meets Mark at
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley

For me this is by far the best book in the Brightside series. I enjoyed it so much that when I got half way threw it I couldn't believe it, the story simply flowed so well!
It's not the perfect book, but it is pretty enjoyable.

The book is told from Amanda’s POV.
Amanda and Mark have an instant attraction from the beginning and some pretty magical moments, but at the end of the day they both want completely different thing from their lives. It seems impossible that a relationship could happen. Sti
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first novel by Katie.

Believe follows the up an coming surgeon and a rock star.
Both happen in love. Both struggle to find balance in their life.

Can Amanda and Mark find true love?
I really enjoyed this book.

4 stars
Suze Lavender
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amanda doesn't know where she belongs and she's desperate to find her place in the world. She only feels at home with Rosie, who runs a very special bar with magical food, music and drinks. Amanda's friend Liv is getting married in South Africa. She's incredibly happy with her rock star boyfriend, which is something Amanda can only dream of. When she meets Mark, another musician, but less famous, Amanda allows herself to really feel for just a few days. Then she can go back to being a doctor.

Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I have read nothing by this author before and her this morning with my book hangover I am asking myself, WHY? I started this book late, around 10pm, and boy was that a mistake. The story of Dr. Amanda “Boots” Conrad, grabbed a hold of me and would not let go. I was constantly saying just one more chapter, just one more chapter. I finally had to succumb to sleep when my eyes wouldn’t allow me to read anymore more than three quart
Falling for the best man romance mixed with a doctor and rock star romance.

Believe was my first book by Katie Delahanty so I had no idea what to expect from this book, only getting drawn in by the blurb, but overall I enjoyed this book. This falling for the best man romance is mixed with a doctor and rock star romance.

Told solely from Amanda’s POV, Amanda and Mark have a clear instant attraction at the beginning when they meet but at that exact time in their lives they both have different things
Amanda Sowinski
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved that Amanda was such a strong hearted girl who fell in love at the wrong time. She is getting ready to start her residency for plastic surgeon. This is something she wanted to do since she was a little and ended up meeting a nice surgeon. Amanda is done school and getting ready to start what is the rest of her life as a surgeon but first, her cousin is getting married to a rock star. So where is the wedding? Of course, Africa. Amanda finds this to be her last horah before she starts at t ...more
Kim Mote
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author, missed the other two books in the series but was able to pick right up with no problems. This is Mark and Amanda's book and there chance at happiness. Mark the bass player of Brightside has started a side band because he wants to go back small vs the big times with the corporate game.
Amanda, Liv's cousin/sister a medical student who will be starting residency in New York to become a plastic surgeon is on a path to make that happen. She has to be
Amber Ford
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Entangled Embrace provided me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

The Brightside series by Katie Dalahanty is one of those hidden gems. I stumbled onto In Bloom after reading a blog review and absolutely fell in love with Liv - her neighbors Blair and Parker - and who can resist Berkeley...swoon. The writing of the story, the wit of the characters and the tweets that prefaced each chapter kept me engaged and wanting more. (In Bloom is where the reader is first introduced to the characte
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Immediate thoughts:

"What a bunch of baloney."

Is what I thought about the drama and chemistry. I mean, yes there is a sense of ridiculousness in every book about loving a rockstar, but I wasn't buying this story. Maybe it didn't help that I felt no chemistry whatsoever or romance? I don't know. It kind of felt basic.

So yea. Bleh. Baloney.
hanna johnston
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I couldn't put this book down! It was so easy to get lost in the pages wanting to know what happened next. I love a good love story and LOVED the whole Brightside series!
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great read, funny to read and enjoy whether on a summer's day or any other day.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Believe (The Brightside #3) – Katie Delahanty – Review
My overall rating for this book is 3 stars
Love rating: 4 stars
Heat rating: 3 stars

This book was provided as an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
I have never read anything by this author before but I must say I was impressed. I would definitely recommend this as a quick and easy read although be prepared to get a little frustrated with the main characters.

“My name is Amanda Conrad and I. Am. A doctor.

When my cousin Liv whisked me away t
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
*** I was given an ARC for an honest review. ***


Sweet and cute read. Believe was a story about Mark and Amanda's journey to find happiness.

The story was enjoyable but I didn't feel the spark enough.

Mark and Amanda were just okay. A cute couple but to me nothing more. I don’t mind a slow paced story, but between Amanda’s jealousy and insecurities, Mark’s not enough showing his feelings and not being enough persistent, and both running away when things get tough, I couldn’t really get into it. I
Stacy Sabala
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Book Review-Believe by Katie Delahanty

Amanda Conrad is a doctor and has travelled to South America to attend the top secret wedding between best friend and cousin Liv to rock star Berkeley Dalton. She is about to start her residency in New York hoping to gain the spot in plastics. She decides to have fun at the wedding and give into her attraction to Mark, Berkeley’s bandmate. Once the wedding is over she plans are to be back on track to becoming a doctor, her dream.
Unfortunately she has mixed f
Unofficial Book Club
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Discovering Katie Delahanty on the recommendation of a trusted book friend has absolutely been one of the highlights of my reading adventures for 2016. She is one of those authors that while I was reading had me thinking “Where have you been my entire life”? To put it simply, Katie writes books that make me happy – ones that leave me with a genuine smile on my face while I’m reading, that make me swoon so hard I audibly sigh, that make me fall in love with reading all over again.

Sometimes the li
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a classic example of the proverb "Fate doesn't care about your plans". It's the third book in The Brightside series but can be read as a standalone.

Mark is the famous bass player of Brightside, a successful rock group. He has just put a new group together whilst still a member of Brightside. He spends a lot of his time on the road, touring.

Amanda is a doctor going into residency to achieve her life long dream of becoming a plastic surgeon if she is selected. She works hard and doe
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

Believe is a frustrating book for me to review. I had to give it 3 stars when I wanted to give it at least a 4. It had potential for greatness, but lacked something.

Katie Delahanty's writing was really good. I loved the characters she created and the situations she put them in. Amanda was perfectly imperfect. She had so much going for her with her career, but she lacked self-confidence. Her self-doubt too
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to say that I enjoyed this read by Katie Delahanty. The story flowed really well and the characters were well developed. The magic between the two main characters will leave you swooning and feeling like you are reading a fairy tale that you don't want to see come to an end. Even though this is the third book in The Brightside series, it can be read as a standalone.

Amanda is a determined young lady that has her heart set on becoming a plastic surgeon. She is not going to let anything get
Angel Hatfield
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amanda/Boots was going to her cousin/ best friend Liv’s wedding she was to be maid of honor the wedding was in South Africa. Amanda is going into her five year residency and wants to be a plastic surgeon. Amanda has wanted to be a doctor since she was thirteen and her dad was a doctor also and he told her not to lose focus for any reason. Amanda leaves NYC to go to the wedding and Mark is the best man who is the bass player for Berkley and the Bright Side but also the lead for a new band- Coconu ...more
2OCC Reviews
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marie
Katie Delahanty is a new to me author. Believe is the 3rd book in the The Brightside series and is the story of Amanda, aka Boots, and Mark, the bass player for the band Brightside. Boots is promising surgeon ready to start her residency and Mark, tired of the big stage, has form a new band and is taking to the road for smaller venues.

The story starts in South Africa at the wedding of her cousin, Liv and lead singer for Brightside, Berkeley. Boots is the maid of honor and Mark is the best man. A
Samantha Bilodeau
For more reviews like this, see my blog: Musings of Madjy

Sigh. I so loved this!

This is the 3rd book in the series of The Brightside series, but the first book in the series that I've read. Which did make me feel a little lost at first (Who are all these people?!), but that lasted all of about 3 pages. After that, I was a total goner. The cuteness and sweetness and humor of Mark and Boots was just so... *sigh* :)

Don't get me wrong though, I wanted to smack both of them upside the head for most of
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 2 girls who love books blog.

5 star review

Believe by Katie Delahanty is a contemporary romance novel and is the third book in ‘The Brightside’ series. Although part of a series it could be read as a standalone. I read it without having read the first two books and I absolutely loved it. I thought that it was really well written, had a great flow and pace to it and also had brilliant characters. I also loved the tweets at the beginning of each chapter, some of them were hila
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Katie is a fashion designer turned novelist. She graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. It never occurred to her that she was a writer until an economic crisis induced career shift from lingerie designer to ecommerce webmistress led her to start the company blog. Not being an expert in lingerie, she decided to write the bl ...more

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