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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  4,315 ratings  ·  687 reviews
From the bestselling author of Weightless and A Love Letter to Whiskey

Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.

She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.

Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peacef
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published April 20th 2017 by Kandi Steiner
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Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.25 stars!!!!

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Kandi Steiner has a way with words. All of her stories have an impact on me, and Revelry is no exception. It made think about my life and I think it’s a book that a lot of people can relate to. Trying to balance life, dreams, goals, relationships etc isn’t always easy to do, but for Wren Ballard it was more difficult than most. Because she had a husband who wasn’t supportive of her wants and dreams. 

After that relationship ended, Wren was in a funk. She needed some time to g
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***3 STARS***

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Look, I didn’t love this one but I didn’t hate it. I just didn’t really like it. I really didn’t like the main character, Wren. She was blah…..

If you looking for a simple story line then Revelry by Kandi Steiner will work. Just know that it doesn’t measure up to A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner. Two different Kandi’s wrote these books. There was the great writer and then came the mediocre writer.

I didn’t l
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I finished Revelry and then sat for an hour. ONE WHOLE HOUR deciding how I would sum up the reading experience. Asking myself how to fully encapsulate everything that is Revelry. So, after taking inspiration from the book, I opened Google and looked for good description words. Through my search I came across:

“arousing awe through being impressive or formidable.”

This lead me to look at impressive and formidable…

“evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill; grand,
Brittainy Cherry
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For the love of everything good in the world.

I freaking adored this book. Full review to come!
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Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"For the first time in my life, I was owed nothing, and I owed nothing. Lonely or not, I was free."

Kandi Steiner has fast become one of my favorite authors. I fell in love with her when I read Weightless and continued that love affair when I picked up A Love Letter to Whiskey. And now she's done it once again with Revelry. Kandi has such a distinct way of telling a story. It sinks its claws inside you and pulls you in completely. I felt like Wren and Anderson's story was intoxicating and I l
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having a ready insight into and understanding of things.

I think it’s pretty much given that Kandi Steiner has established herself as an author who has this tremendous gift in storytelling. In all honesty, she slays you with her lyrical prose, flawed characters, and raw emotions. So after reading my first Steiner book, A Love Letter To Whiskey, in which I highly recommend, I instantly became a f
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I absolutely love Kandi Steiner’s books and from the first moment I read ‘A Love Letter to Whiskey’ I was hooked on this amazing author. Her poignant and profound writing always moves me and she has fast become a one click author for me. ‘Revelry’ was a highly anticipated read for me and it did not disappoint. I loved this story purely for the journey she led me on; the journey of taking pause and reflecting on the past and the associated self-discovery that it brought. If you are looking for a
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I've only read one other by this author A Love Letter to Whiskey which I LOVED so I couldn't wait to dive into this one to see what kind of journey she's was going to take me on!!

RIVALRY: Twenty-seven year old newly divorcee Wren Ballard an renowned local designer in Seattle is now completely on her own and on a road to self discovery, she’d walked away from a ten year relationship and a seven year marriage, trying to find the woman she once was and the only way to do t
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"This is old man Ron. Don't be offended if he grunts at you a lot and never smiles. He's as soft as a baby duck, but he doesn't want anyone to know it."

Ron humphed and I giggled.

"Ron served in the Navy for twenty-nine years," Momma Von added.

"Wow, thank you for your service."

He humphed again, reaching into his plaid shirt pocket for a cigarette.

"So what are you up t
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is only my third Kandi Steiner book that I've read but I already count her as a favorite author. Her words have this sweet melody that has continuously made me smile throughout all of her stories abd Revelry was no different than what I was expecting. These broken characters made my heart hurt in the best way possible but it was Wren's character that really did me in. She surprised me because I actually connected to her in a really strong way. Which
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Jen Zingaro
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't say enough about Kandi Steiner and her writing. It is so emotional and smart! I picked up this book after reading A Love Letter to Whiskey. Both of these books made me feel all kinds of emotions. She writes about real characters that aren't perfect and struggle with the events in their life. This story in particular is about learning to love yourself for who you are and not to worry about what everyone else thinks about you. It's something we've all struggled with in our lives at some po ...more
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⭐⭐⭐⭐3.75 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

They say when one door closes, another one opens and if I could sum up this book into one quote, I would choose this one. Kandi Steiner gave us a story about heartbreak, grief, and finding love in the most unlikely places.

Two broken people.

One small town.

And a summer they will never forget.

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Wren has gone through one of the most painful decision any adult has ever had to make. Some people think that getting a divorce is just a simple task but it’s not. Emotionally it’s hor
Apr 23, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 a-chance-to-live-again Stars

Wren married her high school sweetheart. Over time, his husband’s love changed and became conditional.

"No matter how I tried, I could never be what he needed. Failure is my biggest fear, and every single day I failed him in some way. I watched the love drain from his eyes for years."

So eventually, seven years after their marriage they divorced. She decided to go somewhere else for summer. She’s a little lost and trying to find out herself again.

Anderson had a cous
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Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

"Everyday was the same. And then he saw her."


Kandi Steiner has done it once again. I'm happily in my romance bubble and have fallen in love with this authors latest romantic creation. If sweet and swoony is your 'go to', then you will most certainly not want to miss out on this love struck novel. Steiner, has recently become an author that I really admire, not only for her lovely writing talent but also for her heart and love for this crazy romance world. To say tha
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Once again Kandi Steiner delivers a book that will take your soul and breathe life into it. She did it with A Iove letter to whiskey, and with this book I can't even tell you how full my heart is. I just read a book that is now a part of me, I will never forget this beautiful love story or how it made me feel. Full of great characters and that irresistible slow burn that we all crave, with just the right amount of angst, this is a story you need in your life asap!

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Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just WOW!! Kandi Steiner had done it again and touched my heart with her beautiful words.

I knew this was going to be a tear jerker and I prepared myself for it yet I wasn't prepared enough.

Wren & Anderson, two beautiful lost souls that held on to so much pain not knowing if they would ever be able to live without it. My heart ached for both, wanting them to be able to let go of their pain and live life.

Without each one realizing it, they were meant to find each other and help each other heal.
Dilek VT
Let me tell you first that this book is nothing similar to “A love letter to Whiskey”.

Revelry is an emotional journey of a woman and a man who try to find themselves with the help of each other.

The book has indeed a good story to tell, with likable characters and there are so many life lessons in it. The issue of “falling out of love” is something interesting and a woman who ends her marriage not because of a cheating or a beating husband but for being not happy enough was refreshing to read.
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: Well... I took some time away from this after I finished it, because I wasn't quite sure how to rate it. I think it had the potential to be better, but I have too many things that didn't work for me to give it more than a "just ok" 3 Stars. First and foremost, the ending. This is my second read by this author, and like A Love Letter to Whiskey (which I really did enjoy) I really struggled with the lack of closure! I hate the vagueness of what we were given too. I feel li
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Because everyday was the same. Until I saw her...

Gah! The feels of this book is just too much! Am I overwhelmed?I don't know...What I know, is that reading this book is so raw, intense, powerful and seemed to make me feel vulnerable. My heart is in a twist, wrenching so hard. I feel some..and then more. Who would have thought right? But then, Do I owe anybody an explanation for this? I don't think so, I have the rights to my feelings anyway, but you know what? What isn
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every single time I read a Kandi Steiner book I always, always know it is going to be the most intense, heart felt ride for the best how ever many pages.

Revelry was just what I expected.

Heartfelt, intense, addictive, and a must read.

Anderson & Wren meet when after a heartbreak she decides she needs to get some space, clear her head and what better way to do that then in a cabin in Seattle's mountains for 3 months. Anderson, lives I guess you can say in a cabin just down the way from her. She i
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Revelry is a captivating story that really resonated with me. The themes were something that I in one way or another could relate to or at least understand. It wasn't as heavy with emotions as I expected and I liked that because this was all about the journey of Wren and Anderson.

They're both mourning but for different reasons. Anderson because of the loss of a loved one and Wren the loss or failure of her marriage. Again there's more to the story than that. It's also about self discovery and f
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Revelry by Kandi Steiner is a book about two lost and broken people who find each other when they least expect it. Sometimes you have to lose yourself completely to find exactly where you need to go.

Wren Ballard never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but here she is divorced and completely at a loss of what to do next. She has not been able to work or move forward. She is lost, lonely and discontented. With no real plan, she decides to get away for the summer may be just what s
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Usually romance book is more focusing on the steamy sex, vulnerable heroine and alpha male hero. The story usually concluding with HEA where the hero saves the heroine. But this book... is different. There is the hero, heroine and the sex. But instead of focusing on the masculinity and the feminism of the hero and heroine, this book focus on each of the main characters. And what really wins my heart is the hero and heroine each have to go through their own journey in order to come back to full c ...more
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3.5 ★'s

I really enjoyed Kandi Steiner's A Love Letter to Whiskey so I had no hesitation reading this book. I enjoyed the premise of two broken people coming together, healing each other and falling in love.

Wren has just gotten divorced and has never really been on her own. Determined to find herself, she drives up to the mountains and rents a cabin for the summer and meets Anderson.

Anderson has his own problems and just getting through day by day is torture until he sees Wren and she changes
I'm a damn fool guys! A damn fool! You wanna know why? Because this is my very first read from Kandi Steiner, and I'm kicking myself for not starting her books sooner. I mean, where has this author been all my life and how can I keep her? This woman...this woman reaches into your chest, caresses your heart, and carefully mends you back together, all in the span of a couple hundred pages. At first, I had no words. I had to decompress and figure out how I can fit the time in to read it all over ag ...more
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Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
⭐⭐⭐ 4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
I adored this book💓
Loved every single word of it😍
This story was too good and I'm in awe of reading this Beautiful broken Story💘
I also loved the part in the story when the author healed their soul layer by layer slowly and very carefully. Showing us every part, thought of the characters.
It was truly an amazing read.
I was reading this book and I felt it how Wren was changing and fighting for finding her True self. Ignoring the consequences she was just in her own world her,
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Title: Revelry
Author: Kandi Steiner
Category: Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Dual, First Person
Plot: 4
Characters: 4
Scorching Level: 4
HEA: Not telling

Once again Kandi Steiner manages to captivate with her heartfelt writing! I love this author and this book was different from her previous ones. Lighter but oh so emotional.
Wren wants to pick up the pieces of her life and so she moves to a remote cabin. Alone with her thoughts, she thinks upon her life, wondering if her choices a
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kandi Steiner, you're my new hero.

I signed up for this ARC ages ago, nearly forgetting that I had it on my TBR. Then it popped up on my kindle and the rest is history-so they say.

I am in complete and utter AWE over the brilliance that is REVELRY. Completely forgetting the blurb and forgoing the opportunity to read it, I dove right in without any expectations and the AMAZING book surprised everything beyond my wildest dreams.

I wish I could relay to you how wonderful this book is. The writing,
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

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“But if the thought of losing him forever makes you lose your breath, if living without him seems impossible now, then don’t let him go. Don’t walk away so easily. There are no rules when it comes to life and love, and even if there were they would only exist to be broken. There’s no methodology, no equation, no right or wrong or guided path of light. Stop asking yourself what other people will think or what you should do and listen to your heart.” 10 likes
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