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Unconditional You (Stupid Awesome Love, #5)

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A marriage of convenience is their second chance at love.

Celeste
With debt threatening to bury me, I have no choice but to fall back on my mother’s lessons and marry a man for money. I’ve got an in with the wealthiest bachelor in town, but I have to go through his Chief of Staff, Kai, before I can even meet the Nilsson heir. Which sucks, because a long time ago Kai promised
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Published July 25th 2019
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Priyanka Dhingra
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Unconditional you is the fifth book of the Stupid Awesome love series by Author Ceri Grenelle but it can be read stand-alone. This story has quite the family drama in both Celeste and Kai lives where both have to deal with the different twists and turns in their lives.

Celeste is in need of a money and then she found about Nilsson, a billionaire, solution of her all problems, but if she knows that he is the same person with which she had fallen in love once she wouldn’t have thought to approach
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Ceri Grenelle is an interesting new to me author. When I came across the plot of “Unconditional You” the 5th book in the Stupid Awesome series I applied for an ARC and while doing that I was asked if I wanted to read any of the previous books in that series so I checked the plots.

And I learned that Ceri Grenelle is one of these authors where at least I have to really go with my feeling for the blurb – if I am not sure about that one – go with the Beatles and LET IT BE … BUT what does that say
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Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong, intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
I received a review copy of Unconditional You before release for an honest review.

This is book 6 in the series but the first one I have read. It easily stands alone and it is about two kids who meet when they are very young.
Kai is a waiter at a rich party. He is 18 and he meets 16 year old rich girl/socialite Celeste and they form a friendship. The story profiles how they get to know each other and fall in love and kiss on her 18th birthday. He is going away on a family trip and then they plan
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lowkeyreader
Ceri Grenelle is a new author to me, but I'm so glad that I went ahead and read this one because it exceeds my expectations. There is plenty of drama going on within their families and with plenty of twists it makes for a good interesting read!

Celeste has been through a lot of losses in her life. But this just makes her strong. She made a promise to her first love and now she's going to make it happen. Even though she needs to use an unconventional way to make it happen, it's her passion.
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Ruby
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received and read an ARC of Unconditional You, my first Ceri Grenelle novel. I haven’t read any of the others in this series, and believe it reads fine as a stand-alone novel.
I struggled to connect with the characters initially, finding *something* a little hard going. However, I persisted, and found I became more invested in the outcome of the novel as it progressed. In fact, having finished the novel I returned to those early chapters to try and remember what it was I found offputting, and
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Kelly
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review. Kai and Celeste met at a charity function when Celeste was only 16 years old. After continuously meeting up at parties throughout the years Kai asks Celeste to run away with him. The only problem is Kai never showed up. This is a standalone book in the series Stupid Awesome Love. All of the characters interconnect, but they can be read as standalone books. Celeste needs money for something so she goes to Kai and asks if he can connect her with ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is complicated, sweet, and so freaking full of misconceptions!

To put it in a nutshell-- Celeste and Kai met when they were younger at the stiff boring parties and gravitated to each other. He acted as waiter and was her saving grace in trying to act the part that her mother laid out for her. At one of the lowest points in her life, Kai asked her to run away with him and she agreed and he left her waiting and waiting and waiting. He doesn't resurface until YEARS later and acts as
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3 stars

Unconditional You is the 5th book in a series by Ceri Grenelle, a new to me author. While it can be read as a stand alone (I did) there is apparently quite the backstory which would probably have enhanced my enjoyment and connection to the characters.

If I'm being completely honest, I wasn't in love with any aspect of the story. I facilitated between liking and hating the characters and frankly, a lot of the book felt preachy and a little self indulgent; I attributed that to Celeste, who I
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Dimple
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Unconditional You is the 5th book in a series by Ceri Grenelle, a new to me author. While it can be read as a stand alone (I did) there is apparently quite the backstory which would probably have enhanced my enjoyment and connection to the characters.

If I'm being completely honest, I wasn't in love with any aspect of the story. I facilitated between liking and hating the characters and frankly, a lot of the book felt preachy and a little self indulgent; I attributed that to Celeste, who I truly
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Amy  Crull
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Love is scary,but its also worth the fear." This is my favorite quote from this book and fits it perfectly. Kai and Celeste met at a party and connected instantly. They had plans to run away but then tragedy destroyed them. Kai is trying to move on from this but in order to do so and get his money, he has to get married or otherwise the money goes elsewhere. He's struggling with this and his injury. He keeps his identity a secret and only a few people who are close to him knows who he really ...more
Gwen
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received an arc from the author and I am happy to give my honest review.

We were introduced to Celeste and Kai in the previous book. Celeste is Adele’s sister and there was some major tension and relationship healing that was needed for the sisters. Kai was a mysterious hermit prankster who was best friends with Misha. I was really looking forward to their story and it didn’t disappoint.

One of this author’s strengths is being able to write so the characters can really speak. The writing style
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Kai and Celeste’s story is filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. Kai has never revealed to anyone that he is actually a billionaire except a small group of friends. Celeste happens to be friends with the same group of people, but doesn’t know they are friends with Kai.

Kai was set to runaway with Celeste when she was younger, but he never showed up at the train station. Now Celeste is deep in debt and needs money to survive. The Billionaire needs a wife to gain his inheritance. But will
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Natalie Johnson
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kai and Celeste’s story is filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. Kai has never revealed to anyone that he is actually a billionaire except a small group of friends. Celeste happens to be friends with the same group of people, but doesn’t know they are friends with Kai.

Kai was set to runaway with Celeste when she was younger, but he never showed up at the train station. Now Celeste is deep in debt and needs money to survive. The Billionaire needs a wife to gain his inheritance. But will
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C.B.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do people even talk to each other? Celeste in dire financial straights decides to marry rich. She decides Bobby Nisson is a good candidate. She must go through his CoS, Kai with whom she has history. Kai & Celeste were going to run away together, but Kai never showed up. He suffered a mishap and was unable to show up. Is that insult irredeemable? Kai/Bobby are one and the same. Bobby needs to marry to inherit. Kai/Bobby's friends keep his secret. They are Celeste's friends too. Must be ...more
Sonja Tonjer
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a slow road to happy ever after with a couple broken people doing the usual, avoiding feeling vulnerable and telling each other about how they feel. They however feel strongly about each other, and I love that we get both sides of the story. The hero takes it to the extreme by not even revealing who he really is. The poetic wording of the book made it a pleasure to read even if I was mad at the guy for a long time. The girl is not bending over backwards to be pleasing everyone and I love ...more
Sheila
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Celeste is in desperate need of financial relief so she decides to do what her mother suggest and marry a man for his money. Kai and Celeste have known each other for a while and they even agreed to run away together but he never showed up. Now that Kai works for the billionaire Nilsson she needs him to introduce them in hopes she can get him to marry her but what she doesn't know is that Kai and Nilsson are one and the same person. Kai stands to inherit his family's wealth by the end of the ...more
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
I don't know which book out of this series I enjoyed more. I really liked Stark Memory but Unconditional You probably comes in a close second. We initially met of Celeste (Adele's sister) in Bursting Out and Adele's version of her was built from a surface memory.

Celeste has been through a lot and honestly she was my favorite of all the ladies in this series. She's strong and wants to see her project succeed and even through she's having to use an unconventional way to make it happen it's her
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Paige Rubino
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know which book out of this series I enjoyed more. I really liked Stark Memory but Unconditional You probably comes in a close second. We initially met of Celeste (Adele's sister) in Bursting Out and Adele's version of her was built from a surface memory.

Celeste has been through alot and honestly she was my favorite of all the ladies in this series. She's strong and wants to see her project succeed and even through she's having to use an unconventional way to make it happen it's her
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Rudy Red
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a well written book with strong characters and an interesting plot. There were lots of twists and false starts to keep the reader guessing about what was going to happen next. I would not suggest that it was realistic, but hey, it is fiction and everyone needs an escape. The history between Kai and Celeste created a great deal of the flow and backdrop for the rest of the book.

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rubi
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ceri Grenelle quickly became one of my favorite must read authors with her Stupid Awesome Love Series. Book 5 is Kai’s story which I had been waiting impatiently for and she did not disappoint.
It hit me in the feels multiple times as we get all of Kai’s feelings regarding his injury. This doesn’t mean I didn’t wanna smack both him and Celeste over the head multiple times so they’d get their together. I loved it all. The ending is the best.
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Lea
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I am not quite sure what to write. The book was good I guess, but I forgot about it within a couple of hours.
While reading it, it was captivating, but aften finishing it, it was just kinda gone from my memory.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book I've read written by Ceri Grenelle; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Yasmine ElFar
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited seeing the Arc of this book I n my mail box.

I read all of Ceri Grenelle books and loved them so much and this one exceeded my expectations.
This is the story with the best built up feelings between the heroes that you feel yourself like you are them and the start Omg, perfection.

Please read this book I promise you are in for a beautiful journey
Megan Klose
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked Kai and Celeste. The two knew each other when they were younger. Kai is a billionaire but no one really knows that. Celeste needs money now. In order to inherit his money Kai has to get married. Well written. I really like this author and have enjoyed the books in the series. Great overall story and loved the characters.
poppy
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth book in the series but it can easily be read on its own I would suggest reading them in order. I really liked Celeste she is a great character and has been through so much I really liked her with Kai they were really good together. There is plenty of drama going on within their families and with plenty of twists it makes for a good interesting read
Barbara
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book five in the Stupid Awesome Love series a well written story that I enjoyed reading. This is Celeste and Kai's story a story that had me smiling. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Amanda Marlowe
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Celeste and Kai knew each other years before, he, unintentionally, let her down and her life changed.
There then follows a great read about misunderstandings, lies and falsehoods.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader
Heather Wamboldt
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unconditional You is the first book I have read by Ceri Grenelle and I really enjoyed the story. The characters are wonderful and the story of Celeste and Kai can be somewhat emotional as well as romantic.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Melissa
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: booksprout
I've wondered about these two and whether or not the author would make a match out of them, but it's not quite monorable yet it has a good writing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Ceri is the author of quirky and sexy contemporary romance novels. She has a major weakness for sappy cuddle moments as much as hot and steamy sex scenes, and a penchant for writing snappy and sarcastic dialogue. She loves romance that isn't afraid to be awkward and uncouth, and thrives on flawed characters with big hearts.

Ceri is a New York native living in California with her two cats, Mercy
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