Title: Corrupt My Mind
Author: Kelsey Clayton
Release Date: October 16, 2020
Length: 310 pages
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My name is Zayn Bronsyn,
and I think I screwed up.
I wasn’t supposed to fall,
especially not for her.
She’s in a league of her own,
and I’m just her brother’s scumbag friend.
The last time I saw her,
she was thirteen with braces.
Now, she’s back from boarding school,
with an hourglass body that’ll bring me to my knees.
If Easton finds out I hooked up with his sister,
he might actually kill me.
She’s too innocent, too perfect for a guy like me,
but I can’t resist dragging her into my messed up world.
Amelia Donovan might be the one to revive my blackened heart.
**** My Review ****
Kelsey Clayton is a brand new author for me and I can sincerely say she writes exactly the way I like it….easy, sweet, steamy with enough angst and drama to keep my attention from beginning to finish.
‘Corrupt My Mind’ is a delightful, love tale of two complicated characters overcoming darkness to find light, to find happiness. The forbidden love element might seem a bit cliché, but this sinfully, delicious story in which two souls, seemingly unsuitable for each other form the most perfect couple, will leave you panting and wanting for more.
One party, one look, one breath…..everything is permitted but falling for your best friend’s little sister is totally off-limits.
Zeyn, our dark hero, the kind of person every girl needs to avoid, but at the same time, everything a girl needs to be happy. Under the hard edge exterior, lies a guy who is loyal, unselfish and ultimately soulful and sweet, not to mention sexy-as-sin, emotional and protective as hell….What else does a girl need?
The dream of many girls on campus, the handsome Zeyn gets the shock of a lifetime when he sees her, the gorgeous and innocent Amelia. His little Meelz, the awkward 13-year old when he last saw her, now a true beauty and his best friend’s baby-sister. Her assertiveness and the numerous attempts for open and honest communication were more than refreshing. Sassy at times, irresistibly attractive and powerful enough to slap the truth in his face, brave enough to reach for what she wants, yet smart and confident enough to accept the defeat and go on with her life.
And he, conflicted by his own feelings, trying to do the right thing and avoid the unavoidable, he has his own interesting moments, during which I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to slap him across his face or cuddle with him. What I loved the most of this is the fact that he does not hurt the heroine because of his ego, some other shortcoming or his own baggage-his loyalty towards his friends and love of others cause his downfall at the end.
And those two together, a real spectrum of emotions, fireworks of passion and irresistable chemistry. He’s the dream she never thought would come true. However, when opportunity presents she’s ready to put her heart on the line. But is he willing to go all in or will he hurt her?
If only things could be easy for them. Add the villain and a HEA becomes nearly impossible.
As you’re reading, your mind and heart are going through so many different emotions, from anger, to happiness, to sadness, to even joy of watching this relationship grow from secret meetings and stolen kisses to the real thing.
The author skillfully guides us from the beginning to the end of their story, through the wonderful relationship of these two characters, mixing parts of the past and the present, different stages of their connection. What started as a platonic love in the past is developed into a schorching desire and true love and affection. A slow burning story with the longing effect on its highest. Told through alternating 1st person POV chapters, readers get insight each character’s head, enjoying every single moment especially the times when the 2 young lovers try to hide their emotions.
The feisty back-and-forth Zeyn and Meelz had, the push and pull adds a dash of humor, which combined with the steamy and swoony moments make this book simply fabulous. A charming and naughty rollercoaster that make it an excellent choice for a lazy, afternoon read.
*****About the Author****
Kelsey Clayton is an internationally selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.
She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.
Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.
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