Overall Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ perfect stars.
I received an ARC in exchange of my honest review.
Omg! I don’t have words to describe how much I loved this duet! This story just got better and better as it progressed and pardon my language but holy Sh*ttt I couldn’t have thought that the secrets Lockwood carried were so sinister and complicated af. There is no perfect word other than ‘devoured’ to describe the way I went through this book. I literally couldn’t put it down! I was up late just so I can finish reading it and I don’t regret my decision. Hazel Grace is a talented author and her stories has a way keeping you engaged and remain with you long after you have finished reading it. If you haven’t read the first book yet I suggest you do it as soon as possible before diving into the second one.
Bonafide started exactly where and Catfish left off and I would be lying if I said I knew what was coming up next. Reagan and Wade’s already complicated story took a nose dive for the worse and it continued that way for a long long time. If you are not a fan of cheating or have triggers for certain things then please read it at your own risk cause this book came with trigger warnings but I can promise you that you won’t regret it. The constant pull and push between these two and their burning hot chemistry is some of the best part of this duet. This book has been a total rollercoaster ride with lots of ups and downs and imperfect characters. Wade is not your modern day prince charming and Reagan is nobody’s idea of damsel in distress. She is the personification of an ‘alpha female’ and in many cases was the rational one out of the two but that doesn’t mean she was perfect in any way. Some of her actions will definitely make you question her character but Wade was no saint either. I wanted to shake some sense into them more than once. We are also introduced to many new characters and some jaw dropping revelations. So buckle up for the ride cause Wade and Reagan are going to blow your mind (Lol I rhymed).
It is a long book with fifty something chapters but it didn’t make me bore at all. I really loved it and this book made me fall in love with Hazel Grace’s writing. She created two completely imperfect characters and made me fall in love with them. The second book is even better than the first one. I can’t say more without giving major spoilers but I can tell you that it will make you feel fifty shades of emotions from anger to heartbreak. This book is perfect for the political romance or romantic drama. There are lots and lots of drama for sure. I can honestly say that it’s a great book and I highly recommend it.
Stay safe and happy reading!
P.S. I heart Wade Lockwood. He can catfish me anytime he wants to lol.
P.S.S. There is a spinoff coming and I can’t wait for Marty’s story.
Title: Bona Fide
Series: Illusive Duet #2
Author: Hazel Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Black Widow Designs
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Wade Lockwood is a liar.
A fraud in a suit with a smirk that overwrites everything I ever told myself to steer clear from.
But he wants me, and in all Wade Lockwood fashion, he doesn’t allow things to not go his way.
He keeps me locked into our agreement, daring me to put myself in one hell of a position to get myself out from under his thumb.
He wants forgiveness, but that’s the last thing he’ll ever get from me.
I could care less about what sins he’s committed against others or how he got to where he is.
All I’m concerned about is erasing him from my life, taking whatever means necessary to ensure I never have to see him again.
A plan that proves to be easier said than done when my mangled heart—that traitorous thing—still beats for him.
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Hazel Grace is an avid music lover and hardcore Oakland Raiders fan from the mitten state of Michigan. Her writing goals are “what the f*ck” storylines while enjoying her readers private messaging her to cuss her out.