MONEY BY JILLIAN DODD- BLOG TOUR
Fame. Power. Money. Sex. Love.
This continuation of The Keatyn Chronicles series follows the lives and loves of those who work at Captive Films.
Hot, successful, playboy Riley Johnson, whose business success far exceeds his success in love.
Movie star, Keatyn Douglas, whose epic love story has spawned a series of books and movies.
And Dawson Johnson, who joins Captive with a tragic past.
Expect lots of drama, sex, and tabloid-worthy events.
With laugh out loud moments and swoon-worthy guys, The Keatyn Chronicles is a fun, sexy, and addictive series you won’t be able to put down. -J. Sterling, USA Today Best Selling Author.
I’m wearing a huge smile as I get dropped off at my building and walk through the door, talking to Ariela on the phone.
Having her come back into my life after so many years has been both excruciating and exhilarating. But this weekend changed things. We faced our past together and, in one week, we’re going to decide if we want to pursue a future together.
As much as I want to be with her, honestly, I’m a little torn about it.
Part of me wants nothing more than to pretend we never broke up. But the reality is that she’s married. And even though she filed for a divorce, I wonder if it’s too much too soon.
In a very short time—on a whim—she came to California, was reunited with me, slept with me, filed for a divorce, got a new job, and went back to Eastbrooke. I mean, how many more life changes can she throw at herself all at once?
I loved her with everything I was in high school, and I was devastated when she left with nothing more than a goodbye.
And since she’s come back, she’s wreaked more havoc in my life.
Soon, I’ll have to decide if I want to risk another relationship with her. Even though she still looks like the girl I loved, she’s different—life, age, and time have that effect.
“Riley!” A shrill voice stops me in my tracks, wiping the smile off my face.
“Shelby, what are you doing here?” I ask, as she gets up from the couch in the lobby. “I told you I didn’t want to see you again.”
“I need to talk to you, Riley. It’s important. Can I please come up?”
I know girls like her. No way I’m letting her come up.
“Shelby, as in naked, leather-strap, threesome Shelby?” Ariela asks in my ear.
“Uh, hang on,” I say to her, putting the phone against my chest. Then I say discreetly, “Shelby, whatever you need to say, you can say here.”
“God, you’re such an ass,” she hisses loudly. “I thought you might want to do this in private.”
“I don’t want to do anything with you, in public or in private.”
“Well, you’re going to have to now, Riley. Because I’m pregnant,” she says, uttering the words no man wants to hear from a three-night screw.
“Do you really want to do this here?” she asks, glancing toward my doorman.
“Fine. Come up.” I drag her into the elevator. Once it closes, I say, “I don’t know who you’ve been fucking, but if you’re pregnant, there’s no way that it’s mine.”
“Yes, it is, Riley. I haven’t been with anyone since we broke up.”
“We didn’t break up. You went to a few events with me. We fucked. And I used a condom every single time.”
She shrugs. “I don’t know what to tell you. They aren’t one hundred percent effective. I’m sorry, Riley. I certainly didn’t plan on getting pregnant.”
“Aren’t you on the pill?”
“No, it made me fat.”
I shake my head. I can’t fucking believe this. But I’m not stupid either. I go into my guest bathroom, grab a pregnancy test out of the cabinet, and then hand it to her. “Take this.”
“Why do you have that?”
“Honey, you’re not the first girl to tell me she’s pregnant.” I open it up and hand it to her. “Go pee on it, bring it out, and we’ll watch. See what happens.”
She hesitates, just as they all do. “Um, I don’t know if it will work yet. I’m barely pregnant.”
“So you didn’t do a test?”
“Yes, I did a test, Riley. God, you’re being such an ass.”
She’s right. I am. “I’m sorry. Please, for me, go take the test.”
“I will, I’m just saying that they aren’t all as accurate as the one I took.” She lets out a dramatic sigh and goes into the bathroom, not bothering to shut the door. When she sees me watching her pee, she gives me a sexy smile.
I turn around.
Of course, that’s what got me into this mess.
Please, please, don’t let her be pregnant.
I hear the toilet flush and turn around.
“Here’s the stick, Riley. I’m going to sit down. Pregnancy is exhausting.”
She flops down on my couch while I stare at the stick, willing the line not to change.
But it does.
The Keatyn Chronicles Series
Keatyn lives a dream life. Daughter of America’s favorite actress. Closet full of designer clothes. Malibu beach house. The hottest boyfriend.
What more could a girl want? (Love, maybe?)
Reviewers are calling The Keatyn Chronicles a sexy mix of Gossip Girl and 90210. This USA TODAY bestselling series will become your guilty pleasure!
Keatyn’s high school story completes in book 7 of the series: Get Me, and we see our favorite characters in a new stage of their lives 10 years later in book 8: Fame. Books 8-12 can be read as a standalone series.
Holy Cow!!!!! Author Jillian Dodd did a fantastic job with this book!!! I was yelling at my kindle and than a few pages later I was digging into a box of tissues because my heart was breaking.
This series is seriously like Crack!!!!! I was drawn in from the first page and I think I set a record for how fast I finished this book. Housework and cooking took the back burner while I was reading this book.
I could go on and on about how angry I was at times and I would have loved to have been able to crawl into my kindle and throat punch Shelby. Seriously, is this chick for real?
“I had a brilliant revelation about Riley. Although he can be swayed by sex, I seem to get what I want more when I appeal to his emotional side.”
Poor Riley. My heart really broke for him in this book but at the same time I wondered how he could be so gullible. Loved Dawson in this one. We got to see a side of him we never saw before. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved Keatyn and Aiden in this one. I really could connect with their relationship and Aiden was as sweet and thoughtful as ever. I totally was Swooning over him and to be totally honest he was not the one I originally wanted to be moon boy.
“On one hand, it seems like I’ve waited so long for this. On the other hand, it feels like only a moment has passed by since the day she kicked a soccer ball at my head.”
The conversations seemed realistic between the characters and all the drama that occurred did not feel forced or fake. Everything in this book was just perfect.
I love that we get chapters in all different characters POV. That just keeps things fresh and interesting. There was not one part of this story I would say dragged or I could not connect with. I loved everything about this book except the fact that I have to wait for the next one to find out what happens next. I need the next book like I need air to breathe.
About Jillian Dodd
Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen contemporary romance novels, from the The Keatyn Chronicles and That Boy series to Vegas Love. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida.
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