Series Review: The Blackwood Series by Melissa Ellen

Series: The Blackwood Series
Author: Melissa Ellen
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance 
Available NOW on Kindle Unlimited

Who needs a man? They’re nothing but a distraction. 
A disappointment. 

They sweep you off your feet, 
promise you forever, and then as soon as another 
beautiful woman shows them interest, they leave you 
crying alone on the sidewalk with your dreams of a life 
together crushed.

And the sexy playboy that keeps showing up everywhere I go, 
is the definition of distraction and inevitable disappointment. 
And frankly, I can live without that heartbreak. 
I have everything I need to make me
happy – a job, school, friends, and family that I love.

Yep. Mind made up… it’s just a shame my body and 
heart didn’t get the memo.

An independent woman, Ava is studying to be an architect, working part-time with her friends at a restaurant. After being cheated on by her high school sweetheart, she now has major trust issues. But she has decided to move on with her life, deciding not to rely on anyone, let alone a man.

On the morning of her last exam, she goes to a cafe to study. While leaving, she bumps into the most handsome man to ever walk on the surface of the Earth. Ever since then, fate has been bringing them together. 

Rhett Blackwood is a man who gets what he wants and he wants Ava. He does have a controlling aura to him, which sometimes I didn’t like. 
Both the characters and their relationship did have flaws, but it did get better and I really enjoyed it.  

It did end on a cliffhanger and my heart broke for Rhett after reading the epilogue.
I cannot wait to move on with the rest of the books in this series! I highly recommend it!

4 Stars

I’ve moved on with my life – Rhett Blackwood, who?
I’ve started over in a new city, with a promising career 
ahead of me. I have the independence I’ve always 
wanted. Needed. I’ve even started dating again. Kinda. Sorta. 

The point is, I’m happy. Right?

Then why when he unexpectedly shows back up in my life, 
am I still affected by his presence?
Why does just the sight of him leave me breathless?
And why in the hell is my traitorous body begging for him 
to touch me again? 

I have no idea why he’s here, especially now. 
But I’ll be damned if I let him back into my heart.

After their breakup, Ava moves to L.A. to start fresh, away from Rhett. 
The story continues 3 years after Ava left for L.A. and she is now slowly starting to rebuild her life and protect her heart from all the heartbreak. She has finally moved on completely and even met a new guy when Rhett storms back into her life with only one intention in mind. To get Ava back where she belongs, in Rhett’s arms. 

Buckle up your seatbelts peeps because things are about to get hot and be prepared to once again lose your heart to Rhett Blackwood. I mean who can resist, right? 

Rhett Blackwood is a man after my heart, I swear! A prime example of perfection and a swoon-worthy hero!

I have to admit, I enjoyed the second book a lot more than the first book. 

We also get a lot more glimpses of Valerie and her life. I honestly cannot wait to read her story.

The Blackwood series is the only work of Melissa Ellen that I have read so far, and I can safely say that I like her writing and am looking to read more from her.

A must read.

4 Stars.

Finally! Freedom! Freedom to live my life the way I want!

No parents. No security guard. Nobody to tell me 
what to do and when to do it. Well, almost nobody. 
My overprotective brother is still around to rain on my parade.
But I can handle him. 

After making the move from New York City to Los Angeles, 
I’m determined to succeed at making a name for myself –
without using the wealth and connections of my family.

And nothing is getting in my way… except, maybe the most
infuriating and sexiest man I’ve ever met. 

He’s everything my brother has always warned me against.
But I can’t help being drawn to him. Something about
the brooding bad boy has me keep going back for more.
He shattered my heart. Rejected me. Rejected my love. Walked away so easily, tossing the three words I told him aside as if they meant nothing. But they meant everything. At least, to me. 

Fine. I’m done. He’s pushed me away and turned his back on me one too many times. I’ve accepted it. Accepted that it’s over, despite how I feel. But then why is he acting like it’s anything but over?

Melissa is the author of The Blackwood Series. She grew up as a book worm, reading anything from John Grisham to Nicholas Sparks. She has always had an active imagination and been naturally creative. She began writing when a story in her head was begging to be told.

When she is not writing, you can find Melissa working on architecture projects, buried in a book with a good glass of wine, playing with her son, laughing with her husband, or tackling her latest DIY project. 


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