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Review Tour : Stay With Me by Kelly Elliott


By: Kelly Elliott

Release Day : May 12, 2016

Life moves on.

Only people who have never lost anyone they loved with all their heart can blindly believe those words.

What if I didn’t want to move on? What if I wanted to wake up every morning with that familiar ache in my chest, knowing I’d never see her again?

But, life can change in a moment.

I knew that better than anyone … So, when I couldn’t get those mesmerizing green eyes out of my head, I decided to do something about it.

Would one night with her be enough, or would my heart decide it was finally time to move on from the past?


Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.


Twitter: @author_kelly


Pulling Kilyn onto my lap, I lifted her chin and looked into her eyes. “This is not bad. This is you and I finding our way back to each other. I don’t think it was a coincidence you and I running into each other all those times. We were meant to be together. Even if I couldn’t see it at first, I’ve always known it in my heart. All we have to do is show up, eat some food, help my father with some bookshelf and then I’m taking you home and making love to you all night.”

She lifted her eyebrows. “All night, huh?”

I gently kissed around her face. “All night.”

“Is that a Greek thing . . . the stamina?”

I could feel my body heating as Kilyn squirmed about in my lap. “Hell, yes, that’s a Greek thing.”

Sinking her teeth into her lip, she smiled big. “I think I’m going to like having a Greek boyfriend.”

“Oh, baby, trust me. There are so many things about having a Greek boyfriend you’re going to love.”

Pushing her ass against my hard dick, she winked. “Starting with this?”

A low growl came from the back of my throat as I whispered against her lips. “Me trelaíneis, Kilyn.” 


I was hooked as soon as I read the prologue to this book and how could I not be. We all have scars of some kind and it is how we move on and deal with those scars that make us the people that we are today. That is exactly what we see the characters in this book coming to grips with. This is a funny, sweet, heartfelt and emotional adventure worthy of 4 stars.

From the first few pages you already know that Thano is going to have some difficult times throughout the book as no one would easily get over what happened. All that, tied in with his in general easy going manner and the description of him portraying something of a Greek god then you can’t help but swoon at the thought of him. The journey he goes through really is heartfelt and you really can’t help but be a fan of his and root for him from the get go. As he and Kilyn cross paths so many times he comes to realise that maybe there is meant to be something there, if only he can truly open up to the possibility.

“I had to admit I liked the flirting thing we had going on. Kilyn’s personality was contagious. She was so damn chipper all the time.”

As relaxed and easy going as Thano is meeting someone such as Kilyn who has a lust for life and enjoying what she does is a bit of a revelation for him. Kilyn is feisty and passionate, having a spark about her that also ignites something in Thano making him want more. From the moment they met in the club and all the other run ins that follow Kilyn also can’t stop thinking of Thano and begins to realise that this might just be something. Regardless of how hard it is for Kilyn to take a chance after what she has endured it won’t work if she is the only one prepared to take that chance. Thano needs to accept what he is feeling too.

“Quickly wiping my tears away, I tried to make sense of what he was saying to me. I was beyond confused. One second he was telling me he couldn’t give me his heart and the next he was telling me how different it was with me. My head was spinning.”

True love is never easy and these two are no exception to that rule. Thano and Kilyn have great chemistry and plenty of funny moments and plenty of tense sexually charged moments but can they make it past just a few moments? Are they ready and able to move on? The fact that Thano is from a traditional Greek family and Kilyn is Irish catholic is another problem that they need to face. Going through their journey with them along with the supporting cast of family and friends is a great way to pass time and escape. The feel of the family when together certainly had me imaging scenes from My Big Fat Greek Wedding as they all congregate and talk at once and the overwhelming closeness they had. I really did enjoy that aspect though and those were some of the best bits when the family were involved and I was somewhat jealous not to be invited to the get together.

Considering the book is written by Kelly Elliott you already know you are on to a winner. She is truly talented in the way she writes and elicits emotion from the page and this book is no different. I loved the dual point of view that allowed you to get into the head of both Thano and Kilyn meaning you understood and felt for them more. I would recommend this book to all romance book lovers.