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{Book Review} Like a Fly on the Wall by Simone Kelly

Hey there!

This is my first book review on the TLC Book Tour in what feels like ages. This is mainly because I have a solid to-read wish list going, and limited time for pleasure reading. I decided to read and review Like a Fly on the Wall because the premise intrigued me. Clairvoyant main character? Check. Sexy summer read appeal? Check. I thought, what the hay, let’s give it a try!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own, and I’m keeping the review spoiler free!

This read was a bit perplexing, and a lot is going on throughout. I wasn’t expecting as much in-depth character analysis, twisted family dynamics, and *ehemmm* sex… But I suppose reflecting back now, this was a fun turn from what I had originally anticipated. I kind of love when I completely misjudge a book.

It’s a fairly lengthy, evenly-paced book. My favorite aspect was how unique and multifaceted the story-line was. I can’t really compare it to anything I’ve ever read, which I think is the sign of a highly creative author with a great voice. There is a vaguely intangible, simplistic realness to the writing quality (even given the rather outlandish plot), which I really enjoyed. This book is a little dark, a little juicy, a little here, a little there. It will keep your interest piqued!


Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Author Links: Website

About Like a Fly on the Wall

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• Paperback: 448 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 11, 2017)

From talented debut author Simone Kelly comes this suspenseful novel that crackles with intrigue, sex, and plenty of surprises—perfect for fans of Eric Jerome Dickey and Carl Weber.

Meet Jacques Berradi. Moroccan-born and Manhattan-raised, his genuine, sexy-smooth allure goes hand in hand with a unique gift. Since Jacques was young, he has had the ability to read peoples’ energies, communicate with spirit guides, and even catch glimpses of people’s futures. Now a professional “intuitive counselor,” Jacques’s clients pay him handsomely for his insight. Unfortunately, Jacques’s psychic abilities don’t come with an off switch to tune out the world’s noise, nor do they always provide him with easy answers; recently Jacques has begun having dark, alarming dreams about his beloved father, a Moroccan immigrant who died when he was a boy.

Meet Kylie Collins, an adventurous, Miami twentysomething who is trying to find her footing after being laid off from a cushy music industry job. When a mishap brings them together, Kylie is instantly mesmerized by Jacques’s cool demeanor and intuitive abilities, and he’s captivated by her outgoing charm and breezy good looks. Seeking to learn more about her family history—including the identity of the father she’s never known—Kylie visits Jacques’s office to gain some insight about her future, and about her free-spirited and headstrong Jamaican mother, True.

But on the night that they meet, a rolling blackout cuts off power throughout Miami. Kylie and Jacques, and a few of his clients, head to the only place in the neighborhood with enough light to see: Like a Fly on the Wall Detective Agency. There, Kylie serendipitously lands herself the perfect new job as an apprentice private eye.

As partners, Jacques and Kylie are an unstoppable duo. Can Jacques’s intuition reveal the scandalous history of Kylie’s mother and father? Will Kylie’s newfound detective skills uncover evidence about the death of Jacques’s father? And will the chemistry that charges their friendship bubble over into something much, much hotter…?

About Simone Kelly

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Simone Kelly, CEO of Own Your Power® Communications, Inc., is an author, internet radio host & producer, holistic business, and intuitive life coach. Her previous books include a self-help book on marketing called, Jack of All Trades, Master of None?Her second book is a novel entitled At Second Glance that has set the stage for the smart and sexy Like A Fly on the Wall. It is now part of a two-book deal with William Marrow/Harper Collins and will be released Spring 2017. She currently resides in Hollywood, Florida.

To find out more about Simone, visit her website.

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