REVIEW BLITZ: The Invitation by Vi Keeland

Title: The Invitation
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 18, 2021

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city.

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on.  He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at.  But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was.  You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night.  I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.

Take one guess who found it?

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.


My Review

I adore a creative and unique story line and that’s exactly what Vi Keeland delivers in her latest release, The Invitation. On top of that, Stella Bardot, Keeland’s heroine, is a strong, quirky and relatable female main character while also having her own individual flair that is showcased in her profession as well as the way she expresses herself, both in the written word and in her verbal interactions.  

Keeland never steers readers’ wrong when it comes to her leading males and Hudson Rothschild does not disappoint. I won’t say that he won’t tick readers off because he will, but there’s a lot to this enigmatic man and his layers have to be peeled, which will definitely frustrate more than a few readers. 

Keeland’s signature angst, swoon, and snark is ever-present in Hudson and Stella’s story. The rollercoaster of emotions felt by both the main characters and readers begins early on in the book and continues as everything unravels and then is built back up again, which means that there truly isn’t any part of the story line that doesn’t give all the feels and that’s why it’s such a captivating and entertaining read.   

I’ve always been a huge fan of Vi Keeland; I’ve read her books since her very first release and her writing, her characters, and her plot lines continue to evolve, while also keeping intact the qualities that brought romance readers to her in the first place. 

4.5 Poison Apples  


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.




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