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Happily Ever After. Redefined. My life begins now.
My name is Amanda Conrad and I. Am. A doctor.
When my cousin Liv whisked me away to South Africa to be maid of honor in her super-secret celebrity wedding, I was about to begin a five-year residency at NYU and was on my way to becoming a plastic surgeon. My plans definitely did not include a rock-star best man sweeping me off my feet.
But what happened in South Africa needed to stay there—he’d return to his touring and I’d start my residency, with our fond memories of a whirlwind, fairy-tale week. But now nothing feels right—I’m questioning my once solid plans, and I can’t stop thinking about him. Our lives are so different… Am I ready to risk everything I’ve worked for since I was thirteen—and put my heart on the line? To dream bigger than I ever thought possible? To believe I can have it all? That’s the thing about growing up...sometimes you have to be brave enough to redefine happily ever after.
5 stars "I loved Katie's first two Brightside novels, and was so pleased to get this third one for review. Its another great read, funny at times, tear-jerking at others - right up my street." -Jeannie Zelos, Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews
4 stars "This is a good book to read on a nice summer day at the beach. Very good storyline. I highly recommend this book." -Debra Menard, Goodreads Reviewer
5 stars "Absolutely loved this book!" -Cheryl Schumacher, Goodreads Reviewer
4 stars "I basically devoured this book." -Ashley Paige-Powers, Goodreads Reviewer
Amanda Conrad aka @BootsMD's cousin Olivia Bloom aka Liv is finally getting married. After a whirlwind romance and life in the tabloids as the other woman ever since she fell head over heels and in love with the lead singer of the band Brightside Berkley. Whisked to South Africa, this is not onl... ...more
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 4 STARS
This is the third book in this series although it could be read as a standalone (note, however, that the first two are definitely a duo to be read together and in order). And yet, the same magic from the first two books continues in this... ...more
Believe, Katie Delahanty
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: New Adult, Romance
I loved Katie’s first two Brightside novels, and was so pleased to get this third one for review.
Its another great read, funny at times, tear-jerking at others – right up my street.
I remember Amanda ( Boots)... ...more
I have been a big fan of this series since I read the first book, In Bloom, and have been obsessively checking when this book would become available. I somehow got lucky and ended up with two copies, and I could not wait to dive in.
Going into Believe, I knew that it wasn't going to be the charact... ...more
Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Embrace for a copy of the eArc in exchange for a fair review.
Amanda is beginning her residency in New York when her cousin Liv whisks her off to South Africa for super secret wedding to Berkley. While there Amanda meets Mark and they have an instant connection... ...more
This was my first book by Katie Delahanty and I absolutely loved it! I am currently reading her other two books too ;)
When I saw this book listed under Entangled Publishing, I knew I would love it! The cover and description were enticing too and who doesn't love Rockstars? This is the story of A... ...more
For me this is by far the best book in the Brightside series. I enjoyed it so much that when I got half way threw it I couldn't believe it, the story simply flowed so well!
It's not the perfect book, but it is pretty enjoyable.
The book is told from Amanda’s POV.
Amanda and Mark have an instant att... ...more
This is my first novel by Katie.
Believe follows the up an coming surgeon and a rock star.
Both happen in love. Both struggle to find balance in their life.
Can Amanda and Mark find true love?
I really enjoyed this book.
4 stars ...more
Amanda doesn't know where she belongs and she's desperate to find her place in the world. She only feels at home with Rosie, who runs a very special bar with magical food, music and drinks. Amanda's friend Liv is getting married in South Africa. She's incredibly happy with her rock star boyfriend... ...more
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
I have read nothing by this author before and her this morning with my book hangover I am asking myself, WHY? I started this book late, around 10pm, and boy was that a mistake. The story of Dr. Amanda “Boots” Conrad, grabbed a ho... ...more
Falling for the best man romance mixed with a doctor and rock star romance.
Believe was my first book by Katie Delahanty so I had no idea what to expect from this book, only getting drawn in by the blurb, but overall I enjoyed this book. This falling for the best man romance is mixed with a doctor... ...more
I loved that Amanda was such a strong hearted girl who fell in love at the wrong time. She is getting ready to start her residency for plastic surgeon. This is something she wanted to do since she was a little and ended up meeting a nice surgeon. Amanda is done school and getting ready to start w... ...more
This is the first book I've read by this author, missed the other two books in the series but was able to pick right up with no problems. This is Mark and Amanda's book and there chance at happiness. Mark the bass player of Brightside has started a side band because he wants to go back small vs t... ...more
Entangled Embrace provided me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
The Brightside series by Katie Dalahanty is one of those hidden gems. I stumbled onto In Bloom after reading a blog review and absolutely fell in love with Liv - her neighbors Blair and Parker - and who can resist Berkeley... ...more
I couldn't put this book down! It was so easy to get lost in the pages wanting to know what happened next. I love a good love story and LOVED the whole Brightside series! ...more
Great read, funny to read and enjoy whether on a summer's day or any other day. ...more
Book Review-Believe by Katie Delahanty
Amanda Conrad is a doctor and has travelled to South America to attend the top secret wedding between best friend and cousin Liv to rock star Berkeley Dalton. She is about to start her residency in New York hoping to gain the spot in plastics. She decides to... ...more
Discovering Katie Delahanty on the recommendation of a trusted book friend has absolutely been one of the highlights of my reading adventures for 2016. She is one of those authors that while I was reading had me thinking “Where have you been my entire life”? To put it simply, Katie writes books t... ...more
This book is a classic example of the proverb "Fate doesn't care about your plans". It's the third book in The Brightside series but can be read as a standalone.
Mark is the famous bass player of Brightside, a successful rock group. He has just put a new group together whilst still a member of Br... ...more
I have to say that I enjoyed this read by Katie Delahanty. The story flowed really well and the characters were well developed. The magic between the two main characters will leave you swooning and feeling like you are reading a fairy tale that you don't want to see come to an end. Even though th... ...more
Amanda/Boots was going to her cousin/ best friend Liv’s wedding she was to be maid of honor the wedding was in South Africa. Amanda is going into her five year residency and wants to be a plastic surgeon. Amanda has wanted to be a doctor since she was thirteen and her dad was a doctor also and he... ...more
Katie Delahanty is a new to me author. Believe is the 3rd book in the The Brightside series and is the story of Amanda, aka Boots, and Mark, the bass player for the band Brightside. Boots is promising surgeon ready to start her residency and Mark, tired of the big stage, has form a new band and i... ...more
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Sigh. I so loved this!
This is the 3rd book in the series of The Brightside series, but the first book in the series that I've read. Which did make me feel a little lost at first (Who are all these people?!), but that lasted all of about 3 p... ...more
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5 star review
Believe by Katie Delahanty is a contemporary romance novel and is the third book in ‘The Brightside’ series. Although part of a series it could be read as a standalone. I read it without having read the first two books and I absolute... ...more
Believe is the third book in The Brightside series by Katie Delahanty but the first book that I've read of hers. I wouldn’t read this as a standalone book because previous characters from the other two books are in this book especially the beginning which made it confusing.
Amanda Conrad has wante... ...more