Release Day Blitz + Review: Waterfall Effect, K. K. Allen

Release Date: February 28, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen / Okay Creations


Lost in the shadows of a tragedy that stripped Aurora June of everything she once loved, she’s back in the small town of Balsam Grove, North Carolina, ready to face all she’s kept locked away for seven years. Or so she thinks.
As one of the victims of a string of mysterious disappearances in the small, picturesque Appalachian Mountain town, darkness has become her home—her safe blanket when the world reveals its true colors. But as the walls of darkness start to move in on her, she knows the only way to free herself from her past is to face it, head-on. She just needs to figure out how.

Upon arrival, Aurora isn’t expecting her first collision to be with the boy she left all those years ago. The boy who betrayed her trust with no regrets. The boy who is no longer a boy, but a man with the same stormy eyes that swept her into his current before she ever learned to swim.

She’d thought he was safe. He’d thought their path was mapped out. Turns out neither of them was ready for the crash at the bottom of the cascade.


 Rate: 5++ Waterfall Eyes stars

“There will be times when the little things in life will steal your time. They’ll catch you off balance and you’ll lose your way. You’ll forget the entire reason you set out on your journey. When that happens, when you realize you’ve lost your way, look up, Aurora. The answers are in the stars.”

My first ever K. K. Allen read and guys I'm completely sold on her books! For real, I had already heard so many good things from some of my friends from Instagram so I was super excited to finally dive into her words and this book sounded so good I had to read it.

I'm not even a little disappointed with it, I'm actually kind of surprised at how much I loved this book and the blend of romance and suspense in it. Seriously, I just loved it and I'm dying to pick up all her other books and more books like this one. I love to broaden my horizons, specially into genres or sub-genres that I end up loving, this is definitely one I have started reading recently and am loving so much. And this book is definitely a favorite inside this romance sub-genre! 

Jaxon Mills was his name. The moment his eyes met mine I understood what it meant to get butterflies. I got them everywhere. In my tummy, in my chest, in my throat, even in my arms and legs.

Aurora June. With her elegant, round face and prominent, deep-set blue eyes make her look thoughtful—and she is. I’ve never met a more curious girl in my life. I always did feel like she could see right through me, too.

I loved Allen's writing and just basically everything, they way she told the story, strategically and beautifully blending past and present, how she presented the characters and brought them back together and definitely the whole mystery plot line, wow just WOW. She had me guessing beginning through end what had really happened to Aurora all those years before, and I honestly say that the truth never really went through my mind. And believe me when I say that is one of the best things, because some books nowadays are just too damn predictable so it's refreshing when a book comes along and the author is able to surprise me and keep me guessing and on the hedge of my seat until the very last minute. Who doesn't love that?

I would love to tell you everything I felt and throughout this book but I don't want to go into detail otherwise I'll spoil you and we can't have that. Just know that I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic suspense, who has read and loved previous K.K Allen books and just anyone who loves to be pleasantly surprised while reading a book.

Staring out at the scene before me, I watch the river rage and feel the cool spray of water hit my legs. And I smile. At first I think the laughter I hear is coming from nearby, but then I close my eyes and I realize it’s all in my mind. All in one simple, slow-building memory. This was home. Right here. Jaxon and me. This was our happy place, and that’s why he brought me here today. He wants me to remember.

Jaxon and Aurora's story is an EPIC one and you'll go through every damn emotion in the book while reading what happened between them in the past, watching them fall into each other again and fighting for their love and their lives. Their story was honestly so heartbreaking, sweet and just damn beautiful to read. These two will have you crying, laughing, fanning yourself over their fiery chemistry, specially when said chemistry finally combusts. I might be repeating myself here but I just honestly loved these two and this book. MUST READ, for sure.

“I can’t believe you’re bringing me to Mountain Look.” She laughs when she makes the connection. I smile. “You fell in love with the stars out here.” “That’s not all I fell in love with out here.”


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About the Author

K.K. Allen is an award-winning author and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences graduate from the University of Washington who writes heartfelt and inspirational Contemporary Romance stories mainly about "Capturing the Edge of Innocence.” K.K. currently resides in central Florida, works full time as a Digital Producer for a leading online educational institution, and is the mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.
K.K.’s publishing journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy, The Summer Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first Contemporary Romance, Up in the Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With K.K.'s love for inspirational and coming of age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.

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