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Just an Illusion - Unplugged

Just an Illusion - Unplugged - D. Kelly

I've been with this series since the beginning, and with each book, I love them more and more. I dig that Dee is continuing with the "book within a book" format. It works so well, and allows the conceit of fast forwarding and rewinding the story whenever necessary.

This is Sawyer's perspective on the events that occurred in the original trilogy. I'm gonna let you guys in on a secret... Sawyer is my favorite character, so Unplugged is a special treat for me.

Sawyer is adapting his journals into book form as a gift to his OTP, Mel. I use that abbreviation because there is truly nobody else for him but her. Their romance does not play out in this story though, here it is the telling of Sawyer's willingness to make his twin happy by allowing him to love Mel.

Don't get me wrong, it's not because Mel is not the right person for Noah. I truly believe that there's not just one person out there for each of us. Here, the tragedy is that Mel's soulmates happen to be brothers. In Unplugged, it's Noah she falls for, and Sawyer (for the most part) is happy when his brother is happy.

Now, here's the frustrating part. I should've seen this coming because DEE. It's got a cliffhanger. Although for the people that read the first three books already know the main story, we don't know it from Sawyer's perspective. I'm still gritting my teeth because I WANT IT NOW.

The storytelling vibe is amazing, the insights into Sawyer's character are fascinating, and seeing the love between him and everyone else in the JaI family is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I desperately want to see what's coming next, and I'm dreading it with the very next breath.

Dee, you always take me on a breathtaking journey, and you leave me wanting more.

I give Just an Illusion - Unplugged FIVE pop tart stealing stars!