Blow - Heidi McLaughlin


By Heidi McLaughlin

  • Release Date: 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Contemporary
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 8 Ratings)
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An insatiable heartthrob learns to fight for love in an emotionally charged novel from the bestselling author of Forever My Girl, now a major motion picture!

Blow will absolutely blow you away. Scorching-hot chemistry woven into a very poignant story of addiction.”—Sawyer Bennett

Bodhi McKnight has always had everything handed to him on a silver platter: fame, success, money, women. The raven-haired, blue-eyed hottie’s parents are Hollywood A-listers, and when he’s asked to join the all-male band Virtuous Paradox, his star shoots even higher. But so do expectations, leading Bodhi down a destructive path of addiction—until a drop-dead gorgeous guardian angel shows him her sizzling brand of tough love.

When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Unfazed by his rock-star persona, Kim would rather go horseback riding than fangirl over Bodhi, which is an unfamiliar—and refreshing—feeling. Kim’s the type of person he’s been looking for his entire life: someone who cares about him, not his career or his famous parents. When Bodhi falls, it’s fast and hard. He just hopes that he’s strong enough to protect their love from all the pressures and temptations of the outside world.

Praise for Blow

“Heidi McLaughlin never disappoints. Blow is a sexy, forbidden love story about the dark side of fame, addiction, and finding the light at the end of the tunnel. I couldn’t put it down.”—Nicole Jacquelyn, author of Unbreak My Heart

“Heidi McLaughlin’s Blow is a beautifully romantic story of redemption and triumph—fame at its darkest, but humanity at its brightest.”—Sarah Robinson, author of the Kavanagh Legends series

Blow will absolutely blow you away. Scorching-hot chemistry woven into a very poignant story of addiction.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

“Hot, sexy, and completely addicting. Blow has definitely turned into one of my all-time favorite reads!”New York Times bestselling author, L. P. Dover 

Blow will be your newest addiction! Real and raw, Heidi McLaughlin delivers another emotional hit!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets series

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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  • Review: Virtuous Paradox 1: Blow

    By @LisaHines711
    Blow by Heidi McLaughlin is the first book in her new Virtuous Paradox series. This book was intense. It wasn't dark - not at all - even though it did touch on the darkness of drug addiction. It was well-paced and quite uplifting. Bodhi has his issues but is self-contained enough to not fight his intervention too hard. When he finally is sober in rehab his thought process over his well-being and recovery is quite simple and clear. The connection between him and Kimberly was visceral. I really felt their bond AND their dilemma. I'm getting too close to spoiler territory at this point but this was a refreshing take on addiction that focused less on the drugs and the issues and way more on the recovery and the life after rehab.
  • Good story, looking forward to more

    By Valkia12
    I enjoyed this story. Kimberly works in a rehab where Bodhi shows up to get clean. They break rules as they fall in love. The grittiness of rehab is well written. Kimberly has doubts about Bodhi and his lifestyle, and whether she will truly fit in. There were moments that touched my heart, and I look forward to reading more in this series. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
  • Research Needed!

    By Laura__F
    This is a tough review to write. The blurb drew me in and I was looking forward to reading it. Bodhi is given a choice to go to rehab or lose his family's support and place in Virtuous Paradox after a month long cocaine bender. Kimberly works at the facility that he's gone to and is assigned to be his "friend" while he's there. I almost quit reading around 10% because of the amazing lack of research that was done into one of the underlying themes of this book, cocaine addiction. The symptoms of withdrawal described are not the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal and the "picture" of this rehab essentially further stigmatized drug treatment. That being said, I powered through hoping it would get better and I did finish. I did not connect to Bodhi or Kim. I didn't find either to be very likable and his addiction was wrapped up too cleanly. I did like the side characters that were introduced and am hopefully that the future books in this series will be better than the first. *This is my voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*
  • Another hit for Heidi

    By beckera_ann
    Just when I think Heidi's writing can't get better, she puts out something like this. If I could give this more than five stars, I would. The story flowed perfectly, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Highly recommend, and can't wait for Carson and Brayden's stories.
  • Bhodi was Raw and Honest and Wonderful!

    By apres
    I'm not sure I really have adequate words, but let me just say that if this is how the Virtuous Paradox series is gonna begin, then everyone better buckle up. Bhodi McKnight is full of angst, insecurities and dirty talk; but he's also full of potential. I think this is what draws Kimberly Gordon to Bhodi in part; she sees past all the celebrity crap into the heart of who he is. She surprised me in some ways because initially she is turned off by the way Bhodi has wasted his life, but then meeting him begins to change everything she thought was true. The way she supports him and believes in him was really beautiful. Watching Bhodi come into his own and truly embrace his life and the possibilities with Kim brought lots of feels. This story was honest and raw. I truly believe that Heidi's writing keeps getting better. BLOW felt genuine and the connections between characters not forced but truly organic to me. I believed what I was reading and it was obvious there was lots of research done to make it so real. I love a second chance story and this was truly Bhodi's second chance at so much and I loved it all! Definitely need to add this one to your tbr and get ready for Braydon and Carson too!!

    By marinefam4life
    I loved Bodhi and Kimberly's story!! Bodhi had some big obstacles to overcome with his addiction and you could feel him grow and get stronger as the the story went on. Kim was a strong supportive female character she tried to stay away and just be there for him and support him through his time in rehab, but Bodhi broke down those walls Kim had built you could feel their attraction for each other and get to watch as a relationship grows!! With Bodhi set to leave rehab will him and Kimberly's new relationship last or will the triggers and hectic band life be too much and pull him back in?? Blow was so well written Heidi truly knows how to draw all kinds of emotions right out of you! I can't wait for more of this series!
  • Good

    By bh313@hotmail
    Dirty talking, sexy pop star - yes please! Bodhi McKnight finds himself on the receiving end of an intervention. His reliance on cocaine lands him in rehab. He's part of the popular boy band Virtuous Paradox. So when he gets out of control, the band manager and Bodhi's father step in and quietly get him into a discreet rehab facility. That's where he meets Kimberly Gordon. She works as a patient advocate at her father's facility and even though she knows its wrong she gets involved with the charismatic Bodhi. This is the point were I felt like the story fell apart for me. I feel like what could have been a great story didn't quite come together. There was very little about Bodhi's experience in rehab and it just made it all seem so easy which of course it isn't. So the story no longer felt real. This isn't really a bad story but just didn't ring true to me.

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