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Release Week Blitz With Review – All Shook Up by Chelsey Krause

Release Week Blitz With Review – All Shook Up by  Chelsey KrauseAll Shook Up by Chelsey Krause
Published by Tryst Books on August 17th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 254
Source: Publisher

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Natalie’s world is shaken to its core when she discovers an old photo of a woman who looks like her. Could this woman be related to her birth mother, who put Natalie up for adoption as a baby? When she tracks down the person who dumped the photo album at her thrift shop, she’s shaken again. Especially when the gorgeous fire-fighting guitarist offers to help her find the owner. They quickly become friends – which is all they’ll be, as far as Natalie’s concerned. Her rebellious youth turned her off cheating men, and the new Natalie is looking for true love and a family of her own – something Casey isn’t willing to provide. But how long can Natalie ignore her undeniable attraction to the man with the Irish accent and the broken-down ’57 Chevy?
In Chelsey Krause’s second novel, friends become lovers over a whirlwind summer of rockabilly rhythms, twirling skirts, and a mystery that takes them hilariously far out of their element.

Natalie manages a thrift store. She is surprised to find a box that contains a photo and some letters to someone that looks exactly like her. Being adopted she has hopes that this might be a family member. She goes off on the hunt and is surprised again when she makes friends with super hot firefighter Casey Nolan. They become fast friends in pursuit of her family history. Things become complicated when they hit dead ends and Natalie finds herself falling for her friend who says he’s not looking for is happily-ever-after. Will she be able to keep her feelings at bay? Will she find out about her birth family?

In ” an Oyster Shell – This is one of those books I will be looking to shove in people’s hands. It was a beautiful fun romance!

The Pearls – The concept of this story was imaginative and well executed. I liked the theme of the rockabilly much to my surprise. This story was overall well crafted.

The romance in this book was sweet, yet not over the top. It was a genuinely good romance. Those are hard to come by. Falling in love with a friend is the best kind of romance you can get. The anticipation of this love was palpable. I waited with bated breath for it to come to fruition.

The characters were amazing. The main character was likable and easy to connect with from the beginning. The supporting characters were well-developed no matter how big or small their role was.

The setting of the book was nice. I like Canada and we get to see some of the backwoods of this country.

The Sand – The pacing of this book was ever so slightly slow at times.

4.5 Pearls



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About Chelsey Krause

Chelsey Krause has a thing for thrift stores and used bookshops. A nurse, wife, Starbucks addict, and mom to two children, she can often be found repurposing other people’s junk or considering whether the library would let her move in. The rest of the time, she’s reviewing for Chicklit Club or writing. All Shook Up is her second novel.

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  • Lauren August 15, 2016, 8:21 am

    I loved this book too. It was so sweet and fun. Nice review!
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    • Jessica August 15, 2016, 4:16 pm

      Did you review it? I would love to see your thoughts on it.

  • Kristin August 15, 2016, 8:44 am

    It’s so hard to find a romance that doesn’t cross the line into cheese-ville. A lot of the time I find myself skipping the “romantic parts” because I just can’t handle it. So, the fact that the author had that part on point definitely has me interested. Plus, I love it when the characters are easy to connect with.
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    • Jessica August 15, 2016, 4:09 pm

      Yeah this is a really good book. Tell me when your birthday is and you might just get it!!

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