Review: Beautiful Illusions, by Annie Jocoby

Beautifil illusions book reviewBeautiful Illusions, by Annie Jocoby

“Fan-freaking-tastic book. Ryan is more screwed up than Christian Grey, Gideon Cross, Tony Rawlings, etc….I loved this book, there was a TON I could relate to in this book, even right down to Iris being in the legal industry and Ryan and Iris were SCORCHING hot together.” – RomFan Reviews

Beautiful Illusions – a page-turning, sexy, and very contemporary adult romance novel.

VERY contemporary.

Beautiful Illusions is a Cinderella Romance With a Twist – and what a twist it is!

Attorney Iris Snowe drinks too much, eats too much, and spends too much. Her sex life has been as spectacularly unsuccessful as her law practice, so she spends her evenings in her tiny apartment watching bad TV, talking to her cat, and rescuing pit bulls.

And her name might be Iris, but it should be Jade. As in jaded, which is how she feels about romance and men in general.

So, when a gorgeous and sexy stranger appears in her law office on Monday morning, after a one-night stand the previous Saturday, she doesn’t think that he is coming to see her because he is interested. She just figures that she left something behind in the room and he is enough of a gentleman to deliver it to her.

How wrong she is.

As it turns out, Ryan Gallagher not only looks like a Ralph Lauren model come to life, but is also fabulously wealthy, as he is the son of a prominent billionaire.

In other words, light years out of Iris’ league.

And completely into her, in more ways than one.

And so begins the erotic Cinderella romance of her life, with a man who truly loves her. And oh, if it could just be that simple. But, of course, it’s not -the fairy tale is fractured, as it is marred by obsession, jealousy, and dark secrets that Ryan has desperately sought to conceal and repress. It turns out that, behind those magnificent green eyes, lies the memories of a past that nobody should ever have to experience. Nobody.

But when his past becomes his present, his secrets come to light.

And one of those secrets just might be deadly…

This is a full-length novel, approximately 100,000 words.

About the Author
Annie Jocoby lives in San Diego with her boyfriend, Joey, and her three furry children. Any resemblance to Iris Snowe is purely coincidental, as Jocoby no longer binge drinks and no longer has one-night stands. To contact the author email

Product Details
Print Length: 378 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

I’m giving this two stars because it was free. The storyline is so over the top that you are literally catapulted along the mainline to crazy town. The heroine, I use that term loosely, seems to walk through life in an emotional haze. She is a lawyer without an ounce of ambition and no work ethic. The hero, cough inserted here, is just indescribable. He’s divorced, his six month old baby died, his mom is schizophrenic, he’s a recovering heroine addict, raped and beaten by his father and his fathers friends, abused by a female pedophile, attempted suicide at least twice and lest I forget he is not only in love with the female lead but he’s in love with another man as well. Whew, I’m exhausted just recapping that. But he is a multi millionaire, has a great body and can have intercourse for hours on end. That’s a positive, right? He wants to marry his lady love and continue his long term love affair with his main man too. No problem…his lady love is cool with that. She was also pretty understanding when the pedophile kidnapped her and tried to kill her. You know because all rational thought escapes her. This was just too much and it’s not even complete. Book two continues the saga of Iris and Ryan two crazy lovers just trying to navigate the mean streets of crazy town.

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