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REVIEW: Duplicity by S.M. Shade

Title: Duplicity

Series: Jilted Series

Author: S.M. Shade

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 14th, 2018

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S.M. Shade introduces a brand new series of Rock Star romances with a twist

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Gah... this book was about as epic as rock star romances get! I'm so frustrated right now though because I wasn't ready for it to end, I need S.M. Shade to get busy on book two! Literally frothing at the mouth for more. Kinley and Holt get off to a rocky start but the chemistry and sweet romance that blossoms is swoonworthy. You expect the drama and angst but you can't prepare yourself for this one. Buckle up buttercup, it's about to get bumpy. The title is so perfectly fitting its unreal. Highly recommend this one.


I so did not see that ending coming!!!!! Great story. Kinley is the beautiful young woman that runs a successful hotel resort. Holt is the sexy rock star needing a place to lay low. That’s all I’m saying. The ending of this book was brilliant. Such a great cliffhanger.


Let me start by saying, this is my favourite SM Shade book to date - and I have read everything this amazing lady has written.Holt is oh wow! Like seriously! An arrogant alpha in the beginning but you see him soften with Kinley. Kinley is strong and independent, taking over her father's business and striving to keep it going the way her father would want.This book isn't your typical rock star book and certainly isn't what I thought it would turn out to be. The storyline is amazing and had me hooked from the beginning..And the end I definitely didn't see coming!! I need more!!Cannot wait for book 2!!t


The Title makes complete sense now and I was not expecting it! It's totally one of them endings where you wanna cuss and scream at said author because she just wiped the floor with your expectations. Trust me, I tried to think what could happen but nothing made sense until, well, the end. Kinsley is a successful, strong and independent woman. Holt is your typical bad boy with the attitude to match. You never expect to like him as much as you do, but it's fairly easy when he's behind closed doors. A fab read by this devious author. I am cursing because of the end because I really need book 2 like now!


Will Marcus/Holt be the client Kinley’s hotel needs, or will he be exactly what Kinley needs? These two characters were so amazing together, they clashed at first, but then they came together in such a way you could feel the heat coming off the pages. I was truly rooting for Holt and Kinley, even as I was trying to figure out Holt’s backstory. Both characters have so much going on that you knew something was going to happen. I can’t wait for the sequel to this book to come out. It really can’t get here soon enough.


Well, hell... That ending was EFFING unexpected... This was a page-turner from start to finish. I love Holt from the start. Kinley is amazing, strong, and my damn spirit animal. I started guessing at a few things that were confirmed when that ending smacked me in the face and now I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT FOR BOOK 2.


What did I just read? Wow! I went into this book totally blind and was seriously not disappointed. Once I started, I voraciously ate it up. This book is my favorite from this author to date. All I can say is book 2 better be coming soon!


I absolutely loved this book, Kinley and Holt has me hooked from the start. This story was one of those that kept me hooked trying to work out holts background will the won’t they, will the truth be told and ruin things. I literally cannot wait for the next instalment and hope our beloved Shannon stays in her cave until it’s finished. Another must read from the hilariously talented S.M.Shade.


My review is Not going to do this book justice. Kinley has worked hard to make her resort to cater to the elite. It's something her father always wanted. So when Marcus Singleton books her best suite, she has high hopes despite his reputation. Too bad when first impressions proves he's an ass. Moody, demanding he comes across extremely arrogant and Kinley is not impressed. But sometimes things are not what they seem and you have to get past the rough surface. Shade definitely has left me impatiently waiting for the next book.


I haven't read an S.M. Shade book that I haven't loved! Duplicity is no exception. Kinley is trying to make a go of the resort that her late father left for her. Her father thought catering to affluent would be a good way to go. So when "Marcus" the lead of the band Jilted needed a quiet place to write, work and chill Kinley was ecstatic that he chose her resort. They have a rocky start but after they run into each other at a secluded gazebo they start to hit it off. Marcus asks Kinley to call him Holt. He explained his friends call him Holt, his middle name. I love these two, they are kinda bipolar. But I can't believe how this ends! WOW is all I can say. I am so excited to have a new series. I can't wait for the next book.


Another amazing Series from S.M Shade, one of my fav reads from her this year. Kinley and Holt start off on the wrong foot, the more they get to known each other feelings start to develop. If you like twist and turns that leaving you wanting more with every page you read, this is the book for you.


Love, love, loved this book! It was new to me and something fresh which is what I needed to get out of my book funk. From the beginning to end it had my heart and kept me captivated! Kinley and Holt are amazing and if Holt wasn’t already claimed, I would be all over that! A must read, for sure SM never disappoints and I’ll be adding this beauty to my paperback collection of hers! Keep them coming!!!!


I cant even tell you how freaking awesome this book truly is! Holt and Kinley are seriously rocking the pages in this rockstar romance. It has the a-hole, it has the drama. It has this AMAZING plot that is super fascinating and there are those OH S H I T moments where I couldnt help but get giddy over what was happening. And it has Holt freaking Singleton. Holy Amazeballs Holt Freaking Singleton❤. He is by far, leaps and bounds my favorite SM Shade man ever!!!! LIKE EVER!!!! And I adore Kinley just as much. Duplicity is a book that can be enjoyed over and over again.


I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I literally couldn't put this book down once I started reading this. All the twists and turns keep me on the edge of my seat and I literally was stunned at the end of the book! I cannot wait for book 2. I loved the chemistry between Kinley and Holt and the push and pull that they have with each other. I was definitely shocked with how it ended and definitely didn't see it coming whatsoever. I was literally left going OMG!!! I highly recommend reading this book, you will not be disappointed at all!!!


Shade did it again. This book was so good that I read it in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. And by the way that this one was I just know that the rest of the books in this series is going to be just as good of not better. Then again I don't expect anything less from Shade. There is just the right amount of angst that you will find yourself yelling and cursing Shade. Then she adds in just a smudge of humor so that you don't want to go and hunt her down quite yet so that you can show how she's making you crazy.


Fantastic new book by SM Shade! Kinley has inherited her father's hotel and is determined to make it more successful. She dreams of making the hotel the go to location for celebrities which is why Rockstar Marcus Singleton will be spending months there, resting and creating music. Marcus AKA Holt is tired of the music scene and of solving his brother's problems but once he spends time with Kinley, he wants to live a different type of life. There were a few twists in the story and of course, there is a cliffhanger! What will happen next? So excited for the next book!


You know when you get that sort of giddy anxiety over a scene in a book with characters you’re hoping will have an hea? That was me this whole book. I haven’t really read a rockstar romance that I’ve enjoyed this much in a long time. Kinley and Holt were so freakin perfect. They made me squeal and nearly scream from frustration at almost 3 in the morning. It’s such a page turner that I didn’t mind losing sleep. Sleep is for the weak when it comes to SM Shade books, and Duplicity is no exception. I seriously can not wait to read the second book!


Duplicity was AMAZING!!!! As soon as this book is available, you need it!!!! I loved everything about Holt and Kinley!!! If you haven’t read S.M. Shade, you need to change that quick. Bring on book 2!!!!


I liked his story. There was obvious chemistry between the two main characters. Marcus ‘Holt’ Singleton, with his wild ways and general asshole-ness, soon lowers his guard around Kinley, the owner of the resort where he’s staying for four months. I guessed what was happening pretty early on, but it was still a fun read. I didn’t know that this was a cliffhanger, and I usually stay away from these before the rest of the series is out, but it was enjoyable.


Yes yes yes, a new series with new characters that have me salivating for the next book already. Duplicity was amazing and I gotta say is my fav read from S.M Shade to date. I loved the moments between the two main characters. Kinley and Holt start off a bit on the wrong foot but the more time they spend with one another and the more these two get to one another feelings start to develop. With some seriously sweet moments I found myself shipping these two hard. There are also some twists and turns thrown our way and an ending that has me desperate for the next chapter. If your a fan of rock star romances with twists and turns then you absolutely need to read this.


This beautifully written story is a must read! I will be (not) patiently waiting for the next book.


The world famous lead singer of the hard rock group, Jilted, has moved into the Presidential Suite of my hotel. His reputation precedes him and none of it is positive. Considering his past exploits, drunken fights, and fondness for destroying hotel rooms, I don’t expect the next four months to be easy. For the sake of Foxhaven Resort, I’m going to make it work. Hosting an A-list celebrity will draw affluent guests and solidify the future success of the resort recently left to me by my late father.

I have enormous shoes to fill and no rude, womanizing rock god is going to distract me. With his powerful voice, gorgeous face, and lean body, he may be accustomed to getting his way, especially with women, but I know better.

So, he can flash that charming smile in another direction.

I’m not falling for it.

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I know the perfect way to stay out of trouble. You should just spend time with me.”

With one foot on the top step, she turns back to look at me. “I’m not going to babysit you.”

A rumble of thunder gets me to my feet as well. I don’t want to get my guitar soaked. “No babysitting.” I run my hand through my hair. “Just hang out with me. I’m bored out of my fucking mind. I can’t leave without getting mobbed, my friends don’t live anywhere near here, and I haven’t even explored this place because I’d rather not drag security along with me everywhere.” I gesture to my surroundings. “Which is why I’m out here in the middle of the night.”

“Can’t you grab one of your adoring fans to play with?”

“No, I’d rather hang out with someone who is as thoroughly unimpressed with me as you are.”

“That can’t be too hard to find. Not everyone worships you.”


“I can’t just—”

“This could be considered one of those customer service deals,” I tease. “Making your guest happy and all that.”

She crosses her arms. “Seriously, you want to play that card?”

“We can play anything you want. As long as you don’t use that customer service voice with me. It’s awful.”

A reluctant smile cracks her lips. “I’m not sleeping with you.”

“No sleepovers,” I agree, adjusting my guitar on my back and descending the steps with her. “Sex is optional, but you’ll have to make the first move. I’m shy.”

“No sex. I’ll hang out with you in the evenings after work and show you what the resort has to offer. I’ll be your…host.”

I’m surprised she’s being so agreeable to this. We turn back onto the lighted path and head up to the back doors.

“Host? I can live with that. We can work our way up to more.”

I open the door and hold it for her to enter first, and she looks back, rolling her eyes. “I’ll see you tomorrow, Mr. Singleton.”

“Holt,” I remind her. My gaze goes to her ass, and I admire the way it bounces as she walks away from me.

My stay here is looking a lot more promising.

I'm a full time author who is hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since I sounded out my first word, I started writing as a teenager and rediscovered my love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, I now live in a small Kentucky town with my college age son. I love to hear from readers so please feel free to contact me or connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.

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