Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure. This is the story of Kennedy Hewson a very successful business woman in Chicago. She’s had weight loss surgery and has done amazing losing weight. She feels better than she’s ever felt and she looks better than ever so why does she still feel like the fat girl in the room. With the help of her assistant Hank and her girlfriends Reva, Diana & Frances, Kennedy might be able to feel like the beautiful woman she is. After losing weight she took a strip dance class and the girls insisted she was so good she should do it at a real club. Getting up the nerve while out of town on business she finds the Fuzzy Hole and does her routine to wild cheers. She even meets Max the club owner who is sexy and rude all in one, why can’t she get him out of her mind. On top of all of these crazy things her ex Linc has found out she’s doing so great and he wants back with her. Never in a million years. This book is fun and sexy and full of wild adventures. I enjoyed it so much!
Credence woods written by Alexandria Sure was a good slow and savory type of read. It’s not one that pulls you in instantly, it has a slow build but there’s a lot of personal thoughts in it from Kennedy’s point of view. Her self doubts, fears, everything. It makes you stop and think about things and how you treat people along with the inner scars versus the outer. Max is a true southern gentleman throughout the story, he did have one flaw at the end and it was a big one to me. It does give you a happily ever after which is good based off of all the emotions you hit with Kennedy. I loved Hank, he added a funny and more relaxed feel to the story with his demanding ways.
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Review by krystalgaston
Credence Woods is a stand-alone novel from author Alexandria Sure. This is my first read from this author and I loved every bit of this book.
I was captivated and couldn’t put this read down. This author has created an amazing writing style and some brilliant characters that really influence the story and me while reading it.
This book really made its way into my heart, I loved going along with Kennedy’s journey of self-discovery and trying to overcoming her insecurities. I loved her personality, her passion – there was just something about her I felt connected with from the start and would love to have her as a friend. Max, ticked all the right boxes for me from the get-go! There was nothing I could fault about him except where could I find myself a version of him. These two connected in the most unique way – but then to be brought together again in what could have been an awful accident truly proved something was real between them. These two hit it off from the start and their connection was undeniable and was amazing to see both of the let there walls down especially Kennedy with the stories from her past and the reasons for some of their decisions.
My only issue with this read was one, I’m sure there was a time jump within the story but it wasn’t made clear – one minute it seemed like a current thing then something was mentioned about the three months spent together and it kind of jumped. I would have liked that smoother and more known to the reader. Also, the ending seemed choppy, compared to how the rest of the book was.
But with that being said none of these things put me off and I loved this book anyway! It was heartwarming, emotional, lovable and just a brilliant romance read!
This book also has some amazing secondary characters that help tell the main character’s story even more – can we point out how incredible Hank is! Who wouldn’t want a friend or assistant like that?
This is a read that should be read by all. You will love these characters from the minute you meet them and stick with them through their journey until the end! Do not miss this read!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
Credence Woods- Alexandria Sure
Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure is a great story about finding oneself. It’s emotional, relatable and entertaining. Kennedy’s character is one that really intrigued me as she continued to battle her darkest insecurities and tried to find herself. It took me a little while to figure out that I had previously read about Kennedy in Alexandria’s book In the Pursuit of Charity. Once I came to that realization I enjoyed her story even more than I did before! With that being said I would recommend reading In The Pursuit of Charity before starting this one in order to better understand her character.
I was so entertained by her inner ramblings as she questioned everything, however, at times I found the story hard to follow as one conversation or thought quickly jumped to another, but this didn’t take away from the overall story.
I look forward to reading more form this author in the future!
Reviewed by @kaitreview21
Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure is a book that I could not put down. I read this entire book very quickly because I wanted to know what would happen next. The story line keeps you entertained and the characters shock you, as they are developed throughout the book. The book is relateable and makes you feel all sorts of emotions as you walk through this story. This is a newer author for me and I am really enjoying her work. I will definitely read more by this author. I give this book 5 solid stars.
Reviewed by @amandarae6884
Credence Woods, by Alexandria Sure, is a contemporary romantic comedy. This story was a riot to read, but at the same time, there is a lot of self discovery that is part of this story – moving on from the past and finding who you truly are apart from any misconceptions. I could not put this story down and read it in one sitting. I have previously read several other novels by this author and this one is my favorite, by far. Talk about one sexy alpha male that you can just feel the southern gentleman vibe dripping off of him – truly delicious. Kennedy is one independent woman that wants to stand on her own, not to obligated to another man – but you can feel that something about Max just changes all of that. This story was a ride I was ready and willing to embark, completely unforgettable!!
Reviewed by @hbahm
This is the first book I’ve read by Alexandria Sure and based on the blurb, it fit right in my wheelhouse. The story is about a woman who is at the top of her game yet still feels like she is lacking, due to “scars” from her past. It also is the story about a man who is a “southern gentleman” and knows what he wants in life.
The story line is a bit jagged at times, I feel like there was something I should know about a past relationship but don’t so it took me out of the story and made me go back to re-read to see if I missed something. I had not. Also, there is an established group of girlfriends and the story is written as if I already know their backstory. I’m assuming this book is part of a series.
This was a decent story and I enjoyed it in general. It’s a sweet romance that is a bit “too sweet” at times. I want to state that this could 100% be the mood I am in and I did not take away any points for this. It felt like the book wanted to be something darker, but the author didn’t want to take it “there”.
While this particular book is not one that I would re-read, I would read another book by this author.
Review by @mauraharper
Credence Woods is the first book I’ve read by Alexandria Sure. I was really excited to see where this story would lead as I read the synopsis and the blurb about the author and felt this could be a truly relatable, heartwarming read.
I am pleased to say I wasn’t disappointed in Kennedy’s story. The book read quickly and kept me interested from start to finish. Kennedy is, much as I had hoped she would be, a relatable character. I love that throughout the book we are exposed to Kennedy’s inner dialogue, sometimes comical and other times just so real, giving us a glimpse into her insecurities and self esteem issues.
The secondary characters throughout the storyline are also fantastic, and we can’t forget Max. The relationship between he and Kennedy is truly real. I feel like I’ve used the word “real” so many times in this review, but to me that’s what this story is. It’s heartwarming with characters that have true depth, you are rooting for them all the while seeing parts of yourself in them.
I’ll definitely be looking into more of Alexandria Sure’s writing. Rumor has it there is a book prior to this one that introduced us to our leading lady, not sure how I missed that one but it’s definitely on my to be read list.
By Alexandria Sure
I fell in love with story and the characters as soon as I started reading it!! I couldn’t put this book down, I read it in one night, it worked its way into my heart and blossomed from there. Kennedy’s journey and her insecurities are what make her who she is and I felt myself invested on where she would end up. Max who is so good with Kennedy, made my heart melt at every turn. This is a wonderfully told story that you won’t want to miss!! This a must read!!! I highly recommend this emotional and romantic story.
Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure
Wow what a read. I didn’t connect with Kennedy until a little bit into the book but onve I did I fell in love with her. Her personal struggles in life and work, just made her relatable in such a way I felt I could be friends with her in real life.
I’ve never read this author before but shes now on my to be read list!