I enjoyed Hawk and Lottie’s story so much! Rescued from a terrible situation, Lottie finds herself living with other rescued girls at Mrs. Ames house. Lottie meets Hawk, Mrs. Ames grandson. Lottie and Hawk see a broken soul in each other and develop a friendship. With their 7 year age difference can it ever be more? This was such a great story with gear characters. I love that Lottie over comes the hand she was dealt and works so hard to not let her past define her.
Feathers – A Novel by Kylie Stewart was an raw emotional read, that had me hooked from start to finish.
My first read from this author, and I have to say, I fell hard for the smooth writing style and the embedded emotion that made my heart ache for Lotte.
What an emotional read! Right from the start the author pulls at all our hearts strings. The good, bad, ugly, rage, and pity. This story is a tale of learning how to trust, grow, and learning how to let go and pick up the pieces, after an unimaginable trama. Care was taken and no detail was spared in pulling the reader in, and keeping them engaged.
I will say at first I did have a little bit of a problem with the age difference, and that more so had to do with Lotte being 14 when she was rescued. But my fears were dismissed as I got deeper into the story, and the author made sure not to cross that line. The care that was taken, and the gradual growth and maturing of romantic feelings over the span of 7 years, made the story sweet, deep and almost dream like.
Overall this book, as emotionally raw as it was, was truly a beautiful story of finding light in the darkness. This book gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.
Reviewed by @eawalsh
Feathers: A Novel
By Kylie Stewart
Let me start off by saying wow, what an amazing read!! This book was a very emotional read. Once I started reading I could not put it down until I got to the end, needless to say I had a late night. Charlotte and Hawk are wonderful characters that I couldn’t get enough of. The things that Charlotte had to endure were unthinkable and my heart cried for her. She says she will never trust a man again, but there is something about Hawk that pulls her to him. Hawk who has been thorough a great deal himself and even though there is a connection he feels towards Charlotte, he tries to keep his distance. There is pain, tragedy, unthinkable acts, but there is also passion, attraction, friendship and hope in this extraordinary read. This book offers so much and was so expertly written. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by @elena75
Feathers by Kylie Stewart is a wonderful, sweet, heart-warming romance that will have you gripped from the very first page right to the very last. I loved everything about this book.
Charlotte (Lottie) Waters was only 14 when she got away from the evil group of men who had ‘bought’ her and had been abusing her. She was brought to the home of 21 year old. Hawk McLean whose grandmother gave home to girls who had got away from abusive situations. Immediately Lottie and Hawk were both drawn to one another.
Over the years they became very close, with Hawk being the one person that regarded as her saviour. Having been in love with Hawk since she was 14, now an adult, Lottie and Hawk embark on a beautiful relationship.
Considering her abusive past, I loved how Lottie was able to allow Hawk in and have a relationship with him. I also adored how sensitive Hawk was to Lottie’s wants and needs. Let’s be honest most guys in their 20’s would be happy to get only 1 thing from Lottie. (Although I do have to admit that the sex scenes in this book are pretty hot!!) Hawk‘s treatment of Lottie was just beautiful. He just worshipped the very ground she walked on.
If you are looking for a beautiful heartfelt romance, with the added bonus of hot sex, then this book is perfect.
I really enjoyed this book. It had a powerful start that set the scene for the rest of the book. Although our introduction to Charlotte was harrowing, ultimately this was a story of hope and love. I liked the characters of Lottie and Hawk very much. I thought we were given enough background to appreciate why they behaved the way they did and how they could love with such passion and dedication. I liked the respect Hawk gave to Charlotte when he could have been selfish and the way he flipped between calling her by her full name and his nickname for her. I liked the minor characters too, Melody with her unwavering loyalty to Charlotte and Mrs Ames. I enjoyed the fact that we saw Charlotte go from the Hell of the first few pages to the Heaven of the last, without missing out the everyday struggles in between.
I would have liked to see more about Hawk’s mom and what happened to her. Perhaps that is fuel for another story? I await that with baited breath. Overall a great love story, highly recommended.
Feathers by Kylie Stewart
Honest to God, this book blew me away. I spent the first half of the book sobbing my heart out. Not only did Charlotte go through hell and back but the love that formed between Hawk and her played with my heart. I fell in love with these two characters. Charlotte is a beautiful old soul who is strong and resilient. She had horrible experiences and refused to break. Hawk had a more privileged childhood but had his own issues and was lost. He is patient and compassionate. They gave each other wings which enabled them to fly. The evolution of their relationship was beautiful. Starting with tentative steps towards trust, leading to friendship then unknowingly falling in love.
What a breathtaking story! It was a book filled with pain, betrayal and fear yet at the same time filled with bravery, love and hope. The author did an extraordinary job of bringing this story to life.
“Why are you crying? Did I hurt you?”
“I’m crying because I love you so much it hurts.”
This book not only warmed my heart but touched my soul as well. Thank you Ms. Stewart.
Review by @annahirsch
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This book starts as tragedy and heartache for a 14 year old Charlotte or Lottie. Suddenly her circumstances change when she goes to live with Mrs. Ames and her grandson Hawk who is in his early 20’s. Hawk is immediately taken by the green eyed beauty and wants to help her heal. Years go by as they both grow up but the attraction remains for both of them. This book is a slow burn but has so much body and substance. The transformation of Lottie growing into an adult is amazing. They also struggle with the age gap. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
What an absolute fairy tale! I adored this book! Feathers is written by Kylie Stewart and is a standalone, although I would love to hear the other girl’s stories (Hint Hint). Feathers follows a young Charlotte “Lottie” from the time that she was taken by her mother’s boyfriend and sold to ungodly men. There she goes through things that most people would never imagine to a young girl. Then she is sold one more time, to Mrs. Ames. Mrs. Ames was her savior. There she meets Mrs. Ames’ grandson, Hawk McLean. Hawk is 7 years older than Lottie. But for some strange reason, he is drawn to her. In the same token, Lottie is also drawn to him. Throughout the years, Lottie learns to heal and learns to take her life back. Hawk has his own past that he has to deal with and his uncertainty about Lottie. These two get incredibly close throughout the years even though Hawk leaves for his internship and then moves to open a business. But when Lottie is 22 everything falls into place for the both of them and let me tell you, fireworks happen! I love this author and every book that I have read from her is fantastic. This book in particular gives you those wonderful good feelings because these two deserve everything that they received and it would be heartbreaking if it was any different. The characters are wonderful and Lottie is such a strong girl, it kind of makes you proud. I can’t wait to read more from Kylie Stewart!
Review by @vegasdaisie
Feathers: A Novel by Kylie Stewart is an amazing story with such a journey that has left a mark in my mind and my heart. Charlotte has endured so much in her life, so much pain, loneliness, due to her mothers boyfriend that sold her for drugs. A gang kept her for a year, treating her so horribly and finally she was sold and was able to escape the hell she endured. Being free Charlotte vowed and made a promise to herself to never love a man, and then Hawk comes into her life. They both find trusting each other easy, after both having issues and fears. As time goes by, the passion, the caring, and the trusting builds. But both being jaded, the questions will raise, can they overcome the past to lead to a beautiful future together.
This 5 star read was intense, emotional, dark, and one that I SIMPLY LOVED and did not want to put it down. The journey both take was real and so raw. From the dark subjects, to the passion, to the steamy scenes, I just wanted to stay lost in the land of Hawk and Charlotte. Kylie Stewart really gave us a read that will leave its mark. The characters, the meaning of feathers, the story line simply are SUPERB! I will be waiting and watching for WINGS!!!
Kylie Stewart gives the reader another wonderful book with Feathers. I loved these characters and the smooth flow of the plot. The details were plentiful and allowed me to feel as though I were experiencing everything with the characters. Just a terrific book. I cannot wait to go back and read it again.
Reviewed by @heatherlieejekeeeww