Spurned by Lyz Kelley


Hooray, it’s Friday! This week has seemed to drag on forever {maybe because I kept thinking that each day was the day before}, but now it’s Friday and I have an awesome weekend book for you: Spurned by Lyz Kelley.

Spurned Cover

Title: Spurned {105 pgs}

Genre: Romance

Publication Date: March 6, 2017



A broken heart. A yearning soul. A choice to make.


Kym Zhang feels stuck. Her parents abruptly moved, leaving her to balance running a nail salon and helping her best friend heal after a near-fatal car accident. The day-to-day grind is getting tedious until a mechanic sparks her interest.


Zach Cohen’s been all over the world building cars for movie stunt scenes. When his mentor asks for help, the Hollywood film mechanic can’t refuse. Besides, he needs a quiet place to rest, and time to get over the woman who demolished his heart.

When the cute salon owner asks him to jump her—actually her car—he figures Kym to be the perfect solution to defuse the volatile situation with his ex. However, he underestimates Kym, and how much she can make him forget old hurts in favor of new love. A slow sizzle burns between Zach and Kym until Hollywood calls him back, forcing them to make choices between their obligations and what they truly want out of life.


SPURNED is a steamy romance novella (23K words, 85+ pages) featuring a wounded woman and a man who fulfills a dream. If you like heartfelt characters, deep topics with emotionally powerful cores, and happy endings, then you’ll crave Lyz Kelley’s tales of strength, love, and survival.

Last month, I reviewed Lyz Kelley’s first book in this series, Blinded. I said that it ended far too quickly, but guess what? This book came along and satisfied my craving for Elkridge.

In that first book, we meet Kym, because she’s Mara’s best friend, and Kym is awesome. She’s outspoken and fun, and does what she can to help Mara while pushing aside her own troubles. While her family moved to Vegas for better opportunities, Kym stayed behind to help her friend and to keep the nail salon barely alive. She has sworn off all bad men, knowing what kind of guy can lead her down a dark road. When she meet Zach, she’s hesitant and not entirely sure what to make of him. Zach, for his part, has come back to Elkridge to help a friend and then gets dragged into going to see the woman who broke his heart. He moves around so much that he believes that things won’t work out with any woman, but he knows that Kym is different, or, at least, he hopes she is. Kym and Zach help each other out in many different situations, and watching them slowly get over the past together is adorable to see.

Another aspect of this series that I loved is that is started with Joe coming home to figure out who killed his brother, the sheriff. While we don’t find out who did it in the first book {obviously}, Lyz Kelley does offer us clues and glimpses into the lives of the other people populating Elkridge. This book is no different, because she drops hints as to the weird people that live around there, and how some more than others resort to violence to get their way.

Also, keep an eye on Jenna. I don’t know what to do with her yet.


Buy The Novella Today for Just 99¢!

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/BLINDED-Elkridge-Lyz-Kelley-ebook/dp/B01N4AP1US/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geo01-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1481054497&sr=8-1&keywords=Lyz+Kelley

Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/BLINDED-Elkridge-Lyz-Kelley-ebook/dp/B01N4AP1US/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geo01-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1481054497&sr=8-1&keywords=Lyz+Kelley


Meet the Author


Award-winning, contemporary romance author Lyz Kelley lives in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. Lyz writes about brave women who have faced extraordinary challenges, and the honorable men who have an enormous capacity to love, even if they may not know it.

A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy through her masterfully written stories.

To keep tabs on her award-winning novels, connect with Lyz by signing up for her newsletter at LyzKelley.com. Also visit LyzKelleysHeroes.com to join Kelley’s Heroes, Lyz’s VIP club. Members receive an exclusive copy of A Soldier’s Wife, learn about thoughtful giveaways, and get a sneak peek at upcoming releases. Members may even get the opportunity to receive advanced reader copies. Check out LyzKelley.com for more information.
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Why would readers enjoy this book?

My Elkridge series is a puzzle. The series is a set of small-town love stories that will launch throughout 2017. SPURNED is the second book in the series, and it is the story of Kym—a beloved secondary character in BLINDED.

Series Synopsis: Small Town Series

Who murdered Sheriff Sam? And, more importantly, why?

Someone in the sleepy little town of Elkridge, Colorado has a sinister secret.

SPURNED Giveaway Linkhttp://lyzkelley.com/elkridge-series.html


SPURNED: Frequently Asked Questions: (FAQ)

Why did you choose a Hollywood mechanic for Zach’s profession?

My best friend since college has worked in feature films, most recently she worked on Fast and Furious 6.  Hearing about the behind-the-scenes challenges, and seeing special footage of the car chase scene was fun.  During those weeks of shooting, my friend got to know many of the guys working on the cars. While a Hollywood mechanic sounds sexy, most of the guys worked around the clock to modify cars ahead of the filming schedule. They are well aware that things can and do go wrong. Cars get crashed or dented or the on-board camera angle needs to be changed. It’s a hard job, but never more rewarding when a chase scene sequence runs perfectly.

What’s up with Kym and her sister?

Kym has always been the more serious and responsible sibling, as demonstrated when she stays behind to help Mara recover from her near-fatal car accident. When Kym’s family essentially abandons her by moving away from Elkridge, she is determined to make her life work.  Since the age of 19, Kym’s essentially taken care of herself, with little to no support, and resents her older sister who has always depended on others to bail her out.

What happened between Kym and Brad Clairemont?

Brad has small-town syndrome. Like his sister, Rachelle, they are big fish in a small pond, and have an entitled attitude. According to the small town standard, their dad is wealthy and connected. The siblings have been raised to believe they are untouchable. Take an arrogant male, and pair him with a stubborn woman, and you get a combustible relationship.  Unfortunately, Brad is no gentleman; he uses his fists to communicate and get his way.


Other Books in The Series

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Blinded – Buy Link: http://geni.us/LyzKelleyBLINDEDbnw

Seriously, go forth and buy these two books. They’re good weekend reads because you won’t be able to put them down! They’re sweet and mysterious, and the biggest fun I’m having is putting together the puzzle pieces that the author is sprinkling along the path. I am an Elkridge fan for life, and I can’t wait for her next book to come out {pssssst, which I might get to review…}.







One thought on “Spurned by Lyz Kelley

  1. Lyz Kelley says:

    Oh, what a glorious review of BLINDED and SPURNED. Seriously…I’m a little weepy over here. I can’t tell you how much your kind words mean to me. Oh…gosh, I’m gushing. I’ll stop here but thank you for supporting an Indie author and small business and women because there were several talented editors, cover artists, and proofreaders that made this book possible.

    ABANDONED is the next book, and I have to say it is my favorite–maybe because I had to dig so deep to get the story on the page. I’m editing book #6 now…so I can’t wait until the big reveal.

    Don’t forget to sign up for my giveaway for supporting me on my release day!!! http://geni.us/LyzKelleyElkridgePage

    Sending you high-fives and my appreciation!


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