Book 2: Gilded Love
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"From USA Today bestselling author Kilby Blades, the stunning sequel to Snapdragon...

Michael knew he was in love with her, even if he never said it. Then, his promotion came through. Upholding his end of their friends with benefits arrangement meant following his career to Sydney. When leaving Darby turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life—and crafting a second chance is his only redemption—he goes to extremes to unravel their tangled web.

But winning her heart may be the least of his worries. Darby's father is up to no good, a crooked senator whose dirty dealings are at cross-purposes with Michael's social justice work. They are two powerful men, both vying for control over the future of Chicago's South Side, both vying for Darby's loyalty.

Only, Frank Christensen plays dangerous games. When her father goes too far and places her in a bad situation with the mafia, the otherwise-independent Darby is in need of a legitimate save. With Michael still in the process of extricating himself from Sydney, how will he protect her from half a world away?

""Gosh this series just keeping getting better and better. Such an emotional read with lots of surprises.""
- BP34, Goodreads

""I knew I wanted more of Michael and Darby's story. I had no idea I'd love it this much.""
- Ames Hart, Goodreads

""The story is masterfully written with authentic, loving characters...It took me places in my mind and in my heart. So romantic, intelligent, and thought provoking.""
- Santa Cruz Lover, Amazon

""Blades manages to ease feminism and equality into her novels, which is always a delight to see in a genre written and read by women.""
- IndieReader Starred Review of The Art of Worship

Awards and Accolades for Chrysalis
  • 2018 Emma Award Finalist for Interracial Romance
  • 2018 Emma Award for Diversity in Romantic Literature - Best Debut Author"""
  • Release date: July 14, 2017

    Publisher: Luxe Press

    Print pages: 284

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