Saturday, March 2, 2024

BLOG TOUR - The Partner Plot

Title:   The Partner Plot
Author  Kristina Forest
Publisher:   Berkley Books
Genre:   Multicultural Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   416
Date of Publication:   February 27, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars

Two former high school sweethearts get a second chance in this marriage of convenience romance by Kristina Forest, author of The Neighbor Favor.

To Violet Greene, fashion is everything. As a successful celebrity stylist, she travels all over the world, living out her dreams. Professionally, she’s thriving, but her personal life is in shambles. After surviving a very public breakup with her ex-fiancĂ© six months ago, Violet is now determined to focus on her career. But life hands her something—or rather, someone—that might derail everything…

Xavier Wright did not expect to run into his high school girlfriend Violet—the girl he once thought he’d marry—on a birthday trip to Vegas. As a high school teacher and basketball coach, he rarely leaves his New Jersey hometown, so what were the chances? But when the initial shock wears off, they decide to celebrate together. They feel young and reckless as they party the night away—and reckless they clearly were when the following morning, they wake up beside each other with rings on their fingers.

Their impulsive nuptials might be a blessing in disguise, though, when they realize that both of their careers could benefit from the marriage. So they play the part of a blissfully wedded couple. Yet when their passion comes hurling back, they realize their feelings are just as real as they were back when they were teens. But are their lives too different to stick it through or will they finally get a happy ending?


Last year, Kristina regaled readers with Lily Greene's story with The Neighbor Favor. In this book, The Partner Plot, readers will be just as entertained with Violet's story. Violet has quite a successful career as a celebrity stylist. As a teenager, Violet fell hard for Xavier Wright, and the two thought they would be together forever. That is not how things worked out, however, and the two went their separate ways. A chance meeting in Vegas a decade later changes the course of Violet and Xavier's lives.

The catchphrase, What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas, are not words that Violet and Xavier can live by. In fact, one drunk night shapes the course of their lives forever. Meanwhile, both Violet and Xavier have career aspirations and that drunk night could actually end up having good results for the both of them.

So, what actually happened that fateful night? Well, the couple got married, but not really. However, it does not take either of them long to realize that they could play the fake marriage to their advantage. But to catch those feelings of old? Never to be happen. But, never say never.

It is always a treat to get the chance to read and review BIPOC romances, especially when the stories include engaging characters. One thing about this book by Kristina Forest, as well as her previous title, is the strong family bond the Greene family has, especially that between Violet and her two sisters. Lily and Iris. In fact, I look forward to The Love Lyric, which will be Iris's story. 

Many thanks to  Berkley Books 
and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Kristina Forest is the critically acclaimed author of romance books for both teens and adults, including I Wanna Be Where You Are, Now That I've Found You, and Zyla & Kai. Her adult romance debut, The Neighbor Favor, will publish with Berkley on February 28, 2023. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School and she lives in New Jersey, where she can often be found rearranging her bookshelf.

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